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Getting Ready for the School Year
Getting Ready for the School Year

The very best time for setting your child up for success is before the school year gets going. Join Gender Spectrum’s Joel Baum and Pam Wool for this online discussion ​series for parents to hear some helpful tips and ask your questions about navigating gender and your child’s school. Getting ready for the school year: session 1 Monday, […]

Urgent: Act Now to Save California’s Inclusive Sex Ed — Comments Due by June 29
Urgent: Act Now to Save California’s Inclusive Sex Ed — Comments Due by June 29

The California Department of Education is in the process of updating the Health Framework, which provides the guidelines for Health and Sexuality education in all public schools throughout the state. In 2015, the California legislature passed the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA); the curriculum includes material on Sexual orientation and Gender identity and has been […]

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 […]