FOR EDUCATORS

Resources:

Let's Talk About Intersex

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools
: This first-of-its-kind guide publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. 

Gender Odyssey Family: An organization that hosts conferences and other means of support for transgender children and their families.

Gender Spectrum: An organization that provides education, resources and training to help schools, health care providers, and family service agencies create a more gender sensitive and supportive environment for all children including gender variant and transgender youth.

The Family Acceptance Project does research on how family acceptance or rejection impacts the long-term outcomes for LGBT kids. Everything they've done points to family acceptance as the single most important factor for these young people.

TransYouth Family Advocates: A coalition of parents, friends and caring adults dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the medical and cultural challenges faced by children with gender variant and gender questioning identities and the families who love them.

Gender Diversity: This organization provides family support, works with schools, and provides community-building services to improve the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions.

Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austin Hartke

Video: Kat Blaque on pronouns and misgendering: Kat Blaque is a trans YouTube vlogger and in this video she explains what it feels like for her when someone uses male pronouns to refer to her. Adjusting to new pronouns is often so hard for parents that they just give up on trying, and this is a good primer on why they really need to work through that and use their child’s pronouns.

The Gender Quest Workbook   The man who wrote the book is a psychology professor at Rhodes College and a trans man himself who studies suicide among trans and gender nonconforming people. This is a book parents and their trans kids can read together. 

School Specific Rights

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Why Sex is Not Binary

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The 'two-spirit' people of indigenous North Americans 

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Book Recommendations for Educators, Health Care Providers, and Clergy

Trans-Gender: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith

· Justin Sabia-Tanis

Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes

· Christia Spears Brown

Trans Kids

· Tey Meadow

Trans Kids and Teens: Pride, Joy, and Families in Transition

· Elijah C. Nealy

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children

· Rachel Pepper

Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms

· Maria Cook, Alexis Cornell

Transgender Profiles: Time for a Change

· Linda Defruscio-Robinson

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

· Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni

About Chris

· Nina Benedetto

Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender Transition

· Jenson J. Hillenbrand

Jamie is Jamie: A Book about Being Yourself and Playing Your Way

· Afsaneh Muradian, Maria Bogade

Sid Doesn’t Feel Like a Boy or a Girl!

· Dylan Greenberg

The Sign Around My Neck

· Lucas Hasten

Who Are You?: The Kids Guide to Gender Identity

· Brook Pessin-Whedbee, Naomi Barduff

A Practical Guide to Understanding Gender Variance: Including Intersex, Trans, Non-Binary & Gender Fluid Individuals

· Helen Dale

A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity and Sexuality in Early Years

· Deborah Price

Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are

· Declan Henry, Stephen Whittle

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

· Stephanie A Brill, Rachel Peppe

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

· Stephanie Brill, Lisa Kenney

Helping Your Transgender Teen, 2nd Edition: A Guide for Parents

· Irwin Krieger

Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools: A Guide to Supporting Students, Changing Lives

· Sharon Verner Chappell, Karyl E. Ketchum

The Gender Affirmative Model: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Children

· Colt Keo-Meier, Diane Ehrensaft

Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary People with Disabilities or Illness: A Good Practice Guide for Health and Care Provision

· Jennie Kermode

How to Understand Your Gender

· Alex Iantaffi

Supporting Young Transgender Men: A Guide for Professionals

· Matthew Waites

Transgender Health

· Benjamin Vincent, Stuart Lorimer

Raising Rosie: Our Story of Parenting an Intersex Child

· Stephanie & Eric Lohman

God Doesn’t Make Mistakes: Confessions of a Transgender Christian

· Laurie Suzanne Scott

Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

· Abby Stein

What Does God Think?: Transgender People and The Bible

· Cheryl B. Evans, Colby Martin

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders

· Joy Ladin

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