LGBTQIA+ Resources 

Queer/Transgender Inclusivity
Gender Dysphoria
Queer/Trans History, Intersectionality and Social Justice
People to Follow/Learn From


Glossary of Terms - HRC
A basic list of terms and definitions for gender identity and sexual orientation.

The GENDER Book by mel reiff hill and jay mays
A graphic book on gender 101, including definitions, common misconceptions, gender assumptions, gender across cultures, gender vs. sex, intersex, gender expression vs. identity, pronouns, transitioning, how to be an ally, and more.

Gender Inclusive Language in a clinical setting 
A list of gender inclusive terms and phrases that can be used in a clinical setting that includes topics of anatomy, conditions, and symptoms. Using this terminology with all clients, regardless of gender identity, is important.

How to Use Inclusive Language in Healthcare
An additional resource for inclusive language in a healthcare setting with definitions and examples of inclusive vs. exclusive language.

A guide to understanding Gender Identity Terms 
This article dives into the spectrum of gender and pronouns and clears up FAQ about gender diverse pronoun usage.

My Pronouns 
A resource specifically for pronoun usage. 

The Craniosacral Podcast: Frances Reed – Affirming Transgender Individuals in a Bodywork Setting
A conversation with LMT Frances Reed about supporting trans folks through bodywork in the clinic and on the table, with specific information on healthy binding.

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Positively Trans Podcast: Gender Dysphoria 
A brief overview of what gender dysphoria is and what it is like to experience that as a trans woman or trans man.

TRANS: Exploring Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria by Az Hakeem
This book presents an easy-to-read, jargon-free guide to help anyone understand the terminology and the day-to-day reality of gender dysphoria and related concepts.TRANS explains what gender dysphoria is, how it affects people, and what is available, medically and psychotherapeutically, to support people with gender dysphoria.

Nonbinary Photographer Documents Gender Dysphoria Through A Queer Lens
A creative look into gender dysphoria - Salgu Wissmath photographically documents trans folks and interviews them about their own personal gender dysphoria experience. 

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Understanding the Intersex Community
An overview on what it means to be intersex, non-consensual intersex surgeries, and how to support intersex individuals.

Intersex Resource Topics 
A bibliography of intersex resources, including academic and news articles, human rights rulings, policy statements, legal rulings, and other information related to intersex human rights, history, and medical treatment.

A community of intersex individuals, family members, and trusted allies working together to promote a better quality of life through connection, support and education.

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Transgender History by Susan Stryker
Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s; the mid-’70s to 1990-the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years; and the gender issues witnessed through the ’90s and ’00s.

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials, Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable.

Queer (In)justice: The criminalization of LGBT People in the United States by Joey L. Mogul, Andea J. Ritchie and Kay Whitlock
Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences as “suspects,” defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. Tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, the authors prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities.

Kimberlé Crenshaw and Lady Phyll Talk Intersectionality, Solidarity, and Self-Care
Critical race theorist Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, who coined the term intersectionality, talks activism with U.K. Black Pride organizer Lady Phyll.

The Urgency of Intersectionality - Kimberlé Crenshaw TED Talk
A conversation specifically about intersectionality of race and gender.

January 2021 Working Definition of Ableism by Talila A. Lewis 
An ongoing definition of ableism that pertains to all people in our present society.

Access Intimacy, Interdependence, and Disability Justice by Mia Mingus
A transcription of a lecture on access intimacy, specifically between able-bodied people and disabled people. As bodyworkers, if we are not including disabled folks in our practice and actively making our spaces accessible, then our practice is not inclusive. 

Trans Care by Hil Malatino
Trans Care is a critical intervention in the ways that care labor and care ethics have heretofore been thought, arguing that dominant modes of conceiving and critiquing the politics and distribution of care entrench normative and cis-centric familial structures and gendered arrangements.

The Four Parts of Accountability: How to Give a Good Apology by Mia Mingus

An overview of how to receive feedback and give an apology for harm that may have been done, whether it be about race, sexuality, gender, disability, class, etc.

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Frances Reed  A trans bodyworker who specializes and teaches courses in gender affirming care. 

Mia Mingus  A queer and disabled writer, educator and trainer for transformative justice and disability justice.

MaryAnn George   A trans multidisciplinary coach who offers courses on cultivating trans safety, among many other workshops. 

Alok Vaid-Menon  A non-binary writer, performer and speaker who has a plethora of writings on the trans experience.

Mia Schacter   A non-binary consent educator, writer, speaker, podcaster, creative and certified intimacy coordinator who offers courses on consent and boundaries, which can be applied to bodywork settings.

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Podcasts that shine on and uplift the experiences of queer, trans and intersex folks.

Queer Health Pod

Gender Reveal 



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July 2021