Video and Multimedia

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Activist/organization profiles

  1. The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network is a healing justice organization that works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color. Launched in May 2016, the network has quickly grown into a community of care, resource sharing, connection and learning. They provide a space for queer and trans people of color committed to improving mental health for their communities.

  2. SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. Through their work, they aim to build welcoming communities and keep issues related to LGBT aging in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.

  3. The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. They advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation.


  1. Transgender Male Model Fronts New Period Campaign (Independent, March 2018) This video and accompanying article describe how a transgender male model is helping to be the face of a campaign to counter a culture of shame and stigma around periods.


  1. Health Care System Fails Many Transgender Americans (NPR, November 2017) Part of a larger series entitled You, Me and Them: Experiencing Discrimination in America, this episode examines the ways in which transgender Americans disproportionally lack access to adequate healthcare.


  1. WHO Removes Gender Dysphoria from Mental Illness Category (Refinery29, June 2018) In a monumental move for transgender people, the World Health Organization has announced that they no longer classify gender incongruence (also known as gender dysphoria) as a mental illness. In this article, the implications for transgender people (from stigma to medical care) are explored.

  2. When Medical Providers Give Sex to Trans and Intersex People (Gender & Society, May 2016) Sociologist Georgiann Davis and colleagues examine how medical providers are quick to fix intersex individuals but are slower to assist transgender individuals.
    **This resource is from the original list; I believe it’s still helpful.

  3. ‘Grace and Frankie’ Is Changing the Way We Look at Older Women’s Sexual Desires (Bustle, May 2017) Countering the common narratives that frame older people’s sexuality as humorous or unattractive, popular TV show Grace and Frankie portrays older women’s sexual desires in a positive, empowering light.

  4. The Autistic, Non-binary, Queer, Law Student Fighting for Disability Justice (News@Northeastern, April 2018) This article profiles the work of Lydia X. Z. Brown, who examines the manifestations of ableism, the differences between disability rights and disability justice, and the intersecting points between racism, ableism, transphobia, and other forms of oppression.


  1. Know Your Rights: Healthcare (National Center for Transgender Equality, June 2017) The National Center for Transgender Equality compiles a comprehensive summary of what transgender people’s rights are related to healthcare, and what they can do if these rights are violated.


  1. Age of Individuals Who Identify as Transgender in the United States (Williams Institute, January 2017) Few data sources exist that can be used to describe the demographic characteristics of transgender people in the United States. This report utilizes data from state-level, population-based surveys to estimate the proportion of the population that identifies as transgender by age group, starting at age 13.