Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people, their loved ones, and professionals who serve them. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, professional training opportunities, discussion groups, networking, and social events, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community. Now in Los Angeles and Seattle!
Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender diversity in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support, building community, increasing societal awareness, and improving the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is an advocacy, education, and community-building organization that works to end discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression.
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The Trans Employment Program (TEEI) at the San Francisco LGBT Center is a unique, collaborative program designed to help create inclusive workplaces and jobs for trans and gender non-conforming people. It operates in the SF Bay Area and has connections with partner programs in other cities.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.
Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians & the Human Rights Campaign
More and more of us are hearing the stories of transgender children, and many people know a child in their community who may be transgender. It’s natural to have questions about why families choose to affirm their child’s gender identity—and how relatives, friends and community members can help. Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children is a groundbreaking resource that explains how families and healthcare professionals are helping transgender children thrive.
A Guide for Schools on Department of Education Guidance
On May 13, the U.S. Department of Education offered guidance to schools clarifying that transgender students have the right to be free from discrimination in schools, including the ability to use gender-separated facilities (such as restrooms and locker rooms) that match their gender identity. This guidance follows similar policies in states and school districts across the country, including many that have been treating transgender students with dignity and respect for more than a decade.
People tend to use the terms “sex” and “gender” interchangeably. We assign a newborn’s sex as either male or female*, based on their genitals. Once a sex is assigned, we presume the child’s gender. While our gender may begin with the assignment of our sex, it doesn’t end there. A person’s gender is the complex interrelationship of three dimensions.
A Silent Crisis: Resource Guide for Creating Safe Schools
Includes a wealth of information for teachers, counselors, administrators, and others who want to learn more about creating conditions for learning that are physically and emotionally safe for all students, including those who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ).
They Aren’t Confused: Landmark Study Shows Transgender Children Have Consistent, Deeply Held Gender Identity
Transgender children as young as 5 years-old demonstrate consistent gender identity across a variety of implicit gender-association measures, according to a landmark study to be published in the journal Psychological Science.
Bullying is Lowered for All Kids When Schools Have LGBTQ Inclusive Policies – Leads to Improved Performance for All
It is now well-known that LGBTQ students often have a hard time in school, including feeling unsafe and being bullied, and those experiences are strongly linked to academic, mental health, and other problems for LGBTQ youth. For over a decade now, schools have been trying strategies to create safer schools for LGBTQ and all students.
Being a boy or a girl, for most children, is something that feels very natural. At birth, babies are assigned male or female based on physical characteristics. This refers to the “sex” of the child. When children are able to express themselves, they will declare themselves to be a boy or a girl (or sometimes something in between); this is their “gender identity.”
Landmark Study to Track ‘Pioneer’ Generation of Transgender Children
A new study by Kristina Olson, a University of Washington assistant professor of psychology, aims to provide insight that could help parents like Mack. The study’s initial results, which are being published soon in Psychological Science, involved 32 transgender children ages 5 to 12 from around the U.S. who are living as their identified gender in all aspects of their lives and in supportive environments.
For Transgender Kids, Support is Key to Well Being
Studies of mental health among transgender people in the United States have been consistently grim, showing higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicide. But almost nothing is known about the mental health of a new and growing generation of transgender Americans — prepubescent children who are living openly as transgender with the support of their families. How do those children fare in an environment of openness and family support? When their gender identity is affirmed, are they happy?
Pediatricians & Health Care Professionals Speak Out Against Legislation Targeting Trans Youth
Video highlighting health care professionals who are speaking out against dangerous and appalling legislation targeting transgender students – including bills currently pending in Tennessee and South Carolina.
A Comprehensive Guide To The Debunked “Bathroom Predator” Myth
Conservatives have long peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit nondiscrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms by pretending to be transgender. The “bathroom predator” myth has been repeatedly debunked — by experts and government officials in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and school administrators in 23 school districts and four universities. Despite overwhelming evidence, many media outlets continue to uncritically repeat the debunked myth peddled by anti-LGBT groups.
Protective School Climates and Reduced Risk for Suicide Ideation in Sexual Minority Youth
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth living in states and cities with more protective school climates are significantly less likely to report one-year suicidal thoughts than LGB youths living in states and cities with less protective school climates.
Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too — with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In Growing Up Trans, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.