For newly learning, and allys brushing up, ’cause understandings of gender continually evolve.
for Families, Allies and Professionals
Inclusion and Etiquette
As we all work to be inclusive and respectful, we don’t always know what to do. Here is a non-exhaustive guide to help each of us in our quest to embody our ideals.
Nonbinary, Genderfluid and Gender Expansive Youth
Understanding Nonbinary, Gender fluid and Gender Expansive Youth; FAQ for Parents and Guardians from a trusted source, the Human Rights Campaign.
The Gender Elephant
Transgender activists: ‘gender unicorn’ is passé; time for the ‘gender elephant’
The Gender Galaxy
Gender’s not binary, it’s also not a spectrum. Allow students to explore gender through endless possibilities in the Gender Galaxy! Definitions and Activities included.
Transgender Themed Glossary
From Julia Serano, the author of the Whipping Girl
from Gender Spectrum
A person’s gender is the complex interrelationship between three dimensions: body, identity, and social gender.
What We Know About Gender
What does the scholarly research say about the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being? We conducted a systematic literature review of all peer-reviewed articles published in English between 1991 and June 2017.
A helpful start to understanding “Intersex”, and umbrella term that refers to people who are born with any of a range of characteristics that may not fit traditional conceptions about male or female bodies.
Pronouns and Language
All About Pronouns
Ash Hardell (they/them)
He! She! …Xe? Zed? They as a singular? Multiple? Other? A good starting place to become a pronoun profesh!
Why you should always say “transgender” instead of “transgendered”
Pronoun Fact Sheet
Make sure you are using pronouns correctly. There is a link to a game to help practice at the end of the pdf!
What are Pronouns?
A video by genderqueer young people explaining the importance of pronouns. I wish it said “pronouns are not optional”, but still is an extremely useful introduction.
Here’s our guide on what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use new ones and support your trans friends! http://minus18.org.au/pronouns
The what, why and how when using pronouns, including singular “they”, and what to do when you make a mistake. Helpful vidoes included.