gender ~ gender identity & expression

Resources I am personally connected with and also local/Washington state ones are listed first, then national, international and internet-only ones.

Diversity is not for the squeamish. It means making (and taking) a space at the table that includes people you don't like, don't agree with, or who you think are just plain wrong.  Alexander John Goodrum ~ a disabled African-American bisexual FTM transsexual activist, born in 1960, and committed suicide in 2002.

Alex's TransRevolution - we met Alex through his parents Sherry and Hank who are involved in PFLAG here in Washington state. He and his wife Kat did a wonderful presentation at our PFLAG chapter. He shares his personal journey ~  terminology ~ what is gender identity disorder? ~ what about testosterone? ~ my chest surgery results ~ my transition story & pics ~ and his excellent essays: My Own Skin ~ and ~ What is Queer?  http://www.phoenixrisingftm.net/

Are You a Boy or a Girl? Conversations about Gender in Elementary Classrooms - by Amy E. Ryken. This is a wonderful book! Amy is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She has worked with the Museum of Glass developing curriculum and serving as the program evaluator for the Science of Art program. She is inspired by the potential of creating artist’s books to explore issues of identity. "This book reveals conversations I’ve had with elementary students inquiring about my gender. By making these conversations visible I question the binary framing of gender, consider how to foster dialogue about gender expression, and explore how gender is framed in elementary classrooms and society. My hope is that the book will sponsor conversations about gender and how adults might engage young children in dialogue about sameness and difference."  This is a 24 page spiral bound book, published in 2011. Amy is happy to provide one complimentary copy to LGTBQ organizations, and if organizations would like more than one copy, additional copies are available at cost (about $11 per book). Individuals can purchase the book for $25.00. For more information or to order a book, contact Amy at: aryken@pugetsound.edu

Botzer Consulting - Seattle - Marsha Botzer provides assistance to business, government, educational institutions, interested private groups, and the psychological and medical communities on issues of gender identity and gender transition in the workplace.  http://botzerconsulting.com/

Cisgender - term for a person's gender identity when the gender assigned at birth and gender identity match, thus the opposite of 'transgender' on the gender spectrum. See:  http://gender.wikia.com/wiki/Cisgender

Gender Alliance of the South Sound (GASS) - Tacoma, WA - a support and social group for crossdressers, transsexuals and other transgendered individuals, serving Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap and King counties in Washington state - Tacoma, Olympia, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, Puyallup, Bremerton, Sumner... or any of the other cities in the South Puget Sound region. G.A.S.S. meets regularly in downtown Tacoma, and is open to all individuals who wish to learn more about their own unique inner self, and to meet and mingle with others who are likewise on this voyage of discovery. We welcome anyone upon the vast transgender spectrum: crossdressers, transsexuals (M-to-F and F-to-M), intersexed individuals, as well as spouses, significant others, friends and family. http://www.southsoundgender.com/

The Gender Booklet - free, 6-page, colorful, downloadable resource – print your own set! Small enough to fit in your back pocket. A group of folks in Houston, TX created it. “We offer the GENDER book as a free pdf download in the hopes that you will enjoy it, read it, and DISTRIBUTE WIDELY. Print it out and give it to all your friends, post it to your facebook page, stick it on your forum badge, print out 1,000 copies for your convention or 35 for your classroom. Totally free.” http://www.thegenderbook.com/#/the-booklet/4561649703

The GENDER book - a fun, colorful, community-based resource, which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender - a sort of gender 101 for anyone and everyone. The real deal- 45 pages chock full of informational deliciousness. Available as a free e-book and (soon) a handsome hardback. http://www.thegenderbook.com/

Gender Justice League - a Washington State Trans* and allied activist collective headquartered in Seattle. GJL was started by a group of long time Trans*, Queer, and allied activists who were looking to increase the community’s capacity to address cissexism, transphobia, transmisogyny and homo, bi, and queer phobias that Trans*, gender queer, and gender non-conforming people face. Gender Justice League is focused on creating community through advocacy efforts and shared leadership development. Recognizing that only 4% of employees in the major LGBT organizations are Trans* identified and that Trans* people face nearly double the unemployment rate of cis people in this country — GJL is situated in a Gender Justice model that seeks to empower Trans* people to combat the systemic oppression, discrimination, and violence that we face in our daily lives. http://www.genderjusticeleague.org/

Gender Odyssey - Seattle - an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community. More than 70 workshops, town hall meetings, and caucuses ; Social events, entertainment, receptions and BBQ ; Translations: Seattle’s transgender film festival highlights; Opportunities to meet others from around the world ; Full stand-alone teen programming ; Exclusive programming tracks for people of color, partners, genderqueers, post-transitioned people and more. http://www.genderodyssey.org/

Gender Odyssey Family - Seattle - an annual conference for families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender non-conforming or transgender child. As one of the only opportunities in the country to find valuable resources, information and networking opportunities, Gender Odyssey Family provides real tools to support and encourage your child’s gender self-discovery. http://www.genderodysseyfamily.org/

Gender Spectrum Education and Training - national organization based in Seattle, WA & Orinda, CA - dedicated to creating a more supportive world for people of all genders. Gender Spectrum provides education, resources and training to help families, schools, healthcare providers, businesses, and organizations create a more gender sensitive and supportive environment for all people, including gender variant and transgender youth. Services include a monthly family support group for parents of gender variant and transgender children in Seattle.  http://www.genderspectrum.org/

The Grrrls Rock Project - Olympia - a project developed by two Evergreen State College students, Hava Aviv and Mindy Bergen. These two hair-raising riot grrrl single mamas intended to engage the female youth of the Pacific Northwest, empowering Olympia's Grrrls and looking to inspire the world through anti-oppression work, community building, music, spoken word, film and creative thought. http://www.grrrlsrock.bravehost.com

Informed Consent for Access to Trans Health (ICATH) - a collaboration of gender confirming providers, including therapists and medical professionals. The ICATH model reflects the basic human right to self-actualization. ICATH promotes a departure from the system that uses Gender Identity Disorder Diagnosis as a means for accessing gender confirming health care. Growing list of providers and resources. http://www.icath.org/

Ingersoll Gender Center - Seattle, WA -  supports transgendered people towards growth and well being, offering a full range of services including referrals to therapists, support groups and peer counseling pertaining to issues of daily living, changes in lifestyle, preparation for surgery, and post-operative care. Ingersoll also provides support, education, advocacy and information resources for people interested in gender identity issues, and for service providers, employers, families and friends in order to promote understanding, awareness and acceptance of gender diversity. http://www.ingersollcenter.org/

It's Time, Oregon! - Portland, OR - this gender educational and advocacy organization is a chapter of It's Time, America! which is listed below. http://www.geocities.com/~itstimeoregon/

LGBTQ Finger Pointing - Discrimination with our own community - by Mac S. McGregor. http://lovingatrans.blogspot.com/2011/09/lgbtq-finger-pointing.html?zx=7464110c7a8870d9

NameAid
- a program provided by the Gender Alliance of the South Sound to help people of low income in Mason, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Kitsap, Thurston or Pierce Counties pay for their legal name change. http://www.southsoundgender.com/NameAid.html

Northwest Men's Project
- Seattle, WA - formerly The Men’s Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV), working to fill the critical need for primary prevention. "Men commit most violence, but most men do not commit violence.  The majority of men who are not violent are unaware of the potential for their voice and actions to make a difference and remain silent in the face of other men’s violence. There is tremendous potential to engage men in prevention and shift unhealthy cultural attitudes if we clearly state the actions needed from them, leverage their existing relationships and influence with youth, and support them." http://www.northwestmensproject.org/

Northwest Transgender Conference -
The idea is this: To come together to network and brainstorm and commence the implementation of a comprehensive program to further the support, education and rights of transgender persons throughout the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia and Alaska).   http://www.nwtransgender.com/

Organisation Intersex International (OII) - the world’s largest organisation of intersex people with members representing almost all known intersex variations. OII has affiliates in twenty countries, on six continents, speaking ten languages including Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. http://www.oiiinternational.com/

A Personal Story of Transition - by my friend Meredith Morgan. "In the spring of last year I unburdened myself of a secret I’d kept for fifty years when I revealed my transsexuality to a few carefully chosen friends. It was stunning news for them, coming as it was from a person who’d never before given any indication of such a thing. My friends knew me as a man who had been married, fathered children, been a Vietnam combat veteran. They looked at me and saw someone who had followed his father into the building trades and earned a living working with his hands, outdoors, in all weathers." http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/aidsexchange_summer01.pdf (pdf format - page 3 & 12-14 of the Summer 2001 Psychology & AIDS Exchange from the American Psychological Association - an issue focusing on Transgender Identity: Historical and Mental Health Perspectives)

PFLAG's Transgender Network (TNET) - a "Special Affiliate." Much like a PFLAG chapter but instead of a geographical focus, TNET is focuses specifically on support for transgender people and their parents, families, and friends; education on transgender facts and issues; and advocacy for equal rights for the transgender community at local and national levels. It works to provide resources to PFLAG chapters and to the National Office. http://community.pflag.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=380&srcid=194

reteaching gender and sexuality - In 2008-2009, a group in Seattle’s eastside suburbs came together to create the PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} pilot documentary. The project combined participatory action research strategies with youth leadership and community development. The result was the completion of a 34-minute documentary film in 2010. To meet the growing demand for screenings and trainings, they expanded in March 2010 and launched an education program reteaching gender and sexuality. The program has demonstrated its power to both strengthen schools and communities while providing youth trainers valuable skills and experience working as trainers and consultants. In November 2010, they launched Reteaching Gender and Sexuality – a 3-minute video campaign. The video was co-written by PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} educators and members of the Seattle-based coalition Queer Youth Space . The video highlights current workshop themes and announces the launch of our first national tour! On tour, they will be gathering media for thier next documentary. http://www.putthisonthemap.org/?page_id=6

Fed up with a lack of queer visibility, PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} documents young people who challenge their polished suburban community to do more than sweep their existence under the rug. Professing expertise over their own lives, youth provide an honest evaluation of their schools and families. From getting beat-up in a schoolyard to being picked up as a runaway, we learn that queer youth in the suburbs exercise courage daily. Personal accounts of experiencing depression, isolation, and violence are woven together with optimistic portraits of fearlessness and liberation. Queerness comes to be defined as one part of a whole identity, as youth “come out” as not just queer, but also as writers, photographers, activist, and much more. PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} is unpretentious in its call to action, yet decisively instructive for improving schools and communities for all young people. http://www.putthisonthemap.org/

The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State - Can a transgender person change his or her name on a birth certificate?  Do laws specifically protect transgender students from discrimination?  If a spouse undergoes sex reassignment surgery, is the couple still legally married? This ACLU-WA booklet addresses these and many other practical legal issues encountered by transgender individuals. http://www.aclu-wa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/Transgender%20guide.pdf (pdf file)

Seattle Transgender Help Network - working to better the Seattle transgender community with resources including gender health centers, counseling services, hormone therapy, SRS, breast augmentations, voice control programs, financial management, housing, sexual assault victims services, domestic violence help centers, group meetings, food programs and legal services. http://seattletransgenderhelp.org

A Series of Questions - a project of photographer L. Weingarten: "This ongoing body of work explores the power dynamics inherent in the questions asked of transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and gender-variant people." http://lweingarten.com/photo/question-1/

Talcott Broadhead, M.S.W., LSWAA - Olympia, WA - Gender justice and anti-bias advocacy, education, and trainings. Anti-racism and allyship trainings, agency assesments, traiing and consultations on creating inclusive environments for all genders. Transgender affirmative individual, family, couple and group therapy.  http://www.talcottbroadhead.com/

