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Recent news covering transgender issues in children and teens.

2017-2018 GLSEN Calendar of Events

Sep 7, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on 2017-2018 GLSEN Calendar of Events

GLSEN School Year Calendar 2017-2018 The school year is full of opportunities to participate in GLSEN events, address LGBTQ and social justice issues, learn about diverse communities and take action to create safe and affirming schools for ALL! Use this calendar to schedule your GSA meetings, lesson plans, student events and staff development workshops asRead more …

Ask the Expert – Transitioning in School

Sep 7, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on Ask the Expert – Transitioning in School

Ask the Expert – Transitioning in School | Human Rights Campaign An interview with Welcoming Schools Director, Johanna Eager How should parents prepare for talking with their child’s school about socially transitioning? Parents and other family members need to make a lot of decisions and think through questions–especially about whether the process is going toRead more …

10 Great YA Novels with Gender Expansive Characters

Sep 7, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on 10 Great YA Novels with Gender Expansive Characters

10 Great YA Novels with Transgender/Nonbinary Main Characters Literature with transgender main characters is undergoing a much-needed evolution. Gone are the days when the only trans lit you could find in YA still had cisgender main characters, and all the books were by cis authors.

All Your Questions Answered on They/Them Pronouns

Sep 7, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on All Your Questions Answered on They/Them Pronouns

Your BIGGEST Questions About They/Them Pronouns, Answered People say the darnedest things about the singular “they.” When I tell someone that my preferred pronouns are they/them/their, I never know what to expect. Sometimes people say okay and move on, but other times, they’ll start to ask a whole bunch of questions that I don’t reallyRead more …

Gender Spectrum Launches Pre-Teen Group

Sep 7, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on Gender Spectrum Launches Pre-Teen Group

Gender Spectrum Pre-Teen Group Gender Spectrum’s online pre-teen group, for young people ages 11 and 12, is coming up soon! This fall teens from all across the country (and globally!) will come together in a safe online space to meet other kids navigating gender and to have a space to just hangou

Texas Bathroom Ban Beaten

Sep 7, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on Texas Bathroom Ban Beaten

Bathroom Bans Beaten Once Again in Texas Hundreds of thousands of transgender Texans can breathe a sigh of relief tonight as their legislature’s month-long special session comes to a close without lawmakers passing a “bathroom ban” law. Restricting transgender people’s access to restrooms was one of a few hot-button issues that led Gov. Greg AbbottRead more …

AZ ACLU Launches Program to Promote School Equality

Sep 7, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on AZ ACLU Launches Program to Promote School Equality

Home – Demand2Learn A student has a right to a FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION. In general, this means that a student has a right to enroll and remain enrolled in ANY charter or district school regardless of disability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or income. Schools often meet with families to convince them to leaveRead more …

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

Mar 4, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on 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 toRead more …

Corporations back transgender student Gavin Grimm in Supreme Court case

Mar 4, 2017 | Posted by in News | Comments Off on 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.