From historical accounts to personal testimony, these non-fiction books are a great starting point for experiencing the reality of LGBTQ+ people’s lives.
HRC Foundation, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance released a groundbreaking, new report underscoring the urgent need to inclusive employer-paid family and medical leave for LGBTQ+ working people of color.
According to Guardian’s Workforce 2020 report, nearly 12 million Ameircans identify as LGBTQ+. Yet, while 6 in 10 employers say diversity and inclusion is a priority for their company, only 1 in 3 employers have initiatives, policies or a D & I team in place.
Assessments & Other Resources
This advice is primarily for cisgendered audiences. “Cisgender” and “cis” describe men and women whose gender matches the sext they were assigned at birth.
A presentation by Cynthia Sharpe, Thinkwell Group, at Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) 2019 conference.
The following guide details a variety of specific best practices for creating welcoming workplace environments for non-binary employees.
A conversation with researcher Katina Sawyer on how to create trans-inclusive organizations, even when many people are working remotely.
A comprehensive guide from Out & Equal for people to utilize to advocate and share best practices to create a welcoming environment for non-binary employees in their workplace.
Created by the Task Force for Transgender Inclusion, the Toolkit is intended to prepare institutions, coworkers, and transgender museum professionals for gender transitions and to better implement transgender inclusion in policies and practices.
Queer & Muslim: Nothing to Reconcile | Blair Imani | TEDxBoulder
Who can speak for the LGBTQ Community better than LGBTQ Advocates?! Advocacy is Necessary
LGBTIQ explained (explainity® explainer video)
QueerWoc is a space for queer women and folks of color rooted in reimagining healing, organizing, and community.
Gender Reveal is a podcast for nonbinary folks, for people who don’t know what “nonbinary” means, and everyone in between.
Bringing the voices of LGBTQ history to life through intimate conversations with champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.
Stories and conversations about the queer experience today.
Queering Desi is a podcast that celebrates the unique experiences of South Asian LGBTQ+ people.
A podcast about queer Africans living, loving, surviving and thriving on the African continent and in the diaspora.
Queer America takes listeners on a journey that spans from Harlem to the Frontier West, revealing stories of LGBTQ life we should have learned in school.
Documentaries & Movies
In this acclaimed coming-of-age drama, a young man who grows up poor, Black, and gay in a rough Miami neighborhood tries to find his place in the world. (1h 51m)
An in-depth look at Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture. (1h 48m)
13 year-old Zoey wants nothing more than to simply go to school, learn, have fun with friends and be a kid. (54m)
Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.
The epic journey of two friends, ex-soldiers, who battle the moral injuries of war, and the temptation to escape through sucide, as they walk across America. (1h 38m)
In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability bodies. Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a predetermined limit.
In a series of personal essays, a prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.
Fairest is a memoir about a precocious boy with albinism, a “sun child” from a rural Philippine village, who would grow up to become a woman in America.
Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure.
Forcing the Spring is the definitive account of five remarkable years in American civil rights history, when the United States experienced a tectonic shift on the issues of marriage equality.
In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, homophobia, and class, propounds social differences as a vehicle for action and change.
In Stonewall, renowned historian and activist Martin Duberman tells the full story of this pivotal moment in history.
Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl’s journey to become the man he always knew himself to be.
The beloved activist, speaker, and bestselling author explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.
Through the lenses of protest, power, and pride, We Are Everywhere is an essential and empowering introduction to the history of the fight for queer liberation.
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