A moving 3 minute poem by Ethan Smith. A transgender Female to Male using spoken word poetry to touch upon the feelings they have about the girl they used to be and what that means to them. A highly emotional poem that takes you from the depths and back up to the hopeful future for… read more »
Found here is an article about the struggles of a Native in reclaiming their cultural heritage in the form of the Two Spirit identity. Hopefully with more stories like this, a deeper understanding of both the struggles of the Natives to reclaim their cultural heritage and of Natives who identify as two-spirited to find solace… read more »
Isabella Bunny Bennett is a transgender artist and musician based in California. Isabella is keeping a transition Vlog which can be found through their Youtube Channel! In the band Steam Powered Giraffe, Isabella takes on the character “Rabbit”, in the automaton themed band. (Website here: Steam Powered Giraffe). An interesting part of Isabella’s character, is… read more »
Linked here is a joint statement by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) which clarifies their position on issues of social work education and social service provision with respect to gender diverse children and youth. A great resource for your own advocacy.
Rainbow Resource Centre is one of the longest running LGBBTQ*IA Resource Centre’s in Canada. It provides programming, information, education, counselling and supports to individuals, families and friends of gender and sexual diverse folks. Hours of Operation: Monday 4:00-7:00 pm (drop-in counselling only; please arrive 4:00-6:00 pm) Tuesday 12:00-7:00 pm Wednesday 12:00-6:00 pm Thursday 12:00-6:00 pm… read more »
When your son says he’s a girl, or your daughter says she’s a boy, how do you handle it? In this article Dr Wells points out that: “the most appropriate approach is one of education, support and affirmation (for children and their families) in which gender identity and gender expression are seen as a spectrum,… read more »
Blog which became a website and then a best selling book. “Raising My Rainbow” is about a families journey when they realise that one of their children is gender creative.
Research shows 90% of primary and secondary school staff have had no training to support LGBT students. Teacher Allie George explores how to make your classroom safe and inclusive
In 2012, Ontario added the grounds “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Human Rights Code. The OHRC then moved to update its Policy on discrimination and harassment because of gender identity. In 2012-13, the OHRC did a literature review revealing a wealth of information on how gender identity and human rights is understood from a… read more »
1. Youth with gender dysphoria (GD; significant discontent with the sex assigned at birth), who underwent treatment with puberty suppression reported significant improvements in GD and body image difficulties. 2. After treatment with puberty suppression, participants reported improvements in global psychological functioning as well as on measures of objective and subjective well-being. Evidence Rating Level:… read more »