Join Gender Spectrum’s Joel Baum and Asaf Orr, transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, for a question and answer session about the Trump Administration’s rescission of federal guidelines supporting transgender students at school.
Lorena tells the story of first learning that her teenager, then 13, is her transgender son.
Today, the Department of Justice and Department of Education announced that they are rescinding the federal guidance given to schools by the Obama Administration regarding support for transgender student’s use of restrooms and other single sex spaces.
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!
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.
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.
On the evening of Friday, February 10, the U.S. Justice Department withdrew a legal request (previously submitted by the Obama administration) that would support and protect transgender students from school discrimination and assuring them use of the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Carlos and Lisa chat about a poor attempt to mock gender identities and the recent National Geographic issue focused on gender.
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.