Trans and/or non-Binary

People from the Trans and/or non-Binary community regularly experience deliberate or unintended microaggressions and microinsults

This resource is intended to help you to:  

  • Understand what a microaggression is  
  • Understand trans and non-Binary microaggressions  
  • Identify the most common forms of trans and non-Binary microaggression  
  • Learn some practical ways to counteract microaggressions and create and inclusive environment for all students  
  • Find further reading and resources 


These are derogatory remarks and insults relating to someone’s gender identity, expressed verbally or non-verbally, intentionally or unintentionally.

There are many resources available to help you find out more about being Trans or non-Binary, the discrimination and the hurdles they face in navigating the gendered environment (see resource list below).