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Building Community

Participating in Direct Actions: A Guide for Transgender People | Spanish (November 2011)
Direct actions, protests, and acts of civil disobedience are powerful tools for change. Participating in these actions may also put you at risk of arrest and/or mistreatment by police in jail. This resource offers an overview of the considerations transgender people should think about when preparing or participating in a direct action.

Hurricane Preparedness: Information for Transgender People on Preparing for a Storm (May 2009)
A guide for transgender people faced with an evacuation in an emergency.

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Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People (March 2008)
This ground breaking resources covers nine keys to helping LGBT organizations become fully transgender inclusive. Based on practical experience and sound principles, this guide is a vital resource for organizations. Written by Justin Tanis of NCTE and Lisa Mottet of the Transgender Civil Rights Project of the Task Force. Click on the image to download your free copy today.

52 Things You Can Do for Transgender Equality (2006)
Kick start your activism with 52 ideas about how you can make a different for transgender equality. In 2006, NCTE sent out an idea a week about the ways in which people can make real and lasting change for transgender equality. Ranging from the easy to the complex, there's something here for everyone.

Responding to Hate Crimes (2005)
This manual includes information about how to respond to hate crimes when they happen in your community.

Making Shelters Safe for Transgender Evacuees (August 2011)
A joint publication from NCTE, Lambda Legal, and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.




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