Trans 101: Other Online Resources

Rather than trying to recreate the wonderful guides and information available elsewhere, we’re linking you to online resource guides, glossaries, and fact sheets that you can read. We will update this page from time to time with new resources.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project: Trans 101
A good guide of the basics about trans people and issues.

National Center for Transgender Equality: Transgender Terminology
Terminology within the transgender community varies and has changed over time so we recognize the need to be sensitive to usage within particular communities.

National Center for Transgender Equality: Understanding Transgender People FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

National Center for Transgender Equality: 52 Things You Can Do for Transgender Equality
Achieving our goal of transgender equality requires activism at the local, state and national levels. While NCTE focuses on federal policies, we strongly support and encourage the vital work of grassroots activists. This list features ideas for action that you can take at a local level.

National Center for Transgender Equality: Facts from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
In 2011, NCTE and the National LGBTQ Task Force released the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Interviews with over 6,400 transgender and gender non-conforming people make it the largest such study ever conducted. The study has been a game changer—both for our policy work and for cultural change. For the first time, we were able to quantify the discrimination and violence transgender people face. NCTE is now working on a second iteration of the survey to be released in 2016 that will measure how things are now and how they have changed over the past five years. The findings from NTDS are available in multiple reports that cover specific subpopulations and issues.

National Center for Transgender Equality: A Blueprint for Equality – A Federal Agenda for Transgender People
This Blueprint for Equality represents a new stage in our movement for transgender equality through federal policy change. We present here an ambitious agenda for the coming years, using strategies we’ve shown to be effective and relationships we’ve built with many other advocates and federal agencies.

The TransAdvocate: A trans advocate’s perspective on Trans 101 questions
by Cristan Williams – Sometime back, a reporter asked me some Trans 101 questions. I decided to publish that Q&A as a trans advocate’s nuanced perspective on Trans 101 questions. Wiki is a non-binary gender visibility, education and advocacy network, arguing for equal access to employment, services and medical treatment for those who don’t fit the gender binary. This wiki is a community-edited site collecting information and resources about all aspects of gender outside the binary.

Transgender Health Learning Center
The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender-diverse communities.

GLAAD: Transgender 101
A Good starting point for understanding trans terminology and issues.

GLAAD Media Reference Guide – Transgender Issues
Resources on how to fairly and accurately report news stories on transgender people, but a very good list of terms for understanding trans people and trans issues.

Susan’s Place Transgender Resources
The World’s largest Peer Support Website for Transgender Individuals.

Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide
This Guide is intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones. Non-trans men have also found the pages on men’s grooming and clothing to be helpful.

American Psychological Association: Answers to your Questions About Transgender People

DSM-5 What is Gender Dysphoria? Fact Sheet
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) – people whose gender at birth is contrary to the one they identify with will be diagnosed with gender dysphoria. This diagnosis is a revision of DSM-IV’s criteria for gender identity disorder and is intended to better characterize the experiences of affected children, adolescents, and adults.

Straight for Equality /PFLAG National: guide to being a trans ally*
“the incredibly detailed honest forthright fully comprehensive completely blunt wonderfully helpful and witty exposition on a topic that makes some people stress because they doubt they understand it or know enough about it but they’ll soon be ready to talk because this compelling and transformative (no pun intended) little publication will answer lots of questions and start to demystify the not-at-all secret world of people who are transgender and become your tried and trusted guide to being a trans ally.”


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