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Gender Spectrum’s National Youth Advisory Council
Gender Spectrum’s National Youth Advisory Council

We are happy to introduce the third cohort of Gender Spectrum National Youth Council leaders. Our 2016-2017 national Youth Advisory Council has members representing California, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington D.C. and Virginia!

Teen Intersectionality Series: Grace
Teen Intersectionality Series: Grace

Meet Grace who identifies as an: afro-latina, transgender, queer, student leader! In her video for the Teen Intersectionality Series she talks about and her acting career and the importance of being seen and heard for all of her intersecting identities.

Gender Inclusive Leadership in Action – Episode 2
Gender Inclusive Leadership in Action – Episode 2

This interview with Dr. Kelly King, an assistant superintendent in the Glendale Unified School District. She describes how her school district has supported students to become comfortable and confident in their true identity and bring that to their education.

Parenting Non-Binary Kids
Parenting Non-Binary Kids

Are you parenting a child who falls outside of the traditional gender binary? This video is for you! Gender Spectrum’s Lisa Kenney and Pamela Wool provide an overview of issues for parents of non-binary children and teens to keep in mind.

Gender and School Forum – Join us February 23
Gender and School Forum – Join us February 23

Do you have questions related to gender and schools? Please join Gender Spectrum’s Joel Baum on Thursday, February 23, from 11am – 12pm PT (2-3pm ET) for an open forum discussing gender issues and school.

Teens Talking to Parents/Caregivers About Their Gender – Matt
Teens Talking to Parents/Caregivers About Their Gender – Matt

College freshman Matthew shares his experience discussing his gender for the first time with his conservative Texas family when he was 15. A story of love and support that he hopes will inspire more young people to come out and more parents to welcome their children’s identities with open arms.

Talking to Teens About Their Gender – Agnes
Talking to Teens About Their Gender – Agnes

This series invites parents to share their experiences about when they first learned that their teen’s gender was different than the gender they were assigned at birth, how they reacted to this news, and other reflections on this experience that might help other parents.

Grandparents Group
Grandparents Group

We’re excited to launch a new Grandparents Group on the Gender Spectrum Lounge, our online community! This will be a place where grandparents of  transgender, non-binary or otherwise gender-expansive children and teens can connect with each other by posting messages. It is a great place to share experiences, ask questions, and find new resources.

Boy Scouts Announce New Policy To Allow Transgender Boys
Boy Scouts Announce New Policy To Allow Transgender Boys

On Monday, January 30, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that they would now accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application, not their birth certificate.

Resource Review: Gender Support Plan
Resource Review: Gender Support Plan

The Gender Support Plan is a document that creates shared understanding about the ways in which a student’s authentic gender will be accounted for and supported at school. This video provides details on the best way to use this resource.

This Week in Gender – Episode 11
This Week in Gender – Episode 11

This week Carlos and Lisa chat about a poor attempt to mock gender identities and the recent National Geographic issue focused on gender.

A Discussion Group for Dads
A Discussion Group for Dads

Join us for the second online/call-in discussion for dads on Thursday, January 26, 2017 6pm – 7pm PT/9pm – 10pm ET.  It will be facilitated by Gender Spectrum Board Member Enrique Perez Grovas.