The Transgender Language Primer

The Transgender Language Primer

is creating education focused on the language of gender and trans experience

54

patrons

$170

per month
We want to thank every single person who has ever shared the link to the Transgender Language Primer (http://www.TransLanguagePrimer.org/). 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!
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About Us
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In 2016, 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 began compiling the first version of the Transgender Language Primer. This earlier version was hosted by Outshine NW and quickly became a popular resource. In 2017, the TLP expanded beyond this early version to become a dynamic Google Document with members of the community adding new entries and expanding definitions regularly with project leadership consistently 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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With help from the Transgender Justice Funding Project, the TLP expanded further in 2018, growing into the robust website you see today, with many plans for expansion over the next 2-5 years. 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 fledgelings find their way in a vibrant community. We hope that our upcoming expansions will provide more paid work as well as volunteer opportunities for the trans and gender expansive community. 
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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 orgs are famous for utilizing their funds in ways that seem suspect. Currently, these funds do not automatically go anywhere each month unless someone requests a payout. Thus far we've used these funds to pay writers (all trans) for work on the Primer itself. Since we did not receive any grant funding for 2019, we will also likely be using these funds for our yearly hosting costs when they come up later this year. If we cannot get volunteer labor to cover the gaps in what we have planned for 2019, we may also be using these funds to pay for specialist expertise on specific projects like the Spanish Translation. 
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

Every little bit helps us grow! 

Primer Patron
$5 or more per month

Get your name in the Credit section of the Primer as a Patron! You can also include 1 link attached to your name (at the staff's discretion). Remaining anonymous in the Primer Credit is also an option for those who want to offer quiet support.

Beta Reader
$10 or more per month
All lower tiers and also: gain beta-reader access to annual Primer updates. Meaningfully contribute to the direction of the Primer with your beta feedback. Must be a patron at this level for at least a month before beta access opens.
Consultation Services
$15 or more per month only 9 left
All lower tiers and also: retain 30 minutes per month of consultation services from a member of the TLP staff, basically equivalent to a question or two about a relevant topic of your choice, redeemable via email or Discord. 
We want to thank every single person who has ever shared the link to the Transgender Language Primer (http://www.TransLanguagePrimer.org/). 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!
.
.
.
About Us
.

In 2016, 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 began compiling the first version of the Transgender Language Primer. This earlier version was hosted by Outshine NW and quickly became a popular resource. In 2017, the TLP expanded beyond this early version to become a dynamic Google Document with members of the community adding new entries and expanding definitions regularly with project leadership consistently 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.
.
With help from the Transgender Justice Funding Project, the TLP expanded further in 2018, growing into the robust website you see today, with many plans for expansion over the next 2-5 years. 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 fledgelings find their way in a vibrant community. We hope that our upcoming expansions will provide more paid work as well as volunteer opportunities for the trans and gender expansive community. 
.
If you have any suggestions on how we can continue this work, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
.
.
How we use these funds: 
We believe transparency is important. Our community has not been immune to bad actors and bigger orgs are famous for utilizing their funds in ways that seem suspect. Currently, these funds do not automatically go anywhere each month unless someone requests a payout. Thus far we've used these funds to pay writers (all trans) for work on the Primer itself. Since we did not receive any grant funding for 2019, we will also likely be using these funds for our yearly hosting costs when they come up later this year. If we cannot get volunteer labor to cover the gaps in what we have planned for 2019, we may also be using these funds to pay for specialist expertise on specific projects like the Spanish Translation. 

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

Every little bit helps us grow! 

Primer Patron
$5 or more per month

Get your name in the Credit section of the Primer as a Patron! You can also include 1 link attached to your name (at the staff's discretion). Remaining anonymous in the Primer Credit is also an option for those who want to offer quiet support.

Beta Reader
$10 or more per month
All lower tiers and also: gain beta-reader access to annual Primer updates. Meaningfully contribute to the direction of the Primer with your beta feedback. Must be a patron at this level for at least a month before beta access opens.
Consultation Services
$15 or more per month only 9 left
All lower tiers and also: retain 30 minutes per month of consultation services from a member of the TLP staff, basically equivalent to a question or two about a relevant topic of your choice, redeemable via email or Discord.