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 »
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 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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
When your son says he’s a girl, or your daughter says she’s a boy, how do you handle it? In this article Dr Wells points out that: “the most appropriate approach is one of education, support and affirmation (for children and their families) in which gender identity and gender expression are seen as a spectrum,… read more »
Blog which became a website and then a best selling book. “Raising My Rainbow” is about a families journey when they realise that one of their children is gender creative.
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.