So, my challenge is this: I dare you to do better. I dare you to ask someone what pronouns they use. I dare you to speak up when you hear transphobic language. I dare you to learn about some of the challenges our community faces. I dare you to get to know us. Attend an event during Trans Awareness Week and learn more about the trans members of our community (and just how fabulous we are). Just as we came together during the AIDS crisis and in the marriage equality movement, trans folk need your support when we are being denied our basic humanity and bearing the brunt of the most hideous murders, assaults and abuses.