Acknowledging that we are all part of a gender culture that discriminates against some while privileging others, we invite you to participate in a discussion with trans, gender non-conforming, and two-spirit identified panelists who seek to “flip the frame” about gender identity. One aim is to increase knowledge and end social isolation, exploitation, and trauma that gender-non-conforming individuals experience. Many Americans face healthcare quality and affordability issues, but medical equity is especially critical for transgender people since most plans have discriminatory exclusions for trans-related care. Legal rights are also crucial as transgender people face higher incidences of exploitation, depression, job fragility, and personal safety issues. Engage in this discussion and leave with greater understanding about community issues and yourself.
This is a companion to the Office for Equity and Diversity's Critical Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice series at the University of Minnesota. Co-sponsored by the University Libraries.
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, check out some of the highlighted resources.
- Currah, Paisley, and Tara Mulqueen. "Securitizing Gender: Identity, Biometrics, and Transgender Bodies at the Airport." Social Research: An International Quarterly 78.2 (2011): 557-582.
- Levy, Denise L., and Jessica R. Lo. "Transgender, Transsexual, and Gender Queer Individuals with a Christian Upbringing: The Process of Resolving Conflict Between Gender Identity and Faith." Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought 32.1 (2013): 60-83.
- Nagoshi, Julie L. "Transgender theory: Embodying research and practice." Affilia 25.4 (2010): 431-443.
- Norton, Aaron T., and Gregory M. Herek. "Heterosexuals’ attitudes toward transgender people: Findings from a national probability sample of US adults."Sex Roles (2012): 1-16.
- Singh, Anneliese A., Danica G. Hays, and Laurel S. Watson. "Strength in the face of adversity: Resilience strategies of transgender individuals." Journal of Counseling & Development 89.1 (2011): 20-27.
- Tebbe, Esther N., and Bonnie Moradi. "Anti-transgender prejudice: A structural equation model of associated constructs." Journal of counseling psychology 59.2 (2012): 251.
- A Radical Trans Feminist -- The Gender Ternary: Understanding Transmisogyny
- TranArchism -- Not Your Mom's Trans 101
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health
Transgender Awareness Projectwww.transawareness.org The Trans* Awareness Project is a poster and digital media campaign that attempts to challenge stereotypes and cultivate an environment which celebrates and respects people of all genders. This campaign aims to break down barriers between communities and establish positive social change by showcasing empowering snapshots of local trans* communities and bringing attention to the challenges that many trans* people face in daily life.
- Roxanne Anderson, Director, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
- Keagan Goetsch, student, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts
- Nick Metcalf, Federal Compliance Specialist, Minnesota Department of Human Services
- Paridise Valentino, Outreach and Resource Sharing Coordinator, Trans Youth Support Network (TYSN) of Minnesota