Who are we?

BE is owned and operated for the community by the B-Change Group, a social enterprise on a mission to promote social change through technology.

Having focused on Southeast Asia’s LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex) community for the past 6 years and armed with a social media following 80,000 strong, the remit of our app initiative is being expanded beyond the LGBTI community to include people with disabilities, ethnic and racial minorities and other groups.

We are achieving  this by forming partnerships with other like-minded community organisations, along with support from Ashoka Philippines, Levi Strauss Foundation, United Nations Development Programme, USAID,  app engineering partners Javasparks, and branding consultancy Brand Union.

7 Ways To Be A Good Trans Ally

7 Ways To Be A Good Trans Ally

So you know Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Geena Rocero, and some of these trans pioneers of our age, and you have mad crushes on all of them. But, how do you really become an ally to a friend who is trans* in an environment that only privileges gender binary, and has very little access to information regarding transitioning, gender affirming services, and more?

While we are seeing a significant shift in western pop culture in relation to gender identity and trans people & identities, we still have a long way to go, cos’ changing hearts and minds, and enlightening people regarding gender (or telling people how they got gender wrong all these while), especially in Asia with all our Asian (binary) values and baggage is a big task. So, everyone needs to play a role. Here are some tips on how you can be a trans ally!


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