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1 TRANS RESOURCES Helpful Tools and Information for Working With Transgender Clients and Students By Michael Lebeau

2 Basic Information

3 DEFINITIONS Transgender Umbrella term for people whose gender identity, expression or behavior is different from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth Refers to All Gender Variant or Gender Non-Conforming People

4 DEFINITIONS Variety of Titles Used to Refer to Transgender People Trans Men, Trans Women, Transsexuals, Intersex People, Cross-Dressers, Transvestites, Androgynous People, Genderqueers, Agenders, Non-Genders, Genderless, Gender Benders, Bigenders, Non-Binaries, Third Gender, Two-Spirit

5 DEFINITIONS Trans* Transgender Abbreviated With An Asterisk Asterisk Indicates Inclusiveness Umbrella Designator for All Identities Within the Gender Identity Spectrum

6 DEFINITIONS Transsexual Specific term for people whose gender identity is different from their assigned sex at birth Often transsexual people alter or wish to alter their bodies through hormones or surgery in order to make it match their gender identity

7 DEFINITIONS Intersex Specific term used for people who are born with external genitalia, chromosomes, or internal reproductive systems that are not traditionally associated with either a “standard” male or female

8 DEFINITIONS Bigendered Specific term used for one who has a significant gender identity that encompasses both genders, male and female Some may feel that one side or the other is stronger, but both sides are there

9 DEFINITIONS MTF Specific term for a person who transitions from “male-to-female,” meaning a person who was assigned male at birth, but identifies and lives as a female Transgender Woman

10 DEFINITIONS FTM Specific term for a person who transitions from “female-to-male,” meaning a person who was assigned female at birth, but identifies and lives as a male Transgender Man

11 DEFINITIONS Gender Reassignment Hormone treatments and surgical procedures that change one’s body to make it conform to a person’s gender identity Gender Confirmation Top Surgery: Breast Augmentation or Removal Bottom Surgery : Altering Genitals

12 SYMBOLS Transgender Pride Transgender Pride Flag with Blue, Pink and White Stripes Combined Symbols of Hermes (Mercury) and Aphrodite (Venus) Combined Biological Symbols of Male and Female

13 TDOR Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20 Remembering Transgender People Who Were Violently Murdered Websites:

14 Agencies and Organizations

15 ALGBTICAL Association for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama Information, Stories, Resources, and Links Related to Transgender Issues and Concerns Website: Go to: Transgender

16 ALGBTIC Association for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients List of Transgender Books and Websites Website: Go to: Resources Go to: Competencies

17 HRC Human Rights Campaign Transgender Visibility Guide Resources for Transgender Employees Transgender FAQ Website:

18 PFLAG Parents Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays Support for Transgender People and Their Families Welcoming Our Trans Families and Friends Website: Go to: Get Support Go to: Transgender Support

19 GLSEN Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network Harsh Realities: Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools Model District Policy on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students Website:

20 GENDER ODYSSEY Gender Odyssey Family Support for Families Raising Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Children Website:

21 FAMILY ACCEPTANCE Family Acceptance Project San Francisco State University Marian Wright Edelman Institute Website:

22 WPATH World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People Website:

23 TRANS LAW Transgender Law Center Addresses Laws, Legal Issues, Public Policy, Public Attitudes, Human Rights, and Discrimination Relevant to Transgender People Website:

24 TRANS EQUALITY National Center for Transgender Equality Social Justice Organization Political Advocacy and Activism Website:

25 APA American Psychological Association Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression Website: Go to: Psychology Topics Go to: Sexuality

26 NASW National Association of Social Workers How Do I Know If My Child is Transgender? Website: Go to: Diversity & Equity Go to: LGBT Issues Link to: Help Starts Here

27 AGA Alabama Gender Alliance Social Group Public Advocacy J D "Ox" Freeman - Founder/Past President Kelly Kuykendall – Current President See: Facebook Page E-Mail:

28 News and Information Sources

29 GENDER SPECTRUM Education, Training, and Support for Transgender Children and Their Families Resources, Services, Training, Events Website: Go to: Gender Resources

30 HUFF POST Huffington Post On-Line Magazine Gay Voices News, Information, Stories, and Commentary Related to Transgender Issues and Concerns Website: Go to: Transgender

31 Research and Publications

32 DR. GENNY BEEMYN MTF Transgender Researcher Expert Author and Lecturer Director of Stonewall Center (UMASS-A) Transgender Issues on Campus Transgender History Lives of Transgender People Trans Bodies Trans Selves Transgender Children and Youth