Shunning Medical Hoops, Transgender Patients Turn to ‘Informed Consent’ Model - by Shay O'Reilly, Campus Progress, February 27, 2012. Talcott Broadhead (above) conributed to this article and works under an umbrella called Informed Consent for Access to Transgender Health. "Patients frequently report that hormone therapy makes their body feel more comfortable or more like home—more importantly to many, hormones masculinize or feminize the body, helping trans people be read correctly as their gender. But accessing these hormones can be very difficult, even for patients who are assertive and aware of what they want. Doctors often follow outdated standards, requiring a pathological diagnosis, extended counseling, or even a dangerous “real life experience” period in which non-passing individuals must live in their preferred gender role. Rather than jump through these seemingly endless and expensive hoops, trans people sometimes turn to dangerous black-market alternatives. Fortunately, there’s an increasingly popular alternative: clinics like Howard Brown, which offer transgender patients hormone prescriptions using an “informed consent” model that centers a patient’s autonomous choice."  Read the whole article: http://campusprogress.org/articles/shunning_medical_hoops_transgender_patients_turn_to_informed_consent_m/

TransActive - Portland, OR - provides necessary support to improve the quality of life of transgender and gender non-conforming children, youth and their families through education, services, advocacy and research. TransActive offers a wide range of gender identity/gender expression focused, sliding-scale fee based educational & support services. In August of 2006, TransActive founder Jenn Burleton recognized there was a gap not only in services offered to trans and gender non-conforming children, youth and their families, but even more significantly, that children were being left out of the struggle for transgender rights, respect and inclusion. She realized that while online support groups were a valuable resource for parents, the "real world" invisibility of trans/gender non-conforming children and youth had not really changed much in the decades since she was an transgender child. Sharing her vision and concept with others, Jenn soon found allies in parents, families, health care providers, trans-adult advocates and most importantly, the youth themselves. TransActive is a diverse and motivated volunteer team of transgender and cisgender people, working together to provide these amazing children and youth a present and future in which they can achieve their dreams and express their individuality. http://www.transactiveonline.org/

Trans Alliance Society (TAS) - Vancouver, BC - forums and resources to assist in personal development for members; promotes knowledge and understanding of trans culture in all its diversity building; working toward removing all forms of barriers that negatively impact the transgendered community - encouraging all those who self-identify as trans, those who are trans-allies, professionals, significant others, family members, and friends, to join and help build a broad-based organization that is representative of the diversity of transgendered communities. Excellent links page for resources too. http://www.transalliancesociety.org/links.html 

Transgender Health Program - Vancouver, BC's Coastal Health - a transgender health service based on Dr. Kopala's Recommendations for a Transgender Health Program . (pdf format) . Clinical protocols relating to adolescent care, clinical advocacy, hormone therapy, mental health care, primary medical care, speech/voice change, and surgical care. Links to other information and resources, an online library and more. http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/

A Transgender Yellow Pages for Lane County, Oregon - by Risa S. Bear: listing local advocacy & support; local interest; general interest; books & videos; in local libraries; counselors; doctors; health care activism; blogs and diaries; name and gender change; restroom activism; FTM restroom necessities; trans friendly businesses; online comics. (some resources are for more than Lane Co./Eugene) http://epud.net/~bears/resources.html 

Transgender Youth Awareness Project - a project of GLSEN Washington State. http://www.transgenderyouth.org

Transmen-of-South-Sound - meetings in Tacoma, WA & email list - support for all those that are female-born and on the masculine side of the gender scale. FtM, boi, Intersex FtM, masculine gender bender. It dose not matter if you are straight, gay, or bi, just as long as you live on the masculine side of the gender scale. Questioning, living full time, non-op, pre-ops, post ops, taking or not hormones or are all welcome.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Transmen-of-South-Sound/

TransParentcy - dedicated to transgender parents and their children. My friend Paula Funatake writes, "Our mission is to provide the Transgender Parent, and their supporters (lawyers, mental health professionals), with information and resources to diffuse and/or dispel the myths about any adverse impact being transgendered/transsexual might have on one's children." http://www.transparentcy.org 

Washington Gender Alliance - a statewide educational and support organization with a speakers bureau, and with open, SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies), and FTM (Female to Male) support meetings in Bellingham.   http://www.washingtongenderalliance.org/

About Purportedly Gendered Body Parts - by Dean Spade - February 3, 2011 - I wrote up a little something about the language that we use to talk about body parts that are most strongly associated with gender norms. It might be of use, particularly, to health practitioners and others who talk about bodies a lot. http://www.deanspade.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Purportedly-Gendered-Body-Parts.pdf (pdf format)

Accord Alliance - In 2006, a consensus for a new paradigm of care for people diagnosed with "intersex" conditions was developed by 50 international experts and patient advocates. Accompanied by a change in nomenclature referring collectively to these conditions as disorders of sex development, or DSD. Accord Alliance's mission is to promote comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by DSD. http://www.accordalliance.org/

Note: Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) was devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with anomaly of the reproductive system. They worked to end the idea that intersexuality is shameful or freakish. Because Accord Alliance (above) opened its doors in March, 2008 and will continue to lead national efforts to improve DSD-related health care and outcomes, ISNA closed its doors with the comfort and knowledge that its work will continue to have an impact. Archives of ISNA's historical documents and accomplishments will be preserved at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the ISNA website will remain up as a historical artifact. http://isna.org/

Acting out - a July 2003 Advocate article by Richard Goldstein - about gays and lesbians and gender rules and the need for inclusive anti-bias laws. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2003_July_8/ai_105367803/

The Alexander John Goodrum Transgender Mental Health Advocacy Project - part of the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) in Tucson, AZ - offers individual support, general guidance, and peer-based advocacy for any gender-variant person involved with the public mental health system as a consumer--either on an outpatient or inpatient basis. The project also provides transgender awareness education to staff and service providers, especially those front-line staff who work directly with consumers on a daily basis. http://www.sagatucson.org/goodrum/services.html

If You Are A Provider Working With A Transgender Person - from the Alexander John Goodrum Transgender Mental Health Advocacy Project http://www.sagatucson.org/goodrum/providers.html

Issues Facing Trans People - from the Alexander John Goodrum Transgender Mental Health Advocacy Project http://www.sagatucson.org/goodrum/issues.html

Alexander John Goodrum - a disabled African-American bisexual FTM transsexual activist, born in 1960 who committed suicide in 2002. He said "Diversity is not for the squeamish. It means making (and taking) a space at the table that includes people you don't like, don't agree with, or who you think are just plain wrong."  http://www.sagatucson.org/goodrum/alexander.html

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore : At Ever-Tolerant Harvard, One Student's Cause Engenders Lots of Questions, but Little Controversy - article by Paula Span, The Washington Post, November 23, 1997. http://www.moss-fritch.com/alice.htm

The American Boyz (AmBoyz) - support for people who were labeled female at birth but who feel that is not an accurate or complete description of who they are (FTMs) and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFAs). The community we serve includes (but is not limited to) people who identify as tomboys, butches, crossdressers, drag kings, genderbenders, transsexuals, transgenderists, intersexuals, and other gender variant people, along with their significant others, friends, families, and allies. AmBoyz provides education, support, social events, newsletters, publications, web sites, email lists, local meetings, and the national True Spirit Conference.  http://www.amboyz.org

Anne Serene's Trans Reference Site -  a collective work of disciplines including women's studies, psychology, sociology, gender study, social work, transgender study, queer studies, anthropology, and more. "While introductions and support resources are an important thing, this site is a reference to transgender information that is mostly of a more academic nature. This the information on this site is from a transgender perspective. We hope, in the end, non trans people will learn more about who they are by looking at their gender in the ways that trans people do." http://www.humboldt.edu/~mpw1/

ArtWomen.org - visual art and feminist cultural production across and between disciplines and geographical boundaries , originated by MaryRoss Taylor and Mary Jo Aagerstoun. http://www.artwomen.org

Bending the Mold: An Action Kit for Transgender Youth - this kit from the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is designed to help someone  navigate the world and make schools safer places. Lambda included action tools and information to help advocate for change, an extensive list of resources to give you more information about the transgender community and to offer help in protecting your rights. http://www.lambdalegal.org/take-action/tool-kits/bending-the-mold/page.jsp?itemID=32008190 or http://data.lambdalegal.org/pdf/305.pdf (pdf format)

boys will be girls will be boys . . . coloring book - by JT Bunnell and Irit Reinheimer. "How do you define gender? How many genders are there? What would the world look like without gender? In what ways do you feel confined or restricted by gender? Was the gender assigned to you the one you feel most comfortable with? What privileges do you or don't you have due to the gender you've been labeled? Do you feel forced to act in certain ways because of your assigned gender? What happens when you don't act these ways? How do we unlearn gender?" http://www.atomicbooks.com/detail.php?cat=49&catid=50&prodid=1369

CrimethInc. Gender Subversion Kit #69-B - Part poster, part zine ... the Gender Subversion Kit #69-B is a huge 23"x14" two-color poster on the outside and a line art illustrated ... coloring book road map for both kids and adults on the inside. Inspired by and adapted from the excellent boys will be girls will be boys . . . coloring book by JT and Irit. http://www.buyolympia.com/crimethinc/sid=841551158/post.html

Girls Not Chicks - Julie Novak, Jacinta Bunnell and Irit Reinheimer publish the Girls Are Not Chicks and Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be...coloring books. Also a new version of the classic Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be...coloring book has recently been published by soft skull press featuring new illustrations and new pages. http://www.girlsnotchicks.com 

Beyond the Binary: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools - written by Stephanie Cho, Carolyn Laub, and Sean Saifa M. Wall of GSA Network, Chris Daley of Transgender Law Center, and Courtney Joslin of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Information designed to assist in creating a safe space at school for transgender and gender nonconforming students. (Some of the information is for California schools and may not apply in other places.) http://www.gsanetwork.org/BeyondtheBinary/toolkit.html with a link to http://www.gsanetwork.org/BeyondtheBinary/btbonline.pdf  (pdf format)

Bodies Like Ours helping to eliminate shame, secrecy, and isolation for people born with genital anomalies. Peer support, education and resources for people born with atypical genitalia. Information about medical, psychological and legal research, a message board, an email newsletter, resources and more. http://www.bodieslikeours.org/

Carly: She's Still My Daddy - a 20-page booklet from PFLAG's TNET for children of transgender persons by Mary Boenke with illustrations by Dolores Dudley. This story is appropriate for elementary school children. It is told from a child's point of view about his father's transition from Carl to Carly and also introduces the reader to other trans persons ~ female to male, intersex, crossdressers, and those who live in the middle. The reactions of playmates, grandparents, and the child's mother are represented. Benchmarks of Carly's full transition are built into the story. Illustrations are on every page and are simple and appropriate. The story is realistic and positive.
http://community.pflag.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=413&srcid=380

Center for Gender Sanity - the 'Transitions That Work' consulting service for transsexuals who plan to transition on the job, their coworkers, and their employers has lots of resources on their excellent website. There are tips for people planning to transition on the job, a "Diagram of Sex and Gender"  teaching tool, lists of employers with transgender nondiscrimination policies and jurisdictions with nondiscrimination laws, and more http://www.gendersanity.com/ 

A Cisgender Privilege Checklist -- Others’ Perceptions - by Jessica Pettitt. http://iamsocialjustice.com/blog/?p=292

A Cisgender Privilege Checklist -- Safety - by Jessica Pettitt. http://iamsocialjustice.com/blog/?p=298

