GENERAL RESOURCES

 

USA:
National Center for Transgender Equality, https://transequality.org/know-your-rights

Transgender Law Center, www.transgenderlawcenter.org

Lambda Legal, https://www.lambdalegal.org/issues/transgender-rights

National Center for Lesbian Rights, https://www.nclrights.org/

GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), https://www.glad.org/our-impact/cases/?issues=transgender-rights&type=advocacy 

American Civil Liberties Union, https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights

Sylvia Rivera Law Project, https://srlp.org/

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, transgenderlegal.org

UK:
Press for Change, www.pfc.org.uk

Scottish Transgender Alliance, www.scottishtrans.org

Gender Identity Research & Education Society, https://www.gires.org.uk/

Republic of Ireland:
Transgender Equality Network Ireland, https://www.teni.ie/

Continental Europe:
Transgender Europe, www.tgeu.org

Global:
Human Rights Watch (reports, by country or region): https://www.hrw.org/topic/lgbt-rights

Global Action for Trans* Equality, https://gate.ngo/

 

Transgender Legal & Policy Matters: General Resources

click here for pdf

 

Identity Documents 

How to change your Social Security records: https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0110212200  

How to change your passport: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/gender.html 

How to change your immigration documentation:  https://transequality.org/know-your-rights/immigration-documents

National Center for Transgender Equality: https://transequality.org/documents

NOTE: For specific State and Local laws and regulations write or call National advocacy or Legal organizations for referrals to State organizations. 

Schools 

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools: http://www.aclu.org/Schools-in-Transition 

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students: https://www.aclu.org/other/know-your-rights-guide-trans-and-gender-nonconforming-students

Resource Library: ACLU LGBT Youth and Schools Resources and Links:https://www.aclu.org/library-lgbt-youth-schools-resources-and-links

How to file a Title IX complaint with U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights: http://knowyourix.org/title-ix/how-to-file-a-title-ix-complaint/ 

Questions and answers on OCR's complaint process: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/qa-complaints.html 

Questions and answers on Title IX and single-sex classes and activities: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/faqs-title-ix-single-sex-201412.pdf 

OCR complaint forms (electronic and PDF): https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html 

Model local education agency policy on transgender and nonbinary students: https://www.glsen.org/activity/model-local-education-agency-policy-on-transgender-nonbinary-students

GLSEN Changing the Game – All students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity have a right to play and feel like they belong: https://www.glsen.org/changing-the-game

Employment: Federal Workers 

For federal employees: How to file a federal discrimination complaint with EEOC: https://www.eeoc.gov/federal-sector/filing-formal-complaint 

For federal employees: OPM guidance on transgender federal employees: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/diversity-and-inclusion/reference-materials/guidance-regarding-employment-of-transgender-individuals-in-the-federal-workplace.pdf

For federal employees: Discrimination by Type: https://www.eeoc.gov/discrimination-type

For federal contractors: Know Your Rights on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: https://www.eeoc.gov/sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-sogi-discrimination

For federal contractors: U.S. Department of Labor directive on transgender employees: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/directives/2014-02

For federal contractors: How to file a discrimination complaint with OFCCP: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/pdf/pdfstart.htm 

Employment: General 

OSHA best practices guide on restroom access for transgender workers: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3795.pdf 

Find out whether the EEOC is the right agency to help you: https://www.eeoc.gov/youth/about-eeoc-1

Time limits for EEOC complaints: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/timeliness.cfm 

Find your EEOC field office: http://www.eeoc.gov/field/ 

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Language: What It Is and Why It Matters in Healthcare: https://www.premiernursingacademy.org/resources/workplace-lgbtq-inclusive-language
 

Housing 

Guidance for transgender people in shelters: https://www.glad.org/homeless-shelter-access-transgender-people/

HUD housing discrimination info: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/housing_discrimination_and_persons_identifying_lgbtq 

HUD housing and urban development guidance: https://www.glad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/housingandurbandevelopment.pdf

Find your HUD field office: https://www.hud.gov/local

HUD complaint process:  https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/complaint-process

File a HUD complaint online: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint
or print and send in this HUD complaint form: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/DOC_12150.PDF

Healthcare and Insurance 

Detailed info on your healthcare rights: https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/kyr/KYR-Healthcare-June2017.pdf

How to file a federal healthcare discrimination complaint with HHS: https://www.hhs.gov/conscience/conscience-protections/index.html#how-to-file 

HHS decision affirming Medicare coverage for transition related healthcare: http://www.hhs.gov/dab/decisions/dabdecisions/dab2576.pdf 

Parenting 

ACLU/NCTE guide for transgender parents and their children:  https://www.aclu.org/report/protecting-rights-transgender-parents-and-their-children 

GLAD legal Q&A for children of transgender parents: https://www.glad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/kids-of-trans-parents.pdf 

