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Systemic Racism

LGBTQIA Oppression

On this page you will find a sampling of resources related to LGBTQIA Discrimination and Oppression, broken down into the following sections:

Issues in LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Abuse, Assault, Cultural Incompetence, Crimes Against, Criminalization, Dead Named, Discrimination, Employment, Gendered Violence, Harassment, Hate Crime, Health Care, Heteronormativity, Homelessness, Homophobia, Intersectional Oppression, Incarceration, Invisibility, #MeToo, Mental Health, Minority Stress, Misgendered, News Coverage, Policy, Popular Culture, Representation, Reproductive Justice, Sexual Minority, Surveillance, Transphobia,  Trauma, Victimization, Violence

Keywords for Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Searches:   Anti-Black, Association Between, Bias, Discrimination, Disparity, Disproportionate, Effect, Gap, High Rate, Impact, Inequity, Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, Oppression, Racial Inequity Racist, Racism, Unconscious Bias, Violence, White Supremacy 

Video Clips

Source: AJ+. (2022, July 10). I’m A Pregnant Man In An Anti-LGBTQ+ State.  YouTube.

Source: ABC News. (2022, May 9). What is the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill? YouTube.

Source: Oregonian. (2016, May 14). Transgender health care horror stories. YouTube.

Source: Them. (2018, March 2). Trans Women Open Up About Their #MeToo Sexual Assault Experiences. YouTube.

Source: Vice News. (2021, February 24). Violence Against Black Trans Women Is One of the US' Deadliest Epidemics. YouTube.

Source: Mic. (2017, December 29). Walking While Trans. YouTube.

Source: NBC Chicago. (2020, November 9). LGBTQ Community Shares Experiences with Discrimination, Racism. YouTube.

Source: ABC News. (2020, October 20). ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’: Activists call for inclusion in racial justice movement. YouTube.

Source: NowThis News. (2018, December 30). Why LGBTQ+ Migrants on 'the Caravan' Face Unique Struggles. YouTube.


Book cover for Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, detention, and deportation
Book cover for  Unlivable lives : violence and identity in transgender activism by Laurel Westbrook
Book cover for  Book Violence against queer people : race, class, gender, and the persistence of anti-LGBT discrimination by Doug Meyer
Book cover for  Atmospheres of Violence Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable by Eric Stanley
Book cover for  Transgender intimate partner violence : a comprehensive introduction by Adam Messinger
Book cover for LGBT Youth Issues Today
Book cover for Transgender intimate partner violence : a comprehensive introduction by Adam Messinger
Book cover for  Captive genders : trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex by Eric Stanley
Book cover for  Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities : international perspectives in social work by Julie Fish
Book cover for Queer Injustice the criminalization of lgbt people in the united states
Book cover for  Indian blood : HIV and colonial trauma in San Francisco's two-spirit community by Andrew Jolivétte
Book cover for  Queer embodiment : monstrosity, medical violence, and intersex experienceby Hilary Malatino
Book cover for  Struggling for ordinary : media and transgender belonging in everyday life by Andre Cavalcante
Book cover for  LGBTQ cultures : what health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity Eliason, Michele
Book cover for  You're dead---so what? : media, police, and the invisibility of black women as victims of homicide by Cheryl Neely
Book cover for  Terrorizing gender : transgender visibility and the surveillance practices of the U.S. security state by Mia Fischer
Book cover for  Transgressed : intimate partner violence in transgender lives by Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz
book cover for  Inside this place, not of it : narratives from women's prisons by  Robin Ayelet Waldman
Book cover for Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population


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At Liberty

Episode: "Protecting Women and Children" Is a Shield for Transphobia


Episode:The Anti-Trans Hate Machine Rolls On

Code Switch

Episode: They Don't Say Our Names Enough

At Liberty

Episode: A Trans Organizer on the Movement to Decriminalize Sex Work

Laverne Cox

Episode: Ending Violence Toward Trans People w/ Dr. Karen Franklin


Episode: Money, Power and A Radical Vision

Getting Curious

Episode: What’s The Cost Of Intimate Partner Violence?

Street Politicians

Episode: Protecting the Trans Community


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