Gender Resources for Parents and Teachers

Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution! is the perfect way to start a conversation with kid about important topics like gender, activism, police, and social justice. We have created resources that will help you talk to the children you love, even if you don’t know much about Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.

Included in Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution! are fun facts, timelines, and background information designed for young readers, as well as activities and art project instructions for parents and teachers. Below find additional resources that will help you talk about gender and transgender history with confidence.

Using Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution! to talk about trans history: a digital workshop

Wondering how to talk to your children about transgender history, gender, police, and activism? Last year, Teshika Silver and I gave a workshop on just that topic to the Family Equality Council. We talked about our approach to making transgender history accessible to young readers, the art of Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution!, and … Continue reading Using Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution! to talk about trans history: a digital workshop

Teachable Trans History: Sylvia Rivera

Recently, I introduced a new feature called “teachable trans history,” designed to make it easier for community educators, activists, scholars, and classroom teachers to share transgender history.  I am compiling primary sources, videos, and other resources you can use to bring transgender history to life.  This time, I’m covering Sylvia Rivera. First things first: huge … Continue reading Teachable Trans History: Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, Guiding Stars

Transgender history is filled with examples of transgender people helping each other survive.  These projects of mutual support are some of our community’s most powerful forms of resistance.  Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson are two such revolutionaries whose thinking can guide our movement.  Together, Rivera and Johnson founded the organization STAR, which remains an … Continue reading Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, Guiding Stars

Four ways that Transgender and Queer People Supported Each Other before Stonewall

The Stonewall Riots are often described as the beginning of the LGBT movement, but nothing could be further from the truth.  Transgender and queer people have been resisting state violence long before 1968.  Here are five ways that transgender and queer people in New York City supported each other and resisted state violence before the … Continue reading Four ways that Transgender and Queer People Supported Each Other before Stonewall