The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace - a book by Vanessa Sheridan. (ISBN: 0313365849) - With the shift toward increased visibility for transgender workers occurring in many organizations throughout corporate America, Vanessa's new book is designed to meet the informational needs of business professionals who are -- or soon will be -- addressing these significant workplace transgender issues. This book can help organizations with useful tools, tips, guidelines, policy examples, practical information,  and a variety of resources that will enable business leaders and organizations who have transgender employees. It will also help workers struggling with their identities and will give strength to those who are secure, but have yet to come out. http://www.vanessasheridan.com/books.htm

Crossing to Safety: Transgender Health & Homelessness - Persons who identify with a gender that differs from the sex assigned to them at birth are at high risk for social isolation, physical and emotional trauma, chemical dependency, infectious disease, and discrimination limiting their access to employment, housing, and health care. Homelessness compounds the risks. These articles, published in the June 2002 Healing Hands, a publication of Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians' Network, were written to understanding of gender variance and to illustrate ways in which clinicians can provide a safe and comfortable "medical home" for transgender clients who are otherwise homeless.  http://www.nhchc.org/Network/HealingHands/2002/June2002HealingHands.pdf (pdf format)

Deep Stealth Productions - Calpernia Addams (depicted in the 2003 film Soldier' Girl) and Andrea James create original films "to contribute positive examples against the tide of negative imagery that keeps transgender people from having a voice in the world today." Deep Stealth started with instructional programs to help women in transition, and now they are working on their first dramatic works. http://www.deepstealth.com/  

Do you use Boy Words or Girl Words? Or the other words, but I can’t ‘amember them. by Andy Coate, thoughts ON: identity, sex, religion, life, liberty, and the pursuit of something resembling happiness. http://thoughtsonblank.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/do-you-use-boy-words-or-girl-words-or-the-other-words-but-i-cant-amember-them/

DragLink - Gender Bender Heaven - created to network the burgeoning online transgender community, created to inform and entertain transgender people, document the historical milestone of the TG Internet community, explore the deep history of transgenderism in many forms, encourage tranny chasers and voyeurs to doll up, go far beyond the common "GLBT" moniker, explore how transgenderism mixes with common trends, redefine fashion, theater, courtship, culture & style, encourage the newly emerging drag king. http://www.draglink.com/

Eminism.org is the official web site for Emi Koyama, the activist/author/academic working on intersex, sex workers' rights, (queer) domestic violence, genderqueer, anti-racism, and other issues. I don't have many personal websites here but this one is exceptional, and as Emi writes, "... if you are into any of these issues there are so much stuff to read on this site that it's almost scary." http://eminism.org

Engender - South Africa - devoted to strategic interventions about the issues of genders and sexualities, human rights and conflict resolution in order to bring about a better future in South Africa, and a model for other parts of the world. Research and capacity building for communities of people on genders and sexualities, human rights, justice & peace. Working on genders and sexualities * gender-based violence * HIV/AIDS * human rights * justice, conflict resolution and peace http://www.engender.org.za

Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People - by Joan Roughgarden a distinguished evolutionary biologist who challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. She takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science--and even Darwin himself, and leads the reader through a discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. Witty, playful, and daring, this book will revolutionize our understanding of sexuality.  http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/10139.php  

Faces and Facets of Transgender Experience - a 23 minute documentarty by the Boulder Colorado PFLAG chapterin 2010, created to reveal a glimpse into the lives of transgender and gender diverse people and their families in order to expand understanding and dispel misinformation and stereotypes held by some members of the general public. "Eighteen people and their families share touching stories about the journey from despair and loss to the joy of being the gender they were meant to be. Diversity of ages, ethnicity and background of the interviewees put many faces on what it means to be gender variant. Some topics include how family relationships changed, employment discrimination and coming out at work, issues with law enforcement, interactions after transition, being the parent of a gender variant child and dealing with schools. The emphasis is on positive adjustment, the healthy choices trans people make to work with the challenges, without ignoring them. The purpose for a general non-trans audience will be to create awareness, reduce discomfort and prejudice about transgender persons, and to help people see gender variance as just another aspect of the human experience." http://pflagboulder.org/pflag-resources/faces-facets/

Faces and Facets of Transgender Experience 3 min. trailer from Carol Christenson on Vimeo.

 
   
Fact Sheet: Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth In School
- from The Sylvia Rivera Law Project -  Many public school administrators, faculty and staff have a lot of questions when working with students who are transgender or gender nonconforming. This fact sheet is designed to give basic information about the law as it pertains to transgender and gender nonconforming students in New York City. http://srlp.org/resources/publications/fact-sheet-transgender-gender-nonconforming-youth-school

Familia_de_transgeneros
- Español - Apoyo para familia de transexuales. Si su hijo/a es trangenero, entienda que no es el unico, ni el primero, ni el ultimo. Aprenda a comprenderlo y amarlo tal como es. Espero que este grupo le ayude a comprender mejor la sexualidad de su hijo/a y lo esto significa para usted y su relacion futura con el /ella. La mission de este grupo es de ofrecer apoyo, informacion, y communicacion a padres y familiares de niños y adultos Transexuales, y Transgeneros. http://espanol.groups.yahoo.com/group/Familia_de_transgeneros/

A fatwa for freedom - "Maryam Molkara was a woman trapped in a man's body. She was also living under Islamic law in the Iran of Ayatollah Khomeini. Yet, as Robert Tait reports, her determination to confront the hallowed leader has made Tehran the unlikely sex-change capital of the world." a July 27, 2005 article in The Guardian (UK) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/jul/27/gayrights.iran

Federal Gender Non-Conformity Cases - publication from NCLR on federal cases recognizing that discrimination on the basis of gender non-conformity and/or transgender status is a form of discrimination on the basis of sex. http://www.nclrights.org/publications/nonconform.htm

For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression (FORGE) - a national education, advocacy and support umbrella organization supporting FTM+s (female-to-male transsexuals and transgenderists, and others who were assigned female at birth but who have some level of masculine identification) and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies). 

Transgender Aging Network (TAN) - part of FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression) - TAN exists to improve the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders by: identifying, promoting communication among, and enhancing the work of researchers, service providers, educators, advocates, elders and others who are interested in trans/SOFFA aging issues; promoting awareness of concerns, issues, and realities of trans/SOFFA aging among service providers, researchers, advocates, health care professionals, the lesbian/gay/bisexual and trans communities, and other relevant audiences; advocating for policy changes in public and private institutions, services, organizations, programs, etc. to provide better access for and respectful and appropriate treatment of trans/SOFFA elders; and providing communication channels, TAN's email lists are ElderTG , TAN Professionals and TAN Email Newslist - through which trans/SOFFA elders can give and receive support and information. TAN also provides fee-based training and consultation services, onsite training, assistance in making publications and training materials inclusive, and one-time or ongoing expert consultations for staff. http://www.forge-forward.org/tan/index.php

Transgender Aging Research Agenda (TARA) - from TAN (above - part of FORGE) is a categorized compilation of the questions trans people and SOFFAs have about growing older trans/SOFFA. TARA is designed to help researchers, advocates, elders themselves, and others focus their research and education efforts on the issues that most concern those who are growing older trans/SOFFA. Categories include: ethnicity/race; family; friendship/social circle; genderqueer; health; health care institutions/personnel; hormones; legal; leisure pursuits; living arrangements; mental health; mortality; retirement; sexuality; surgery; trans history; transitioning in later life; and work. http://www.forge-forward.org/tan/tara.php

The Trans Sexual Violence Project - from FORGE - a project to understand more about how sexual violence affects transgender persons, and to develop some resources. Through a combination of online and paper surveys, 265 individuals gave information on their experiences as either a direct survivor or “secondary” survivor (support person to a direct survivor). Since SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family, and allies) of transpeople also frequently experience transphobia directly, SOFFAs were also asked to share their experiences.
http://www.forge-forward.org/transviolence/index.php

More Great Publications & Resources from FORGE such as: "Is your "T" Written in Disappearing Ink? A Checklist for Transgender Inclusion", "Serving Trans Elders: What Service Providers Need (and Don't Need!) to Know" and much more. 
http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/index.php

GenderQueer, Language and Labels - from FORGE- http://www.forge-forward.org/socialsupport/gq-july2004.html 

Publications & Resources from FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression) . http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/index.php and from TAN (The Transgender Aging Network) http://www.forge-forward.org/tan/publications.php

including these below and more:

  • Is Your ‘T’ Written in Disappearing Ink? A Checklist for Transgender Inclusion - by Loree Cook-Daniels of Transgender Aging Network. Many LGBT aging programs, publications, and policies are transgender-inclusive in name only. This is a disservice not only to transgender elders and their SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family and allies), but also to the aging program’s other clients and professional allies. This checklist is designed to be only a first step in determining whether your program, publication, or policy has written its “T” in disappearing ink. (2001)
    http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/InclusionChecklist.pdf (pdf format)

  • Keeping Yourself Safe - acknowledges that while victims are never to be blamed for violence against them, there are tactics transgender and SOFFA ( significant others, friends, family, and allies of transgender people ) individuals can use to keep themselves safer.  The handout lists 12 safety tips, such as carrying a whistle and wearing clothes you can breathe and move easily in. 
    http://www.forge-forward.org/transviolence/safety.php or  http://www.forge-forward.org/docs/KeepingYourselfSafe.pdf
    (pdf format)

  • Lesbian, Gay Male, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders: Elder Abuse and Neglect Issues. This article by Loree Cook-Daniels of Transgender Aging Network seeks to outline how being a lesbian, gay male, or bisexual elder may impact on that elder's need for -- and willingness to accept assistance from -- adult protective services. It will also discuss some strategies adult protective workers may want to adopt to ease these elders' fears. Lesbian and gay male elders have been called an "invisible" population (Cruikshank, 1991). If they are invisible, then transgendered elders have been inconceivable. Many adult protective services workers do not even realize such elders exist. This article therefore also explores transgender issues and identity vis-a-vis elder abuse and adult protective services. (2002)
    http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/tgelderabuse-neglect.html

  • Transgender Elders and SOFFAs: A Primer for Service Providers and Advocates - by Loree Cook-Daniels of Transgender Aging Network. More and more often, organizations, service providers, and other professionals are advertising that they serve an “LGBT” population or represent “LGBT” interests. Unfortunately, close examination of most of the offered services and organizational agendas reveals that few are addressing transgender concerns in any way beyond adding that letter to their name or slogan. Oftentimes, they are also failing to address aging issues. This paper, presented at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, is offered as an introductory exploration of the issues and concerns of aging trans people and SOFFAs, to begin the dialogue on what inclusion of trans people will really mean. (2002)
    http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/TransEldersSOFFAs-web.pdf (pdf format)

  • The Future of Aging: Re-Defining Aging Services and Advocacy for LGBT Older Adults - by Loree Cook-Daniels of Transgender Aging Network. No Need to Fear? No Need to Hide? Aging On Our Own Terms. This was a plenary presentation given at the SAGE (Seniors in a Gay Environment) National Conference. The first thing we must recognize about the culture of aging is WE CREATED IT. We create it EVERY moment. We create it when we talk about "old people" and mean someone who is older than we are. We create it when we talk about "healthy aging" and we define "healthy" as not having a disability. We create it when we say we value independence and do not recognize that not one of us would be here today if someone else hadn't grown the food we ate this morning or made the cloth we're wearing or figured out how to treat the childhood disease we survived. We create it every time we talk about "us" and "them," and create lines that say, "You are different than I am," when the reality is that there is NO ONE IN THE WORLD like us and, at the same time, EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS LIKE US: We are all human and our viewpoint has been shaped by our experiences. So what is that culture of aging?(2004)
    http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/future_aging_sage.php

