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Holiday Resources for Families, Youth and Professionals
Holiday Resources for Families, Youth and Professionals

The holidays are near and we have new resources for navigating gender no matter which holiday traditions you celebrate. Parents and families can find great ideas, young people will hear from their peers about gender and the holidays, and professionals can learn some valuable tips for working on gender with youth during the holidays. Check […]

Transgender Awareness Week 2018
Transgender Awareness Week 2018

From November 12 – 19, Gender Spectrum is joining individuals and organizations around the country in recognizing Transgender Awareness Week in support of transgender, nonbinary and Gender-expansive youth and adults. You can see our new video, Transgender Voices from the Gender Spectrum Conference, and more videos and resources below. Many thanks to (in order of […]

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 […]

Gender Spectrum is Hiring
Gender Spectrum is Hiring

We are excited to say that we are hiring! We are adding several new positions to our team – keep track of this page as it will be updated as we post the new positions. Gender Spectrum is an equal opportunity employer and we value diverse perspectives and experiences at our organization. We do not […]

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 […]

Update: Free Online Gender Webinar for Parents, Families & Friends
Update: Free Online Gender Webinar for Parents, Families & Friends

Our free webinar “Dimensions of gender” for parents, families and friends is scheduled for November 13, details below! DIMENSIONS OF GENDER FOR PARENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS Tuesday, November 13, 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT/8:00 – 9:00 pm ET Is there someone in your life you would like to have a deeper appreciation for gender diversity? Or […]

Back to School Programs for Parents, Professionals and Youth
Back to School Programs for Parents, Professionals and Youth

All children are affected by the messages they receive about gender: from simple things like “blue is for boys, pink is for girls,” to the ways we encourage youth to pursue activities and academic subjects consistent with society’s notions about gender.  Children and youth are flooded with these messages and school is no exception. Our […]

Responding to the “Clobber Passages” in Jewish and Christian Scripture
Responding to the “Clobber Passages” in Jewish and Christian Scripture

Whether you’re new to discussions of faith and Gender identity, or whether these are conversations you’ve been having for decades, you’re likely to get tangled up with a few prominent verses in scripture. Christians and Jews who don’t affirm Transgender and nonbinary people will sometimes use these “clobber passages” to argue that gender diversity doesn’t […]

Donor Spotlight: Gwen Lonigro
Donor Spotlight: Gwen Lonigro

Gwen Lonigro is the founder of Brutus and Butch, a line of green, vegan, certified organic and natural hair care products for sale online and in select salons. We reached out to hear her story of how she created the company as a way to give back to Gender Spectrum and the LGBT organizations that […]

Why the Spectrum Matters
Why the Spectrum Matters

Guest blog by Elizabeth Denevi When considering diversity and how it impacts academic achievement, many schools rely on binary thinking: the placement of girls vs. boys in higher level math and science classes or the number of Black students in a predominantly white school. While we certainly need to address the gender and racial inequities that […]

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 6 through Sunday, July 8 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 […]

A Call for a Better Tomorrow
A Call for a Better Tomorrow

Note: While Gender Spectrum provides resource lists of books, we do not generally single out titles for recommendation. However, it is important for all of us to share the stories of people who share our identities – those who have come before us, but also those working for equality today. Sarah McBride is one of […]

Madison Schools Step Up for Transgender Inclusion
Madison Schools Step Up for Transgender Inclusion

While it may feel at times that an array of forces seem to be turning back gains made by Transgender and Non-binary students, there remains a large and growing group of professionals and institutions across the country dedicated to supporting their needs at school. One shining example is Madison Metropolitan School District in Madison, WI. For years, […]

Meet the Trans Students Who Beat Trump in Court
Meet the Trans Students Who Beat Trump in Court

The Trump Administration has stated they will announce a revised policy on Transgender troops on February 21. This Teen Vogue video features Gender Spectrum Board Member Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, who represented three transgender students who are challenging Trump’s military trans ban. For more information, to find out […]