For and About Trans Youth

Resources For and About Trans Youth

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Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter, by Kevin Jennings. Touchstone Publishing, 2002.
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With chapters across the US, GLSEN has resources for educators, tools for Gay-Straight Alliances groups, information on making schools safer, and great information that applies to kids across the gender and sexuality spectrum.
Local groups bringing together youth activists and peer to peer support, as well as events, resources, and updates on the news that affects LGBT youth.
Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender Non-Conforming Children, by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD. The Experiment, 2011.
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Resources and support to affirm gender creative kids with their families, schools and communities in Canada
Gender Neutral Parenting: Raising Kids With the Freedom to be Themselves, by Paige Lucas-Stannard. Verity Publishing, 2013.
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LGBT Youth in America’s Schools, by Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill. University of Michigan Press, 2012.
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Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies Unites with LGBTQ People (PFLAG) – -- Support groups, events, resources, and answers to diverse frequently asked questions concerning LGBTQ youth and loved ones. Their booklets about supporting people who are trans and gender expansive are wonderful.
A closed discussion group for parents with trans and gender nonconforming children, it is full of other parents who freely offer support and advice.
This public-private partnership supporting GLBTQQ youth, they offer an impressive array of useful resources, for youth, as well as those supporting them, and is well worth exploring and supporting.
Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth: Schools, Families, and Communities in Action, edited by Elizabeth Meyer and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon. Peter Lang, 2014.
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Provides financial support to programs for transkids, homeless youth shelters, trans families in needs, and research on issues affecting trans youth. Their website includes assorted resources as well.
Support, education and advocacy for trans and gender non-conforming youth and their families.
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals, by Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper. Cleis Press, 2008.
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Support and educational resources for parents and their advocates raising trans and gender independent children
TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) – -- With a website full of resources for parents, educators, health care professionals, and youth, TYFA’s goals also include empowering youth and their families through support, education, and
Why Don’t You Tell Them I’m a Boy? Raising a Gender-Nonconforming Child, by Florence Dillon. Safe Schools Coalition, 1999.