Teaching Trans

By ASPIREist | ASPIREist Original. Geena Rocero, our transgender host, visits a transgender education program to learn the benefits of teaching tolerance. CALL TO ACTION: Email the schools in your area with a link to the WelcomingSchools.org starter kit.

Episode 4, Segment 2: Teaching Trans


Growing Up Trans

Season 34: Episode 1<p>Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too — with new …


Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the ninth grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under her breath that some people don't identify their gender with the biological sex they were born with.<p>At the time it didn't faze me because I'd never known anyone who'd talked …


ASPIREist: Teaching Trans

9 Inspirational Stories of Transgender Kids & Their Supportive Parents

The tide is turning. Slowly, and with so much effort, but it is turning. Whereas even a few years ago, too many of the stories surrounding LGBT …


​Born this way: Stories of young transgender children

<i>Our Cover Story this morning deals with children grappling with a very grown-up issue: gender identity -- boys or girls believing they're the</i> …

Explore: Transgender Children & Youth

Join HRC and host an "I Am Jazz" School and Community Reading and show our nation's trans youth that they are seen, supported and loved.<p>This …


When Transgender Kids Transition, Medical Risks are Both Known and Unknown

The last couple of years have seen burgeoning awareness in society of what it means to be transgender as an adult. But now doctors, like those at Ann …


Parent Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health

Six-year-old Sophie says she has always known she's a girl. "I used to be Yoshi," she says. "But I didn't like being called Yoshi." And she didn't like being called a boy.<p>Sophie lives with her family in Bellingham, Wash. Her mother, Jena Lopez, says she started seeing the signs before Sophie turned …


The Whittington Family: Ryland's Story


What It's Really Like When Your Daughter Becomes Your Son

My child's struggle to figure out who he was called everything I believed into question. With my strong faith and lots of soul-searching, the answers …


Transgender children: ‘This is who he is – I have to respect that’

Tom, five, likes Batman and football. Julia, eight, likes pink and princesses. Neither identifies with their birth gender – but, as UK referrals for transgender children rise, should doctors intervene?<p>Cassie Wilson can pinpoint the moment her daughter Melanie became her son, Tom. They were in the …


Debate Grows over How to Meet the Needs of Transgender Kids

Skyler was counting down the days. In just a few months, the 14-year-old would attend a life-changing medical appointment. It would be the first step …


We Still Have a Son and Daughter — Just Not the Way We Expected

Beth and Russ McGarrity's youngest child came out as transgender. Then a month later, their other child did, too.<p>Beth McGarrity forced a smile as she …

The Rift Between Us — Intersex and Trans Discourse

In the past year I have noticed a mounding frustration among intersex groups towards dyadic trans people (dyadic means non-intersex). On the blog …


Trailer: What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying and Bystanders


What Do You Know? 6 to 12-Year-Olds Talk About Gays and Lesbians


With Support, Transgender Kids Skip the Anxiety: Study

Young children who live openly as transgender and who have supportive families seem no more anxious or depressed than other children, researchers report.<p>The secret seems to be support and acceptance, the researchers report in the journal Pediatrics. The findings are reassuring after a series of …


Hate violence is tragically still a fact of life for LGBTQ people across this country, even without Donald Trump and Mike Pence helping to fan the …



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Download Welcoming Schools Starter Kit | Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools with resources and professional development to …

Human Rights

Gender-Inclusive Schools & Support Transgender Students

Creating inclusive spaces for transgender and non-binary youth means allowing all students to thrive regardless of gender identity or</b> …


Demographic structure of society - sex, gender, and sexual orientation


Housing & Homelessness

Over 1500 people have joined the National Center for Transgender Equality to urge the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ensure …


Gay and Transgender Youth Homelessness by the Numbers

There are approximately 1.6 million to 2.8 million homeless young people in the United States, and estimates suggest that disproportionate numbers of …