Gender neutral toilets – a thesis
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By Matthew Kopas Matthew Kopas of the University of Washington wrote a thesis on Gender Neutral toilets back in 2012. In the United States, gender separation is the norm for public bathrooms. As one of the few remaining public spaces that are regularly explicitly segregated by gender, bathrooms are often experienced as sites of symbolic and physical exclusion by transgender and gender non-conforming people. While the context is American, the underlying logic applies wherever you are. …
Tranznation
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By Marian Pitts, Hunter Mulcare, Samantha Croy, Anne Mitchell, Sunil L. Patel, Murray Couch This research has its beginnings in an act of transgender activism, arising as it did out of dissatisfaction with the capacity of the 2005 Private Lives project to capture the complexity of transgender lives. A central pivot in the concerns of the transgender communities about health services is that of recognition. Download PDF from GLHV
WPATH standards of care
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By World Professional Association for Transgender Health The WPATH Standards of Care are used by many professionals who work with transgender and gender non-conforming people. They are based upon the original “Harry Benjamin Standards of Care” and have now been expanded to cover other forms of gender expression. Download PDF Visit the WPATH website
Beyond the binary
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By Transgender Law Centre San Francisco The Beyond the binary booklet was created by the Transgender law centre in San Francisco, California. It’s intended for use by students and teachers to discuss gender identity other than male and female. Note: the legal information and statistics are drawn from studies in the USA, however, the rest of the information is really good to get conversations going in a school environment. Download PDF from transgender law centre
Best practice models for treatment of Trans
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By Vikki Sinnott Written in 2005 by Vikki Sinott, this discussion paper summarises the literature regarding the treatment, assessment and care of transgender people and people with transsexualism; and outlines possible program enhancements that would contribute to the development of best practice. Discussion paper webpage Download PDF
LGBTI ageing: Best practice guidelines
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By GLBTI Rights In Ageing Inc Research indicates older GLBTI people are likely to be disadvantaged in the aged care sector due to their sexuality. GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc) has a great deal of research on GLBTI experiences and best practices for ageing people. View GRAI research here View and download “Gender is just part of who I am”
Sex Files
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By Australian Human Rights Commission In May and June 2008, the Australian Human Rights Commission sought the views of the sex and gender diverse community about the most pressing human rights issues facing their community. The Sex Files download site
Service guideline on gender sensitivity and safety
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By Victorian Department of Health A guideline for mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services to provide gender-sensitive care for women, men and people who identify as transgender or intersex. Gender sensitivity and safety website Download PDF Download literature review PDF
Human rights and gender identity issues paper
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By European Union commissioner for Human Rights This paper written by the European Union commissioner for human rights outlines issues around human rights and gender identity according to European human rights laws. It is the basis for the human rights and gender identity best practice catalogue, created by ILGA Europe and TGEU. Paper website Download PDF
Human Rights & Gender Identity best practice catalogue
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By ILGA Europe Human Rights & Gender Identity Best Practice Catalogue is a follow-up to Commissioner Hammarberg’s landmark 2009 Issue Paper. It presents a number of policy, legal and practical inspirations from countries in Europe and beyond on how the 12 recommendations contained in the Issue Paper could be implemented. Best practice catalogue webpage Download PDF