Gender Creative Kids

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Ottawa: PARENT SUPPORT GROUP for parents of gender creative kids,teens,young adults

First Tuesday of every month! Do you have a child or youth who is gender creative, gender independent, gender non-conforming or transgender? Are you interested in meeting with other parents? Are you looking for support, connection and resources? Family Services Ottawa and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario have collaborated to host an ongoing support… read more »

10yr old transgender child fights to have gender removed from birth certificate
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I’ve always been a girl, even when I was considered a boy,” says 10-year-old transgender child, Harriette Cunningham. “In my dreams I was never a boy.” Harriette is transgender, born a boy but identifies as a girl. About a year ago, Harriette fully transitioned, legally changing her name from Declan, wearing only female clothes and… read more »

Taking Charge: A Handbook for Health Care and Social Service Providers Working with Trans People.
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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 »

Individual and Family Therapy/Counselling for Pre-teens, Youth, Parents and Families

I am a Registered Social Worker with 12 years of experience working around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. I specialize in adolescent mental health (depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts), working with parents of LGBTQ youth (including parents who are struggling to understand/accept their child’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity), strengthening parent-adolescent relationships, working with… read more »

Breakthrough Ruling in Favor of Transgender Student
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Today, Maine’s highest court ruled that denying a transgender girl the use of the girls’ restroom at her school violated her rights under Maine’s Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against transgender people. The decision in GLAD’s lawsuit Doe v. Clenchy marks the first time a state court has ruled that transgender students must be… read more »

Puberty Blocking & Hormone Therapy for Transgender Adolescents
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From TransActive at www.transactiveonline.org Health Outcomes Subcommittee.   Overview: Transgender i people who are visually gender nonconforming1 are at heightened risk of negative psychological outcomes. Statistically, they are also disproportionately victimized by transphobic discrimination and violence2. A primary contributing factor in this visual nonconformity, (assuming it is not an intentional form of self-expression) are natal pubertal… read more »