Trans Resources — Beyond the Basics
Shannon Sennott: “Gender Disorder as Gender Oppression”
For those interested in further exploring and considering the pathologizing of gender identity within the field of psychology, this article argues for the removal of “Gender Identity Disorder” from the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), taking a transfeminist approach rooted in social justice to link the violent pathologizing of gender identity with centuries of gender-based violence directed towards women by the psycho-medical industrial complex. (It should be noted that the more recent DMS-5 has changed the diagnosis from “Gender Identity Disorder” to “Gender Dysphoria.”)
Toward a Critical Trans Politics: An Interview with Dean Spade
Dean Spade is a trans legal scholar and activist. He founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and now teaches at Seattle University School of Law. In this interview he discusses an intersectional approach to trans liberation that de-centers legal reform as a goal and emphasizes addressing structural and administrative violence that limits trans people’s life chances.
Toolkit for Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings
Creating a safe and welcoming clinic environment
UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Health systems adapt EHRs, cultures to meet transgender patients' needs
Asking Patients Questions about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings
White paper from Fenway Institute.
Davy, Zowie. (2015). The DSM-5 and the politics of diagnosing trans people. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(5), 1165-1176.
Hidalgo, M. A., Ehrensaft, D., Tishelman, A. C., Clark, L. F., Gorofalo, R., Rosenthal, S. M., & Olson, J. (2013). The gender affirmative model: What we know and what we aim to learn. Human Development, 56, 285–290.
Pyne, Jake. (2014). Gender independent kids: A paradigm shift in approaches to gender non-conforming children. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(1), 1-8
Singh, A. A. (January 01, 2016). Moving from affirmation to liberation in psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming clients. American Psychologist, 71, 8, 755-762.