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Mahlon, 20, Riverside, CA
Mahlon, 20, Riverside, CA

High school was just like TV high school. When I’m giving advice on high school to someone in junior high, I tell them, “If you watch TV, you’ll be prepared.”  Read More »

We Belong Here
We Belong Here

Laurin Mayeno, the proud mixed-race mother of a multiracial gay son, launched Out Proud Families in 2014 to pursue her passion – using her voice as a mother to build acceptance and support within families and communities, with a focus on mixed-race families and families of color.

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An Unexpected Parenting Dilemma
An Unexpected Parenting Dilemma

When my trans-daughter was little, and her gender journey was still new to our family, I found myself facing a dilemma. How do I reconcile my feminist values with supporting my child who wanted everything princess and sparkly and fluffy? I was a women’s studies major!

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Youth Advisory Council Report
Youth Advisory Council Report

Hello Gender Spectrum Community!

2015 has been a busy and exciting year! One of the programs that we’re thrilled about is the inaugural Gender Spectrum Youth Advisory Council.

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Let’s Talk – Gender, Body Image, and Self-Esteem
Let’s Talk – Gender, Body Image, and Self-Esteem

February 22 to February 28 marks the national 2015 NEDAwareness Week (pronounced need-awareness-week). Gender Spectrum is partnering with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to connect youth and parents to life-saving resources around eating disorders. 

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Speaking Out
Speaking Out

A recent tragedy, the suicide of a young transgender girl, Leelah Alcorn, has inspired me to speak out on this issue that I am so passionate about.
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On Race, Gender, and School Discipline
On Race, Gender, and School Discipline

As an organization committed to creating inclusive and supportive school environments for all kids, Gender Spectrum knows that racism, in many forms, shows up in our schools and too often thwarts the educational success of students of color.

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