  • Living Memory LGBT Timeline: Current Elders Would Have Been This Old When These Events Happened…  - This reference tool was compiled by Loree Cook-Daniels of Transgender Aging Network. LGBT people who are now aged 50 - 100 (i.e., elders) have lived through a lot of changes in how the wider society views LGBT issues. Even those who know LGBT history well may forget just how much of it elders have personally lived through. Those who are younger and/or see how much progress the LGBT movement has made may not fully recognize how often advances have been accompanied by setbacks, and may therefore find it harder to understand the level of fear and uncertainty that may be felt by LGBT people who are old enough to remember losing rights that had previously been won. This reference tool for those working with LGBT people in the U.S. who are age 50 and older. It lists major events that happened by decade, starting in the 1920s. (2007) http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/LGBT_elder_timeline.pdf (pdf format)

  • SOFFA Victims of Anti-Trans Violence - gives vignettes of eleven SOFFAs ( significant others, friends, family, and allies of transgender people) who were killed or seriously injured in anti-trans violence.  All too often, Transgender Day of Remembrance events have acknowledged only trans victims of transphobia, even though many SOFFAs have also lost their lives due to transphobia.  In some cases, SOFFAs were killed along with their trans loved ones but are no longer remembered nearly as well as their trans co-victim, such as Lisa Lambert and Philip DeVine, who were killed along with Brandon Teena.  Other SOFFAs, like Pvt. Barry L. Winchell, were targeted specifically because of their connection with a trans person.  Still other SOFFAs, like Willie Houston, were attacked because they were (erroneously) believed to be trans.  "It's important that we recognize transphobia is dangerous to everyone, not just trans people," FORGE director Michael Munson said, "And this handout is designed to raise that awareness." 
    http://www.forge-forward.org/transviolence/SOFFAvictims.php or http://www.forge-forward.org/docs/SOFFAVictims.pdf
    (pdf format)

  • Transforming Mental Health Services for Older People: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Challenges and Opportunities - a paper by Loree Cook-Daniels of Transgender Aging Network This article offers alternatives to this standard (and inadequate) response to diversity by exploring four ways in which engaging aging diversity can actually improve both our services and the broader community.  It was prepared for the June 21, AARP Diversity and Aging in the 21st Century Conference held in Los Angeles, California. (2007)
    http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/AARP_tranformingMH.pdf (pdf format)

  • Social Change and Justice for All: The Role of SOFFAs in the Trans Community - by Loree Cook-Daniels. http://forge-forward.org/wp-content/docs/CLAGS-SOFFA-social-justice.pdf  (pdf format)

The Freedom to Choose Your Pronoun - by Jennifer Colin - New York Times - September 30, 2011.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/fashion/choosing-a-pronoun-he-she-or-other-after-curfew.html

FTM International - an educational organization serving FTM transgendered people and transsexual men. http://www.ftmi.org

FtM-trans  - one of the oldest and largest FtM peer support lists/forums/websites online. Offers assistance, fellowship and information to FtM (Female to Male) transgendered, transsexual, intersex, genderqueer, and questioning individuals in a truly safe environment. Teenaged and untransitioned FtMs welcome, trans-identified Butches and Drag Kings also welcome. Soffas (lovers, family and friends) welcome. NO LIARS, RESEARCHERS, SNERTS, JOURNALISTS, TRANNYCHASERS, SPAMMERS, NET TROLLS or SPECTATORS ALLOWED. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FtM-trans

Gay Native Americans Rediscover 'Two-Spirit' Identity - Young, gay American Indians are rediscovering tribal heritages that often revered "Two-Spirits," people who manifested both masculine and feminine traits. By Shadi Rahimi, Pacific News Service.  http://www.femmenoir.net/2006/06/gay_native_americans_rediscove.php

Gender and Transgender Theory - there are lots of great essays and resources on gender and the TG community on this site by B.C. Holmes of Toronto, Canada. http://www.bcholmes.org/tg/index.html

the GENDER book - a fun, colorful, community-based resource, which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender - a sort of gender 101 for anyone and everyone. It is a book in process, and will be about 50 pages long, and will be readable in one sitting - an illustrated book- similar to educational children's books- with no age limit. All hand-drawn graphics and lots of color. There is an ebook and a GENDER book questionaire where you can share your experienes and get quoted in the GENDER book, and more.Creators: Boston Bostian, Mel Reiff, Jay Mays, and Robin Mack.  http://www.thegenderbook.com/

The Genderbread Person: Breaking through the binary: Gender explained using continuums - an infographic by Samuel Killermann of It's Pronounced Metrosexual that breaks down gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation into an easy to understand visual.   http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/01/the-genderbread-person/

gendercast - a podcast exploration of gender and what is means to live in, challenge and exist beyond the binary. It is a conversation between all those who identify along the transmasculine spectrum and our allies and supporters. It is a commentary on our culture and a reflection on where we have come from and where we are headed. http://www.gendercast.com/

Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA) - support and advocacy on behalf of transsexual and transgendered persons in their journeys toward health of body and mind and in their pursuit of personal freedom, including the freedom to alter their bodies and change their gender roles. "We are committed to the civil rights, health and well-being of all members of our diverse community. Accordingly, we dedicate ourselves to providing an array of information services, educational materials, advocacy training and technical assistance of the highest quality." The GEA Files - Distributed Gender Education includes a selection of materials (pdf format) on gender issues including:

  • Hot Seat Questions About Transgendered People
  • Ethical Guidelines for Gender Education 
  • Gender Variance: A Primer 
  • The Washington Transgender Needs Assessment Survey 
  • Basic Tips for Healthcare and Social Service Providers Working With Transgendered People
  • Media Coverage of Transgendered and Transsexual People
  • Ideal Characteristics of Gender Education
  • Anti-Trans Murder: Over One A Month 
  • Trans Murder Statistics, 1970 to 2002 

and others. Also, news, information on the "Remembering Our Dead" project (also linked below with more information), resources and more. http://www.gender.org/ 

Genderfork.com - a blog by Sarah Dopp and a really wonderful team of volunteers - that explores androgyny and gender variance — that playful intersection between “male” and “female” that seems to confuse and intrigue us. http://www.genderfork.com/

Gender Dysphoria - a list of disorders (Gender Dysphoria in Children, Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents or Adults, and Unspecified Gender Dysphoria) that are currently proposed for the diagnostic category, Gender Dysphoria in DSM-5, due to be published in May 2013. This category contains diagnoses that were listed in DSM-IV under the chapter of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. The Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group has been responsible for addressing these revisions. http://www.dsm5.org/proposedrevision/Pages/GenderDysphoria.aspx

Gender Identity 101: A Transgender Primer - by Alexander John Goodrum. "It is my hope that this information will provide the reader with a basic understanding of the transgendered community and the issues faced by those within it, as well as an opportunity to learn more about this vibrant and diverse community." Definitions, issues transgender people face, resources and much more. http://www.sagatucson.org/downloads/GI101.pdf   (pdf format)

Gender, Identity, and New Developments in Employment Law - this joint publication of the The Legal Aid Society, Employment Law Center, and The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a resource for attorneys and advocates working to create discrimination-free workplaces for transgender employees. http://www.nclrights.org/publications/toc.htm

The Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) - Surrey. UK - works to improve the circumstances in which trans people live by changing the way that society treats them. Aims to generate supportive attitudes among all those who can make those improvements happen, including politicians, other policy makers, clinicians, the providers of commercial and government services including the police, teachers, employers, and journalists, as well as other family members. GIRES' approach is based on research both into the origins of atypical gender identity development and transsexualism and, also, into the way that society reacts to the people experiencing these conditions. It develops good practice guidelines, education programmes and literature, all specially tailored for each of the groups that it aims to influence. http://www.gires.org.uk

Gender Neutral Pronoun FAQ - a general & specific discussion of gender-neutral alternatives to gendered pronouns, including answers to frequently asked questions.  http://aetherlumina.com/gnp/  

Genderpedia.net - a resource wiki which began as a component of the GENDER book Project for the purpose of giving community an opportunity to co-author the full length version of the GENDER book - but Genderpedia.net is no longer affiliated with the GENDER book Project. http://www.genderpedia.net/

GenderPsychology.org - Psychology of Gender Identity & Transgenderism - The personal experiences of a transsexual psychologist, and a scientific critique of the psychopathology of gender identity disorder. This website includes historical & general resources, "Questions to Help Thinking about Your Gender Identity" ~ "Psychology & Psychopathology of Transgenderism" ~ Letter to parents addressing their question, "Am I Happy" ~ Suicidal Feelings ~ Scared to Cross-Dress or Do Cross-Gender Things? ~ Cultures & Sub-Cultures (e.g., Transgender, GLBTA, Feminist) ~ Why are Transsexuals so Mean to Each Other? ~ and much more. http://www.genderpsychology.org

GenderTalk - a weekly radio program that talks about transgenderism, hosted and run by TG folk. "Each week we present news, information, and exciting new voices that challenge our traditional view of gender. Gender transgression to tickle and s-t-r-e-t-c-h your gendered mind. We cover ALL aspects of gender, including Transgenderism, Transsexualism, Transvestism, Crossdressing, all forms of gender transgression, as well as Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexualism, Feminism, and how all of this relates to gender in society at large."  http://www.gendertalk.com

Gender Terms - words we speak, words we tweak - by t. aaron hans with support from Melisa S. L. Casumbal, Ken Carl, Alicia Schmidt, and NYAC. These terms reference and draw on the ground-breaking work of many trans scholars and activists, who we thank and acknowledge: Kate Bornstein, James Davis-Rosenthal, Dallas Denny, the former American Educational Gender Information Services, James Green, Shadow Morton, Leslie Feinberg, Nancy Nangeroni, Kiki Whitlock, Riki Anne Wilchins, Female to Male International, and Gary Bowen. This glossary of terms and definitions provides a common language for discussing gender identity and transgender issues. This dictionary is a work in progress, so feedback and more words are always appreciated  http://www.riseconsulting.org/rise_pages/gender_terms.htm or as a pdf booklet at  http://www.riseconsulting.org/pdfs/genderterms_booklet2_2_3.pdf

Gender Wiki - a wiki about just about anything you'd need to know about gender. http://gender.wikia.com/wiki/Gender_Wiki

Guidelines for Transgender Care - part of the Trans Care Project, a joint initiative of the Transgender Health Program and Transcend Transgender Support & Education Society (with funding by the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition), local and international clinicians expert in transgender care worked with transgender community members to co-create seven sets of detailed practice protocols for clinicians in BC: adolescent care, clinical advocacy, hormonal feminization/masculinization, mental health care, primary medical care, speech/voice change, surgical feminization/masculinization. The Trans Care Project guidelines are consistent with (but more detailed than) the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA)'s Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders. The HBIGDA Standards of Care are also linked to on the page. There are training materials and practice guidelines for clinicians who are already "trans-positive" but lack the clinical knowledge necessary to effectively work with the transgender community. Seven sets of clinical guidelines, four training frameworks, and seventeen consumer information booklets were created as part of the project. PDFs of each are available via the links below. Print copies are available from the Transgender Health Program at no charge for individuals in BC (those ordering from outside BC will be asked to pay the costs of printing and shipping).  http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/tcp.html

Gwen Smith - is the author of the syndicated column "Transmissions" and other writings, designer, speaker, activist and more. See  http://www.gwensmith.com and her blog at http://www.gwensmith.com/weblog/weblog.html

Remember Our Dead - A memorial site for the transgender community by Gwendolyn Ann Smith: "We have lost so many people in our community to the hand of hatred and prejudice, yet we still are not seemingly willing to fight back. Meanwhile, we die at the hands of a lover, of police, of medical practitioners, and even parents, while the news media calls us "freaks" - and worse." ... "When you look at the names here, remember these people. Cry for those who we have lost, and let your anger out for a society that would allow them to die."  http://gender.org/remember/about/core.html

