This is a collection of wholesome, insightful, educational and beautiful things worth sharing.

(Please be aware that some of these are behind a paywall.)

ALOK: The Urgent Need for Compassion | The Man Enough Podcast

1 hr 9 min

First up, this video with Alok. It should be required watching for everyone. It is beautiful and moving and so much more. Please watch it, or listen to the podcast episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Pronoun resources

Gender resources

Organisations & infographics:

UK based (national and regional):

  • Mermaids Charity – helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995
  • The Tavistock & Portman Gender Identity Clinic (GIC)
  • Gendered Intelligence – a registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people’s quality of life.
  • GenderGP online gender clinic – worldwide transgender health and wellbeing services
  • FFLAG – a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones
  • YAY! Cornwall (Young and Yourself) – the youth group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning young people
  • Norfolk LGBT+ Project – a registered charity, providing support, information and advice to all age groups that is relevant to the health and wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Norfolk and Waveney since 2007.
  • Oasis Norfolk – a self help and support group for trans-people and their partners, family and friends.

USA based:

Influencers:

Groups:

Activists, advocates and educators:

  • Katy Jon Went – writer, commentator, educator, keynote and conference speaker, and activist, on social justice, equality, diversity & inclusion (JEDI or DEI), intersectionality, politics & culture, language, literature, history & social sciences, religion & philosophy, LGBTIQ+, sex and gender, mental health and wellbeing, human rights, DASV, photography, and many more things besides. Find Katy’s Fifty Shades of Gender podcast episode here.
  • Cassie Brighter – writer, public speaker, educator and group facilitator with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. Also find her on medium.com. Find Cassie’s Fifty Shades of Gender podcast episode here.
  • Yas Necati (now Kaan K) – find their writing on gal-dem.com. Find their Fifty Shades of Gender podcast episode here.
  • Evey Winters and her You Might Wanna Learn More About Trans People group. Find Evey’s Fifty Shades of Gender podcast episode here.
  • Chris Talbot-Heindl – a queer, trans nonbinary, triracial (white, Japanese, and Indigenous) artist, educomics creator, and nonprofit laborer trying to build spaces ready to celebrate when they turn up authentically. Find Chris’s Fifty Shades of Gender podcast episode here.

Books:

Films, shorts & documentaries:

  • Disclosure – a Netflix documentary with Laverne Cox. In this documentary, leading trans creatives and thinkers share heartfelt perspectives and analysis, about Hollywood’s impact on the trans community. 1 hr 47 min
  • Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth – one trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family. This is the story of the dad who gave birth.
  • Austin Unbound: A Deaf Journey of Transgender Heroism – Austin is deaf and transgender, but identifies as a straight man. After top-surgery, he will stop binding and breathe freely. His journey is an inspiration to many, his self awareness, humor, and personality long recognized and honored in his community.
  • What Katy Did documentary – an intimate account of the joys, sorrows, thoughts and dreams of Katy, a transgender person from Norwich. 25 min

Intersex resources

Intersex organisations and activists:

  • IntersexUK – British NGO-Human Rights Defenders educating & consulting. A child’s right to bodily autonomy. A families right to support. Find them online, on Facebook or Twitter
  • interACT – raising intersex visibility, empowering young intersex advocates and promoting laws and policies that protect intersex youth. Find them online, on Facebook or Twitter
  • Evolve – a local group (Norwich, UK) for transgender, genderqueer, gender-questioning and intersex youth aged 11-25. Find them online or on Facebook.
  • Intersex Human Rights Australia – (formerly Organisation Intersex International Australia or OII Australia) is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. IHRA is here for all people with innate variations of sex characteristics and our families.
  • Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez – intersex activist. Find him on his website and on Facebook. Watch his TEDx: “Born Intersex: We are Human!”

Groups:

Films, shorts & documentaries:

  • Stories of Intersex and Faithcaught in the crossfire at the intersection of medicine, politics, and religion, perfectly healthy intersex children are being surgically altered to look more like typical girls and boys. Surgeries and hormone replacements are begun before children can consent causing physical and psychological harm. These procedures have been identified as Human Rights Violations by the United Nations but continue in the United States every day. Uncovering the truth about their bodies, five intersex people break the silence about their physical differences. Coming from Christian and Jewish families they show how religion can and has been a tool to support secrecy and surgeries but how their own faith has also helped them find healing, courage, and hope.
  • Who I Am NotSharon-Rose Khumalo, a South African beauty queen, plunges into an identity crisis after finding out she is intersex. In her quest to deal with gender dysphoria, she needs the guidance of somebody just like her. The only person who will help is Dimakatso Sebidi, a masculine presenting intersex activist who turns out to be her complete opposite. The two parallel but divergent stories offer an intimate look at the struggle of living in a male-female world, when you are born in-between.
  • FREE TO WATCH: Medicine’s Fixation on the Sex Binary Harms Intersex People | A Question of Sex, Episode 2 – “normalizing” infants’ and children’s genital appearance to match a sex assigned in early age isn’t medically necessary and can negatively impact quality of life.

Podcast episodes:

Episode 5: SARAH CORKE – Intersex, non-binary [go to episode page]

Episode 20: ELA XORA – Transgender woman, anti Intersex Genital Mutilation activist [go to episode page]

Episode 53: LOR – Intersex, non-binary, demiboy, bigender [go to episode page]

Episode 69: ZELDA – Intersex, trans-adjacent, disabled [go to episode page]

Religious resources

Other podcasts:

Miscellaneous resources

Videos:

Intersectional:

  • Landback – a movement that has existed for generations with a long legacy of organizing and sacrifice to get Indigenous Lands back into Indigenous hands.

Other:

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