There’s a lot to this page, so here’s a little Table of Contents:

  1. Books & Academic Papers (referenced in the Appendix of A Guide to Gender)
  2. Privilege Lists
  3. Websites
  4. Organizations
  5. Articles
  6. Videos
  7. Facilitation-Related Resources

General Books & Articles

Angier, Natalie. Woman: an intimate geography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.

Bernburg, Jön G. and Krohn, Marvin D. Labeling, life chances, and adult crime: The direct and indirect effects of official intervention in adolescence on crime in early adulthood. Criminology, 2003.

Brafman, Ori, and Rom Brafman. Sway: the irresistible pull of irrational behavior. New York: Doubleday, 2008.

Butler, Judith. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Butler, Judith. Undoing gender. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Cheryan, Sapna, and Bodenhausen, Galen V. When positive stereotypes threaten intellectual performance: The psychological hazards of “model minority” status. American Psychological Society, 2000.

Dreger, Alice. Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar’s Search for Justice. Penguin Books, 2015.

Ehrensaft, Diane. Gender born, gender made: raising healthy gender-nonconforming children. New York: Experiment, 2011.

Eugenides, Jeffrey. Middlesex. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2002.

Fine, Cordelia. Delusions of gender: how our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference. New York: W. W. Norton, 2010.

Halberstam, Judith. In a queer time and place: transgender bodies, subcultural lives. New York: New York University Press, 2005.

Jordan-Young, Rebecca M. “Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences.” Harvard University Press, 2010.

Kinsey, Alfred C., Wardell Baxter Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin. Sexual behavior in the human male. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1948.

McIntosh, Peggy. White privilege and male privilege: a personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women’s studies. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, Center for Research on Women, 1988.

Reason, Robert D.. Developing social justice allies. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Serano, Julia. Whipping girl: a transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2007.

Simpson, Mark. Male impersonators: men performing masculinity. New York, NY: Routledge, 1994.

Steinem, Gloria. Outrageous acts and everyday rebellions. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1983.

Sterling, Anne. Sexing the body: gender politics and the construction of sexuality. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2000.

Tannen, Deborah. Gender and conversational interaction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Tannen, Deborah. Gender and discourse. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.


Privilege Lists

30+ Examples of Cisgender Privilege

30+ Examples of Christian Privilege

30+ Examples of Middle-to-Upper Class Privilege

30+ Examples of Heterosexual Privilege in the US

30+ Examples of Male Privilege


Following are some resources I’ve curated with Meg Bolger at The Safe Zone Project. I’m editing some out, and adding some in here, but you can view that list for a slightly different flavor of the same dish.

Websites for Learning More About Gender, Sexuality, & Social Justice

  • Asexual Visibility and Education Network — — “The world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality.”
  • Answer —  A sex education resource aimed at providing high-quality training to teachers and other youth-serving professionals.  Includes online workshops, webinars, and other resources about LGBTQ inclusive/sensitive sex ed and more.
  • Bitch Magazine — “Provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.”
  • — “A voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning.”
  • Everyday Feminism — — “Learn how to heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization,” with plenty of articles about classgenderLGBTQIA issues, and race.
  • Get — “Comprehensive Sex Education That Works.”
  • It’s Pronounced Metrosexual — — an online resource educating on issues of identity, sexuality, gender, privilege, and oppression, but in a fun, approachable way (by Safe Zone Project co-creator, Sam Killermann).
  • Salacious — — “A Queer Feminist Sex Magazine”
  • Soul Force – – Family that travels and does speaking events, have a ton of materials on their site, and do an “equality ride” (super cool), all from a Christian perspective
  • TransWhat? — — “A Guide Towards [Trans] Allyship”
  • We Are The Youth — — “Sharing stories of LGBTQ youth in the United States.”
  • WikiQueer — — “The free encyclopedia and resource for the queer communities that you can edit.”


Organizations Doing Good

  • GLAAD — Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.”
  • GLSEN — Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. “Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.”
  • Family Acceptance Project — “Research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families.”
  • Forge — is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).  They have recorded webinars on many different issues related to trans* individuals and SOFFAs.
  • God Loves the Gays – – a queer son of a pastor who writes and shares resources with the goal of making people feel okay being queer and Christian
  • It Gets Better Project — — “The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.”
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force —“The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up.” They also run Creating Change the “largest annual gathering of LGBTQ activists, organizers, and leaders within the LGBT movement” in the US.
  • The “Not All Like That” (NALT) Project – – videos of (awesome) Christians (mostly families) explaining how they fully support LGBTQ people and that being Christian shouldn’t mean being anti-gay.
  • The Transcending Gender Project —
  • Religious Institute — “a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.”
  • PFLAG — “Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward.”
  • Transgender Law — “Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.”
  • The Trevor Project — — “Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.”


Recommended Reading & Browsing


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