September 25, 2012

Survival Tips for Trans Youth {featured resource}

Young people living outside of gender norms are everywhere. Whether in the process of transitioning from male to female or vice versa; identifying outside boxes; or gender-nonconforming, the spectrum of gender identities is more visible than ever before.

Serious legal and other obstacles abound, however, and these can be especially daunting for young people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming (TGNC). The challenges of changing one’s name, finding access to hormones or enduring police brutality, for instance, demand a distinctly adult set of skills and can take their toll on a young person. Survival Tips for Trans Youth (Lambda Legal)
Lambda Legal is an amazing resource working towards a world without discrimination and inequality. They make the case for equality in the nation’s courts, and through education and policy work. Their work touches on nearly every aspect of life for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people living with HIV of all ages.

Lambda also offers extensive information via their publications including a blog, magazine, tool kits, articles and more. Survival Tips for Trans Youth is an informative four-page legal guide for trans people and their advocates published online at Lambda where you can download it for free (PDF-file).

(Photo from Survival Tips for Trans Youth

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