General trans info
Vancouver Coastal Health’s resources for trans people, family and friends: tons of pdf booklets about trans youth, advocacy, hormone therapy, surgery, and diverse health issues. I found the trans youth booklet to be especially useful: it explains in a clear, complete way how it feels to be trans, plus tips on coming out and transitioning.
Primed: safer intimacy guide for queer transmen and their partners (mature content; not safe for school or work).
Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide: on hormones, surgery, hairstyles, clothes, “passing”…
HRC (Human Rights Campaign) on trans issues: the HRC may not have the best track record when it comes to trans, it does have nice resources such as Trangender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding and the Coming Out as Transgender guide.
Yay genderform!: list of almost 1000 gender terms; create your own unique, complex gender!
Stuff by Kate Bornstein:
–Gender Aptitude Test: adapted from her My Gender Workbook. How far do you question binary gender?
–comic book she made for hospital staff about her trans status
–interview on glbtq enyclopedia about deconstructing gender.
GQ: guide for gender-questioning people and their friends.
Trans Living at Youth Resource: for questioning, genderqueer and transgender youth.
Suggested Rules for Non-Trans People Writing about Trans.
Raising a Gender-Variant Child.
Creating GLBTQIA-inclusive forms: suggestions for policy and implementation.
Beyond Masculinity – essays by queer men on gender & politics
Queer zines: list of several trans and gender-related zines.
Bois & Dykes: Sophia Wallace’s photo essay
GQ: “a stencil portrait series honoring genderqueer individuals who have shaped the ‘female masculinity’ landscape”.
Visual artist Del Lagrace Volcano’s portfolio.
Genderfork (curator blog) explores androgyny and gender variance through artistic photography. Now it’s also a nice community for discussing androgyny, fluidity and genderqueer.
Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America: photographs of diverse queer people (trans, genderqueer, butch, femme and more)
Amanda Morgan: photography. Besides the portraits of her trans lover, in her I AM A MAN series she takes on various male signifiers to explore issues of performative masculinity and its intersection with race, class and sexual orientation.
Sociological Images (Seeing is Believing): briefly-commented media images that represent cultural attitudes towards different subjects; for instance, the construction of gender, transgender, sexual orientation and intersex.
The Transgender Book Project includes pictures of trans individuals alongside handwritten texts where they talk about their identities.
Wrong Bathroom: hilarious yet realistic account of gender-diverse people’s restroom troubles.
Gender Rebel: documentary about three female-born genderqueer people, one of whom is physically transitioning.
Transgender Basics: nice introduction to the gender binary (and alternatives to it), transmen, transwomen, and genderqueers.
Silent T Party: talking about trans inclusion in anti-discrimination acts. I like Kalil Cohen’s description of his trans childhood.
LGBtotheT AtoZ is an alphabetical collection of short videos narrating “biographies, pivotal historic moments and critical contemporary issues facing the trans community”. They’re pretty shallow, in my opinion, but good for a quick intro to new subjects. For instance, I hadn’t ever heard of the Dewey’s Lunch Counter protest, a trans protest that happened years before the Stonewall riots.
Gender Talk: radio talk show about gender and trans issues. Available for online listening or download.
Gender Blender: radio show on transgender and gender in general.
Kit Yan: Kit slams about gender, race and food in a style that can go from funny to poignant and every emotion in between. He’s part of Good Asian Drivers, “a music and spoken word duo that only pretends to gig and mostly uses touring as an excuse to eat random foods.” My post about him lists my favorite poems.
Below the Belt: deconstructing gender, one kick to the groin at a time.
Genderkid – Thoughts on gender from an Argentinian transboy’s perspective.
Sugarbutch: the sex, gender and relationship adventures of a kinky queer butch top.
By/about trans and gender-diverse people
A Gender Agenda Blog: Gender rights are human rights.
Being a teenage crossdresser: Wearing a skirt has never been so difficult…
Cheerful Megalomaniac: Ryan is an extremely opinionated young transexual person from Canberra, Australia. (no longer updated)
Female-to-FuckYou: The trials and tribulations of a transmasculine college student.
Gender 3.0: A San Francisco trans dyke’s tales of life in and beyond the gender binary. (no longer updated)
Gender Outlaw: FTM transition journal.
gender, rants and sodomy: an eighteen year old, queer identified, tranny fag.
GenoTypo: Someone forgot to use the genetic spell check — it’s XY, not XX — but I’m getting the correction fluid.
Labels Are For Jars: blog by a mother who doesn’t force societal gender norms onto her boy.
My Life as a Drag King: Performing gender and exploring boundaries
Radical If: “My name is Ryan Radclyffe-Hall. I’m a young Australian activist, who passionately believes that positive social change is possible in my lifetime.”
Tboy Jacky: Just another FTM chronicle
TRANS∙pose: Gender identity, transition, and sexuality through the eyes of a queer, genderqueer living in Los Angeles. (no longer updated)
Gay, lesbian, queer
Lesbian Dad is a personal essay/photography blog about parenthood generally, and lesbian parenthood in particular, with especial attention to the experiences of non-birth and/or butch mums and the many larger questions our unique kind of parenthood opens up.
Queers United: The activist blog Uniting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual community & Allies in the fight for equality.
blue milk: thinking + motherhood = feminist
Kate Bornstein: Blog for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws