Pink Unicorn Resources

Pink Unicorn Resources

March 2, 2021

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.

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On Transphobia

Feder, Sam, director. Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. Netflix, 2020.

Sun, Simón(e) D. “Stop Using Phony Science to Justify Transphobia.Scientific American, 13 Jun. 2019.

Thorn, Abigail. “Transphobia: An Analysis.PhilosophyTube, 12 Oct. 2018.

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
Website: www.bagly.org

BOSTON GLASS (GAY & LESBIAN ADOLESCENT SOCIAL SERVICES)
Address: 75 Amory St., Boston, MA 02119
Phone: (857) 399-1920
Website: www.jri.org/services/health-and-housing/health/boston-glass

CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Boston Medical Center
Address: One Boston Medical Center Pl., Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-1833
Website: www.bmc.org/center-transgender-medicine-and-surgery

DRUGWATCH – MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION
Phone:
888-645-1617
Website: 
www.drugwatch.com/health/lgbtq/

GENDER EXPLOSION INITATIVE
StageSource
Address: 15 Channel Center St Suite 103, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: (617) 350-7611
Website: www.stagesource.org/page/GenderExplosion

GREATER BOSTON PFLAG
Address: P.O. Box 541619, Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: (781) 891-5966
Website: www.gbpflag.org

MASSACHUSETTS TRANSGENDER POLITICAL COALITION (MTPC)
Address: PO Box 960784, Boston, MA 02196
Phone: (617) 778-0519
Website: www.masstpc.org

MASSEQUALITY EDUCATION FUND
Address: 100 Grove Street Suite #313, Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (617) 878-2300
Website: www.massequality.org

SPEECH PATHOLOGY: A GUIDE TO GENDER AFFIRMING VOICE & COMMUNICATION TRAINING
Website: 
www.speechpathologymastersprograms.com/gender-affirming-voice-training

TRANS LIFELINE
Address: 195 41st St #11253, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (877) 565-8860
Website: www.translifeline.org

THE TREVOR PROJECT LIFELINE
Phone: (866) 488-7386
Website: www.thetrevorproject.org

Gender Explosion

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.

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