We hope that A Third Gender has sparked your curiosity about gender from a cross-cultural and trans-historical perspective. There are many differences between the concepts of gender in Edo-period Japan and United States in our own time. Below are some resources for further consideration of gender, sexuality and identity, and how to support LGBTQ+ rights today.
Gender and Gender Identity:
Gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
Gender Diversity Education and Support Services—www.genderdiversity.org
Increasing awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender variations in children, adolescents, and adults.
GLAAD Media Reference Guide – Transgender—www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
A reference for the terminology related to the transgender community
Human Rights Campaign—www.hrc.org
The largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in the U.S.
Community center offering health and cultural services for NYC’s LGBTQ+ community.
The Ali Forney Center—www.aliforneycenter.org
Organization dedicated to homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ youth.
GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)—www.glaad.org
Dedicated to the accurate, fair, and equal representation of LGBTQ+ people by the media.
Network of educators and students dedicated to championing LGBTQ+ issues in K-12 environments.