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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 »

Affirming Church: United Church of Canada Transgender Resources
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The United Church of Canada is one of several affirming denominations in Canada. The United Church of Canada provides a transgender resource page which includes an interesting fact book which explains the various gender terms:  Transgender, Intersex, Two-Spirit and many others with eloquent simplicity. Check out their resource page to find interesting stories of religious transgender individuals.

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
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The Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper covers the various obstacles and challenges that face parents raising gender variant children. “This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well… 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 »

Nail Polish Boys and Trucker Girls: Gender Exploration in Children
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Stephanie Brill, a founder of Gender Spectrum, is interviewed on The Mother Company In this interview Brill discusses how to approach a child’s evolving gender expression.  How does a parent react when a child expresses themselves in a way that does not conform to their biological gender?  Should a child be allowed to express themselves publicly (for example, a little… 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 »