Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998

Mixed Media

News Sources

 Pink News

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/

Europe’s largest gay news service.

 

Transgender Zone

http://www.transgenderzone.com/

News source, forum, FtM-specific resources, shopping resources for those across the trans* spectrum, blog, etc.

 

Trans Forming Media

http://www.transformingmedia.blogspot.com/

Trans Forming Media’ is committed to media advocacy for the transsexual, transgender and intersex communities, as well as LGBTTI activism, feminism, spiritual emancipation, racial equality and following one’s heart no matter what!

 

Movies / Youtube

 

Boys and Bois

http://www.youtube.com/user/BoysandBois

A sexy load of Boys and Bois taking you on a journey through their adventures… Yeah, we’re trans…but we want to show that there’s more to us than just that.

I Am: Trans People Speak

http://www.transpeoplespeak.org/

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. Together we can make our own media and continue to make a positive change in the representation of transgender people. We do this by focusing on the full individual. Transgender people come from a range of experiences and backgrounds, including age, race, ethnicity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. This is the space to empower yourself and your community by sharing your own experiences.

This project will allow transgender people, family members, friends, and allies to: empower themselves through sharing their own experiences, be visible by participating in a nation-wide project, show the diversity of backgrounds and experiences that exist within
trans communities, provide a forum to learn about, connect with, and find support through the stories of other community members, and educate the public about the reality of transgender peoples lives and the unique challenges they face due to pervasive bias, stereotypes, and misunderstanding.

 

Sistah Sinema

http://www.sistahsinema.com/

Sistah Sinema started in Seattle, WA in January 2011. IOur goal is to become an international distribution network for Queer Women of Color cinema. Sistah Sinema screens movies featuring queer women of color at events in Seattle, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Portland. Their indiegogo campaign was a success! They are currently working with Busk films to make queer cinema featuring women of color available online.

 

GenderWHAT?! and ExpressionsGSM

http://genderwhat.tumblr.com/

GenderWHAT?! and ExpressionGSM are two new organizations at Arizona State University. There is no age restriction to attend any event, and you do not have to be a student to attend. GenderWHAT tumblr has event flyers for both groups.

 

Tomboy

(Netflix)

A French film about a pre-teen child exploring their gender identity.

 

TransGeneration

http://www.sundancechannel.com/transgeneration/about/

Across America, transgender college students are visible and political, and bravely challenge the status quo. In this eight-part original documentary series, filmmaker Jeremy Simmons follows a year in the lives of four transgender students as they define who they are and take control of their gender identity. Gabbie and Raci (born male, but now living as women) and Lucas and T.J. (born female, but now living as men) attend different campuses and come from varied social backgrounds, yet are all about to experience a pivotal moment in their lives.

 

Gender Rebel

http://www.logotv.com/shows/dyn/gender_rebel/series.jhtml

Three individuals shatter the confines of traditional gender identities. Watch the entire show online.

 

In the Life

http://www.itlmedia.org/

At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people were virtually invisible in media, IN THE LIFE became the first to bring real stories, struggles and issues about the LGBT experience into living rooms across the country. In our final episode, we look back on highlights from our 20 years on public television.

 

Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen

http://www.stillblackfilm.org/index.html

STILL BLACK: A Portrait of Black Transmen is brought to life by the stories of six thoughtful, eloquent and diverse transmen. Preachers, teachers, students and activists educate us simply by making their presence known. Each man brings a colorful and complex richness as he describes his relationship to himself, as well as others in his life. Director Kortney Ryan Ziegler, lets the subjects’ words and personalities dictate the images and film effects, and the black images on the white background play on the fact that issues concerning gender, race and sexuality are not and cannot be discussed in black and white terms. Clear voices speak on love, family, passing and sex.  The viewer is welcomed with vivid discussions of the connections they have to their bodies, social status and the consequences of being black, transgender and men.

 

Books / Publications

 

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law,

by Dean Spade

 

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith

 

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

by Julia Serano

 

Trans-Sister Radio

by Chris Bohjalian

 

Exile and Pride

by Eli Clare

 

Undoing Gender

by Judith Butler

 

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

by Judith Butler

 

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

by Kate Bornstein

 

Trans Bodies Trans Selves

http://www.transbodies.com/

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a resource guide for the transgender population, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and more. It is a place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life. Each chapter will be written by a separate transgender or genderqueer author, but to provide consistency of layout, message and tone, authors will be given guidelines and will work closely with the editor. The tone will promote trans-positive, feminist and genderqueer advocacy. Each chapter will contain references to resources such as books, movies, and organizations related to the chapter’s topic.