I AM: Trans People Speak - a project developed and designed by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition with generous support from GLAD - is a multi-media campaign aimed at raising awareness about the diverse communities of trans individuals, families, and allies - recorded stories that aim to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions of transgender (trans) individuals by highlighting the realities of their lived experience. These voices span across a diversity of communities and intersecting identities. http://www.transpeoplespeak.org/

If You Are Concerned About Your Child's Gender Behaviors: A Parent guide - from Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C.. Sections include: Defining Gender-Variance; Commonly Seen Behaviors; Why Gender-Variance Occurs; What to Expect in the Future; Child's View of Himself; Can it be Changed?; How to Help; Pitfalls to Avoid; Dealing With My Feelings; and Seeking Professional Help. In English here and in Spanish here. (PDF format)

Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice - by SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE). Includes: Current Knowledge about Trans Aging, Transphobia and Culturally Competent Services in Healthcare, A Dearth of Relevant Knowledge and Outreach in Aging Settings, Disproportionate Experiences of Violence, Social Impact on Health of Transgender Elders, HIV/AIDS, A Note on Intersex Conditions, Gaining Visibility: The Challenges Facing Transgender Elders, Detailed Recommendations on Long-Term Services and Supports, Ending Violence and Abuse, Creating Equal Employment Opportunities, Housing, Privacy and Documentation, Community Support and Engagement, Immediate Policy and Practice Priorities to Improve the Lives of Transgender Older Adults, and much more. http://transequality.org/Resources/TransAgingPolicyReportFull.pdf 

The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) - promotes acceptance for transgender people everywhere through education. and is a leading advocate for promoting the self-definition and free expression of individual gender identity. IFGE publishes Transgender Tapestry, a magazine by, for, and about all things trans, including crossdressing, transsexualism, intersexuality, FTM, MTF, butch, femme, drag kings and drag queens, androgyny, female and male impersonation, and more.  http://www.ifge.org/

Transsexuals' Children - by Richard Green MD JD FRCPsych. Available evidence does not support concerns that a parent's transsexualism directly adversely impacts on the children. By contrast, there is extensive clinical experience showing the detriment to children in consequence of terminated contact with a parent after divorce. http://www.symposion.com/ijt/ijtc0601.htm 

International Journal of Transgenderism (IJT) - "The study of transgenderism is rapidly expanding both in quantity and in breadth. We are learning more about transgenderism from an interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective, from vast new knowledge from psychological and biomedical studies of gender identity, and from anthropological, socio-cultural and historical studies." http://www.symposion.com/ijt/

Injustice At Every Turn: A Report Of The National Transgender Discrimination Survey - February 03, 2011 - from The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality - Lead authors in alphabetical order: Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D.; Lisa A. Mottet, J.D.; Justin Tanis, D.Min.; with Jack Harrison, Jody L. Herman, Ph.D., and Mara Keisling. "This study brings to light what is both patently obvious and far too often dismissed from the human rights agenda. Transgender and gender non-conforming people face injustice at every turn: in childhood homes, in school systems that promise to shelter and educate, in harsh and exclusionary workplaces, at the grocery store, the hotel front desk, in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms, before judges and at the hands of landlords, police officers, health care workers and other service providers." 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming study participants took the time and energy to answer questions about the depth and breadth of injustice in their lives. A diverse set of people, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, completed online or paper surveys. This has created the a 360-degree picture of discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people in the U.S. and provides critical data points for policymakers, community activists and legal advocates to confront the appalling realities documented here and press the case for equity and justice.http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/ntds_full.pdf (pdf file)

Issues of Transgendered Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - by Pauline Park, co-founder, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy and John Manzon-Santos, Executive Director, Asian &Pacific Islander Wellness Center. http://www.apiwellness.org/article_tg_issues.html  

Jurisdictions with Laws Prohibiting Gender Identity-Based Discrimination - from Illinois Gender Advocates with information about laws across the United States.  http://www.genderadvocates.org/policy/Jurisdictions%20List.pdf (pdf format)

Land of OtherWise - Chris Paige writes: "This place is both spirit and flesh. Both male and female. Where reality, logic, structure, rigidity meet and relate to fantasy, mysticism, magic, fluidity. It is the boundary line between two places. A crossroads and place of transition. Where things (too often) thought of seperate, are integrated and made whole. It is a place which (so we are told) does not exist at all. A place which is said to be improbable and indeed impossible. Yet, in fact, it does exist. Only hidden from the authorities who have disallowed it -- for it explodes their definitions of reality and invites us all to be transformed." http://www.angelfire.com/on/otherwise/

The Language of Gender by Nicolette Siragusa (a GLSEN intern from Wellesley College) Written to provide educators with a set of definitions to help expand their understanding of gender, enabling them to speak effectively and respectfully about gender with peers, parents, and students. http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/1646.html and http://www.glsen.org/binary-data/GLSEN_ATTACHMENTS/file/298-1.PDF (pdf format)

LGBT Resource Clearinghouse - articles by Rachel Miller and lots of resources. Links to non-commercial resources and organizations that provides information or support for the LGBT community and those who care about them. "There are several distinct series of articles that address various aspects of discrimination, injustice, unthinking dogmatic religious positions, and LGBTQ issues. All of the articles endorse emotional health and wholeness through self-acceptance. All promote unity through the improved understanding that results from dialog. All encourage us to work together to end discrimination and injustice by demonstrating love and respect for all people. Hopefully they will provide you with valuable insights." http://www.rachelmiller.info

Listening to Gender Variant Children: A Humanistic Strategy for Advocates - a wonderful speech given at Hunter College School of Social Work by Shannon Minter, NCLR Legal Director. http://www.nclrights.org/site/DocServer/gvchildren.pdf?docID=1284 (pdf format)

Made in God's Image: A Resource for Dialogue about the Church and Gender Differences - this website and a booklet by Ann Thompson Cook combine information, personal sharing, and resources as a starting place for a congregation, family, or individual seeking to better understand transgender issues and to provide a supportive environment. http://www.madeinimage.org/ 

Make Me a Boy - an audio biography project based on the life-experiences of transmen which grew out of Tom Leger's "love for radio and a realization that it might be possible to make the necessary tools available to individuals in my community to share our lives with each other in an intimate way." http://www.makemeaboy.org/

Male Privilege Checklist - by Barry Deutsch, aka "Ampersand" - In 1990 Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh wrote an essay called White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (PDF format) .  Men also tend to be unaware of their own privileges as men. In the spirit of McIntosh's essay,  Barry White compiled a list similar to McIntosh's, focusing on the invisible privileges benefiting men. http://www.amptoons.com/blog/the-male-privilege-checklist/

A List Of Privilege Lists - from Barry Deutsch's blog ALAS! (with links)
http://www.amptoons.com/blog/archives/category/feminism-sexism-etc/the-male-privilege-checklist/

Mom, I Need To Be a Girl - written by Just Evelyn , the mom of a transsexual child who transitioned including surgery while still in high school. Includes advice to trans youth and their parents, questions to ask in choosing a counselor, an endocrinologist, and more. Available in Arabic, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Portuguese, and German - in html and pdf versions.  http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/Evelyn/Evelyn.html

Mom I Need to be a Girl - Second print edition published in English on December 27, 2007 - ISBN: 1419684388 http://www.booksurge.com/Mom-I-Need-to-be-a/A/1419684388.htm

My Right Self - "transsexuals, transgendered, genderqueer, gender-variant, queer, trans-persons, persons... exploring issues of identity, perception, and the body." These are stories and photographs of and by a 25-piece large format color photography exhibit designed to travel (for galleries or conferences) and to function online as an informative website for the broader public and house resources for transfolks, family and healthcare providers. The photographer Arthur Robinson Williams (Rob) is available for slideshow PowerPoint lectures. "These images (and accompanying text) are meant to confront and dispel myths and misperceptions around marginalized and disenfranchised communities. The work is not meant to fall into stereotyped patterns of portrayal, however neither is it meant to be neutered. The images should give viewers permission to stare - as one cannot do kindly in public. However within their gaze, I hope viewers find something more akin to the familiarity of the Self rather than the fetish of the Other." Includes a glossary and resouces. http://www.myrightself.org/

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) - dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. NCTE provides a consistent voice in Washington DC by monitoring federal activity and communicating this activity to our members around the country, providing congressional education, and establishing a center of expertise on transgender issues. NCTE also works to strengthen the transgender movement and individual investment in this movement by highlighting opportunities for coalition building, promoting available resources, and providing technical assistance and training to transpeople and our allies.  http://www.nctequality.org 

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay-affirmative, anti-racist, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities. We affirm that working to make this nation's ideals of equality for all people a reality is the finest expression of what it means to be men.  http://www.nomas.org/

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to achieve their goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression. NOW strives to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the work-place, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion ,birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.  http://www.now.org

NOW's statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance - by Kourtney Stamps, Communications Intern, with contributions from Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, Senior Field Organizer  http://www.now.org/issues/lgbi/041119remembrance.html

The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) is a civil rights organization working to establish and maintain the right of all transgendered, intersexed, and gender-variant people to live and work without fear of violence or discrimination. NTAC works proactively to reform societal attitudes and the law to achieve equal rights for the transgendered and other gender diverse individuals. http://www.ntac.org

New Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People - by Kelley Winters, Ph.D. GID Reform Advocates, September 25, 2011. http://gidreform.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/new-standards-of-care-for-the-health-of-transsexual-transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-people/

One teachers approach to preventing gender bullying in a classroom: “It’s Okay to be Neither” - by Melissa Bollow Tempel. http://togetherforjacksoncountykids.tumblr.com/post/14314184651/one-teachers-approach-to-preventing-gender-bullying-in

Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People: The Nine Keys to Making Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations Fully Transgender-Inclusive - by by Lisa Mottet and Justin Tanis. This an 80 page document is a joint publication from The National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Geared for LGBT organizations of any kind (from communities of faith, to social clubs, to advocacy organizations), this guide covers both practical and big-picture ways we can all bring our goals of a fully inclusive movement into reality. It also includes the voices of LGBT leaders speaking about their real-life experiences with transgender inclusion. http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/opening_the_door.pdf (pdf format)

Outreach Program for Gender-Variant Children and their Families/Parents - supporting and affirming young children with gender-variant behaviors so that they can grow and develop healthy self-esteem and positive social participation. Information, resources, a parents email support list and more from this program of the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  http://www.dcchildrens.com/gendervariance

Parents Celebrating our Unique Children - Support for parents, children, and individuals with intersex conditions.  http://www.intersexsupport.org

Psychology of Gender Identity & Transgenderism - the personal experiences of a transsexual psychologist and a scientific critique of the psychopathology of gender identity disorder. http://www.genderpsychology.org

Queer Living: Transgender Youth - Youth Resource site for transgender, transsexual and gender queer young people. There are stories from young people who talk about their experiences of being transgender, and links to "Transgender: What is it?", "What is Gender Identity?", "Transgender Youth at Risk for Exploitation, HIV, Hate Crimes" and much more. http://www.youthresource.com/living/trans.htm

Queeruption - an international/multilingual organization and website "where alternative/radical/disenfranchised queers can exchange information, network, organise, inspire and be inspired, self represent, challenge ourselves and each other, and learn about DIY ideas and ethics. We hope this site will convey the diversity of queer life, identity, and politics; provide visibility for a definition of queer that confounds and contradicts the limited representation of the "normal"/consumerist model; and be an active tool for building community that recognises the differences in queerness globally."  http://www.queeruption.org   (The Queer Mutiny North defines DYI as "non-commercial, non-profit come and participate help and create don't just consume!")

