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This ground-breaking survey was (and is) the first to provide a significant national assessment of health and discrimination among transgender people. The results are sometimes shocking.

A supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum.

Working definitions for a wide variety of terms relating to transgender experience, compiled by Midwest Trans* and Queer Wellness Initiative.

While this blog entry has some "unprofessional" language, it also effectively challenges some important narratives that get repeated in Transgender 101 trainings all too often.

GenderQueer Revolution is a national organization dedicated to supporting ALL genders, everywhere, empowering people of all genders, helping people to embrace the gift of gender in their own lives and in the lives of others, supporting and cultivating genderqueer, gender-gifted individuals and communities, uniquely gender-gifted art, spirituality, research, and academics, and educating and building bridges across trans, gendered, queer, and non-queer communities and beyond. GQR also facilitates an online email group.

This 20 minute video, called "Transgender Basics," does not address issues of faith communities, but provides an excellent, audio-visual overview of transgender issues. Developed by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center (New York, NY). Available for free, on-line.

Beyond the Binary

Key Points

Not everyone "switches" from their assigned gender to the "opposite" gender.  Some people live out options other than "male" or "female" and spend their lives in between, beyond, or navigating between the two gender options.

Trans Basics
Gender vs. Sexuality
Beyond the Binary
Labels and Vocabulary
Myths and Sterotypes
Children and Youth
Is it an Illness?