Transgender infoPlaylist

October 20, 2014 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

The increasing visibility of our transgender community in the U.S. has inspired national conversations about the social and political issues faced by trans-identified people. In honor of these growing conversations, as well as the representation of TU student Shane Henise in ‘Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,’ Cook Library is posting a student-generated list of online resources to facilitate the dialogue. The infoPlaylist was created by Towson students Shane Henise, Becca Hertl, and G. Baires and edited by Librarian Joyce Garczynski.

Background information

  • Frequently asked questions about the transgender community presented by the Human Rights Campaign
  • Gender Spectrum’s overview of different gender identities
  • Washington Post’s interview on gender pronouns in the transgender community with Tiq Milan
  • A story from the New York Times’ Sunday Magazine that explores the complex issues faced by the transgender community at Wellesley College
  • A timeline of transgender visibility

U.S. Policies and Statistics

  • State-by-state map of LGBT non-discrimination policies
  • National and state-by-state transgender discrimination survey results, collected by the National Center for Transgender Equality
  • Hate violence against transgender communities – a report prepared by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
  • The Lamda Legal “Know Your Rights” legal guide for trans people and their advocates
  • Official report of LGBT representation on primetime television
  • An infographic representation of the case for transgender-inclusive healthcare

Other Resources


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