Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-08-31
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Announcing Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Second Edition, Release Date: April 15, 2022
-- From a press release
2022-03-31

This article shared 830 times since Thu Mar 31, 2022
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


NEW YORK CITY, New York, March 31, 2022—The Trans Bodies, Trans Selves board is proud to announce the release of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves' second edition, published April 15, 2022. The Trans Bodies Trans Selvessecond edition is 50 pages longer than the first, and includes thousands of new contributors with an emphasis on uplifting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) trans voices. We have updated our original 25 chapters with new material from over 250 trans subject-matter experts, new art, brand new first-person narratives from a survey of over 2,000 trans voices, a foreword written by Kai Cheng Thom, and afterward written by Jennifer Finney Boylan. The second edition is more timely than ever, as more than 220 anti-trans state laws have been proposed since 2021, limiting healthcare, public space, and athletics access for millions of trans people. The new edition includes extensive new material on trans youth and adolescents. The second edition of Trans Bodies pre-orders are already #1 on Amazon's "Gay & Lesbian" list, generating significant buzz for this essential resource.

The new edition of TBTS reflects the enormous increase of trans media representation, social awareness about gender expansive people, and changes in legal protections. Updates include reflections on: changes in language used by trans communities, the role of social media in trans lives, new diagrams illustrating updated surgical techniques, and increased exploration of the challenges and complexities within diverse trans communities. It includes hundreds of academic citations, online resources, and over 60 pages devoted specifically to topics affecting trans and gender expansive children and young adults. This information is vital now more than ever, especially for physicians, therapists, teachers, and parents of trans & gender expansive youth. [we should add some specific, chapter names, authors of note?]

"This new edition of 'Trans Bodies Trans Selves' could not come at a better time," said Kelsey Pacha, President, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves board. "As we see the trans and non-binary communtiies under attack, from anti-trans legislation to the continuing epeidemic of violence, partilcularly targeting trans people of color, this updated resoucesis more important than ever for parents, families, advocates, journalists and most importantly, trans and non-binary people. Trans Bodies Trans Selves is not just about information, it is about seeing ourselves, telling our stories and creating community," continued Kelsey.

"As a contributor to this new edition, I am so proud to lift up this extraordinary and even more comprehensive resource," The lack of information and worse, misinformation, particularly about youth and adolescents - is dangerous and harmful," xxx continues. "This new edition can help families navigate their child's journey as a trans or nonbinary person and provide life-saving guidance to those working with trans youth in any professional capacity," concluded Anneliese Singh, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Editing Team and co-author of A Clinician's Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients.

"This new edition of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves has been updated in the spirit of the first edition and with the same values - it is an expansive, intersectional resource guide on all facets of the lives of trans and nonbinary people of all ages and reflects the many things we have learned as well as acknowledging the progress the community has made in the last eight years. From the critical information related to self-awareness, identity and transition to the ways in which faith & religion, immigration status, race & ethnicity and so many other parts of our complex identities are impacted by our gender identity, this new edition will be a touchstone for a new generation of trans and nonbinary people of all ages, as well as their families and the communities and service providers that care about them/us."—Laura Erickson-Schroth, Founder of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves and Editor of the second edition.

"The past several years have brought unprecedented visibility but has also prompted a tremendous backlash on attacks on trans communities from anti-trans groups and longtime anti-LGBTQ organizations," said Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a prominent transgender activist, icon, and community leader. "As a trans person with a platform, we must all raise our voices to educate enlighten and advocate for trans people, especially trans youth and communities of color, who are most vulnerable to the attacks and the ongoing trauma, transphobia and anti-trans violence rampant in the past few years that has horrifically escalated in state legislatures this year," continued the historical figure. "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is one of the tools that will hopefully educate people, so they can break through the misinformation that's out there," concluded Major, a veteran of the infamous Stonewall Riots, and executive director of the House of GG, a retreat center for trans and gender nonconforming leaders from the Southern U.S.

The first edition of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (TBTS) ( global.oup.com/academic/product/trans-bodies-trans-selves-9780199325351 ) is one of the most widely-cited and encompassing resources available dedicated to the transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive communities, written by hundreds of trans contributors. The first edition of TBTS is used in libraries, classrooms, nonprofits, medical schools and clinics, and thousands of homes. The first edition of TBTS also garnered extensive media coverage and came at a critical time for the trans and gender expansive community, allies and so many others for whom the book was a reference and touchstone for information.

