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, 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 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
Action Santé Travesties et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTTeQ) has recently launched its trans health guidebook for health care and social service providers, called Taking Charge. It was created as a tool to educate a wide spectrum of health care and social service providers, ranging from social workers, lawyers, family doctors, endocrinologists, mental health professionals, nurses,… read more »
Click the link to see the power point presentation of the photodocumentary. This slide show is a partial selection of photos and text from the exhibit. Some text as been shortened to accommodate this medium. Artist’s Statement Transfigurations aims to illuminate who transgender people are, a subject which the mainstream culture has often… read more »
Gender creative Kids / Enfants transgenres Canada now offers training in elementary schools. These training sessions are aimed at teachers, specialists and other staff such as child care teams.
The training, which can be expected to last about 90 minutes, aims at demystifying gender identity / gender / sexual orientation issues and discuss possible solutions to better integrate a transgender child and / or to help schools becoming more inclusive for all, regardless of gender identity / gender expression of all children.
Family Services York Region (FSYR) offers individual, couple, family, and group counselling at our 5 offices across York Region as well as online. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale according to the individual’s income and ability to pay. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. FSYR hosts the York Rainbow Network… read more »