Archive for Resources
COLAGE, Children Of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere, has put together a veritable motherlode of resources for families with a transgender parent. It includes print publications, internet resources, email support groups, and much more. COLAGE is a spectacular organization and this is a much-needed list. Thanks so much!
The ACLU‘s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project has launched Get Busy, Get Equal, an online toolkit to empower grassroots organizing for change. Their page on transgender resources is particularly good. They also have a blog, newsfeed, and podcast. Definitely worth a look.
Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you’re free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
Activist and organizer Saul Alinsky (1909-1972)
And a thought from me: Alinsky is regarded by many to be the father of modern grassroots activism. Read his principles, and especially his 13 tactical rules for activism at the Free Range Activism Virtual Library.
(Thanks to the Bilerico Project.)
Congratulations to the winners of the second annual Family Equality Council “Family Drawing Contest!” First place, and a $250 savings bond, went to eight-year-old Julian fom New Mexico for his picture of his family camping at the lake.
You can see all the winning pictures at the contest website, or download the e-book Homework, Hugs and Love: A Family Like Yours, which has all of the over 50 drawings submitted and a foreword by children’s author Todd Parr, from the Council’s “Publications” page.
Once again, congratulations to the winners, and to all the kids who sent in drawings. I think you’re awesome!
Ex-Gay Watch announced yesterday that Vivian Yuki Choe, a frequent and insightful commenter at the site, is joining their team of contributors. Vivian is a 31 year old transsexual woman who will soon be moving to Australia with her husband. She also blogs at The Journey of Yuki.
The Bilerico Project is also adding a new trans contributor, Monica Roberts. Monica is a 45 year old transwoman of color who hails from Houston and blogs at TransGriot. You can read her first post here.
Congratulations to Vivian, Monica, Ex-Gay Watch, and the Bilerico Project!