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CBS: Stories of Young Transgender Children
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This news story, posted on June 8th 2014, details some information about the trials and tribulations of transgender youth.  CBS News interviews several children as well as the parents, doctors and others. The article describes the basics of gender dysphoria along with some statistics and information about transgender children and youth.  An interesting news story both… read more »

GavinKade: LostBoyFound makes music – the GirlBoy comes to talk
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Gavin Kade is a musician, artist, writer and gender activist.  This Blog speaks about gender identity, queerness, life as a queer person and includes snippets of Gavin Kade’s musical lyrics, poetry and other material. The About Page of the blog has contact information should you wish to contact Gavin for the purposes of organizing workshops… read more »

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
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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 »

Nail Polish Boys and Trucker Girls: Gender Exploration in Children
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Stephanie Brill, a founder of Gender Spectrum, is interviewed on The Mother Company In this interview Brill discusses how to approach a child’s evolving gender expression.  How does a parent react when a child expresses themselves in a way that does not conform to their biological gender?  Should a child be allowed to express themselves publicly (for example, a little… read more »

Gender Odyssey Family – International Conference for Families
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Gender Odyssey Family is an expansion from their parent organization, Gender Odyssey. Gender Odyssey Family focuses on the needs and interests of the parents of transgender or gender-non-conforming children.  They have an annual national conference that takes place over three days.  The conference date for this year’s conference can be found on their website. Gender Odyssey… read more »

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children
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Diane Ehrensaft PhD, brings to light some interesting issues within their book, Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children.  Diane makes the point, that no two children who bend the rules on expected gender norms, will do so in the same way.  Each child has their own way of expressing themselves, and their gender identity.… read more »

Outreach Group: My Gay Straight Alliance (MyGSA)
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MyGSA is an outreach program run by Egale Youth Reach.  Based out of Toronto they seek to provide resources and support to students, schools, parents and educators who wish to create a gay straight alliance to help LGBTQ in their institution. They provide resources such as support for Parents of Transgender children as well as more general… read more »

Youth Community Counselling Program, Saskatoon Health Region

Youth ages 12-18 and their families can access services. School advocacy, parent education, counselling, and support in accessing hormone therapy if required can be provided. Call our intake line and request a gender-creative counsellor to get connected with services.