What does it mean to identify as Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC)?

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What does it mean to identify as Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC)?

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About this course: In the last decade transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals have become increasingly visible in our families, culture, and public discourse. This course explores the concept of gender identity for people who are curious about the nature of gender, the process of gender affirmation, or changing social dynamics. Participants will learn the unique challenges faced by the TGNC population as well as develop the skills to build inclusive spaces in all spheres of their life. This course was developed under the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education at the University of Minnesota.

Created by:  University of Minnesota
  • Taught by:  Rebecc…

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About this course: In the last decade transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals have become increasingly visible in our families, culture, and public discourse. This course explores the concept of gender identity for people who are curious about the nature of gender, the process of gender affirmation, or changing social dynamics. Participants will learn the unique challenges faced by the TGNC population as well as develop the skills to build inclusive spaces in all spheres of their life. This course was developed under the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education at the University of Minnesota.

Created by:  University of Minnesota
  • Taught by:  Rebecca Graetz, EdD, Instructor

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WEEK 1


Welcome!



In the last decade transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals have become increasingly visible in our families and culture. This course explores the concept of gender identity for people who are interested in the nature of gender, the process of gender affirmation, or changing social dynamics. Participants will learn the unique challenges faced by individuals within the TGNC population as well as develop the skills to build inclusive spaces in all spheres of their life. Each module will contain original video content, readings, and other multimedia to enhance the learning experience. Throughout the course, participants will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge via short multiple choice quizzes and/or discussion sections that challenge you to reflect on your learning experiences. This course was developed under the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education at the University of Minnesota.


1 video, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Welcome Message - Dr. Eli Coleman
  2. Reading: Pre-Assessment


WEEK 2


Introduction to Gender Identity



Gender identity is a wide spectrum beyond the binary of male and female. Each and every one of us has a gender identity innate to our experience as humans. While gender is all around us, much remains unknown about the development of gender identity. This module introduces the basics of gender and explores how gender affects our daily lives.


11 videos, 18 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Gender Identity - Nova Bradford
  2. Reading: Gender and Sexuality
  3. Reading: The Language of Gender
  4. Video: Gender Identity - Dr. Katie Spencer
  5. Reading: Additional Resources
  6. Reading: An Introduction to Transgender People
  7. Reading: Understanding Transgender People
  8. Reading: Understanding the Transgender Community
  9. Reading: Understanding Non-Binary People
  10. Video: Gender Queer - Dr. G. Zachariah White
  11. Video: Pronouns - Nova Bradford
  12. Reading: Gender Pronouns
  13. Reading: Why Pronouns Matter for Trans People
  14. Video: Importance of Language - Dr. G. Zachariah White
  15. Reading: Questionable Questions
  16. Reading: Pronoun Game
  17. Reading: Additional Resources
  18. Video: Evolution's Rainbow - Dr. Joan Roughgarden
  19. Reading: Nature and sex redefined – we have never been binary
  20. Reading: Between the (Gender) Lines
  21. Video: "Should research focus on the genetic basis of transgender identities?" - Dr. Brian Rood
  22. Reading: Additional Resources
  23. Video: Introduction to Dysphoria and Mental Health - Nova Bradford
  24. Video: Gender Dysphoria - Dr. Katie Spencer
  25. Video: History of TGNC People and Mental Illness - Cei Lambert
  26. Video: Working with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Populations - Dr. G. Zachariah White
  27. Reading: American Psychological Association
  28. Reading: Probing the Complexities of Transgender Mental Health
  29. Reading: Additional Resources

Graded: Terminology and Language
Graded: Science of Gender
Graded: Science of Gender and Mental Health

WEEK 3


Digital Stories
A collection of first-person narratives exploring the ups and downs of daily life as a transgender or gender nonconforming (TGNC) individual from several points of view.


