Teaching Transgender Toolkit
As an increasing number of transgender people come out, there is an obvious need to provide culturally competent and fully inclusive education and services for this population. Transgender people continue to face discrimination, prejudice and violence. But research indicates that education is a powerful tool in reducing discrimination and creating social change.
The Teaching Transgender Toolkit is a collection of resources and lesson plans for teaching transgender-related information to a variety of audiences, including high school and college students, educational professionals, medical and social service providers, community groups and faith communities, and more. This toolkit enables facilitators and trainers to provide the most accurate and effective practical training, toward the goal of increasing awareness, empathy and skills.
The toolkit includes extensive resources for facilitators: using self-assessment tools, handling self-disclosure, understanding transgender terminology, handling common challenges, creating supportive environments and organizing guest speakers and panels. There are 30 lesson plans that can work as standalone lessons, but also work well combined with others in the toolkit to create a longer training.