The American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) LGBTQ Alliance and the Task Force for Transgender Inclusion offered us a sneak peak of their latest endeavor, a toolkit on gender transition and transgender inclusion in the museum workplace. We are super excited to learn of such a resource that is so in-depth; offering insight for institution-wide practices, coworkers, and transitioning individuals. We hope this guide is widely used, and integrated into workplace policies and best practices. Learn more:
Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Workplace: A Toolkit for Trans Individuals, Institutions, and Coworkers is available March 11th. This expansive set of guides approaches trans inclusion from various perspectives in an approachable and easy-to-understand format, including separate guides specifically aimed at transitioning professionals, institutions, and coworkers.
Created by transgender museum professionals and close allies, the Toolkit seeks to improve trans inclusion in the museum field through the trans community’s own voice. Whether you are somebody preparing to transition, an institution who values inclusion, or a museum professional who just wants to see the field become a more welcoming space, download the Toolkit today!
About the AAM LGBTQ Alliance:
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Alliance (LGBTQ Alliance) of the American Alliance of Museums provides a forum for communication and dialogue and is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity within museums.
The LGBTQ Alliance facilitates transgender, queer, gay, lesbian, and bisexual visibility by promoting and enhancing awareness, understanding, and acceptance regarding museum-related LGBTQ issues. Its focus includes both internal needs and opportunities including staff, leadership, and organizational structure, and external, stakeholder-related work ranging from visitor amenities and messaging to programs and collections. The network serves as a visible and accessible safe space for museum professionals who identify as LGBTQ or allies. We welcome AAM members of all sexual orientations and gender identities and encourage involvement across the organization in promoting museums that include LGBTQ voices at every level.
The American Alliance of Museums’ mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies. From art museums to science centers, arboretums to zoos, members of the diverse museum community share something in common—strong support, standards of excellence, knowledge sharing, and professional networks provided by the American Alliance of Museums.
Since 1906 the Alliance has been a leader in developing best practices and advocating for museums, as well as providing a host of opportunities to museum staff and volunteers. More than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners benefit from the work of the Alliance.