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Guidelines for Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students
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The Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development released this document in 2014 in response to the expansion of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act in 2012 which was amended to protect transgender people from discrimination. This document details Nova Scotia’s continuing policies to advance transgender rights and issues in the area of… read more »

GavinKade: LostBoyFound makes music – the GirlBoy comes to talk
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Gavin Kade is a musician, artist, writer and gender activist.  This Blog speaks about gender identity, queerness, life as a queer person and includes snippets of Gavin Kade’s musical lyrics, poetry and other material. The About Page of the blog has contact information should you wish to contact Gavin for the purposes of organizing workshops… read more »

Affirm United: Affirming Ministries across Canada
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Affirm United is the organization through which United Church of Canada ministries become affirming.  This organizations main website includes many potential resources for LGBT persons. Their Open Hearts document explains the process of how a ministry becomes affirming and has many resources for LGBT individuals. Click Here to open the Open Hearts .PDF document.  Note:… read more »

Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World
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Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World, by Anne Fausto-Sterling. Amazon’s description: “Sex/Gender presents a relatively new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences. This book gives a clearly written explanation of the biological and cultural underpinnings of gender. Anne Fausto-Sterling provides an introduction… read more »

Sunny Drake: Queer/Trans Writer and Performer
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Sunny Drake and Associates are a Queer and Transgender art and performance group that operates in Australia, Canada and the United States. Check out Sunny’s website for an interesting look into the art and artists involved.  An interesting performance artist group to say the least! Sunny Drake, also operates a Blog in which Queer, Transgender… read more »

Gender Odyssey Family – International Conference for Families
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Gender Odyssey Family is an expansion from their parent organization, Gender Odyssey. Gender Odyssey Family focuses on the needs and interests of the parents of transgender or gender-non-conforming children.  They have an annual national conference that takes place over three days.  The conference date for this year’s conference can be found on their website. Gender Odyssey… read more »

iO Tillet Wright: Fifty Shades of Gay (TEDxWomen)
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Here we have a TedxWomen talk given by iO Tillet Wright.  iO speaks about their experience growing up and feeling the pressure of being a non-binary gender oriented person in a binary world. iO Tillet Wright continues to describe a project they created called “Self Evident Truths” in which iO Tillet takes photos of anyone… read more »

iO Tillet Wright: A Boy, a Girl, a Revolutionary (by StyleLikeU)
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This article and online video by StyleLikeU is a followup and response to the TedxWomen talk by iO Tillet Wright. Here, Elisa and Lily, a mother-daughter team who founded StyleLikeU ask iO Tillet Wright what brought them to create their photo-art project entitled:  Self Evident Truths.  An interested piece about non-binary gender and the emotional… read more »

Now Magazine: ‘FIX SOCIETY. PLEASE.’
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Now Magazine presents an article entitled:  “Fix Society.  Please.” which were also Leelah Acorn’s final words. In this news piece, the author Jack Pyne calls into question the psychological and medical treatment of transgender individuals and describes the leading causes behind Leelah Acorn, and many other transgender other LGBT community members increased rate of suicide.… read more »