Marking the publication of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, edited by Abbie Goldberg and Genny Beemyn, a 90-minute panel discussion featuring contributors to that pioneering work addressed priorities they have in ensuring the new U.S. president protects and advances trans rights. Given the amount of legislation attacking trans rights in state legislatures, the panel broadened its remit to look at the situation in statehouses and school districts, too.
The March 29 event, which can be viewed below, was sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Stonewall Center and Clark University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and co-sponsored by UMass Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and the Five College Queer, Trans, and Sexuality Studies Certificate. A second webinar, “The State of Trans Studies in the 2020s,” will take place on April 7.
Panelists for the March 29 event (and their contribution to the encyclopedia) were:
- Kylar Broadus, founder and director, Trans People of Color Coalition | Entry on “Trans People of Color Coalition”
- Sasha Buchert, senior attorney, Lambda Legal | Entry on “Lambda Legal”
- Kris Havashi, executive director, Transgender Law Center | Entry on “Transgender Law Center”
- Mara Keisling, executive director, National Center for Transgender Equality | Entry on “National Center for Trans Equality”
- Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights | Entry on “Marriage, Divorce, and Parenting Legal Issues”
Beemyn, who directs the University of Massachusetts Stonewall Center, moderated the discussion.
The panelists mentioned a number of trans-focused organizations during the event. Links to those appear here:
Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, or BLMP
UpEnd Campaign (to end the child welfare system as we know it)