The Transgender Language Primer

is creating a guide to the language of gender, attraction, and acceptance.

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Remain anonymous or get your name in the Credit section of the Primer as a Patron! Also includes 1 link attached to your name (with our discretion). 

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All lower tiers and also: gain behind-the-scenes access to backstage channels in the TLP Discord server. Meaningfully contribute to the direction of the Primer with your feedback while work is in progress or just lurk! 
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About The Transgender Language Primer

We want to thank every single person who has ever shared the link to the Transgender Language Primer (http://www.TransLanguagePrimer.com/). We created the Primer with the intent that it be distributed for education and every single person who shares the link helps us in that mission. Trans people deserve the opportunity to connect with their community through language and *everyone* benefits when people educate themselves about how gender works-- it's complicated and no one has it figured out! If you have any suggestions for us, you're welcome to email us at [email protected]
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About Us
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In 2015, recognizing the need for a resource that could be utilized by the community as well as our cohorts and the medical, mental health, and social professionals working with us, Greyson Simon began compiling the first version of the Transgender Language Primer. This early version was then hosted by Outshine NW and quickly became a popular resource.
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In 2017, the TLP expanded to become a dynamic Google Document with members of the community adding new entries and expanding definitions regularly with project leadership seeking out ways to continue to be inclusive. With the sponsorship of an anonymous patron, the TLP was able to hire a sensitivity editor to help curate and plant firm intersectional roots in the document.
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In 2018, upon receiving a grant from The Transgender Justice Funding Project, the Trans Language Primer expanded further, migrating off Google Docs and growing into a robust website, laying the foundation for future expansions and greater visibility.
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In 2021, the TLP launched a massive update, bringing the total number of entries to over 200. It also migrated to WordPress in preparation for the massive localization project, starting with a Spanish Translation slated to premiere in 2022.
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It is our hope that the growth of the TLP will lead to even greater usefulness to the community, our cohorts and the medical, mental health, and social professionals working with us. Providing up-to-date working definitions for these particular facets of life has already helped bridge that gap as well as helped questioning people find their way into a vibrant community. We hope that our upcoming expansions will provide even more paid work for the community and expand our reach into areas inaccessible to us before.
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If you have any suggestions on how we can continue this work, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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How we use these funds: 
We believe transparency is important. Our community has not been immune to bad actors and bigger groups are famous for utilizing their funds in ways that seem suspect. Currently, these funds do not automatically go anywhere each month. Thus far we've used these funds to pay writers, sensitivity editors, and web developers (all trans) for specialist labor. We're currently saving up to pay for our Spanish Translation Project. 
Goals
48 of 100 patrons
We can't say what our situation will be like when we get to 100 patrons because it is certainly a stretch goal at the moment, but it's likely at this level we would be able to table during at least one national event a year-- a dream fulfilled! We will poll our patrons to figure out what event we should attend.
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