Lambda Legal FAQ about transgener parents: https://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/article/trans-parenting-faq

Police, Prison, and Jail 

Info for deaf or hard of hearing people: https://www.acludc.org/en/know-your-rights/know-your-rights-deaf-rights-what-do-when-dealing-police

ACLU/NCLR Know Your Rights guide for transgender prisoners:  https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/laws-court-decisions-advocacy-tips-protect-transgender-prisoners PDF version 

https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field document/121414-aclu-prea-kyrs-1 copy.pdf 

ACLU PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) toolkit: 

https://www.aclu.org/other/prison-rape-elimination-act-prea-toolkit-end-abuse-protecting-lgbti-prisoners-sexual-assault

Find a certified PREA auditor: http://www.prearesourcecenter.org/audit/list-of-certified-auditors

Legal Organizations 

American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV Project (National/state offices): http://aclu.org/LGBT 

http://action.aclu.org/secure/report-lgbthiv-discrimination 

National Center for Lesbian Rights (National): http://www.nclrights.org 

Lambda Legal (regional offices in D.C., Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta): http://www.lambdalegal.org 

Transgender Law Center (California and Atlanta): http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org 

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (New York City): http://srlp.org 

National Center for Transgender Equality (National): http://www.transequality.org/ 

Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (New England States): http://www.glad.org/ 

NOTE: For specific State and Local laws and regulations write or call National advocacy or Legal organizations for referrals to State organizations.

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING
 

Listed here are some of the more prominent texts in the field, most of which are non-clinical in nature. Most of these also point to additional texts and resources.

General Transgender Theory & Experience

Mock, Janet (2014). Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. New York: Atria.

Girschick, Lori B. (2008). Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men. Hanover: University Press of New England.

Serano, Julia (2007). Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. Emeryville: Seal Press.

Valentine, David (2007). Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category. Durham: Duke University Press.

Stryker, Susan & Aren Aizura, eds. (2013). The Transgender Studies Reader 2. New York: Routledge.

Stryker, Susan & Stephen Whittle (2006). The Transgender Studies Reader. New York: Routledge.

Valerio, Max Wolf (2006). The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male. Emeryville: Seal Press.

Green, Jamison (2004). Becoming a Visible Man. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Wilchins, Riki (2004). Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer. Los Angeles: Alyson Books.

Rose, Donna (2003). Wrapped in Blue: A Journey of Discovery – a memoir. Round Rock: Living Legacy Press.

Namaste, Vivian K. (2000). Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Cromwell, Jason (1999). Transmen & FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders & Sexualities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Prosser, Jay (1998). Second Skins: the body narratives of transsexuality. New York: Columbia University Press.

Bornstein, Kate (1994). Gender Outlaw: On men, women and the rest of us. New York: Routledge.

 

Transgender History

Stryker, Susan (2017). Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today’s Revolution. Berkeley: Seal Press.

Stryker, Susan (2008). Transgender History. Berkeley: Seal Press.

Meyerowitz, Joanne (2002). How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Feinberg, Leslie (1996). Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Boston: Beacon Press.

 

Transgender Law & Policy Texts

Levi, Jennifer L., & Monnin-Browder, Elizabeth E. (Eds.) (2012). Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy. Bloomington: Authorhouse.

Bender-Baird, Kyla (2011). Transgender Employment Experiences: Gendered Perceptions and the Law. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Weiss, Jillian T. (2007). Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues, and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal Professionals. North Charleston: Booksurge Publishing.

Currah, Paisley, Juang, Richard. M., and Minter, Shannon P. (Eds.) (2006). Transgender Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

 

Health, Medical, and Psychology Texts

Witten, Tarynn M., and Eyler, A. Evan (2012). Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Aging: Challenges in Research, Practice & Policy. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Ehrensaft, Diane (2011). Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children. New York: The Experiment Publishing.

Ettner, Randi, Monstrey, Stan, & Eyler, A. Evan (Eds.) (2007). Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery. New York: The Haworth Press.  Second Edition (2016), Ettner, Monstrey, & Coleman, Eli (Eds.)

Lev, Arlene Istar (2004). Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and their Families. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Clinical Practice Press.

 

Children and Adolescent (for Adults, by non-clinical authors)

Brill, Stephanie and Pepper, Rachel (2008). The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

Beam, Chris (2007). Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers. Orlando: Harcourt, Inc.

 

Children and Adolescent (for Youth, by non-clinical authors)

Rainess, Seth Jamison (2015). Real Talk For Teens: Jump-Start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond. Transgress Press.

 

Intersex-related  

Greenberg, Julie (2012). Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters. New York: NYU Press.

Karkazis, Katrina (2008). Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience. Durham, Duke University Press.

Preves, Sharon E. (2003). Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Dreger, Alice Domurat (1998). Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

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