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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 »

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children
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Diane Ehrensaft PhD, brings to light some interesting issues within their book, Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children.  Diane makes the point, that no two children who bend the rules on expected gender norms, will do so in the same way.  Each child has their own way of expressing themselves, and their gender identity.… 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 »