14 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Digital Stories - Nova Bradford
  2. Video: This is Ben
  3. Video: This is Leonardo
  4. Video: This is Paula
  5. Video: This is Maya
  6. Video: This is Samwise
  7. Video: This is CeCe
  8. Video: This is Anne
  9. Reading: Transgender Oral History Project
  10. Reading: Additional Resources
  11. Video: Our Story as Parents - Chris and Sarah
  12. Video: Parenting, Family and Divorce - Paula Overby
  13. Video: This is our family - Ben and Katrina-Marie
  14. Video: Losing Friends and Keeping Friends - Chris, Sarah and Maya
  15. Reading: Parenting Non-Binary Kids
  16. Video: Dating before Transition - Maya
  17. Video: My Spouse - Ben


WEEK 4


Understanding the Process of Gender Affirmation
Developing a healthy gender is a lifelong process. For individuals that identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, the process of gender affirmation can take many forms as they age from children to older adults.


8 videos, 10 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Gender Affirmation - Nova Bradford
  2. Video: Gender Creative or Expansive Children - Dr. Dianne Berg
  3. Reading: Supporting Gender Independent Children and Their Families
  4. Video: Informed Consent and Adolescents - Dr. Dianne Berg
  5. Video: Gender Affirming Medical Care for Youth - Dr. Eric Meininger
  6. Reading: The K-12 Binary
  7. Reading: Additional Resources (Children)
  8. Reading: Additional Resources (Youth)
  9. Video: Gender Dysphoria and Gender Affirmation - Dr. Brian Rood
  10. Video: Medical Transition - Cei Lambert
  11. Reading: Here’s What Trans People Who Aren’t Medically Transitioning Want You To Know
  12. Video: Aging and Transgender Populations - Phil Duran
  13. Reading: Truth and Transgender at 70
  14. Reading: The Challenge of Being Transgender in a Nursing Home
  15. Reading: Additional Resources
  16. Reading: The Why, When, and How of Coming Out
  17. Video: Coming out to Family - Ben
  18. Reading: Coming Out Again, 10 Years Later

Graded: Gender Affirmation: Children and Youth

WEEK 5


History and Culture



From advocacy to sports, transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals have made significant contributions to our culture. Learn about the history of prominent TGNC individuals and movements while contributing to the discussion of how these figures (and many others) have been portrayed by the media.


7 videos, 13 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Historical Roles, Media and Culture - Nova Bradford
  2. Video: Black Excellence Tour - CeCe McDonald
  3. Reading: Transgender History in the United States
  4. Reading: S.T.A.R
  5. Video: Brief History of Medical Care - Dr. Katie Spencer
  6. Video: Personal Interest in History of LGBT Community - Anne
  7. Reading: Jenner: 40 Years After Gold
  8. Reading: Additional Resources
  9. Video: Theater as Therapy - Dr. G. Zachariah White
  10. Reading: Andrea Jenkins
  11. Reading: Lee Mokobe
  12. Reading: Julia Serano
  13. Reading: Rae Spoon
  14. Reading: Additional Resources
  15. Video: Media - Ben
  16. Video: Trans Visibility - Samwise
  17. Reading: Transparent
  18. Reading: Janet Mock - "Revealing Caitlyn Jenner"
  19. Reading: Sense8
  20. Reading: Economics and the transgender community
  21. Discussion Prompt: Visibility of Transgender Populations

Graded: History

WEEK 6


Society and Public Policy in the United States



Anti-transgender policy discussions from "Bathroom Bills" to open participation in the military have been on the forefront of national conversation for the last decade. This module will delve into the disparities that transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals face in society at large from healthcare to incarceration and discrimination.


