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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, […]

How to Find a Welcoming Faith Community for Your Family
How to Find a Welcoming Faith Community for Your Family

For parents of Gender-expansive youth, faith spaces like synagogues, churches, and mosques can feel a bit scary. Many of us have heard horror stories about faith leaders rejecting LGBTQ+ people, and some of us may have actually experienced this rejection personally. But you may be encouraged to know that, according to the 2015 US Transgender […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Journey To Parental Support
A Journey To Parental Support

A remarkable email led to my recent conversation with Paula*, a parent who has relied on Gender Spectrum for resources, referrals and other support over the past 18 months. In response to our announcement of an upcoming daylong workshop for parents in Houston, Paula wrote that she and her husband would attend. “We are VERY […]

One Mom’s Faith Journey
One Mom’s Faith Journey

The story of a mom of a Transgender child who came from a conservative Christian background Our Director of Family Services Pam Wool recently spoke with a Mom who faced a clash between her Evangelical faith community and her transgender child. Hear this Mom’s touching story below, or listen and/or download via our Soundcloud page, […]

TRUTH: A Trans Youth Storytelling Project
TRUTH: A Trans Youth Storytelling Project

Our friends at the Transgender Law Center and GSA Network have launched TRUTH, a wonderful youth-led program for trans and gender nonconforming young people to build public understanding, empathy, and a movement for liberation through storytelling and media organizing. Beginning in 2015, the project launched with five videos from transgender young people and families. The platform has allowed transgender […]