Questions - from TransGender Michigan includes " Reasons to Thank the Transgendered," "What pronouns should I use? How to talk to a transgendered person." "Which restroom may I use?" and more. http://transgendermichigan.homestead.com/questions.html 

Radical Women (RW) - a socialist feminist, grassroots activist organization that provides a radical voice within the feminist movement, a feminist voice within the Left, and trains women to be leaders in the movements for social and economic justice. Radical Women emerged in Seattle, Washington from a “Free University” class on Women and Society conducted by Gloria Martin, a lifelong communist and civil rights champion. As a result of that class Martin teamed up with Clara Fraser and Melba Windoffer (initiators of the Freedom Socialist Party) and Susan Stern (a prominent figure in the local Students for a Democratic Society) to launch Radical Women in 1967. It has branches in numerous United States cities; and Melbourne, Australia. http://www.radicalwomen.org/

Remembering Our Dead - a memorial for those people in the transgender community who have been murdered, lost to hatred and predjudice. Gwendolyn Ann Smith wrote: "When you look at the names here, remember these people. Cry for those who we have lost, and let your anger out for a society that would allow them to die." http://www.gender.org/remember/

Here are two documents from FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression) http://www.forge-forward.org/ (also listed above) connected to Remembering Our Dead and Day of Remembrance:

Keeping Yourself Safe - acknowledges that while victims are never to be blamed for violence against them, there are tactics transgender and SOFFA ( significant others, friends, family, and allies of transgender people ) individuals can use to keep themselves safer.  The handout lists 12 safety tips, such as carrying a whistle and wearing clothes you can breathe and move easily in. 
http://www.forge-forward.org/transviolence/safety.php or  http://www.forge-forward.org/docs/KeepingYourselfSafe.pdf
(pdf format)

SOFFA Victims of Anti-Trans Violence - gives vignettes of eleven SOFFAs (
significant others, friends, family, and allies of transgender people) who were killed or seriously injured in anti-trans violence.  All too often, Transgender Day of Remembrance events have acknowledged only trans victims of transphobia, even though many SOFFAs have also lost their lives due to transphobia.  In some cases, SOFFAs were killed along with their trans loved ones but are no longer remembered nearly as well as their trans co-victim, such as Lisa Lambert and Philip DeVine, who were killed along with Brandon Teena.  Other SOFFAs, like Pvt. Barry L. Winchell, were targeted specifically because of their connection with a trans person.  Still other SOFFAs, like Willie Houston, were attacked because they were (erroneously) believed to be trans.  "It's important that we recognize transphobia is dangerous to everyone, not just trans people," FORGE director Michael Munson said, "And this handout is designed to raise that awareness." 
http://www.forge-forward.org/transviolence/SOFFAvictims.php or http://www.forge-forward.org/docs/SOFFAVictims.pdf
(pdf format)

Radical Women (RW) - a socialist feminist, grassroots activist organization that provides a radical voice within the feminist movement, a feminist voice within the Left, and trains women to be leaders in the movements for social and economic justice. Radical Women emerged in Seattle, Washington from a “Free University” class on Women and Society conducted by Gloria Martin, a lifelong communist and civil rights champion. As a result of that class Martin teamed up with Clara Fraser and Melba Windoffer (initiators of the Freedom Socialist Party) and Susan Stern (a prominent figure in the local Students for a Democratic Society) to launch Radical Women in 1967. It has branches in numerous United States cities; and Melbourne, Australia. http://www.radicalwomen.org/

Remembering Our Dead - a memorial website for those people in the transgender community who have been lost to hatred and predjudice. Gwendolyn Ann Smith wrote: "When you look at the names here, remember these people. Cry for those who we have lost, and let your anger out for a society that would allow them to die." http://www.rememberingourdead.org/

November 20, 2007 is the 9th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance - http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/

Here are two documents from FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression) http://www.forge-forward.org/ (also listed above) connected to Remembering Our Dead and Day of Remembrance:

Keeping Yourself Safe - acknowledges that while victims are never to be blamed for violence against them, there are tactics transgender and SOFFA ( significant others, friends, family, and allies of transgender people ) individuals can use to keep themselves safer.  The handout lists 12 safety tips, such as carrying a whistle and wearing clothes you can breathe and move easily in. 
http://www.forge-forward.org/transviolence/safety.php or  http://www.forge-forward.org/docs/KeepingYourselfSafe.pdf
(pdf format)

SOFFA Victims of Anti-Trans Violence - gives vignettes of eleven SOFFAs (
significant others, friends, family, and allies of transgender people) who were killed or seriously injured in anti-trans violence.  All too often, Transgender Day of Remembrance events have acknowledged only trans victims of transphobia, even though many SOFFAs have also lost their lives due to transphobia.  In some cases, SOFFAs were killed along with their trans loved ones but are no longer remembered nearly as well as their trans co-victim, such as Lisa Lambert and Philip DeVine, who were killed along with Brandon Teena.  Other SOFFAs, like Pvt. Barry L. Winchell, were targeted specifically because of their connection with a trans person.  Still other SOFFAs, like Willie Houston, were attacked because they were (erroneously) believed to be trans.  "It's important that we recognize transphobia is dangerous to everyone, not just trans people," FORGE director Michael Munson said, "And this handout is designed to raise that awareness." 
http://www.forge-forward.org/transviolence/SOFFAvictims.php or http://www.forge-forward.org/docs/SOFFAVictims.pdf
(pdf format)

The Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc. - provides comprehensive education and caring support to Transgendered individuals and those close to them. The Renaissance sponsors local support groups, publishes a monthly magazine and a series of background papers, has a speakers bureau, and more.  http://www.ren.org/

Retelling Racialized Violence, Remaking White Innocence: The Politics of Interlocking Oppressions in Transgender Day of Remembrance - by Lamble, Sarah. (2008). Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC 5 (1): 24-42. Abstract: Transgender Day of Remembrance has become a significant political event among those resisting violence against gender-variant persons. Commemorated in more than 250 locations worldwide, this day honors individuals who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. However, by focusing on transphobia as the definitive cause of violence, this ritual potentially obscures the ways in which hierarchies of race, class, and sexuality constitute such acts. Taking the Transgender Day of Remembrance/Remembering Our Dead project as a case study for considering the politics of memorialization, as well as tracing the narrative history of the Fred F. C. Martinez murder case in Colorado, the author argues that deracialized accounts of violence produce seemingly innocent White witnesses who can consume these spectacles of domination without confronting their own complicity in such acts. The author suggests that remembrance practices require critical rethinking if we are to confront violence in more effective ways. http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/812/2/Slamble812.pdf (pdf file) 

The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights - by Deborah Rudacille. Coming at the controversial subject of transsexualism from historical, sociological, psychological, medical angles - informed not only by meticulous research, but also by the author’s interviews with prominent members of the transgender community. This book is a sympathetic and wise look at a sexual revolution that calls into question many of our most deeply held assumptions about what it means to be a man, a woman, and a human being.
http://www.randomhouse.com/anchor/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385721974

safe2pee.org - taking web innovations and applying them to a very real problem facing many in our society: harassment, violence and discrimination in public restrooms. The goal of the project is to create a resource where people who do not feel comfortable with traditional public restrooms can find safe alternatives, and to support advocacy and research to further the cause of gender free, inclusive bathrooms. http://www.safe2pee.org/

Sex: Unknown - this film, broadcast on PBS's Nova on 10/30/01, investigates the complicated world of gender identity. There is a transcript of the show here, personal stories, resources and more. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/gender/

She's Not There, A Life in Two Genders - a book by Jennifer Finney Boylan. (ISBN: 978-0-7679-1404-8). "The exuberant memoir of a man named James who became a woman named Jenny. She's Not There is the story of a person changing genders, the story of a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret; above all, it is a love story." http://www.randomhouse.com/features/shesnotthere/

Syllabi on the Web for Women- and Gender-Related Courses - a collection created by the University of Maryland Baltimore County. http://www.umbc.edu/cwit/syl_sex.html

Speaking OUT: Voices of Queer Youth (aka Pride/Prejudice: A Focus on Gay Youth) - Rachelle Lee Smith has created a beautiful, powerful ongoing collaborative photographic essay in which a diverse group of of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth from across United States are photograpged against a stark white backdrop and share experiences, opinions, and comments about their experience as GLBTQ in thier own handwriting. http://www.rachelleleesmith.com/PridePage.html 

Spivak pronouns - from the online Wikipedia encyclopedia. This is a proposed set of gender-neutral pronouns used as non-sexist language by some people who dislike the more common alternatives "he/she" or singular "they."  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spivak_pronoun 

Ve - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ve_%28pronoun%29 
Ze
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ze_%28pronoun%29 
Sie and hir - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie_and_hir 



Stand With Us - a new public service announcement -Nov 20, 2011 - that takes aim at violence and discrimination against transgender people. It is the collective work of the Transgender Response Team (TRT), a stakeholder's group convened in Baltimore, Maryland and tasked with reducing HIV and improving wellness in the transgender community. 
 

Survivor Project
is dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and also provides presentations, workshops, consultation, materials, information and referrals to anti-violence organizations and universities. http://www.survivorproject.org

Sylvia Rivera Law Project - a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence. http://www.srlp.org

Sylvia Rivera, 1951 to 2002 - a civil rights pioneer Sylvia Rivera was a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. Sylvia was a tireless advocate for all those who have been marginalized as the "gay rights" movement has mainstreamed. She fought hard against the exclusion of transgender people from the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act in New York, and was a loud and persistent voice for the rights of people of color and low-income queers and trans people. More: http://www.srlp.org/index.php?sec=10&page=riverabio

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project's testimony to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission - regarding the high incidence of rape and sexual assault that transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming prisoners face. http://www.srlp.org/documents/NPREC_testimony_Spade.pdf  (pdf format)

teentransman - a listserv specifically for teen Transmasculine people (25 and under). In this group, teens from around the world are able to talk more openly, ask questions and relate to one another on Trans issues specific to those transitioning at a younger age. is tightly moderated by members of the FTM community - no s*xual predators, no spammers, no snerts, no hating. Those who identify as Transmasculine in any category but were born female/IS are welcome: bois, genderqueers, TS, IS, TG, third s*x, etc. No non-FtMs permitted, for any reason. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/teentransman/

Third-wave feminism - from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-wave_feminism

Third-Wave Feminism - by Tom Head, About.com - "Rebecca Walker, a 23-year-old, bisexual African-American woman born in Jackson, Mississippi, coined the term "third-wave feminism" in a 1992 essay. Walker is in many ways a living symbol of the way that second-wave feminism has historically failed to incorporate the voices of many young women, non-heterosexual women, and women of color." http://civilliberty.about.com/od/gendersexuality/p/third_wave.htm

Third Wave Foundation
- an feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, they support groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice. Third Wave is led by a board of young women, men, and transgender activists striving to combat inequalities that they face as a result of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, economic status, or level of education. http://www.thirdwavefoundation.org/

Tracking Transgender. The Historical Truth - by Cristan Williams. Why and when did transsexual people begin calling themselves transgender? http://www.cristanwilliams.com/b/2012/03/27/tracking-transgender-the-historical-truth/  

Tranny Wreck - an internet radio show by Rebecca Marie Nay, "... a warped audio blog of a liberal, agnostic (ex-Mormon), transexual woman." http://trannywreck.com/

TransEducate.com and the Transgender Education Partnership - formed by Jamison "James" Green and Donna Rose, internationally respected advocates for the transgender community with combined 50 years of business and management experience. They provide education about transgender issues in the workplace to executives and small business owners, diversity and EEO managers, supervisors and workgroups who desire better working relationships with their transgender, transsexual, or gender variant co-workers, customers, and business partners. The Transgender Education Partnership is an association of experienced, respected local and national transgender trainers and advocates working together to provide best-of-breed education, tools, and resources regarding gender variant, transgender, and transsexual people with respect to: workplace Issues ~ benefits - insurance, wellness ~ EEO, diversity training ~ best practices for diversity trainers seeking transgender expertise. http://www.transeducate.com/

Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not - this book by Joanne Herman (ISBN 978-1-4490-2957-9) is easy-to-read, with short explanations and stories by subject, suitable for friends, family, colleagues, allies, and journalists. http://www.joanneherman.com/Transgender_Explained.html

"I highly recommend Joanne Herman's new book, " Transgender Explained - For Those Who Are Not ." <above> It is the equivalent to sitting down with your friend or neighbor for coffee and discussing the topic of transgender comfortably with them. Easy reading yet thorough, this inexpensive little book covers most of the major, immediate questions in the Primer section, then adds some thoughts about more advanced topics in the segment named - appropriately - "Advanced Topics." For the parent of a transgender child - of any age - one of the most difficult aspects of learning their child is transgender is coming out to their families, coworkers, fellow parishioners, and friends. Ms. Herman's book will be a great asset to these parents, as well as an excellent introduction to the subject for those who read it. If you are such a parent, buy several copies to hand out to your questioning friends." ~ Dave Parker, a PFLAG National and TNET (PFLAG's Transgender Network) board member.