21 videos, 29 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Society and Public Policy in the United States - Nova Bradford
  2. Reading: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  3. Reading: 2015 U.S Transgender Survey
  4. Video: Discrimination and Bathroom Policies - Dr. Joan Roughgarden
  5. Video: Employee Benefits and Access to Care - Phil Duran
  6. Video: Youth, Schools and Legal Issues - Phil Duran
  7. Video: Legal Barriers and Identity Documents - Phil Duran
  8. Video: Title IX - Phil Duran
  9. Video: Insurance and ACA - Samwise
  10. Video: Policy and Patients - Dr. Eric Meininger
  11. Reading: Intersectionality Fact Sheet
  12. Video: Intersectionality - CeCe McDonald
  13. Reading: It's Incredibly Scary to Be a Transgender Woman of Color Right Now
  14. Video: Machismo - Dr. Leonaro Candelario
  15. Video: Puerto Rico and Gender - Dr. Leonardo Candelario
  16. Reading: Transgender Latina Immigrants in U.S. Societies
  17. Reading: Being Disabled and Transgender
  18. Reading: Additional Resources
  19. Reading: Housing & Homelessness
  20. Video: Culture Competency and Working with Homeless Transgender Youth - Avenues for Homeless Youth
  21. Video: Transphobia, Homophobia and Discrimination - Avenues for Homeless Youth
  22. Reading: "I Can't Keep Living Like This"
  23. Video: Transphobia - Phil Duran
  24. Reading: The Transgender Crucible
  25. Reading: Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2017
  26. Reading: Additional Resources
  27. Reading: 'That's my sister': transgender life in jail and on the street
  28. Video: Prison Industrial Complex - CeCe McDonald
  29. Reading: CeCe McDonald and A Roadmap for Change
  30. Reading: Is A Georgia Prison Trying To Cover Up The Rape Of A Transgender Woman?
  31. Reading: A Grim Reminder: Solitary Confinement is Deadly for Trans Folks
  32. Reading: Additional Resources
  33. Video: Introduction to Healthcare Disparities for Transgender Populations - Nova Bradford
  34. Reading: Transgender Healthcare Equality
  35. Reading: Transgender People Still Experience Barriers to Healthcare
  36. Reading: Southern Comfort
  37. Video: HIV in Transgender Populations - Dr. Brian Rood
  38. Video: Medical Transition and Mental Health - Samwise
  39. Video: Out of Pocket Costs - Phil Duran
  40. Video: Healthcare Disparities for Youth - Dr. Eric Meininger
  41. Reading: Transgender health care horror stories
  42. Reading: Additional Resources
  43. Reading: Being Transgender in the Military - Aaron Belkin
  44. Reading: Transgender, at War and in Love
  45. Reading: Transgender National Guard Troops - Minnesota
  46. Video: Military Experience - Anne
  47. Reading: Transgender Service Members Can Now Serve Openly, Carter Announces
  48. Reading: Transgender Military in the United States
  49. Reading: The VA Just Dealt a Big Blow to Transgender Veterans
  50. Reading: Additional Resources

Graded: Pop Quiz!
Graded: Legal Policy
Graded: Intersectionality
Graded: Homelessness
Graded: Incareceration
Graded: Transgender Healthcare
Graded: Military Personnel

WEEK 7


Creating Inclusive Spaces



Creating inclusive spaces for transgender populations can be done with positive awareness. From becoming an actionable ally to helping workplace and school transition spaces to promoting transgender awareness and acceptance will bring the inclusiveness all populations and not just those who are different from ourselves.


13 videos, 9 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Creating Inclusive Spaces for Trans People - Nova Bradford
  2. Video: Being an Ally and Advocate - Dr. Katie Spencer
  3. Reading: Supporting the Transgender People in Your Life: A Guide to Being a Good Ally
  4. Reading: Additional Resources
  5. Video: Transition in the Workplace - Ben
  6. Video: Transition in the Workplace - Paula Overby
  7. Reading: Transgender Visibility in the Workplace
  8. Reading: At Work in Two Genders
  9. Reading: Trans Toolkit for Employers
  10. Video: Gender Inclusive Spaces in Schools - Phil Duran
  11. Reading: Gender Inclusive Schools Toolkit
  12. Video: Host Home Experience - Avenues for Homeless Youth
  13. Video: Inclusive Spaces for Homeless Transgender Youth - Avenues for Homeless Youth
  14. Video: Inclusive Clinics - Samwise
  15. Reading: 10 Things: Creating Inclusive Healthcare Environments for LGBT People
  16. Video: Public Inclusive Spaces - Cei Lambert
  17. Reading: Additional Resources
  18. Video: Looking Forward - Paula Overby
  19. Video: TGNC Rights - Phil Duran
  20. Video: Thinking Outside the Box - Avenues for Homeless Youth
  21. Video: Uplifting Others - CeCe McDonald
  22. Reading: Post-Assessment

Graded: Allydom
Graded: Gender in the Workplace
Graded: Inclusive Spaces
Graded: Creating Inclusive Spaces and Enviroments

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