Trans activism refers to purposeful efforts to improve the lives of trans people through making change to law, policy, societal attitudes, living conditions, and other factors that affect equity, justice, and quality of life. Activism necessarily implies an orientation toward changing the status quo and, because of its broad scope, can sometimes include strategies and approaches that conflict with one another. Trans activism has led to legal rights and cultural shifts. Past activism has also modeled behavior, actions, and coalition building that contemporary trans activists use as inspiration and guidance. Activism is important in the trans community to create positive change and as an end unto itself. Trans activism itself is a collection of efforts and works to create positive outcomes for trans people. This ...

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