Transgendered - by Denise L. Moss-Fritch. Includes: Day to Day Living ~ Sexual Preference vs. Gender Identity ~ Hormones . . . Hormones . . . Hormones! ~ Gender Identification Errors ~ Why Change Genders? ~ Offering Assistance (support organizations list) ~ and more. http://www.moss-fritch.com/transsexual.htm

True Selves - information by Denise L. Moss-Fritch (above) on this book by both Mildred Brown, an experienced clinician in the field of transsexualism -- and journalist Chloe Rounsley who have written a book "that combines authoritative information and compassionate insight into the transsexual experience. Filled with wisdom and understanding, this groundbreaking guide paints a vivid portrait of the myriad conflicts transsexuals face on a daily basis and the courage they must summon as they struggle to reveal their true essence to themselves and to others. Using real-life stories, letters, and poems, and other compelling examples, the authors give a clear understanding of what it means to be transsexual. The book breaks down common misconceptions about transsexualism and offers important recommendations for the friends, families, coworkers, and professionals who treat these frequently misunderstood individuals." http://www.moss-fritch.com/true_selves.htm

TransGeneration - a 2005 eight-part-film directed by Jeremy Simmons. What is it like to be a man trapped in a woman’s body? How does a woman become a man and vice versa? TransGeneration is a dramatic year-in-the-life look at four college students - Gabbie, Lucas, Raci, and T.J.- who are juggling the challenges of academia with their commitment to transition from their birth sex. Faced with life-altering choices - about how to deal with parents and society, whether or not to take hormone therapy and undergo sex assignment surgery - these four remarkable individuals deal with their deeply misunderstood identities in starkly unique ways. In every moment of this radical, paradigm-busting film, these collegiate transgendered students blow up stereotypes while coming to terms with how to change their bodies to fit their minds. http://www.sundancechannelstore.com/TRANSGENERATION.ASP  

Transition Tips for Parents - from COLAGE - Advice for parents undergoing a gender transition. http://www.colage.org/programs/trans/transition-tips-parents.pdf (pdf format)

TransMentors International - provides aid, support and assistance to trans-identified individuals, committed to the health and well-being of all members of the diverse Trans community, and to raising awareness and effecting a positive change in issues which are specific to the Trans community. "Accordingly, we dedicate ourselves to providing an array of information services, educational materials, advocacy training, as well as assistance with housing, health, faith, and employment needs. We pledge compassionate support and passionate advocacy on behalf of Trans-identified persons in their journeys toward health of body and mind and in their pursuit of personal freedom, including the freedom to alter their bodies and change their gender roles." http://www.transmentors.org/

Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers  - by Cris Beam, Harcourt, January 2, 2007, $25 hardcover 336 pages,  ISBN-13/EAN: 9780151011964.  When Cris Beam first moved to Los Angeles, she thought she might put in just a few hours volunteering at a school for transgender kids while she got settled. Instead she found herself drawn deeply into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered. In Transparent she introduces four of them - Christina, Domineque, Foxxjazell, and Ariel - and shows us their world, a dizzying mix of familiar teenage cliques and crushes with far less familiar challenges like how to morph your body on a few dollars a day. Funny, heartbreaking, defiant, and sometimes defeated, the girls form a singular community. But they struggle valiantly to resolve the gap between the way they feel inside and the way the world sees them - a struggle we can all identify with. http://www.harcourtbooks.com/bookcatalogs/bookpage.asp?isbn=0151011966&option=reading

Transparent: Read an Excerpt / Table of Contents / Reading Guide and a 10 page pdf file reading guide / Teacher Guide and an 8 page pdf file teacher guide

TRANSFORM Health Project - a program of Verbena in Seattle - a monthly meeting for MTF, FTM, transgender, Two-Spirit, transsexual, gender queer, gender exploring individuals and their partners to discuss issues and share information related to individual and community health. It is also an opportunity to gather with those in your community while sharing a meal... and it's free! The group meets the 4th Thursday, 7-9 PM of each month at the LGBT Community Center, 1115 E. Pike Street in . http://www.verbenahealth.org/transform.htm  

Trans-Academics.org - Elizabeth R. Green (aka GenderWarrior) created this website with bulletin boards, resources and more to facilitate dialogue and create a strong support network between people involved both personally and academically in gender variant identities. http://www.trans-academics.org/ 

TransFamily - a support group for transgendered and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others. This group is based in Cleveland, Ohio; they provide referrals, an extensive list of recommended books, and over-the-phone information on all transgender issues. The internet has enabled them to extend helping hands to transgendered individuals and their families across the globe. http://www.transfamily.org a nd The TransFamily E-Mail Discussion Groups (below) with more information and links to subscribe from  http://www.transfamily.org/emailist.htm

TransFamily Newsletter - for distribution only, which means that nobody on the list can send an email to the other subscribers on the list. As this list is just for the monthly newsletter or other very important meeting announcements, you will probably only receive one or two e-mail's from the list per month.

TransFamily Discussion List - for all transitioning individuals, their friends, and family; any one who would like to participate in an exchange of information on the subject. What subjects? News, advice, support, suggestions, listings for special events and house parties, requests for information, shopping opportunities, and non group get-togethers.

TransFamily Parents Discussion List - an online support group for the parents of transitioning individuals, although some non-parents are permitted on a case by case basis.

TransFamily Couples Discussion List - an online support group for transitioning individuals and their spouses/life partners.

TransFamily Spouses Discussion List - an online support group exclusively for the spouses/life partners of transitioning individuals. The topics discussed on this list are different from those of the Couples list (above).

TransFamily Youth Discussion List - an online support group for transitioning teenagers, including young adults to age 21, although some younger and older individuals are permitted on a case by case basis.

TransFamily Childrens Discussion List - an online support group for the children of transitioning parents, including adult children.

TRANSCEND: Transgender Support & Education Society - Victoria, BC Canada - addresses the systemic social, political, and economic conditions that negatively affect trans people, intersex people, and family members. Provides peer support and advocacy, organizes workshops, and publishes information for the transgender communities and for service providers. Transcend has an excellent resource guide packed with information, and also their report VCHA/Community Survey: Gender Transition and Crossdressing Services (links to html and pdf versions of the report on their advocacy page) and more. http://www.transgender.org/transcend/

transfeminism.org - the home of the Transfeminist Anthology Project by Emi Koyama and Diana Courvant, created to facilitate communication between intersex and trans people who are feminists and their allies as well as to help spread the word about their upcoming anthology on intersex and trans feminisms. Excellent Reading Corner and more. http://www.transfeminism.org/

Trans Forming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones - this book (now in its 2nd edition, expanded and updated) was edited by Mary Boenke. It's 40 authors include stories by parents about their very young gender variant children and adult children, by spouses and partners of transgendered men and women, by adult children, grandparents, and siblings.  There are stories by transgendered persons about their own experiences, and some who write about their experiences as parents. And there are some essays by therapists who comment on their work with trans folks.  http://www.aiyiyi.com/transbook/ 

TransGenderCare - for people who are those who are looking for a better understanding of male-to-female gender transitioning, from the Tampa (FL) Gender Identity Program.  http://www.transgendercare.com/

Transgendered Like Me by Gabriel Rotello, first published in The Advocate, December 10, 1996.  http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/lesbigay/vol5_1/51transgend.html

Transgender 101: An Introduction to Issues Surrounding Gender Identity and Expression - from the Human Rights Campaign, includes Coming Out as Transgender, Leaving Categories Behind, Risks and Gains in the Workplace, Families and Friends of Transgender People, Facing Hate, and more. http://www.hrc.org/issues/transgender/1435.htm  

Transgender Aging Network (TAN) - an international network of people who serve, do research, training, or advocacy about, and/or are otherwise interested in transgender aging issues. They run ElderTG - an on-online support group for transgender persons age 50+ and SOFFAs, and have some great online publications: Is your "T" Written in Disappearing Ink? A Checklist for Transgender Inclusion, Growing Old Transgendered, and more. 
http://www.forge-forward.org/tan/index.php 

The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) - addresses the growing concerns of fair and equal treatment of transgender veterans and active duty service members. As the population of gender-different people increases, then so does the population of veterans and active duty service members who identify as such. TAVA serves as an educational organization that will help the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense to better understand the individuals they encounter who identify as being gender-different. http://www.tavausa.org 

Transgender Emergence - Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and Their Families - by Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW, CASAC. This book provides a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families, with a strength-based framework for assessment and treatment with a non-pathologizing view that honors human diversity and acknowledges the role of oppression in the developmental process of gender identity formation. The only pathology for the trans person is based on the stresses of trying to be themselves in a society that doesn't understand - and often doesn't want to. http://www.choicesconsulting.com/book-transgender-emergence.html

Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers - by Paisley Currah, Shannon Minter & Jamison Green - a co-publication of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's (NGLTF) Policy Institute and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, this handbook provides activists and policymakers with the tools they need to pass transgender-inclusive non-discrimination and anti-violence legislation.  Transgender Equality is an invaluable resource guide, providing an introduction to transgender issues, model language for legislation, talking points, responses to frequently asked questions, and a comprehensive resource listing and bibliography.  June 2000. (pdf format - 536k) http://www.ngltf.org/downloads/transeq.pdf 

Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth: Recommendations For Schools - from Transgender Law Center. http://www.transgenderlaw.org/resources/tlcschools.htm

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth: Recommendations for Schools - from the Transgender Law Center addresses problems such as the lack of gender-neutral bathrooms, confidentiality, and more with specific recommendations. http://www.transgenderlaw.org/resources/tlcschools.htm and http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org/tranny/pdfs/Recomendations%20for%20Schools.pdf (pdf format)

Transgender Glossary of Terms - from the GLAAD 2002 media reference guide. http://www.glaad.org/media/guide/transfocus.php

Transgender or Transgendered? - March 11, 2010 article in The Huffington Post by Joanne Herman, author of Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joanne-herman/transgender-or-transgende_b_492922.html

Transgendered Persons and Marriage: The Importance of Legal Planning -  by Shannon Minter, Senior Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights. http://nclrights.org/publications/tgmarriage.htm 

