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Anti-Oppression: LGBTQIA Oppression

This guide is meant to provide users with a familiarity of many different types of oppression and how to work toward a better world by combatting oppression.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E. E. Cummings

Pronouns are often more important for queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and transgender people than they are for straight, cisgender people, so it's sometimes hard for the latter to understand why use of pronouns are such a big deal. For the former groups, use of the wrong pronoun can cause anxiety, discomfort, and stress. In some cases, use of the incorrect pronoun increases both both depression and the risk of suicide.