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Transgender Competency Resources

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Formal and Informal Publications/Articles 

Social Media and Webpages

Social Media and Webpages 

A  Guide to Being An Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth- TREVORPROJECT


Instagram Users:  @cinemapapii and @chellaman

VIDEO: Being a Trans Deaf Activist: A Conversation with Four Trans Deaf Trailblazers


VIDEO: What It's Like Growing Up Deaf and Transgender


Gender Pronouns | LGBT Resource Center

Instagram User: @carodoodles Carlisle Robinson is a Canadian and American comic creator and illustrator. They are passionate about educating the public with rarely told stories by the minority groups, especially deaf people



The books below are not links and are available in a variety of online book stores. You will have to do your own research to find them if you are interested. 

  • Stone Butch by Leslie Fienberg (Seems to revolve around lesbians in the mid-1900s. This work also captures the nuances of being or not being trans over the years.) 

  • Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein (Explores all sorts of facets and cultural components.) 

  • Trans-sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian (Revolving around a woman who was once considered to be a husband and a father. This explores relationships within the family as well as community and medical settings.)

  • *Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

  • *Luna by Julie Ann Peters.

Please note that these books above are not all works of Deaf Trans people but the dangers and experiences, and worries are vastly shared until nuances surface regarding specific intersectionalities such as disability, race, class, etc.

*The book is meant for young adult readers but is engaging enough for older folks. The book focus on the trans person, trans-masculine, and trans-feminine respectfully. Also provide some insight into the experiences of parents/siblings as someone transitions) 



(Below are not links) 

The Danish Girl (2015)- Available on Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Vudu 

This movie is highly recommended as it explores how this realization may come about later in life... What does that mean for someone's marriage? It depends, obviously, but this film does so great at capturing both the struggle and the love of it all between the main characters. 

Tomboy (2011)- Available on YouTube

This is a French film revolving around a family who recently relocated; while out playing and meeting the kids of the neighborhood, we see the main character introduce themselves by a name beside the one given at their birth. This identity is kept to the neighbor kids as the summer ends and is not brought home. This kid doesn't seem to identify as trans so much as non-binary. (if they had such language at their age), but their parents have a strong reaction when they find out. No violence, thankfully, but still rough. 

The Death of Marsha P.  Johnson (2017) Available on Netflix

Victoria Cruz investigates the mysterious 1992 death of black gay rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson's family, friends, and fellow activists.

Disclosure (2020) Available on Netflix 

Examinies Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact it's left on both the Transgender Community and American culture.

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