Click the link below to learn what the the steps are in Tennessee for changing your transgender or nonbinary child's name
Wanna know more about why "X" is being used as a pronoun? Check out Bitch Media's article about this symbol of inclusivity, how it helps to normalize a non-binary approach toward identity, and how it helps to challenge the toxic political drama that we have all become more than accustomed to in the United States.
Rediscovering Eve Adams, the Radical Lesbian Activist
is an informative article about the brief life of Eve Adams, a lesbian who authored "Lesbian Love," was arrested, deported from America, and then murdered at Auschwitz. Eve Adams may be responsible for writing what might be the first ethnography of American lesbian life.
The Importance of Gender Affirming Care for Transgender & Gender Expansive Youth is a blog that provides important information from healthcare professionals about medically supporting our gender-diverse youth. This article is helpful especially for parents.
Jay Young provides info re: building the masculine physique in an article from Men's Health.
Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults
- A Project by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre
Farrah Lirises provides info re: body feminizing workouts for trans women & femmes.
Aydian Dowling provides a basic workout routine for masculinizing your body.
I AM: Trans People Speak is a project to raise awareness
about the diversity that exists within transgender communities. It gives a voice to transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies. This is the space to empower yourself and your community by sharing
your own experiences.
We continue to do everything we can to bring the State of Tennessee closer to a more accepting and affirming place to live through advocacy, challenging systems of oppression and helping our communities. Here are some of our interactions with media
Article titled, "Bathroom Bill Nixed to Relief of LGBT Community" by Jenna Stambaugh on May 26, 2022 regarding a failed attempt by Tennessee legislators to pass a ridiculously transphobic bill that would have criminalized business owners, and tax paying, enconomy-contributing citizens. This article includes quotes from Shannon Brown, Appalachian OUTreach's President, about the myths, danger of such legislation, and bringing attention to what the actual danger is that exists in bathrooms.
Article titled, "A Bridge To Pride" by Jenna Stambaugh on June 14, 2021 regarding the activism at the bridge in Alcoa during Pride month, thanks to bravery of Blount County teens Carmen McClain and her girlfriend, Jasmine Martinez. The article includes quotes from Shannon Brown, Appalachian OUTreach's President, about the importance of supporting our LGBTQ+ teens.
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