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

Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too — with new medical options, and …

Transgender

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 …

Parenting

​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> …

Gender

Explore: Transgender Children & Youth

Read through an interview with Welcoming Schools Director Johanna Eager on transitioning in schools.<p>Check out our Google-based map of clinical care …

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

When my second child, Kyle, was born in 1994, and the nurse told me I had given birth to a daughter, I was thrilled. I already had a son, Alex, and …

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 McGarrity forced a smile as she rejoined a group of moms around the dining room table in a spacious home in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.<p>A few …

The Rift Between Us — Intersex and Trans Discourse – Gender 2.0 – Medium

The Rift Between Us — Intersex and Trans Discourse<p>In the past year I have noticed a mounding frustration among intersex groups towards dyadic trans …

LGBTQ

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 …

Transgender

HRC

HRC strongly rebuked the opening statement by Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Trump’s pick for Attorney General, who has a long record of …

HRC

Parents plead with President Trump not to turn his back on their children.<p>Filter Posts By<p>0 categories selected<p>0 states selected<p>0 campaigns selected<p>No …

Human Rights

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 …

Gender-Expansive Schools & Support Transgender Students

Creating inclusive spaces for transgender and gender-expansive youth means allowing all students to thrive regardless of gender identity or …

Fairfax School Board approves adding transgender topic to teens’ class

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed a quotation about curriculum changes because a video played at the board meeting, which included the quotation, was mislabeled. The quotation should have been attributed to Adam Hiatt. The story has been updated.<p>The Fairfax County …

Education

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 …

Equality

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 …