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Transgender Students and School Bathrooms

Transgender Students and School Bathrooms

Gender Spectrum has released, Transgender Students and School Bathrooms: Frequently Asked Questions to address many of the common questions that arise for school leaders at the school and district level as they work to create gender-inclusive school environments.

California Camp on March 31st

Camp Aranu’tiq for transgender youth

Overnight camp programs for transgender and gender-variant youth through age 18 & families with locations in New England and California

 


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Nearly 2,000 Religious Leaders Declare Support For Transgender Teen In Supreme Court Case

Nearly 2,000 Religious Leaders Declare Support For Transgender Teen In Supreme Court Case

More than 1,800 religious leaders threw their support behind a transgender student’s Supreme Court case on Thursday. They argue that equal treatment for transgender individuals, like Virginia teen Gavin Grimm, does not threaten religious liberty. Grimm is fighting for the right to use the high school restroom that aligns with his gender identity.


Corporations back transgender student Gavin Grimm in Supreme Court case

Corporations back transgender student Gavin Grimm in Supreme Court case

Dozens of major U.S. companies have joined a “friend of the court” brief supporting transgender student Gavin Grimm in the Supreme Court case G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, the LGBTQ-rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Thursday morning.


18 States Just Stood Up For Transgender Students At The Supreme Court

18 States Just Stood Up For Transgender Students At The Supreme Court

Eighteen states and Washington, DC, urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to rule that transgender students must be allowed to use school restrooms that match their gender identity, making them the latest players in a case that has highlighted an ideological divide over gender norms and pitted dozens of states against each other.


Transgender Students and School Bathrooms

Transgender Students and School Bathrooms

Gender Spectrum has released, Transgender Students and School Bathrooms: Frequently Asked Questions to address many of the common questions that arise for school leaders at the school and district level as they work to create gender-inclusive school environments.


Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Protections for Transgender Students

Breaking News: Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Protections for Transgender Students

Feb 22, 2017 Today, the Department of Justice and Department of Education announced that they are rescinding the federal guidance given to schools by the Obama Administration regarding support for transgender student’s use of restrooms and other single sex spaces.


Trans kids massively benefit from being allowed to socially transition

Trans kids massively benefit from being allowed to socially transition

A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has good news for trans kids who just want to be themselves. With young children increasingly expressing a gender identity that does not match their sex assigned at birth, both parents and doctors have had questions about whether to affirm such a gender identity.


Johanna Olson, MD Talks About Research on Transgender Youth


National Geographic: Gender Revolution

Gender Revolution Sneak Peek

Katie Couric meets with the parents of a transgender child in this sneak peak at the two-hour documentary “Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric,” premiering on Monday, February 6 at 9/8c.

 


How to Refer to a Trans Person’s Past

Amelia teaches Trans 101: How to refer to a trans person’s past – entirely amelia

This is something that seems to come up from time to time so I think it’s an important thing to talk about. What’s the best way to talk about a trans person’s past? For example, if you’re telling a story… Continue Reading →

 


Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

At Age 3 – Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

It’s controlled after-school anarchy at the Christian-Carter household. Seven-year-old Chloe has rolled herself up in an exercise mat in the living room of the family’s Oakland, Calif., home. “Look I’m a burrito,” Chloe shouts. Her 4-year-old sister, Jackie, swoops in for a bite – and a hard push. “Ow!” Chloe shouts.

 


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) vs American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds)

American Pediatricians Issue Statement on Gender and Children

Claim: The U.S.’s leading group of pediatricians issued a strong statement condemning tolerance of gender dysphoria in children. Mostly False WHAT’S TRUE: The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), a small and politically-motivated group, issued a statement about their beliefs on children and gender identity.


Tips for Coming Out As Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming or Gender Fluid

Tips: Coming Out As Trans, Gender Non-Conforming or Gender Fluid | Human Rights Campaign

Almost five years ago, I came out as transgender to my family, friends, and, eventually, my broader community. I was blessed with a warm and welcoming response from those who loved me. Since announcing my news and living openly, I’ve met countless transgender people and heard a range of coming out experiences.


“Modern Family” Casts Its First Openly Transgender Child Actor

“Modern Family” Casts Its First Openly Transgender Child Actor

Modern Family just had its season eight premiere, but after all these years the series is still making headlines-this time by casting a transgender child actor. In this week’s episode Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) daughter, Lily invites over her transgender friend Tom for a playdate.


HRC Joins With Nation’s Leading Pediatric Organizations on New Guide Supporting Transgender Youth

HRC Joins With Leading Pediatric Organizations on New Guide | Human Rights Campaign

Today, HRC Foundation joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), which together represent more than 66,000 pediatricians and pediatric specialists across the country, to release Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children , a new guide for community members and allies to ensure that transgender young people are affirmed, respected, and able to thrive.


For transgender students, acceptance goes beyond a bathroom stall

For transgender students, acceptance goes beyond a bathroom stall

Near the end of his freshman year, Alek Duncan stood in the doorway of his journalism teacher’s room after school one day. “I have something to tell you.” That something was a long time coming, one short sentence weighted down by the effort to get to it, a bumpy, uneven, difficult journey he decided to share with his teacher even before saying the words to his dad.


NC Drops Bathroom Bill Lawsuit, Why That Won’t Change Anything

N.C. drops ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit: Why that won’t settle the issue

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory dropped a lawsuit against the federal government Friday, but debate over the state’s so-called ‘bathroom bill’ rages on. When a new North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people drew fire last spring from critics who described it as an unnecessary “bathroom bill” that violates the rights of transgender people, the state sued the federal government.


This Transgender Boy Gave A Speech to Counter Fear in His School

This Transgender Boy Gave A Powerful Speech To Counter Fear At His School

Seventh-grader Ari Bowman spoke Monday evening at the East Penn School District in a bid to counter what he said was hateful and fearful rhetoric about transgender students using changing room that corresponds with their gender identity. “The hate that the transgender community has been receiving lately has been terrible.


An Open Letter to the Preteen Clothing Store, Justice

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Thanks to a hero mom, Lisa, all the vetting out was done. She physically went to your store, spoke to Stephnie, the store manager on duty, and asked questions from, “Would you let a boy try on clothes here?” to “What would you do if another customer made rude comments to a little boy looking at or trying on clothes here?”


This Boy’s Dream Of Being A Princess Inspired An Innovative Kids’ Book

This Boy’s Dream Of Being A Princess Inspired An Innovative Kids’ Book

A powerful bilingual book that aims to create a space in the world of children’s literature for gender-nonconforming and gender-diverse kids will hit shelves this week. Author Laurin Mayeno based One of a Kind, Like Me/Único Como Yo on her son Danny, who wanted to be a princess in his school’s parade.


Study: Arizona has more transgender adults than U.S. average

Study: Arizona has more transgender adults than U.S. average

A new study shows that Arizona is among the 20 states and Washington, D.C., that have a higher percentage of adults who identify as transgender than the national average. With an estimated 30,550 transgender adults making up 0.62 percent of Arizona’s population, the state ranks 12th in the country according to the Williams Institute, a think tank at the University of California- Los Angeles, School of Law.