Religious Education Resources
The data on this fact sheet comes from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. The survey was developed and conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality. With almost 28,000 respondents, it represents the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of transgender people. Both this fact sheet and the report portray "the challenges that transgender people must overcome and the complex systems that they are often forced to navigate in multiple areas of their lives in order to survive and thrive."
- How to Be a Great Ally to Trans People: A Training By and For Non-Trans People: Facilitator Manual, from "A Practice Spirit, Do Justice Toolkit: Faithfully Responding to Anti-LGBTQ Legislation."
- Fulfilling Our Divine Calling to Live Authentically: A Self-Reflection Exercise, from "A Practice Spirit, Do Justice Toolkit: Faithfully Responding to Anti-LGBTQ Legislation."
- Gender Diversity in Jewish Sacred Texts, lesson plan from Keshet's Resource Library.
- Transgender Inclusion in Congregations, an online course from the Transforming Hearts Collective offered through the UU Leadership Institute (open and accessible to people of all faiths)
- Transfaith for Allies, an online training from Transfaith designed to be useful to transgender and non-transgender people who want to deepen their commitment to caring for transgender communities.
- Is That for a Boy or a Girl by S. Bear Bergman (2015)
- Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman (2014)
- What Makes a Baby by Corey Silverberg (2013)
- My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis (2010)
- Backwards Day by S. Bear Bergman (2014)
- Sex Is a Funny Word by Corey Silverberg (2015)
Resources for Youth
- Our Whole Lives, grades 7-9, a sexuality education program for youth that is inclusive of transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay identity
- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
- A + E 4ever by Ilike Merey
- Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein