Online Events and Resources on Gender & Schools
Online Events and Resources on Gender & Schools

During this time of Covid-19, Gender Spectrum is here for those of you who are continuing the vital work to make your schools and organizations welcoming for all genders. We hope you are finding connections and community to stay engaged, and to help you build connections, we are launching a series of online events for […]

Supporting Gender Expansive Students in the Time of Covid-19
Supporting Gender Expansive Students in the Time of Covid-19

The COVID-19 Virus does not see gender. But its impact is likely to put a particular strain on Transgender and nonbinary youth, along with other vulnerable groups including the elderly, low income and undocumented. This article about trauma informed education in the time of the coronavirus from our friends at Teaching Tolerance is a valuable […]

Resources for Challenging Times
Resources for Challenging Times

Help for Coping with Social Isolation Though the evolving health situation is unpredictable, we wanted to reach out to let you know that Gender Spectrum is here for you. Staying connected and providing spaces for you to connect with others is our foundation, and has never been more important than now. Whatever it takes, we […]

Important message about Gender Spectrum
Important message about Gender Spectrum

FROM: Stephanie Brill TO: Stakeholders SUBJECT: Important message about Gender Spectrum Dear Friends of Gender Spectrum, I’m reaching out to you to share some exciting updates from Gender Spectrum that will help us deepen and expand our impact for all those we serve. New opportunities As awareness of gender and gender-inclusivity continues to grow, we […]

Summer Camp Resources
Summer Camp Resources

It’s the time of year (already!) when many parents are beginning to think about summer camp for their kids. Gender Spectrum has resources for camp professionals on making camps gender inclusive, and resources for parents to help you work with camps to create a supportive space for your gender diverse child. Gender Spectrum resources Gender Inclusive […]

Resources for Parents and Caregivers
Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Gender Spectrum is pleased to partner with the National PTA to provide resources for parents who are interested in learning more about gender, children and youth. For youth and other PTSA members, you can find more resources here. Gender norms and stereotypes limit all children and teens, no matter what their gender is, impacting how […]

“I got confidence and comfort from Gender Spectrum”
“I got confidence and comfort from Gender Spectrum”

A few weeks ago we hosted our annual Gender Spectrum Family Conference, and what an exciting, energizing, and transformative weekend it was.  Families from across the country were able to connect, ask questions, and gain answers about what it meant for them to be on this gender journey with their child. For many families this […]

Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education
Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education

Gender Spectrum has released a landmark publication outlining the first-ever comprehensive principles for gender-inclusive puberty and health education (PHE). These principles, endorsed by six leading national PHE organizations, are designed to affirm and recognize all students so they can see themselves reflected in their classrooms and learn knowledge and skills associated with healthy behaviors. In […]

Volunteers Needed for the Gender Spectrum Conference
Volunteers Needed for the Gender Spectrum Conference

Our annual Conference and Professionals’ Symposium will take place this year on Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, and we need you to help make these events a success! Last year, nearly 1,000 people attended the weekend Conference, which includes adult workshops on gender and supportive […]

“Advancing Acceptance” Campaign Highlights Support for Transgender Youth
“Advancing Acceptance” Campaign Highlights Support for Transgender Youth

Gender Spectrum is excited to be partnering with Vice President Joe Biden’s Foundation As You Are campaign and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) in the launch of the “Advancing Acceptance” campaign, featuring a new video highlighting the benefits of family, friends and community support for Transgender youth. Gender Spectrum has an array of resources for educating all […]

Gender Spectrum Story Time: Stacey’s Not a Girl
Gender Spectrum Story Time: Stacey’s Not a Girl

“Stacey’s Not A Girl” is a children’s book that takes us on a gender journey with Stacey who does not feel like a girl, but is not so sure they are a boy either. This book introduces us to ideas of gender beyond the binary and makes space for the “not knowing”. The first book […]

Choosing the Right College
Choosing the Right College

It’s getting to be a stressful time for high school seniors, and gender-diverse students have even more to consider in their college search. Our videos on choosing a school and preparing for college have helpful tips for any student. Also see our video series with Harvard’s Schuyler Bailar, the first openly Transgender Division I swimmer […]

Gender and the Holidays: Paving the Way
Gender and the Holidays: Paving the Way

With the excitement of holiday gatherings also come the possibilities of affirmation or rejection of your child’s gender by family members and loved ones. Shifts in identity or expression, new names and pronouns, unsupportive family members and general lack of gender knowledge can provide fertile ground for helping your family and community deepen their understanding […]

Conversations About Gender at Holiday Get-Togethers
Conversations About Gender at Holiday Get-Togethers

The holidays are coming! It can be a wonderful time of year. Perhaps all you want to do is eat your mashed potatoes in peace, but it’s more than likely that you’ll spend at least some part of the holidays at a gathering with family, friends, and maybe the “friend of a friend” acquaintance you […]

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Chest Binder
What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Chest Binder

by Constante Quirino Deciding to approach your life openly with a body image you want can be intense, exciting, and terrifying, all at once. Your body doesn’t define you, but it can help if your body matches your definition of yourself. You’re not alone. Compression garments, like binders, are meant to aid anyone seeking a […]

We Are More Than Our DNA
We Are More Than Our DNA

In response to the Trump memo proposing to redefine gender, Lisa Kenney, Executive Director of Gender Spectrum released the following statement: Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught. Leslie Feinberg The New York Times reported Sunday that the Trump Administration has drafted a memo that would define […]