Upcoming Event: Gender Spectrum Family 2011 Conference
The Gender Spectrum Family Conference is the only event of its kind, a celebration of gender inclusiveness for all children and teens. A unique gathering dedicated solely to the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming children and teens, their families and loved ones, and the community of professionals and allies who surround them, the weekend is […]
Bullies Aren’t Just Other Kids: LGB Teens Get Harsher Treatment
Is anyone really surprised by the news that LGB youth are about 40% more likely to be punished by school authorities, police and the courts than heterosexual kids who do the same things? Just as driving while Black or flying while Muslim result in people being targeted for more intense scrutiny and harassment, people who […]
Homophobia, Bullying, and Queer Youth Suicides
This post also appeared on the Good Vibrations Magazine. An article on the Stranger.com asks the question “why are so many gay kids killing themselves?” And the answer is that queer kids have always been at higher risk for suicide, drug abuse, depression, and sexual assault. For example, queer kids comprise up to 30% of […]Read More
a great resource for trans youth
I just found out about TransYouth.com, a new site created by Lydia Sausa. It’s an amazing collection of resources, links, book titles, and information about and for trans youth.