Hundreds of BC Teachers were lucky to hear Ivan Coyote’s keynote address at the recent BCTELA regional conference in October. Some of them also took advantage of Ivan’s workshops over the day. Ivan has also generously supplied us with a great list of resources, below. We are so grateful for their work with BC Teachers.
To start, here’s Ivan’s TEDX Vancouver Talk, We all need a safe place to pee:
Ivan’s descriptions and links:
1. This is a very interesting manifesto that a Jewish reform group put together about how they could support the rights of transgender people in their temple:
Making Our Priorities Clear: The Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People – Union for Reform Judaism
2. This is a very practical guide put together by a union on how to support it’s members throughout transition:
Workers in Transition: A Practical Guide about Gender Transition for Union Representatives – Canadian Labour Congress
3. This is a very comprehensive guide to the issues around implementing and fighting for gender neutral bathrooms:
Toilet Training Companion Guide for Activists and Educators – Sylvia Rivera Law Project
4. The Silvia Rivera Law project has many other valuable resources which you can access here. They are US-based, but a lot of the material is still very relevant:
Resources -Sylvia Rivera Law Project
5. Here is a link to a great guide to trans and gender variant terminology:
Glossary of Terms-Trangender – GLAAD
6. This is a very helpful reference guide put together for journalists and media people when speaking or writing about trans people. Contains great information for everybody.
Media Reference Guide – The 519/Rainbow Health Ontario
7. Here is a link to an article about the singular they pronoun:
8. Here is a link to a campus pride index that rates colleges and universities across the US based on criteria about how safe they are for GLBTQ students. I would really like to see us start to frame our discussions about our school districts in a similar fashion, and make working for a safer school a bit of a competition. What an amazing difference re-framing the conversation could make:
9. And here is another link with a decent comprehensive overview of the main issues re: making campuses safer for trans people. (Canadian based):
Universities for all genders – University Affairs
Feel free to add your favourites in the comments!