Community Resources

Charities

Chrysalis – supporting transgender and questioning people, their families and close friends

Mermaids – helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995.

LGBT+ Resources

LGBTQIA+ Info

Chrome Chronicles Blog – Advice on how the pole industry can be more inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community with a focus on transgender folx. This blog includes some great resources for further reading and education on terminology.

Why misgendering matters Misgendering occurs when you intentionally or unintentionally refer to a person, relate to a person, or use language to describe a person that doesn’t align with their affirmed gender.

Neopronouns
“Often, people make assumptions about the gender of another person based on a person’s appearance or name. Then, they apply those assumptions to the pronouns and forms of address used to refer to a person.
Whether or not these assumptions are correct, the very act of making an assumption can send a potentially harmful message — that people have to look a certain way to demonstrate the gender that they are or are not.”

Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity: “These findings can explain the source of difficulty for many kids with learning and thinking differences. But the neurodiversity view is that brain differences are normal. And kids who have them are as mainstream as those who don’t have them.”

Platforms

  1. Harpies (@harpiesinthesky)
  2. Blxckstage (@blxckstage)
  3. Strippers United (@soldiers_of_pole_)
  4. Black Girls Pole (@blackgirlspole),
  5. Black Men Pole (@blackmenpole),
  6. Dope Black Queers (@dopeblackqueers)
  7. I WEIGH ( @i_weigh)

Podcasts & Webinars

Podcast: My Non Binary Life by BBC Radio – “You might have heard the term non-binary. This is how it feels.” Join Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi as they ask the big questions about gender & identity.

A Webinar by Chloe Hood on trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming inclusivity. Check it out here!

Suggestions

Do you know a resource that isn’t on our list? Please feel free to reach out with your suggestion.