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Resources About Gender Identity

In addition to the following resources, also check out the resources and information about sexual orientation and gender identity available from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ministries.

  • The Trevor Project
    The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. If you or someone you know is considering harming themselves, please call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).
     
  • We Are Committed to Helping Make It Better Now
    View the "Make It Better" video by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, as well as messages recorded by other UUs who are committed to helping make it better now. And please record and upload your own video!
     
  • Transgender Issues
    This resource from the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network tells how to make your gay-straight alliance more gender-inclusive and your school safer for transgender and gender-questioning students.
     
  • The GLSEN Jump-Start Guide: Where's the "T" in GSA?
    The student organizing team of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has created this resource to support new and established Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) and similar groups that are working to make schools safer and more inclusive for all students to help make these groups more trans-aware and inclusive.
     
  • Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA)
    Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA) empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. Their resource page has ample lists and links to helpful and informative material.
     
  • Not So Gay: Differences Between KOTs [Kids of Trans] and Children with LGB/Q Parents
    A follow-up to the "That's So Gay" series by Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE), this resource addresses some specific aspects of having a transgender parent that other people with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or queer parent do not experience.
     
  • Kids of Trans Resource Guide
    This comprehensive resource guide written by COLAGE for people with a transgender parent is designed as a manual for navigating the process of a parent going through transition or coming out as transgender.
     
  • Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA)
    GEA is an organization that educates and advocates for transgender people as well as all people who suffer from gender-based oppression. Their website gender.org offers resources and links to organizations across the United States.
     
  • Gender and Sexuality
    This page on the EServer, a digital humanities venture based at Iowa State University, publishes texts which address gender studies and queer studies, with a particular focus upon discussions of sex, gender, sexual identity, and sexuality in cultural practices.
     
  • Intersex Society of North America
    This site provides up-to-date information about the intersex movement as well as general information about the issues involving intersex children, youth, and adults.
     
  • Transgender Training Resources of the Oberlin College Multicultural Resource Center
    Includes common definitions, resource lists, information on gender neutral pronouns, a trans accessibility worksheet, and resources for allies.

Books

Non-Fiction

  • Trans Forming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones by Mary Boenke (editor).
     
  • Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers by Chris Beam.
     
  • Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue by Leslie Feinberg
     
  • Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg
     
  • Genderqueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary Eds. Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins, and Clare Howell
     
  • Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Wilchins
     
  • Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female by Phyllis Burke

Fiction

  • Choir Boy by Charlie Anders.
     
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher.
     
  • Luna by Julie Ann Peters.
     
  • Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger.
     

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Last updated on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

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