This document, Questions & Answers: Gender Identity in Schools, is intended to address the most commonly asked questions regarding the gender identity of youth in school settings. The goal of this resource is to assist educators, curriculum and program planners, school administrators, policy-makers and health professionals in the creation of supportive and healthy school environments for youth struggling with issues of gender identity.
This UK publication provides answers to the questions typically asked by parents of gender variant children and young people (up to the age of 17). It helps families to understand about gender variance and gives some suggestions about how to respond.
The US National Center for Transgender Equality and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) have released an update to a resource originally released in 2011, “Model District Policy on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students.” The resource provides sample policy language to assist school districts in becoming more inclusive of transgender and gender non-conforming… read more »
Canadian Resource Guide: “This comprehensive, insightful and empowering guide provides encouragement and hope as we parents take a deep breath and accompany our gender-variant children on the shared journey to full acceptance, dignity and celebration.” – Joan Wiley, TransParent Canada
What does transgender mean? What is the difference between sex and gender? What are some categories or types of transgender people? What is the relationship between gender identity and sexual orientation? These are just some of the questions addressed in this short Q&A by the American Psychological Association. Resources also listed.