Welcome to PIOW’s Trans Inclusion Resource Hub. On this page, you’ll find a video playlist with full event recordings and highlights, recent blog posts addressing trans equity and inclusion, answers to DEI & community FAQs, and a list nonprofit organizations working to support transgender communities across New England and beyond. Scroll to learn more or click below to jump to each section:
On Transgender Day of Visibility and year-round, we celebrate our trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse community members.
For the purposes of this resource page, we’ll primarily use the terms “trans” and “non-binary” to refer to folks who identify as transgender or hold an identity that can be recognized as part of the broader trans community. Some of these identities include, but are not limited to, transmasc, transfem, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender diverse, gender expansive, two-spirit, and androgynous.
PIOW Trans Inclusion Video Playlist
Pride in Our Workplace produces several virtual education panels and interview series each year. If you missed any of our transgender and non-binary inclusion programming or if you need a refresher, you will find all of our videos on this topic in the playlist to the right.
Out&Equal offers our favorite guide for anyone hoping to learn more about pronouns and why they matter. Check out What’s Your Pronoun? Strategies for Inclusion in the Workplace for best practices in asking and offering pronouns, updating corporate email signatures, and scripted examples of everyday conversations.
Looking for additional resources? Go to MyPronouns.org to explore answers to frequently asked questions at your own pace.
In 2021, Out Leadership released The Business Leader’s Guide to Trans Equality in the U.S.. This report defines terms relevant to the trans experience, provides data points that illustrate the lived inequities faced by trans individuals, and applies this data to inform recommended best practices for corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
I AM: Trans People Speak is a video project raising awareness about the diversity that exists within transgender communities. It gives a voice to transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies.
Honoring Transgender Day of Visibility and Transgender Day of Remembrance
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Call (877) 565-8860 or visit them online.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. Chat with a trained counselor via call or text.
Live Another Day is dedicated to providing equal access to life-saving substance abuse and mental health resources. The site features QTBIPOC recovery guide as well as curated lists of the top-rated rehab centers throughout the country.
Detox Local acts as a resource with extensive information on safely quitting drugs and alcohol, as well as guides for QTPOC and LGBTQ folx.
Locate drug rehab facilities near you that provide LGBTQIA+ clients with an inclusive and accepting place for addiction recovery through evidence-based treatment for substance abuse, sexual health and mental health.
Best Practices for Reporting
If you’re writing a story about trans folks, make sure to check out GLAAD’s Media Reference Guide with best practices in writing respectful and authentic articles about the trans experience.