Today marks the first day of Lesbian Visibility Week! We hope you enjoy TransLash’s trans-affirming resource guide for lesbians of all backgrounds –– featuring grants, communities, articles, and more. Happy reading and happy Lesbian Visibility Week!
Studies, Articles, & Information
- Elder transgender lesbians: exploring the intersection of age, lesbian sexual identity, and transgender identity, Taylor & Francis Online
- Equal Engineer’s 7 Things We Learned From Lesbian Visibility Week includes statistics to help us better understand the systems at play that need changing, as well as offering a breakdown of the 5 pillars for creating psychological safety.
- DIVA Media Group’s Lesbian Visibility Week website has a schedule of panels to watch and learn from lined up – from Lesbian Voices Seldom Heard to; Inclusion in Sports; and more.
- Sex With Trans Women 101: A Guide for Queer Cis Women, by Ana Valens
- Trans people aren’t ‘erasing lesbians’ like me – I’ll fight for equality standing side-by-side with them, by Carrie Lyell
Publications & Writers to Support
- Autostraddle.com, an independent publication and social network for lesbian, bisexual, and queer woman (as well as non-binary people).
- Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, a blog that often reports on trans news before anyone else does.
- GodImSuchADyke | account featuring lesbian film, art, and culture: Instagram, Twitter
- Abeni Jones | editor and writer for Autostraddle.com: Instagram, Twitter
- Ana Valens | author, columnist: Instagram, Twitter
Organizations to Follow
- The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.
- The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is a publicly funded organization that works to advance LGBTQIA human rights around the globe. Go to their site for funds, articles, publications, and more: Instagram, Twitter
- Lesbians Who Tech | Global community of 70,000 LGBTQ women, trans & non-binary folks & our allies in tech: Instagram, Twitter
- National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal org advancing the civil rights of all LGBTQIA people & our families: Website, Twitter
- The Transgender Lesbians Tumblr is a directory/support blog for girls to connect with each other and relate with their experiences.
- The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
- The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities.
- APIQWTC is a fun, welcoming, multi-generational group of Asian & Pacific islander queer women and transgender people in the Bay Area, who are building community together.
- Black Lesbian and Queer Digital Residency Fund provides digital residencies in the form of micro grants to scholars, archivists, artists, and content creators on Instagram with the goal of creating more digital spaces and giving more support to the spaces that already exist.
- GLMA (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association): Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality has a Lesbian Health Fund meant to help to improve the health of lesbians and sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research.
Submit any useful trans/non-binary/intersex/two-spirit Lesbian Visibility Week resource links that we may have missed here.
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