Gender Creative Kids

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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 »

Affirmation of Gender Diverse Children/Youth
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Linked here is a joint statement by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) which clarifies their position on issues of social work education and social service provision with respect to gender diverse children and youth. A great resource for your own advocacy.

Johanna Olson, MD Medical Director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
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Johanna Olson, MD is a pediatrician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Medical Director of the hospital’s Center for Transyouth Health and Development. She specializes in the care of transgender youth, gender variant children, youth with HIV, and chronic pain. Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Olson… 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 »

Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth: Schools, Families, and Communities in Action
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Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth brings together cuttingedge research, social action methods, and theory on the topic of transgender youth and gender creative children. Organized in three sections covering theoretical and clinical, educational, and community perspectives, the chapters specifically address issues and challenges in education, social work, medicine, and counseling as well as recommendations… read more »