Gender Creative Kids

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Cafe Scientific: Trans – a new image within society
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Transgender, transsexual , gender and variance identity: these terms are too vague for most of the general public. There is much that is still not understood about the trans communities and prejudices persist. Approximately 100 people from the general public, medical community and associations attended a discussion at the Monument National on gender identity and… read more »

Gender Doesn’t Limit You
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Educators at St. Francis School in Austin, Tex., teamed up with researchers from the Gender and Racial Attitudes Lab at the University of Texas at Austin to examine ways to counteract gender bullying among young children. The project team tested a traditional multicultural technique — using literature to challenge gender stereotypes — against a more… read more »

Think Outside the Box (Grades K-2)
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Framework Gender norms and stereotypes are so ingrained in our society that adults are often surprised to realize how early children internalize these ideas. When young children get caught up in stereotypical notions of gender, though, it can harm their self images and the way they interact with peers. Children need opportunities to consider these… read more »

Youth Speak Up About Homophobia and Transphobia, The First National Climate Survey on Homophobia in Canadian Schools, Phase One Report – March 2009
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Posted on 1 March 2009 by Egale Executive Summary High school students are exposed to homophobic incidents that range from hearing “gay” used as a synonym for “stupid” or “worthless” to insulting and assaulting students because of their sexual or transgender identity or their perceived sexual or transgender identity. This report discusses the results of… read more »

Facebook Support Group: Canadian Parents of Trans and Gender Creative Kids/Parents d’enfants transgenres Canada
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Canadian Parents of Trans and Gender Creative Kids is a support group for parents of transgender, two-spirit, and gender creative children. Le groupe de Parents d’enfants transgenres Canada est un groupe d’entraide pour les parents des enfants transgenres. This group is focused on non-judgemental support and information sharing. We know that all members love and want… read more »

Trans 101*: Primer and Vocabulary
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Dominant Western society only recognizes two strictly defined genders: men and women. Gendered experience begins when a doctor assigns one of these two genders to an infant based on the appearance of genitalia. Caretakers and peers reinforce this gender onto the child, assigning gendered pronouns, identity, roles and expression. Most people identify with the gender… read more »

Born twin boys, now they are brother and sister:
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  Born twin boys, now they’re brother and sister: How Wyatt, 14, became Nicole… and sibling Jonas loves the new girl in the family   Nicole Maines changed her name from Wyatt in the fourth grade Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073416/The-incredible-story-identical-twin-boys-14-lives-girl-hormone-therapy-transgender.html#ixzz34FsMjwFr Although born identical twin boys, Wyatt Maines had never felt the same as brother Jonas. While… read more »