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Inclusion and Etiquette
Netroots Nation is a non-profit organization that provides trainings, resources and connection opportunities to help progressive activists create a more progressive and just world.
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.
Interactive Map of Gender Diverse Cultures
Click the link below to check out this interactive PBS Map of Gender Diverse Cultures. Gender diversity is not at all new. It can be important look at history to adjust ourown presumptions and understandings, to be empathetic and accurate, or to feel validated.
A helpful start to understanding “Intersex”, an 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.
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
An update to the gender unicorn. Please note, genderbread person is problematic and outdated.
The Gender Galaxy
Gender is not binary; it’s also not a spectrum. Allow students to explore gender through endless possibilities in the Gender Galaxy! Definitions and Activities included.
Trans Families inspires hope, increases understanding, and creates a visible pathway to support trans and gender diverse children and all those who touch their lives.
Transgender Themed Glossary
From Julia Serano, the author of the Whipping Girl
This is the online glossary for my third book: Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism. It begins with a brief introductory essay, followed by the glossary itself (which you can skip ahead to by clicking that link).
Understandings of gender continually evolve. In the course of a person’s life, the interests, activities, clothing and professions that are considered the domain of one gender or another evolve in ways both small and large.
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 that assess the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being.
Pronouns and Language
All About Pronouns
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!
The what, why and how when using pronouns, including singular “they” and what to do when you make a mistake. Helpful vidoes included.
Transgender People, Gender Identity and Gender Expression
The American Psychological Association summarizes what it is and is not to be transgender.
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