There are excellent resources for librarians who want to improve their services to LGBTQ patrons, and the American Library Association's (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) collects, creates, and promotes professional resources, and, importantly, administers the Stonewall Book Awards and yearly booklists that share the most current materials. Laws in several states do or would prevent trans patrons from using their bathrooms of choice. Be ready with policies-both personnel policies and public policies-that explicitly support trans and genderqueer people in the same way you might use a collection development policy to answer a complaint about a book.
Findings based on qualitative studies and action research conducted in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) help identify typical barriers and challenges faced by local LGBTQ individuals toward self-fulfillment and social and political empowerment. Research participants share their marginalizing experiences that paint a picture of slow acceptance reflected in the lukewarm campus and community climate of support toward LGBTQ individuals. It forms the contextual motivation for the authors as openly gay LIS professionals to promote "top ten" prioritized community actions of "what do we need to do" and "how do we do it" on behalf of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
“ LGBTQ&A (recommended by The New York Times) documents modern queer and trans history. This weekly interview podcast from The Advocate gets beyond transition and coming out stories in order to get to know each person's defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today.”
First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation. With a poet's devotion to truth and an activist's demand for justice, Clare deftly unspools the multiple histories from which our ever-evolving sense of self unfolds. His essays weave together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home: home as place, community, bodies, identity, and activism. Here readers will find an intersectional framework for understanding how we actually live with the daily hydraulics of oppression, power, and resistance. At the root of Clare's exploration of environmental destruction and capitalism, sexuality and institutional violence, gender and the body politic, is a call for social justice movements that are truly accessible to everyone. With heart and hammer, Exile and Pride pries open a window onto a world where our whole selves, in all their complexity, can be realized, loved, and embraced.
Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace: transgender and gender-diverse discrimination by Alison Ash Fogarty; Lily Zheng
Call Number: E-book on order 6/8/2020
Publication Date: 2018
A delicate exploration of the discrimination that gender-diverse people face, this book analyzes the relationship between gender identity and performance in the workplace while considering the emotional and economic survival of those who identify as transgender. The transgender community is more visible now than ever before, but the diversity within this community has remained obscure in the workplace as organizations, corporations, and institutions struggle to keep up with the rate at which transgender communities are gaining visibility. For leaders seeking best practices related to bathroom access, workplace transition, hiring practices, inclusive workplace culture, and more, this book offers guidance and novel policy recommendations designed to ensure the success of transgender employees. Extending the existing theoretical literature on masculinity in the workplace, gender discrimination, and gender performance, the book introduces the new concept of "doing ambiguity." It contains original research complemented by humanizing narratives from transgender people that provide insights into rarely explored non-binary, gender-fluid, and genderless experiences. In addition, it identifies factors that may preclude and minimize discrimination, including strategies pursued by transgender people at the individual level as well as policies employed at the organization level, and outlines a pragmatic set of policy recommendations for employers, community leaders, and others looking to help transgender people thrive in organizational environments. * Discusses long-ignored nuances of transgender identity through narratives of non-binary, gender-fluid, and genderless experiences, in the context of workplace discrimination * Extends existing theoretical literature on masculinity in the workplace, gender discrimination, and gender performance * Identifies factors that may preclude and minimize discrimination * Proposes a pragmatic set of policy recommendations for employers, community leaders, and others * Provides best practices around such policy items as bathroom access, workplace transition, hiring practices, and inclusive workplace culture
“ When people go through a gender transition while on-the-job, the whole work team transitions with them. Watch and listen to transgender employees and professionals bring the issues to life as they talk about making workplaces more transgender inclusive. The HRC Foundation’s "Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: A Toolkit for Employers" provides practical guidance in creating a more inclusive workplace for transgender and gender non-conforming employees.”
Are you interested in increasing your understanding of transgender issues, changing your use of gendered language, and thinking about how to implement policies of inclusion? This webcast will share a basic understanding of the rich variety of gender identities and experiences, best practices for working with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and transgender people. Participants will be introduced to trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for individuals interested in all types of librarianship and will give practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve interactions and services for transgender patrons and co-workers. Guest speakers are Bean Yogi, Micah Kehrein, Reed Garber-Pearson, and Sunny Kim.
Transmisia (also called Transphobia) is prejudice plus power; anyone of any gender can have/exhibit gender-based prejudice, but in North America (and really worldwide), cisgender people have the institutional power, therefore Transmisia is a systemized discrimination or antagonism directed against transgender/nonbinary/genderqueer/agender persons. Guide includes Background; What does transmisia look like? ; Support Resources for Trans Folks; Informational Resources for Allies
Queermisia (also called Queerphobia or Homophobia) is prejudice plus power; anyone of any sexual orientation or identity can have/exhibit sexuality-based prejudice, but in North America (and really worldwide), heterosexual people have the institutional power, therefore Queermisia is a systemized discrimination or antagonism directed against queer/LGBTQAIP+ persons. Guide includes: Background
What does queermisia look like?
Support Resources for Queer Folks
Informational Resources for Allies
Looking for support, an LGBTQIA+ affirming religious group, information about an issue, LGBTQIA+ related courses, or a DVD to watch this weekend? The Stonewall Center compiles various campus and online resources, and hosts a library of books and DVDs at the center.