Just a day or two ago I became aware of this wonderful new resource. The Transgender Visibility Guide (click for website or brochure pdf) was published by the HRC just last month. I was a little unsure of what to expect as the HRC can be at times a little radical in their push for LGBT rights. (It’s a well-intentioned organization, of course, sometimes they just take some stances or make some arguments that I disagree with.) Upon reading the brochure any reservations I had promptly dissolved.
This brochure provides a wonderful introduction to the misunderstood concepts of gender identity and gender expression. Its 32 pages introduce and address important topics, spending the bulk of the time on all the intricacies related to coming out. That’s not to say the brochure is overly limited, however, as other important and related concepts, ranging from personal acknowledgement of one’s gender identity to concerns related to transitioning are discussed in a very informative and appropriate manner.