Where Else to Go?

Oh, the Places (on the internet) You’ll Go!

Basics

  • The ABC’s of LGBT+ – A book by Ash Hardell (then writing as Ashley Mardell). “…essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity.”
  • My Kid is Gay – “… videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children.” One of the OG advice sites that started as “Everyone is Gay,” which provided advice and support for LGBTQ youth.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (they are great) and have a page dedicated to LGBTQ mental health support.
  • PFLAG Glossary – And PFLAG, in general, is a pretty fantastic resource.
  • Queer Kid Stuff – “Queer Kid Stuff is an LGBTQ+ educational YouTube series for all ages, imagining a kinder and more equal future through inclusive media!” Plus, it features an adorable talking teddy bear!
  • Raising My Rainbow – “Adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son.” Charming, engaging, inspiring, and very real blog by the mom of a gender creative 11 year old son. Her resource page is pretty great, too.
  • Singular They – “This page is intended to be a resource that transgender and non-binary people can direct people to…” Straightforward and comprehensive information about use of the pronoun they.
  • Trevor Project – Non-profit focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Toll-free help number: 1-866-488-7386.

Favorite Things/People That Address Non-Binary Stuff

  • 100 Ways to Make the World Better for Non-binary People – respecting people’s pronouns, and 99 other easy things
  • Ash Hardell – Non-binary vlogger and author, Ash creates videos that are, like Jackson Bird’s, funny and educational. They tell it like it is!
  • Autostraddle – “Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for multiple generations of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).” Loads of reporting, editorials, and kickass-ness. One of my faves: What It Means To Call Ourselves Non-Binary: An Autostraddle Roundtable
  • Call Me They – AC Dumlao has done (and does!) so many amazing things in the LGBTQ community. From their site, “I’m a proud queer trans non-binary (enby) first-generation Filipino-American. As an artist, advocate, and educator, my work is dedicated to uplifting underrepresented folks and centering their experiences of intersectional oppressions. In addition, I am passionate about raising awareness and ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
  • Dara Hoffman-Fox – “As a gender-queer mental health counselor I know how challenging, overwhelming, and confusing it can be as a gender questioning, transgender, or nonbinary person.” They’ve also got a great YouTube channel, Conversations with a Gender Therapist that includes videos on gender questioning/transitioning and updates on Dara’s own gender identity and transition.
  • Gender Reveal – “Gender Reveal is a podcast for nonbinary folks, for people who don’t know what “nonbinary” means, and everyone in between.” An amazing podcast from Molly Woodstock; it’s thought provoking and funny.
  • Genderqueer.me – Micah identifies as non-binary and they’re “… a passionate advocate, educating people on transgender issues through workshops, media interviews, and blogging. It’s all volunteer work driven by a desire for change.” Their site has a TON of great resources, links, and writing.
  • Jackson Akitt – Jay’s photography is super, especially their non-binary portrait project. Checkout Jay’s Instagram, too.
  • Jackson Bird – A transgender guy, Harry Potter fan, and vlogger, Jack makes “…(hopefully) funny, (sometimes) educational videos for LGBTQ+ nerds like me and the people in our lives that want to understand us better.” His videos are, indeed, funny and educational, so many great videos!
  • Janitor Queer – “…I’ve been a janitor for the past 12 years. I’ve identified as genderqueer for about 14 years. But really, I’ve felt this since the age of 8 (the gender part, not the janitor part) I just didn’t have the words yet.” Lots of good resources and fun blogging (yes, the janitorial stuff, too!).
  • Them.us “Condé Nast today announced the launch of them, a next-generation community platform. them chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community.”
  • When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person”, Washington Post, September 20, 2014

Clothes, Fashion

  • Boi Society – “Boi Society is a creative group of individuals who identify on the queer spectrum around the world. Our mission is to provide education of our community to develop a more positive relationship within society.”
  • Dapper Boi – “The home of gender-neutral clothing offering a unique fit in a wide range of sizes.” I’ve got a pair of their jeans (pockets! and the small “change pocket” fits a cell phone!) and one of their swim sport compression tops and it is the tops!
  • DapperQ – “DapperQ is the premier queer style and empowerment website specifically for masculine presenting women and trans-identified individuals.”
  • I Dream of Dapper – “I Dream of Dapper was created to extinguish the idea of “menswear” or “womenswear” as an acceptable label for fashion styles.” Founder Bing has put the blog on (permanent) hiatus, but the blog’s archives will live on. Amazing photos of people being themselves!
  • Kirrin Finch – “We challenge fashion industry norms for what is considered menswear and womenswear and instead focus on creating great fitting clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident in who you are.” Gorgeous clothes!
  • Qwear – “Qwear showcases LGBTQIA+ modes of expression to expand our visual representation.”  Founder Sonny Oram was my first non-binary/moc fashion inspiration (that’s a description of my identity, not Sonny’s).