A little help?
Alright Tumblr friends, I have a request:
I’m helping to give a workshop at an upcoming church conference on gender differences and how to properly welcome and advocate for trans* students. I should note that the idea that this workshop should be given was motivated by the fact that when I went to register for it, it required me to input my “gender” and then gave two options: “male” and “female.”
I’m pretty tired of navigating well-meaning but non-binary-erasing church spaces. I’m also tired of the way people talk about trans* folks around me and to me. So I want to teach these lovely, good-hearted, progressive Christians that gender and sex binaries are useless. That they shouldn’t out even the most vocal of their trans* students without explicit permission. That the way we talk is important.
Anyone have any resources? Any infographics or diagrams? (I’m thinking of the genderbread person and how problematic it is and wishing there were something as straight-forward but more nuanced and accurate.)
Any help, whether in resource form, brainstorming assistance, or if you just want to tell a story of something related, all welcome things.
Thank you kindly.