1.4 Million people in the U.S. identify as transgender

Population

According to new research by the Williams Institute, 1.4 Million people in the United States identify as transgender, doubling previous estimates. This is 0.6% of the U.S. population, as opposed to previous estimates of 0.3% Utilizing data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), which includes representative state-level…

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Coming Out and Socially Transitioning for Trans People

Socially Transitioning for Trans People

Downloadable PDF file: Socially Transitioning for Trans People About the Author Skye Brown attended Texas A&M University between 2007 and 2012 during which time they experienced the resiliency of marginalized communities surrounded by oppression and violence. During their enrollment at one of the most homophobic and transphobic institutions in the…

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Gender Confirming Surgeries for Trans Men

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Listed are some of the surgeries that may be medically necessary or desired for trans men and gender-diverse people assigned female at birth, and the medical codes that are used for billing surgeries. Insurance companies often need to know these medical codes to ensure that they cover these healthcare options, so in planning your own healthcare needs, this may be a handy resource.

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Gender Confirming Surgeries for Trans Women

Cadeuses - female

Listed are some of the surgeries that may be medically necessary or desired for trans women and gender-diverse people assigned male at birth, and the medical codes that are used for billing surgeries. Insurance companies often need to know these medical codes to ensure that they cover these healthcare options, so in planning your own healthcare needs, this may be a handy resource.

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Informed Consent in Trans Health Care

Informed Consent

Informed Consent is a newer model of transgender healthcare that simplifies access to hormone replacement therapy for trans people. This model of health care is often done by Medical professionals in a cross-disciplinary environment (a health care center with both medical doctors and psychologists) who work with trans people to…

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Legally Transitioning for Trans People in Indiana

Legally Transitioning for Trans People

Downloadable PDF file: Legally Transitioning for Trans People See also: Changing Name and Gender Markers on Legal Documents About the Author Skye Brown attended Texas A&M University between 2007 and 2012 during which time they experienced the resiliency of marginalized communities surrounded by oppression and violence. During their enrollment at…

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Myths and Facts about Gender Identity and Indiana Civil Rights Protections

Facts and Myths

Myth: Discrimination against transgender people is not a problem in Indiana. FACT: Most transgender Hoosiers report having experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting. Many have either been fired from their jobs or are fearful of being fired if they disclose their trans status. Many transgender Hoosiers (especially young people)…

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Non-Binary Transition Workshop from Gender Odyssey

Non-Binary Transition Workshop

Presented by Micah from the blog Neutrois Nonsense More and more people are identifying outside the binary, feeling their gender does not fit into a male or female box. For these folks, as well as for the professionals supporting them, questions surrounding transition are often left unanswered. What does a…

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Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

From the ACLU: Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools is a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. It was written by staffers from the ACLU, National…

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The Teaching Transgender Toolkit

The Teaching Transgender Toolkit is a detailed collection of best practices, lesson plans and resources for those who wish to facilitate trainings about transgender people, identities and experiences. The first of its kind, this book translates the authors’ decades of experience leading transgender-related trainings and educational best practices into a…

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Trans 101: Coming Out As Non-Binary (resource guide)

The Binary

A mixture of personal narratives, informative how-to guides, coming out tips and suggestions, useful websites, and materials to share with your family and friends when you’re discussing nonbinary identities, gender, pronouns, nonbinary transition, and coming out. Source: Non-Binary Resources coming out and talking about nonbinary identities “Coming Out: The Plan” from…

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Trans 101: For Significant Others, Partners, Friends, Family, and Allies (SOFFAs) of Trans People

trans 101 for allies

Downloadable PDF file: Trans 101: For Significant Others, Partners, Friends, Family, and Allies (SOFFAs) of Trans People About the Author Skye Brown attended Texas A&M University between 2007 and 2012 during which time they experienced the resiliency of marginalized communities surrounded by oppression and violence. During their enrollment at one…

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Trans 101: Trans-Related Books

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Reference guides, memoirs and young adult non-fiction and fiction. Memoirs Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock In this bestselling transgender memoir written by an African American, an extraordinary young woman recounts her coming-of-age. “Undercurrents of strong emotion swirl throughout this well-written…

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Trans 201: For Significant Others, Partners, Friends, Family, and Allies (SOFFAs) of Trans People

Trans 201 For Allies

Downloadable PDF file: Trans 201: For Significant Others, Partners, Friends, Family, and Allies (SOFFAs) of Trans People About the Author Skye Brown attended Texas A&M University between 2007 and 2012 during which time they experienced the resiliency of marginalized communities surrounded by oppression and violence. During their enrollment at one…

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Trans History: Two Spirit – The Story of a Movement Unfolds

We-wha

Native Peoples Magazine: Two Spirit – The Story of a Movement Unfolds An important article on the history of gender-diverse peoples in Native American culture, and the new movement to re-embrace native cultural traditions that supported and valued gender-diverse Native Americans. The term stems from the Ojibwe phrase niizh manidoowag…

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Trans Pioneer: Marsha P. Johnson

Trans Pioneer Marsha P. Johnson

Pay It No Mind – The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson. Thanks to the wisdom of Jimmy Camicia, Richard Morrison, and Larry Mitchell who helped make this documentary possible. Marsha P. Johnson Pronouns: She/her June 27, 1944 – July 6, 1992 This pioneer was a notable transgender rights…

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Trans-Masculine Voice Changes & Vocal Therapy

A list of resources about how testosterone changes your voice during transition, how it can affect your singing voice, and how you can lower your vocal range effectively. Also resources for trans-masculine-identified folks who may not opt to go on hormones but who want to deepen their voice. Testosterone and…

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Transgender History: A Six Part Series on Bilerico

A six-part series on Transgender History presented by the Bilerico Project in 2008 by Mercedes Allen. Transgender History: Trans Expression in Ancient Times Transgender History: The Rise of Hatred (Middle Ages) Transgender History: Into the Modern Age (1700s – 1932) Transgender History: From Germany to Stonewall (1933 – 1968) Transgender…

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Transgender History: The role of transgender people at the Stonewall Rebellion

Miss Major, Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson

There has been quite a bit of online controversy surrounding the trailer for the new movie “Stonewall” coming out in September. The movie is a fictionalized account of the Stonewall riots, the event commonly credited as being the spark that ignited the LGBT rights movement in the United States, which…

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World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

As an international multidisciplinary professional Association the mission of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health. WPATH publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, which articulate a professional consensus about the psychiatric,…

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Understanding and Accessing Health Insurance in Indiana

Understanding and Accessing Health Insurance in Indiana

Downloadable PDF file: Understanding and Accessing Health Insurance in Indiana About the Author Skye Brown attended Texas A&M University between 2007 and 2012 during which time they experienced the resiliency of marginalized communities surrounded by oppression and violence. During their enrollment at one of the most homophobic and transphobic institutions…

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