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Autistic gender & sexual divergence resources
Find here a growing list of resources for neurodivergent people and the intersection with gender and/or sexuality diversity.
NOTE: Aucademy does not necessarily endorse all of these resources, so please be critical and cautious, particularly when engaging with groups online.
Adams, N., & Liang, B. (2020). Trans and autistic. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Dale, L.K. (2019). Uncomfortable labels: My life as a gay Autistic trans woman. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Ekins, E., (2021).
Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide For LGBTQIA+ Teens On The Spectrum Goodall, E. (2016).
The autism spectrum guide to sexuality and relationships: Understand yourself and make choices that are right for you. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Kourti, M. (2021).
Working with Autistic Transgender and Non-Binary people: Research, Practice and Experience – with a book review by Katie Munday of Autistic and Living the Dream. Purkis, Y., & Lawson, W. (2021).
The Autistic Trans Guide to Life Sparrow, M. (2020). Spectrums: Autistic transgender people in their own words. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Steward, R., (2019) .
The Autism Friendly Guide to Periods
Brown, L.X. Z. (2016).
Gendervague: At the intersection of Autistic and trans experiences. The AANE. Hart, C. (2020).
Intersectional diversity: The ‘double rainbow’ of autism and LGBTQIA+. AIM for the Rainbow. MacLean, R. (2020).
Being trans and on the autism spectrum, younger me struggled to fit in. Gay times. McGuire, W., & Zener, D. (2019).
When Autistic students are LGBTQ2+ – what educators should know. EdCan. Morgan, N. (2019).
Living under the “double rainbow”: Colourful LGBTQ+ Community with ASD. Milestones Autism Resources. Munday, K. (2021).
Teenage, Queer and Autistic: Living in Two Closets. AIM for the Rainbow Munday, K (2022).
Am I really trans? Fighting my imposter syndrome. AIM for the Rainbow. Munday, K. (2022).
Doing gender the Autistic way. Autistic and Living the Dream. Munday, K. (2022). Living under the double rainbow: trans and non-binsry Autistic narratives. Unpublished MRes dissertation – Autistic and Living the Dream.
https://autisticltd.co.uk/research/ White, B. (2016, Nov, 15).
The link between Autism and trans Identity: confusion over why autism is so prevalent among transgender people may be limiting their access to medical care. The Atlantic.
Bertilsdotter-Rosqvist, H., & Jackson-Perry, D. (2020).
Not doing it properly? (Re)producing and resisting knowledge through narratives of Autistic sexualities. Sexuality and Disability. Bruce, H., Munday, K., & Kapp, S. (2023). Exploring the experiences of Autistic transgender and non-binary adults in seeking gender identity healthcare. [Pre-print].
https://psyarxiv.com/5q8yw/ Cain, L., & Velasco, J.C. (2020).
Stranded at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and autism: Gray’s story. Disability and Society, 36 (3), 358-375. Davidson, J., & Henderson, V.L. (2010).
‘Coming out’ on the spectrum: Autism, identity, and disclosure. Social & Cultural Geography, 11 (2), 155-170. Davidson, J., & Tamas, S. (2016).
Autism and the ghost of gender. Emotion, Space and Society, 19, 59-65. Duke, T.S. (2011). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth with disabilities: a meta-synthesis. Journal of LGBT Youth, 8 (1), 1-52.
Ehrensaft, D. (2018a). Double helix rainbow kids. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48 (12), 4079–4081.
George, R., & Stokes, M.A. (2016). Gender is not on my agenda: gender dysphoria and autism spectrum disorder. In L.Mazzoni, and B,Vitiello (Eds.), Psychiatric symptoms and comorbidities in autism spectrum disorder (121-134). Springer.
George, R., & Stokes, M.A. (2018). Gender identity and sexual orientation in autism spectrum disorder. Autism, 22 (8), 970-982.
Hall, J.P., Batza, K., Streed jr., C.G., Boyd, B.A., & Kurth, N.K. (2020). Health disparities among sexual and gender minorities with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 3071-3077.
Kourti, M., & MacLeod, A. (2019).
“I Don’t Feel Like a Gender, I Feel Like Myself”: Autistic Individuals Raised as Girls Exploring Gender Identity. Autism in Adulthood, 1(1), 52-59. Miller, R.A. (2019). “I feel like they are all interconnected”: Understanding the identity management narratives of Autistic LGBTQ college students. University of North Carolina: College Student Affairs Journal.
Munday, K. (2023). Stories from across the “double rainbow”: Transgender and non-binary Autistic narratives. [Pre-print].
http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34886.75843 Shapira, S., & Granek, L. (2019). Negotiating psychiatric cisgenderism-ableism in the transgender-autism nexus. Feminism & Psychology, 29 (4), 494-513.
Walsh, R. J., Krabbendam, L., Dewinter, J., & Begeer, S. (2018).
Brief Report: Gender Identity Differences in Autistic Adults: Associations with Perceptual and Socio-cognitive Profiles. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 4070-4078.
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