Gender identity

How to ask someone about their gender

Personal guide to why questions about gender are problematic, with specific examples, and suggestions for better ways to handle the question if the information is truly needed.

#genderUX

A simple and clear guide to help developers and designers understand when and how to ask for a user's gender on forms. Very helpful with specific examples.

"Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected" by the African American Policy Forum

In 2014, a 12-year-old girl faced expulsion and criminal charges after writing “hi” on a locker room wall of her Georgia middle school, and a Detroit honors student was suspended for her entire senior year for accidently bringing a pocketknife to a football game.

Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

System-wide changes to the culture and climate in higher education are needed to prevent and effectively respond to sexual harassment. There is no evidence that current policies, procedures, and approaches—which often focus on symbolic compliance with the law and on avoiding liability—have resulted in a significant reduction in sexual harassment.

Does Your Institution Foster a Culture of Sexual Harassment?

A new report outlines how academic institutions create a culture in which sexual harassment can run rampant. Here are some questions, drawn from the report, to help gauge your institution’s culture.

Reducing Harassment In Science: Funding Follows Trainees

This is the fifth post in a series suggesting changes to the systems of scientific training that may reduce the frequency or severity of harassment and discrimination against scientific trainees. Part 1 is herePart 2 is here

Know Your Rights: Witnessing Sexual Harassment at Work

What Is Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination that violates federal law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Illegal workplace sexual harassment can happen between people of the same gender, different genders, coworkers, an employee and a client or customer, or an employee and their supervisor, among others. Harassment can occur almost anywhere, including in the workplace, at a work-related event outside of the workplace, or during work travel.

Library of Congress on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events.

Being African American & LGBTQ: An Introduction

This resource is specific to the experiences of LGBTQ people living in the United States who identify as African American.

the straight for equality ally spectrum

Straight for Equality is a program of PFLAG National designed to invite, educate, and engage allies in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality.

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