Gender Creative Kids

Content tagged "Youth"

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 »

Two Spirit: The Trials and Tribulations of Gender Identity in the 21st Century
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Found here is an article about the struggles of a Native in reclaiming their cultural heritage in the form of the Two Spirit identity. Hopefully with more stories like this, a deeper understanding of both the struggles of the Natives to reclaim their cultural heritage and of Natives who identify as two-spirited to find solace… read more »

Isabella Bunny Bennett: Transgender Artist and Musician
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Isabella Bunny Bennett is a transgender artist and musician based in California. Isabella is keeping a transition Vlog which can be found through their Youtube Channel! In the band Steam Powered Giraffe, Isabella takes on the character “Rabbit”, in the automaton themed band. (Website here:  Steam Powered Giraffe).  An interesting part of Isabella’s character, is… 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.

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.

Ontario – Backgrounder – Talking about gender identity and gender expression
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In 2012, Ontario added the grounds “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Human Rights Code. The OHRC then moved to update its Policy on discrimination and harassment because of gender identity. In 2012-13, the OHRC did a literature review revealing a wealth of information on how gender identity and human rights is understood from a… read more »

Puberty suppression linked to improved well-being in transgender youth
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1. Youth with gender dysphoria (GD; significant discontent with the sex assigned at birth), who underwent treatment with puberty suppression reported significant improvements in GD and body image difficulties.  2. After treatment with puberty suppression, participants reported improvements in global psychological functioning as well as on measures of objective and subjective well-being. Evidence Rating Level:… read more »

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 »