Gender is such a broad and vastly undefinable subject. It is hard to clarify the terms under the umbrella of trans* or to explain the binary. I spend so much of my time writing and thinking about gender, but I know some of the words I put together do not adequately encompass what I am trying to say or to explain. The language we use when describing gender is insufficient. Without new terms and definitions, we are limited by what we have. I try my best to create an open discussion and to provide adequate definitions. Here, though, is a list of trans* resources.
Terms Glossary by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Transgender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding by Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Understanding Transgender by the National Center for Transgender Equality
Peeing in Peace: A Resource Guide of Transgender Activists and Allies by the Transgender Law Center
Why Don’t You Tell Them I’m a Boy?: Raising a Gender-Nonconforming Child from the Safe Schools Coalition
A List of Transgender Resource Centers Throughout the Country by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Hopefully these resources will provide a different point of view. Let me know what you think of them, and if you have any suggestions for future articles, leave them in the comments, contact me here on the site, or here.