Trans Awareness Week

This week is Trans Awareness Week, a great opportunity for individuals, organisations and workplaces to come together to learn about gender diversity, celebrate identity, and take action against discrimination. Trans Awareness Week is celebrated in the week leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance, an important day that memorializes victims of transphobic violence.

This week gives allies, schools, workplaces, and the trans community a chance to learn about gender diversity, celebrate identity and take action against discrimination. The Charles Sturt Library would like to celebrate Trans Awareness Week by sharing some of our online resources that explore this topic:

  • Transgender Health – This online journal is the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to addressing the healthcare needs of transgender individuals throughout their lifespan and identifying gaps in knowledge as well as priority areas where policy development and research are needed to achieve healthcare equity.
  • Introduction to transgender studies – This is the first introductory eText for transgender studies at all levels, from first year to graduate coursework. It encompasses and connects global contexts, intersecting identities, historic and contemporary issues, literature, history, politics, art, and culture.
  • Treasure: from tragedy to transjustice, mapping a Detroit story – The majority of the victims of hate violence homicides in the United States are transgender women. Transgender people of colour are six times more likely to experience physical violence from the police. Shelly “Treasure” Hillard, a young African American transwoman, died violently in 2011. She is one of many, and this eVideo shares her story.
  • Transgender and the literary Imagination: Changing gender in twentieth-century writing – This eBook is the first full length study to revisit twentieth century narratives and their afterlives, examining the extent to which they have reflected, shaped or transformed changing understandings of gender. It focuses on literary fiction by British, Irish and American authors, life writing and adaptation for stage and screen.
  • ‘This Is Who I Am’: Narratives of Transgender People ‘Doing Transgender’ through Intersecting Identities – This narrative study explored the intersectionality of race, class, religion, and gender identity along with implications of “doing gender” as transgender people. The narrative approach enabled transgender people to serve as subjects of their own story, rather than as objects of a research study.

If you need any help accessing these resources, or would like more information on this topic, please contact us at the Library. If these resources or this topic have caused you any distress, please contact the Charles Sturt student counselling service, Lifeline, or QLife to get help.