Extended: ‘Gender Is a Galaxy, Gender Is a Weapon’
This Idea Box exhibit has been extended to hold space for mourning and to honor the victims of the shooting that took place on November 19 at Club Q, an LGBTQ Nightclub in Colorado Springs. One day before Transgender Day of Remembrance, a shooter attacked Club Q, killing five people and injuring 25 people.
Now through December 7, explore books, art, and other media on display in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Main Library Idea Box (pictured above). This exhibit by community member Aaron McManus examines how gender misinformation becomes internal and external violence. Read more about the exhibit and the people who created it in Wednesday Journal »
Observed yearly on November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day set aside to recognize each life lost during the year to transphobic violence around the world.
- Browse: Title suggestions for adults and kids and more in the Transgender Resource Collection.
- Attend: An in-person book discussion or try our virtual book discussion guide;
- Explore: Librarian-curated resources.
Browse these nonfiction titles
Discuss Beyond the Gender Binary
December 11: In-person book discussion in the Main Library Lobby Community Space
Join us for a discussion of Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon. Copies will be available for check out at the Main Library. Register now »
Anytime: On-demand virtual book discussion guide
If you can't join us in person, try our on-demand virtual book discussion guide. Just press the play button to get started!
Explore these librarian-curated resources
- GLSEN’s Trans Action Kit: Resources for students and educators about supporting and affirming trans students.
- GLAAD's Collection of Transgender Day of Remembrance Resources: Includes how to observe and get involved.
- Transgender Day of Resilience: An annual art project that celebrates the lives of trans people of color.
- The 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey: Open until November 21, the USTS documents the lives and experiences of transgender people ages 16+ in the United States.
- National Center for Transgender Equality's Know Your Rights: A collection of resources that answer questions about the right of transgender people in the United States.
- TDoR Info: Gathers the names and stories of lives lost every year.
- Transrespect vs. Transphobia: An international organization that maps and monitors anti-trans violence worldwide.