Excluding Trans Women From Women Only Spaces: What This Policy Renders Invisible

Post by Lisa Harney from the Questioning Transphobia blog that addresses ideas of shared experiences of girlhood, the relationships between the trans exclusion and other forms of oppression, and ideas of safety as linked to trans women's inclusion in womens' spaces. This post is a summary and response to Re/Defining Gender and Sex: Educating for Trans, Transsexual, and Intersex Access and Inclusion to Sexual Assault Centres and Transition Houses by Caroline White.

Frustration: a collection of writings by Julia Serano

From the author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity: "a collection of [Serano's] ongoing thoughts and rants related to the topic of trans woman-exclusion and the even more pervasive problem of trans woman irrelevancy within current transgender, queer, and lesbian communities and politics."

How to Be a Trans Ally

Developed by Brett-Genny Janiczek Beemyn Director, The Stonewall Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Some material adapted from the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance:

Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (February 2011)

From the National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Transgender Discrimination Survey is the first large-scale national study of discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming Americans, and paints a more complete picture than any prior research to date.

List of Relevant Terms

With this list of definitions we hope to help generate a better understanding of why it is important to support trans women's inclusion at Rivers of Honey.

Trans Inclusion Policy Manual For Women’s Organizations

Written by Julie Darke & Allison Cope for the Women/Trans Dialogue Planning Committee and the Trans Alliance Society of Vancouver, BC, Canada in Winter 2002:

This manual was written to assist women’s services, including transition houses, sexual assault centres, and women’s centres, in developing trans inclusive policies. It is designed for services with a desire to begin the process of creating inclusive and accessible organizations.