Transgender Emergence - Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and Their Families - by Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW, CASAC. This book provides a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families, with a strength-based framework for assessment and treatment with a non-pathologizing view that honors human diversity and acknowledges the role of oppression in the developmental process of gender identity formation. The only pathology for the trans person is based on the stresses of trying to be themselves in a society that doesn't understand - and often doesn't want to. http://www.choicesconsulting.com/book-transgender-emergence.html

Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers - by Paisley Currah, Shannon Minter & Jamison Green - a co-publication of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's (NGLTF) Policy Institute and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, this handbook provides activists and policymakers with the tools they need to pass transgender-inclusive non-discrimination and anti-violence legislation.  Transgender Equality is an invaluable resource guide, providing an introduction to transgender issues, model language for legislation, talking points, responses to frequently asked questions, and a comprehensive resource listing and bibliography.  June 2000. (pdf format - 536k) http://www.ngltf.org/downloads/transeq.pdf 

Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth: Recommendations For Schools - from Transgender Law Center. http://www.transgenderlaw.org/resources/tlcschools.htm

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth: Recommendations for Schools - from the Transgender Law Center addresses problems such as the lack of gender-neutral bathrooms, confidentiality, and more with specific recommendations. http://www.transgenderlaw.org/resources/tlcschools.htm and http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org/tranny/pdfs/Recomendations%20for%20Schools.pdf (pdf format)

Transgender Glossary of Terms - from the GLAAD 2002 media reference guide. http://www.glaad.org/media/guide/transfocus.php

Transgender or Transgendered? - March 11, 2010 article in The Huffington Post by Joanne Herman, author of Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joanne-herman/transgender-or-transgende_b_492922.html

Transgendered Persons and Marriage: The Importance of Legal Planning -  by Shannon Minter, Senior Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights. http://nclrights.org/publications/tgmarriage.htm 

The TransFM Network - a network of talk shows broadcast by transgender, transsexual, genderqueer or intersex people. Most of the subject matter deals with serious gender, transgender or intersex issues and also  may include comedy, music, arts and more. http://www.transfm.org

Ethan St.Pierre - A fun loving FtM transsexual with a show on the TransFM Network. Ethan has a good sense of humor and a HOT temper. He writes:

A fun loving FtM transsexual with a show on the TransFM Network. Ethan has a good sense of humor and a HOT temper. He writes:

    There are three things that I will NOT tolerate:
    1) Right wing Nut-Jobs
    2) Proud Supporters of the Human Rights Campaign.
    3) ANY Transgender organization who is a Proud. supporter of the Human Rights Campaign.
        The rest of you are A-Okay.
http://radicalguy.podomatic.com 

Transgenderism and Transgender Rights - from the University of Michigan. A Report of the Task Force on the Campus Climate for Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay (TBLG) Faculty, Staff and Students - from the University of Michigan. Includes: An Introduction to Transgenderism; The Rights of Transgender Persons; Becoming a Model Environment for TBLG People; and more. http://www.provost.umich.edu/reports/tblg/

The Transgender Law & Policy Institute tracks current developments in legal and public policy issues affecting transgender people and their families and provides legal, medical, and social science resources to attorneys and others advocating on behalf of transgender individuals. http://www.transgenderlaw.org/

The Transgender Law Center (TLC) in California is a legal civil rights organization that connects transgender people to technically sound and culturally competent legal services. TLC's three-pronged approach is: direct legal services, public policy advocacy, and education. http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org/

Nation's First Transgender Law Center Opens in San Francisco - 5-19-2003 article about The Transgender Law Center from American Lawyer Media's law.com  http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1052440746678

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLFEF) - committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts. Access to Health Care Program; Fair Employment Project; Educational Equity Program; Housing and Shelter Project, The Name Change Project; the Transgender Health Initiative of New York (THINY); and more. http://www.transgenderlegal.org/

Transgender Mental Health - a blog/forum with discussions of mental health issues for gender variant and transgendered individuals, friends and family. http://tgmentalhealth.com/

The Transgendered Planet  - a Yahoo discussion email listserv offering assistance, fellowship and information, advice and just plain informative fun to anyone that is FtM (Female to Male), MtF (Male to Female), Intersexed, Transgendered, Transsexual, Gender Queer, CrossDressers, Two Spirited or Those just Questioning Their Identity, Trans Teenagers, Family Members and Partners of Trans People and lastly any Transgendered Allies, everyone that is willing to learn, be educated, etc is a healthy part of our Planet. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheTransgenderedPlanet/

Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund (TSELF) is dedicated to enhancing the visibility, strength and vitality of the transgender communities. TSELF is for transgender identified students in the helping and caring professions Including: social services, health care, religious instruction, teaching and the law. http://www.tself.org/

Transgender Soul - information and resources about the psychology of transgender issues from Dr. Rachael St.Claire, a psychologist in Colorado. http://www.transgendersoul.com/

The Transgender Umbrella: Clinical Skills for Empowering Transgender and Gender Queer Clients: Vancouver's Transgender Health Program has created practice guidelines for clinicians in British Columbia who are already "trans-positive" but lack the clinical knowledge necessary to effectively work with the transgender community, as well as consumer information (for trans people and loved ones) and frameworks for clinician training.  Local and international experts in transgender care worked with local members of the transgender community to create seven sets of guidelines for health and social service providers, and 17 health information booklets for transgender people and loved ones. The materials address issues in adolescent health, clinical advocacy, hormone therapy, mental health, primary medical care, speech/voice change, and surgery. http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/tcp.html

Transgender/Transsexual Policy Group -  from the Human Rights Office of Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario - the Trans Accessibility Project manual to assist shelters for abused women to provide transgendered women with the respectful and supportive services that all women deserve, and more.  http://www.queensu.ca/humanrights/2TG_TS_Main.htm

Trans-Health - online magazine of health and fitness for transsexual and transgendered people. http://www.trans-health.com/

TransHistory.org - Kay Brown's transsexual, transgender, and intersex history site includes TransHistory FAQ, Timeline of Significant Events, and much more.  http://www.transhistory.org/

transtherapists - a mental-health professional email listserv for trans-identified providers: social workers, psychologists, substance abuse counselors, etc. along the transgender spectrum; i.e., transman, transwoman, genderqueer, trans-amorous, intersex, etc. Trans students in the mental health professions are also invited to join. (Providers who are NOT trans-identified, but have experience working with trans clients, may apply and will be considered for future membership.) http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/transtherapists/

TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) - parents, family, friends and caring adults dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the medical and cultural challenges faced by children with gender variant and gender questioning identities and the families who love them. TYFA believes all people, especially children, have the right to be listened to when they express something as core to their sense of self as gender identity, particularly when that gender identity expression differs from their assigned birth sex ~ that anyone who supports and honors a child's gender identity expression deserves in return the support and respect of their extended families, neighbors, communities, schools, child welfare agencies, the courts and last, but not least, the medical community, ~ and that there is no greater gift we can give, or positive role-modeling we can do, than to teach our children to respect and cherish diversity. http://www.imatyfa.org

Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People - a joint publication of the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - by Lisa Mottet and John M. Ohle. http://www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/trans_homeless and full report  http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/TransitioningOurShelters.pdf (pdf format)

The Transitional Male - created to educate Transmen and visitors about the wonderful world of transitioning from female to male ~ to supply accurate information ~ to supply resources to enhance your transition and or well being ~ to supply transmen with camaraderie, brotherhood and support. http://www.thetransitionalmale.com

Transsexuality - about Gender Dysphoria, and all of the complexities surrounding it - what it is, how it exists, what to do about it, and even some thoughts about the Why of it too. A great site by Jennifer Diane Reitz.  http://transsexual.org/

The Transsexual Person in Your Life - responses to some frequently asked questions/frequently held concerns, written for people who have recently learned that someone in their life identifies as a transsexual or has decided to undergo gender transition. http://www.tsfaq.info/

Trans Issues in Electoral Politics - by Dana Beyer in July/August 2010 Tikkun Magazine. http://www.tikkun.org/article.php/july2010beyer

Trans Violence - a collective work, assembled by Anne Serene, of people who teach various disciplines including: women's studies, psychology, sociology, gender study, social work, transgender study, queer studies, anthropology, etc. and wish to teach about transgenderism from a transgendered perspective as to be sensitive to the thinking and theory emerging from the transgender communities and to be sensitive to the issues and experiences of transgender people.  http://www.humboldt.edu/~mpw1/violence/

Too Tall Blondes - the website of gender outlaw Kate Bornstein, author (Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us and My Gender Workbook) and performance artist, and Barbara Carrellas, sex educator, sex positivist and pleasure activist.  http://www.tootallblondes.com/

Transsexual Road Map - author/editor Andrea James website is focused on empowerment, self-acceptance, and assimilation for an audience of women in transition. "A travel guide to set priorities and choose your route." Lots of information and resource. http://www.tsroadmap.com

Understanding children's atypical gender behavior - this article from the American Psychological Association is about a model support group that helps parents learn to accept and affirm their gender-variant children. http://www.apa.org/monitor/sep03/children.html 

Understanding Gender - by Gender Spectrum. http://www.genderspectrum.org/understanding-gender

We Think He Might Be a Boy - by Su Penn - July 31, 2013 in Friends Journal. "Let me introduce you to our son. We call him the Tiny Tornado."  http://www.friendsjournal.org/we-think-he-might-be-a-boy/

Why is Ma Vie en Rose Rated R? - quotes from films reviews and discussion boards, printable posters and more. The site's creator Phil Weinstein writes: "The MPAA Ratings play an important role: to alert parents to movie content which is inappropriate for children -- material that would be distressing to children for its intensity (e.g. violence) or mature subject (e.g. significant physical intimacy beyond expressions of affection). It is not appropriate for film ratings to be used for political purposes such as perpetuating bigotry. http://www.thirdtablet.com/WhyIsMaVieEnRoseRatedR/  

Why Should PFLAG be Transgender Inclusive? - by Robyn Serven  http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/8440/PFLAG.htm

The Women's Project - since 1981, the Women's Project has provided community education and assisted women in organizing around these primary issues: violence against women, children and people of color; women's economic issues, especially those affecting low income women; social justice issues such as sexism, racism, homophobia, ageism, ableism, classism, and anti-Semitism.  http://www.womens-project.org/

Words That are Transphobic and Why - a graphic poster from the UCDavis LGBT Resource Center. http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/lgbt-education/words-that-are-transphobic-and-why

Workplace Discrimination: Gender Identity or Expression - from the Human Rights Campaign. Stories, references, resources, & sample policies. Includes reports: Transgender Issues in the Workplace: A Tool for Managers; Transgenderism and transition in the workplace: A Tool for Employees; Coming Out in the Workplace as Transgender; and Transgenderism and Transition in the Workplace.
http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Transgender_Issues

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health ( WPATH ) - formerly The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA) - an international interdisciplinary, professional organization, WPATH works to further the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders by professionals in medicine, psychology, law, social work, counseling, psychotherapy, family studies, sociology, anthropology, sexology, speech and voice therapy, etc. . . It provides opportunities for professionals from various subspecialties to communicate with each other in the context of research and treatment of gender dysphoria including sponsoring biennial scientific symposiums. WPATH publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines.  http://www.wpath.org   

xy: men, masculinities and gender politics - explores of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. xy started as a printed magazine published in Canberra (Australia) four times a year from 1990 to 1998. Now it is an online resource of articles, discussion, and links. It also hostsf The Men's Bibliography, a comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities http://www.xyonline.net 

Zen and the Art Of Post-Operative Maintenance - a primer on how to get ready for and recover after MtF gender reassignment surgery. A guide to post-operative neo-vaginal care.  http://www.intelleng.com/zen1.html

 

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