“8 Ways to Show Respect for Someone’s Name Change”

“2. Remember That it Isn’t Your Place to Ask Certain Questions
It isn’t polite to ask someone why they have chosen to go by a new name.
There are a lot of reason why someone would want to shed an old identity: dysphoria, trauma, hiding from an abuser — the list goes on. And these may not be experiences they want to share with you right now. That needs to be respected.
Try not to insert yourself into a conversation that doesn’t concern you, and try not to pry. It’s vital to respect privacy, as prodding an individual may lead to accidentally triggering them.”

I feel like there is a bunch of stuff that is good allyship but also just good being-a-person.

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