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 »
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 »
Provide family, couple and individual therapy in support of Gender Independent Children and Youth. Referral to local resources and supports. Advocacy within the school system and other agencies. Education of service providers.
On June 14, 2013, City View Alternative Senior School in Toronto’s west end became the first grade 7 and 8 school in North America to proactively establish a multi-stall all-gender washroom. This is the story of our six-month journey. Smallthings-Voice
A great video featured on CTV, interviewing Wren Kauffman, a young transgender male, as well as Kristopher Wells from the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies. They offer advice for parents on gender identities in children.
Article by Chris Purdy published on Mon Sep. 02, 2013 in The Canadian Press – Edmonton. Wren Kauffman, 11, always felt like a boy, even though he was born a girl. After years of frustration and sadness, he and his parents decided he should live life the way he wanted — and not keepthe change… read more »
A Guide for Educators The fifth publication in an educational series designed for teachers, administrators, and counsellors who are seeking information and guidance on these complex and increasingly important social issues. It is intended to increase professional knowledge, understanding, and sensitivity around transgender and transsexual students whom research indicates are amongst the most at-risk groups… read more »
Youth Beyond Barriers (YBB) offers support and resources for LGBTTQQI2S youth (ages 12-18), and aims to build capacity among service providers in Peel to work affirmatively with queer and trans* communities through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework. YBB offers individual counselling, a weekly support and education group for LGBTTQQI2S youth, a confidential telephone line, email… read more »
Many children and youth, as well as many adults, do not fit the mould of what a “girl” or “boy” is supposed to be. They do not express their gender in stereotypical or expected ways or identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. Obviously, these children are also part of our educational system… read more »
Nontraditional gender identity and expression have been ignored or pathologized in most school, agency, and family counseling settings. Transgender oppression is based on ignorance and fear of difference. Suggestions are given for counseling and advocacy using transgender and gender-variant persons’ strengths as a challenge to pathology-based frameworks.