Visibility of transgender, gender expansive, and nonbinary people has exploded over the past decade. An increasing number of Americans—over 4 in 10 people—know a transgender person (. v ) and/or a person who goes by a pronoun other than "he" or "she." Furthermore, an increasing number of youth are identifying underneath the transgender umbrella ( www.thetrevorproject.org/research-briefs/data-on-transgender-youth/ ) , especially as nonbinary. More and more healthcare, educational, and social services providers are aware of their need for up-to-date best practice information on how to best serve their trans constituencies. Although there are increasingly diverse and authentic representations of trans communities in the media, there has been a notablepolitical backlash against transgender people, especially trans children and adolescents ( www.nytimes.com/2022/03/01/us/texas-child-abuse-trans-youth.html ). It is vital now, more than ever, for those with diverse gender identities, their loved ones, and their providers to have as much current information on trans and gender expansive communities as possible.

The mission of the Trans Bodies, Trans Selves organization is to improve the world for trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive people in all our diversity through offering reliable information and education, connection and discussion, visibility about the diversity of our community and our issues, and activism about needs of our community. The right resources for trans and gender expansive people, our loved ones, and our providers can make all the difference in creating a better world.


This article shared 830 times since Thu Mar 31, 2022
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Book censorship focus of public comments at Lincolnwood Public Library Board of Trustees meeting
2022-11-30
During the closed door portion of the regularly scheduled Lincolnwood Public Library Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 28 at Lincolnwood Village Hall, Library Defense members hosted a Freadom Book Swap outside of the building. Library Defense ...


Gay News

Body Hack presents Nuestros Lazos Festival for and by trans and queer people of color
2022-11-30
-- From a press release - This December, Body Hack joins forces with Kiki House of Prince, for the first time to create a spectacular festival complete with panels, workshops, the long awaited Maxi Kiki Ball and a dope afterparty, done Body ...


Gay News

GLAAD responds to renaming of Monkeypox
2022-11-30
-- From a press release - (New York, NY) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement recommending a new ...


Gay News

Record 120 U.S. cities excel in protecting LGBTQ+ rights per HRC LGBTQ+ Equality Index
2022-11-30
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with The ...


Gay News

State of LGBTQ+ Equality in nine Illinois municipalities detailed in HRC Index
2022-11-30
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with The ...


Gay News

Landmark step toward equality: Senate passes bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act
2022-11-29
-- From press releases - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — today celebrated the bipartisan passage of the Respect ...


Gay News

Taskforce Community Services holds Thanksgiving Dinner.
2022-11-28
On the evening of November 21, Taskforce Prevention and Community Services held a Thanksgiving dinner for clients and supporters at its office at 9 N. Cicero. The event also featured a raffle and impromptu vogue session. ...


Gay News

Trans-Giving brings Trans Awareness Week to meaningful close
2022-11-28
On the evening of Nov. 20, the close of Transgender Awareness Week was acknowledged with Trans-Giving, an event both celebrating transgender lives and accomplishments, and remembering those lost to anti-trans violence in 2022. The sold-out dinner, ...


Gay News

WORLD Church of England, World Cup news, court rulings, Justin Trudeau
2022-11-27
The Church of England is defending the scrutinized guidance for its 4,700 primary schools on LGBTQ+ issues, claiming that it doesn't allow students as young as 5 to self-identify as the opposite sex, The Christian Post ...


Gay News

Transgender Day of Resilience: Town Hall panelists tackle allyship, discrimination and immigration
2022-11-23
Brave Space Alliance (BSA), Life Is Work (LIW) and Chicago Therapy Collective (CTC) hosted three free events across the city that they named—TDOR Weekend: A New Era, Together— to celebrate ...


Gay News

Trans Day of Remembrance 2022: Chicagoans remember Elise Malary
2022-11-21
Dozens of community members and advocates gathered in Andersonville the afternoon of Nov. 20, braving cold temperatures to honor the memory of activist Elise Malary. The event, a collaboration between local organizations that included Chicago Therapy ...


Gay News

Brave Space Alliance releases statement on forensic audit of organizational finances
2022-11-21
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, IL - The Board of Directors ("Board") of Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has sent a report to the Illinois Attorney General Office's Charitable Trust Bureau outlining the findings of ...


Gay News

GLAAD responds to mass shooting in Colorado Springs
2022-11-20
-- From a press release - (New York, NY - November 20, 2022) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs that killed ...


Gay News

HRC responds to fatal shooting at LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs
2022-11-20
-- From a press release - Colorado Springs, CO — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, responded to media reports of a fatal shooting at Club Q in Colo ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Respect for Marriage Act, lesbian judge, gay official resigns
2022-11-20
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said that debate on the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) is suspended and will continue on Nov. 28, when the Senate reconvenes after Thanksgiving, LGBTQ Nation reported. The RFMA ...


 




Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor


 

Sponsor


Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.