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Gender Spectrum Story Time: Hello, My Name is Octicorn
Gender Spectrum Story Time: Hello, My Name is Octicorn

We can’t wait for you to watch our fourth Gender Spectrum Story Time featuring illustrator Justin Lowe reading Hello, My Name is Octicorn! This wonderful book, written by Kevin Dillon and illustrated by Justin Lowe, is not only entertaining, but also tells a story with an important message of kindness and friendship. Reading this book with […]

A Mother’s Promise
A Mother’s Promise

A New York Times video series recently featured a short animation with Laurin Mayeno, a Bay Area parent, author and founder of Out Proud Families. Laurin previously joined with Gender Spectrum to record a “Story Time” reading of her children’s book, One of a Kind Like Me/Único Como Yo. Laurin’s “Story Time” videos are available for […]

The World of Gender
The World of Gender

Across cultures, gender is understood in many different and complex ways. Various cultures and regions have a wide range of responses to gender differences: in some places, third and multiple genders are accepted and even revered. But of course, in other cases, people who identify with genders that are outside of the male/female binary are […]

A Thank You To Our Youth Council
A Thank You To Our Youth Council

We are so proud of our Youth Council for their participation over this past year, and so appreciative of all of the great work they have done with Gender Spectrum! We feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to work with these amazing youth! Some of the highlights of the work from these dynamic […]

Gender-Inclusive Summer Camps: A Free Webinar for Camp Professionals
Gender-Inclusive Summer Camps: A Free Webinar for Camp Professionals

Camp professionals get lots of questions from prospective parents. Will my picky eater find anything at lunch? Where are my child’s counselor’s from? Is the waterfront safe? Most camp staff can handle these kinds of questions, but Camp Directors and staff today are often be faced with questions from some parents that they may not […]

Gender Narratives: Videos from Our Youth Council
Gender Narratives: Videos from Our Youth Council

Our “Gender Narratives” series collects the stories of our new Youth Council members and how they have been affected by gender throughout their lives. These are touching, powerful statements from young people that you won’t want to miss! For example, Jude is a 15-year-old from Texas who recently joined the Gender Spectrum Youth Council. In […]

You Don’t Have To Be A Gender Expert To Be A Supportive Parent
You Don’t Have To Be A Gender Expert To Be A Supportive Parent

Not long ago, I was with a parent of a child who had recently changed their name and pronouns.  She was clearly tired, so I asked her what was going on, and she told me, “I’m just exhausted from answering so many questions from my family and friends.” This conversation made me think what a […]

Our 2017-2018 Youth Council
Our 2017-2018 Youth Council

We are so excited to have a new group of young people working with Gender Spectrum! Our Youth Council members come from across the country, and work with us throughout the year to create programs, tell their stories, and share how gender is affecting the lives of young people today. We asked our Youth Council […]

A Month of Programs on Gender for Everyone!
A Month of Programs on Gender for Everyone!

This month, Gender Spectrum is launching some amazing new programs that will be exciting for parents, family members, professionals, young people and others.  You can find all of these programs now on our “Gender and Its Dimensions” page, including: Our Online Film Festival, featuring the premiere of the Gender Spectrum film “Understanding Gender: Narratives of […]

Spirit Day 2017!
Spirit Day 2017!

Today we stand with GLAAD for #SpiritDay, to speak out against LGBTQ bullying and stand with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show […]

Gender Spectrum calls on Congress to pass the bipartisan DREAM Act
Gender Spectrum calls on Congress to pass the bipartisan DREAM Act

In response to the order by the Trump administration calling for an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Gender Spectrum warns that this move, while harming all Dreamers in the program, will be especially harmful to those children and youth who identify and/or express their gender outside of traditional assumptions regarding […]

Groups Provide Support for Parents Nationwide
Groups Provide Support for Parents Nationwide

In September, Gender Spectrum will host three online support groups for parents of Transgender, Non-binary or otherwise Gender-expansive children and teens: a National Parent Support Group, a Dads Group, and a parents group for Spanish-speaking parents. For our Fall 2017 National Parent Support Group,  parents and caregivers will get together in live, online discussions to […]

Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Proveedores de Atención de Gender Spectrum
Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Proveedores de Atención de Gender Spectrum

Criar a unx niñx que se sitúa al margen de las normas de género tradicionales puede ser difícil, por lo que es importante que usted encuentre apoyo en este camino. Usted no está solo(a); comparta sus pensamientos, sentimientos, preguntas y experiencias con otros adultos que están criando niñxs transgénero, no binarios y otrxs niñxs y […]

Gender Spectrum Pre-Teen Group
Gender Spectrum Pre-Teen Group

Gender Spectrum’s online pre-teen group, for young people ages 11 and 12, is coming up soon! This fall teens from all across the country (and globally!) will come together in a safe online space to meet other kids navigating gender and to have a space to just hangout! Whether it’s gender, your favorite TV shows […]

Our 2017 Gender Spectrum Conference
Our 2017 Gender Spectrum Conference

On July 21-23, we had an amazing, successful 2017 Gender Spectrum Conference! We want to thank all of the professionals, teens, children and families who came together to share stories, to play and learn together, to see old friends and make new ones. Your participation makes this event possible. We are already planning for next […]

Trump Tweets on Transgender Troops Display Ignorance of Gender Identity
Trump Tweets on Transgender Troops Display Ignorance of Gender Identity

Statement from Lisa Kenney, Gender Spectrum Executive Director Emeryville, CA- The national nonprofit Gender Spectrum released the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweets earlier today stating that Transgender troops would no longer be accepted or allowed to serve in the U.S. military: Transgender troops effectively serve in our military and militaries around the […]