Pink Unicorn Resources
The Pink Unicorn explores a lot of complex topics surrounding gender – but an 80-minute performance can only be the beginning of the conversation. In addition to the panel following the performance, we hope you’ll use these resources as a jumping-off point for further learning about breaking through the gender binary.
On Trans/Nonbinary Identity
Killermann, Sam. “A Comprehensive* List of LGBTQ+ Vocabulary Definitions.” It’s Pronounced Metrosexual.
Meagley, Desmond. “All Your Questions About Gender-Neutral Pronouns Answered.” Teen Vogue, 10 Dec. 2019.
Medley, Shayna. “Trans and Non-Binary People Continue to Fight for Their Right to Exist in Public Spaces.” American Civil Liberties Union, 23 May 2018.
The Trevor Project. “Trans + Gender Identity.” Trevor Support Center.
Rajunov, Micah. “Explaining Genderqueer to Those Who Are Not.” The Huffington Post, 7 Dec. 2017.
Retta, Mary. “What’s the Difference Between Non-Binary, Genderqueer, and Gender-Nonconforming?” VICE, 13 Sep. 2019.
Tannehill, Brynn. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Trans (But Were Afraid to Ask). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
Thorn, Abigail. “Coming Out As Trans – A Little Public Statement.” PhilosophyTube, 31 Jan. 2021.
On Being a Supportive Parent for Trans/Nonbinary Youth
Compton, Julie. “How to Talk to Transgender Youth, According to Experts and Their Parents.” NBC News, 31 Dec. 2018.
Hassouri, Paria. “What I Learned as a Parent of a Transgender Child.” The New York Times, 8 Sept. 2020.
Jorgenson, Sarah. “The Hardest Part of Having a Nonbinary Kid Is Other People.” The New York Times, 1 Jun. 2020.
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation. “For Parents.“
On the Intersection of LGBTQ+ Issues and Faith
Johnson, Joshua. “Beyond Adam And Eve: Religion And The Gender Binary.” 1A, National Public Radio, 12 Dec. 2019.
Meyer, David J. “What the Torah Teaches Us About Gender Fluidity and Transgender Justice.” Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, 21 Jan. 2021.
Smith, Taj M. “Scriptural & Theological Affirmation | Trans & Gender-Expansive Identities.” Q Christian Fellowship, 27 Apr. 2020.
Local & National Resources
THE BOSTON ALLIANCE OF GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER YOUTH (BAGLY)
Address: 28 Court Sq., Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 227-4313
BOSTON GLASS (GAY & LESBIAN ADOLESCENT SOCIAL SERVICES)
Address: 75 Amory St., Boston, MA 02119
Phone: (857) 399-1920
CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Boston Medical Center
Address: One Boston Medical Center Pl., Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-1833
DRUGWATCH – MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION
GENDER EXPLOSION INITATIVE
Address: 15 Channel Center St Suite 103, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: (617) 350-7611
GREATER BOSTON PFLAG
Address: P.O. Box 541619, Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: (781) 891-5966
MASSACHUSETTS TRANSGENDER POLITICAL COALITION (MTPC)
Address: PO Box 960784, Boston, MA 02196
Phone: (617) 778-0519
MASSEQUALITY EDUCATION FUND
Address: 100 Grove Street Suite #313, Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (617) 878-2300
SPEECH PATHOLOGY: A GUIDE TO GENDER AFFIRMING VOICE & COMMUNICATION TRAINING
Address: 195 41st St #11253, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (877) 565-8860
THE TREVOR PROJECT LIFELINE
Phone: (866) 488-7386
StageSource’s Gender Explosion Initiative is a cohort working to highlight and create space for the trans and nonbinary theatre artists of Boston. Their work has changed the landscape of Boston theatre by providing resources and training on gender inclusion, organizing forums, and advocating for political change that empowers trans and nonbinary artists to thrive in Boston.
After announcing our production of The Pink Unicorn, The Gender Explosion Initiative at StageSource reached out to SpeakEasy with concerns about the selection of this play and its possible impact on the trans community. Like Trisha Lee, SpeakEasy stumbled in determining how to bring this piece to life, but we hope to use these mistakes as an opportunity to learn and continue to grow.
Gender Explosion is currently consulting with us on mitigating our production’s impact on the trans community, and collaborating with us on how we can grow from this moving forward. One strategy, in line with SpeakEasy’s Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan, is to work with our community to amplify a more diverse range of voices in our programming by producing works that center the voices of trans and nonbinary individuals in future seasons.