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 »
Having a gender creative kid, one of my biggest worries is school. For kids, school is their work, their community, it’s such a huge part of their life. The last thing I want is for them to be afraid or uncomfortable. In a previous post I noted that everything was going great, and don’t worry,… read more »
This is a little story for children of all ages and genders about Layce the caterpillar who is being teased by friends for the differences between them. Learn how with a little help from a wise new friend Layce discovers the “I am Unique” statement that helps to build further confidence and self esteem.
For Tracey Wilson, who is ten now, her struggle is making sure people see her the way she does. She is transgender; born a boy, but has identified as a girl for as long as she can remember.
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 »
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 »
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 »
About A self-portrait by M. Her hair isn’t quite this long yet, but she wants it to be. We are discussing this. Hi, I’m gendermom. I live with M., my five-year-old transgender daughter, in a city in the United States of America. The basics of my story are here. I’d love to hear from you… read more »
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 »
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 »