Beaconsfield United Church is located in the West Island area of Montreal, Quebec. It is part of the denomination of the United Church of Canada, and as such it is an affirming church which church welcomes members of the LGBTQ community.
The inspirational story of Ruth Wood, a Minister in the United Church and a transgender person.
Love has no labels, and this inspirational video visibly shows what that means. Very well made and thought out. Courtesy of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Featuring Mary Lambert.
A touching coming out speech given by man named Tom as he comes out to all as a transgender person.
Here is a webpage by Welcoming Schools that gives some advice on how to support transitions in young children. Welcoming Schools offers many tools for professional and institutional development to increase awareness and help affirm gender, embrace diversity and promote anti-bullying campaigns. A potentially useful resource to any educator or education facility.
This is a good example of a policy document that helps to illustrate the issues that transgender persons face, and how an institute, corporation or organization could legislate and then implement a policy or curriculum that would benefit transgender people by affirming their rights. Click this link to read the full document: Fenway Institute Policy… read more »
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a cult classic film set in the Australian outback of a team of three drag-queens going on a road trip across Australia. The trio are all gender non-conforming individuals, including a transgender male to female. Note that this film is rated 18+ (R-Rated) due to the… read more »
Linked here is the Washington based TransYouth project. From their about page, they describe themselves as follows: “The TransYouth Project aims to help scientists, educators, parents, and children better understand the varieties of human gender development.” Any interested in performing research in this area may find their website useful.
The Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development released this document in 2014 in response to the expansion of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act in 2012 which was amended to protect transgender people from discrimination. This document details Nova Scotia’s continuing policies to advance transgender rights and issues in the area of… read more »
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 »