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 »
A moving 3 minute poem by Ethan Smith. A transgender Female to Male using spoken word poetry to touch upon the feelings they have about the girl they used to be and what that means to them. A highly emotional poem that takes you from the depths and back up to the hopeful future for… read more »
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 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 »
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.
Research shows 90% of primary and secondary school staff have had no training to support LGBT students. Teacher Allie George explores how to make your classroom safe and inclusive
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.
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 »
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 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 »