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Reports, Books and Other Publications

Principles of Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education
A Gender Spectrum guide for health educators and other professionals, endorsed by leading national organizations that are recognized for their commitment to young people, including Advocates for Youth, Answer, GLSEN, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, Planned Parenthood and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

Transgender Students and School Bathrooms: Frequently Asked Questions
A report by Gender Spectrum, endorsed and supported by the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. 

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender in K-12 Schools
A report by Gender Spectrum and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, with support from the National Education Association, ACLU, and the HUman Rights Campaign. 

Supporting and Caring for Our Gender-Expansive Youth
A report by Gender Spectrum and the Human Rights Campaign on the challenges, aspirations, and expectations of gender-expansive youth and teens in the US.

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens (2016)
A comprehensive guidebook exploring the challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive, by Gender Spectrum founder Stephanie Brill and Executive Director Lisa Kenney.

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals (2008)
A comprehensive first of its kind guidebook exploring the challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children, by Gender Spectrum founder Stephanie Brill.

Films

Creating Gender Inclusive Schools

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Skurnik of The Youth and Gender Media Project, “Creating Gender-Inclusive Schools” takes you into the heart of Gender Spectrum’s work with elementary schools. The film is ideal for school district administrators, principals, teachers, counselors, school staff, parents and others who want to understand how our educational training translates into working with students in the classroom.

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Understanding Gender: Narratives of Hijras in Bangladesh

This Gender Spectrum film recounts the struggles and joys of the Hijra community, in their own words. Produced with filmmakers Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo and Tousif Farhad, the documentary includes interviews and breathtaking images of the beauty of the Hijra community.