33 DR. DIANE EHRENSAFT Gender Born Gender Made Expert Author and Psychologist Raising Healthy Gender Nonconforming Children

34 SAM KILLERMANN Guide to Gender Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook Book: Guide to Gender Model: Genderbread Person Show: It’s Pronounced Metrosexual Website: Website:

35 DR. STACEE REICHERZER MTF Transgender Counselor Expert Author, Researcher, Educator Past President of TALGBTIC Beyond Barbie, Ken & the DSM: Working With the Lived Experiences of Transgender Clients World Professional Association of Transgender Health Standards of Care

36 TRANS HANDBOOK The Transgender Child Handbook for Families and Professionals By Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper Comprehensive Guidebook for Parents Raising Gender Variant and Transgender Children

37 TRANS GUIDELINES Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and Their Families By Arlene Istar Lev Social Worker

38 PRACTICE NOTES Social Work Practice With Transgender and Gender Variant Youth Edited by Gerald Mallon Collection of Articles, Narratives, and Case Studies

39 People and Personal Stories

40 KYLAR BRODUS Trans People of Color Coalition First Transgender Person to Address US Senate FTM Transgender African-American Invited by Senator Tom Harkin to Serve on Witness Panel to Testify in Support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

41 JENNA TALACKOVA MTF Transgender Beauty Pageant Contestant 23 Year Old Canadian Knew She Was a Girl by Age 4 Began Hormone Treatments at Age 14 Gender Reassignment at Age 19 First Transgender Miss Universe Contestant

42 CHAZ BONO Famous FTM Trans Activist Born Chastity Bono to Music Stars Sonny and Cher Began Transitioning at Age 40

43 CARMEN CARRERA MTF Transgender Model Born Christopher Roman Performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race May Become the First Transgender Victoria’s Secret Model

44 JANET MOCK MTF Transgender Journalist Editor People Magazine On-Line People.Com Recently Interviewed by Piers Morgan Interviewed by Marie Claire Magazine Sundance Channel Top 10 LGBT Voices Sylvia Rivera Activist Award

45 STACIE LAUGHTON MTF Transgender Lawmaker New Hampshire’s First Transgender Legislator See Article: Huffington Post

46 COY MATHIS One Child’s Fight to Change Gender Article in Rolling Stone Magazine By Sabrina Rubin Erdely Journey of Young Boy Who Wanted to Become a Girl and Her Parents' Process of Coming to Terms with the Transgender Issue

47 STEPHEN IRA We Happy Trans 21 Year Old FTM Transgender Student at Sarah Lawrence College Born Kathlyn to Hollywood Stars Warren Beatty and Annette Benning Underwent Gender Reassignment at Age 14 Six Minute Video Monologue

48 JAZZ MTF Transgender Child Comments and Insights from 7 Year Old Transgender Child Video Series: I Am Jazz Website:

49 MS. SID Jody Suzanne Ford MTF Transgender Hairdresser Birmingham Icon Born Sidney McFerrin Ford Sex Reassignment in 1972 Ms. Sid’s Coiffure in Five Points South Shot to Death in 1977 See Article: Weld Magazine

50 DARCY CORBITT MTF Transgender Student Auburn University Born David Hall Transitioned at Age 21 Senior in College See Article: AL.Com Auburn Plainsman Campus Newspaper

51 DAKOTA Transgender Student Birmingham-Southern College Died: November 2014

52 Media and Other Items of Interest

53 TRANS AMERICA Film About Transgender Story Starring Felicity Huffman MTF Transgender Person Bree Osbourne Formerly Stanley Chupak Tries to Reconnect With Son Toby

54 BOYS DON’T CRY Film About Brandon Teena Starring Hillary Swank True Story About Brandon Teena Born Teena Brandon in Nebraska Girl’s Body But Passed as a Man No Hormone Therapy or Surgery Kidnapped, Raped, Assaulted Murdered at Age 21 in 1993

55 CROSSOVER KIDS Documentary Film By Jeannette Francis Produced by SBS Dateline and Journeyman Pictures Stories of Transgender Children Coy (MTF) Eli (MTF) Max (FTM)

56 AGAINST ME Laura Jane Grace Tom Gabel MTF Vocalist & Musician Florida Punk Band New Album: Transgender Dysphoria Blues

57 MATT NATHANSON Girl in the Kinks Shirt Music Video About Man Who Meets and Falls in Love With MTF Transgender Dancer Songwriter: Matt Nathanson Star of Video: Matt Nathanson Video Producer: Bob Goldthwait

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