Trans people are all around us. They're our doctors and nurses; our lawyers and bankers; our journalists and artists; our neighbours and our loved ones.

One resolution many cisgender people are making this year – cisgender, by the way, means you were lucky enough to identify as the gender you were assigned at birth – it's to be stronger allies to the trans community; to do more; to be better; to stand shoulder to shoulder with our trans siblings in the face of their persecution.

To get you started, indy100 asked 14 leading trans and non-binary activists, campaigners and voices about the transphobia they experience on a daily basis and how we can all be better allies to the trans community.

But don't just listen to their advice now. Follow them on social media. Support their work. Help them feel included and valued in society.

Just be a good person, basically.

(Note: some of our trans and non-binary contributors prefer to use the gender-neutral pronouns "they", "them" and "their as opposed to masculine or feminine pronouns.)

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