 

Transanthology

http://transanthology.com/

Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics
Edited by TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson

 

Original Plumbing

http://www.originalplumbing.com

Original Plumbing is the premier print magazine dedicated to the sexuality and culture of FTM trans guys.

Original Plumbing documents diversity within trans male lifestyles through photographic portraits and essays, personal narratives and interviews. We  feel that there is no single way to sum up what it means to be a trans man because we each have different beliefs, life experiences and relationships to our own bodies.

Original Plumbing is a quarterly print magazine by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, independently published and distributed out of Brooklyn, NY.

 

TransGuys

http://www.transguys.com/

Transguys.com is an internet magazine for trans men, complete with written features on a variety of topic, product reviews, polls & surveys, and links to trans guy’s blogs. There is also an events calendar to both list and view trans-related events.

 

META

http://metamag.tumblr.com/

META is a unique digital magazine which brings you the very best trans and genderqueer news and entertainment coverage, monthly. Its goal is to connect with a broad community of gender variant people and give them voice(s) in the media. META is written by trans people and their allies for trans people and their allies. Through in-depth features, community discourse, extensive fashion and arts coverage, celebrity interviews, comprehensive event listings, and charitable causes, META is a celebration of diversity. META is connected to the UK’s trans activism movement and is committed to challenging transphobia at every level. It’s dedicated to promoting positive self esteem and connectivity within the trans community, and aims to generate creativity, motivation and aspiration through inspiring imagery and positive ethos.

 

Trans Health Online Magazine
www.trans-health.com
An online magazine of health and fitness for transsexual and transgender people. Has interesting articles on fitness, transition and specific health needs/conditions, and hormone therapy.

 

Subtext Queer Arts Magazine

http://subtextqueerartsmagazine.tumblr.com/

We are the one-and-only LGBTQ Literary Magazine at the University of Florida. The organization is student-run an. After reviving the magazine for a Spring 2011 issue, we are continuing to think bigger and would love to continue publishing from all over the nation.

 

Filament Magazine

http://www.filamentmagazine.com/

**18+** Filament is a British magazine, which is available in most countries. Although it is ostensibly a women’s magazine and the photoshoots are of men (and couples that include men), they often use androgynous and genderqueer models.

 

Music / Auditory Media

 

Gendercast

http://www.gendercast.com/

Gendercast is a podcast exploration of gender and what is means to live in, challenge and exist beyond the binary. It is a conversation between all those who identify along the transmasculine spectrum and our allies and supporters. It is a commentary on our culture and a reflection on where we have come from and where we are headed.

 

CN Lester

http://www.cnlester.com/

Blog: http://cnlester.wordpress.com/\

CN Lester is a musician, writer, and activist. They work as both an alternative singer-songwriter and as a classical mezzo-soprano. CN was the co-founder of Queer Youth Network and the founder of the first Gay/Straight alliance in Britain. CN authors the blog A Gentleman and a Scholar.

 

The Cliks

http://www.thecliks.com/

Internationally-known indie / rock band from Canada. Frontman Lucas Silveira has been an out transman since the band’s formation and is the only remaining member of the original lineup.

 

Visual & Performing Arts

 

Transfigurations

http://www.janamarcus.com/docus/TransSlideShowintro/index.htm

Transfigurations aims to illuminate who transgender people are, a subject which the mainstream culture has often shadowed in mystery and misunderstood. Navigating the waters of gender politics, the work also explores what comprises masculinity and femininity. The knowledge transgender people have acquired speaks to bridging a gap between the sexes. They have experienced the world from both a female and a male perspective. They have created for themselves what they believe masculinity and femininity to be, and they have found the courage to be who they believe they were born to be, despite daunting odds, ridicule, hate-crimes and murder.

 

We Are the Youth

http://wearetheyouth.org/

We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the United States. Through photographic portraits and “as told to” interviews in the participants’ own voices, We Are the Youth captures the incredible diversity and uniqueness among the LGBT youth population. We Are the Youth addresses the lack of visibility of LGBT young people by providing a space to share stories in an honest and respectful way. As We Are the Youth expands, we aim to be even more geographically diverse.

 

Proudly African and Transgender: Portraits

http://www.blacklooks.org/2010/02/proudly-african-transgender/

Portraits and narratives of ten transgendered Africans from seven countries in East and Southern Africa by Gabrielle Le Roux in partnership withIGLHRC exhibited for the first time by Amnesty International – Amsterdam.