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Bit of a rant about the state of the United States.

This is the country we have become. Hate crimes labeled domestic terrorism. It was just a club full of LGBT people, had to be a terrorist attack, because we know there are no group or people who hate gay clubs. Children gunning down classmates and teachers with assault weapons. But hey it isn’t the parents…
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Planned Parenthood’s Chatbot “Roo” Wants To Keep Teens Informed On Sex-Ed & Women’s Health

Its been a while since I have been really excited about a new internet thing, but this one takes the cake for me!  With my youth work I find often that parents are not educated on Sex-Ed and/or are not willing to have a honest conversation with their children, or the youth are so not…
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New Jersey has become the second state in the nation after California to adopt a law that requires schools to teach about LGBT history.

A much needed win with all the hits we have been taking from the far right! Before you ask, the first state to do so was California!  Only 48 states to go! “New Jersey has become the second state in the nation after California to adopt a law that requires schools to teach about LGBT history in…
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New CDC Report Highlights Need To Support Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

While the subject content of the article is a “duh” to most of us, this one is backed up with numbers from actual studies.  So its a good reference when you are trying to prove what we consider the obvious, to others!   “The alarming CDC data revealed that 27 percent of transgender and gender-nonconforming…
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How to Be a Girl audio podcast

If you get a chance you really should check out Marlo Mack’s Podcast and blog, How to Be a Girl! I guarantee you will laugh, smile, and cry as you listen to their incredible journey. http://www.howtobeagirlpodcast.com/

Dysphoria Tips Masterpost

“Hey, everyone! Dysphoria is a real pain in the butt to deal with, and we know it can be difficult to find ways to lessen it or distract yourself from it. You don’t need to have dysphoria to be transgender, but many trans people do have dysphoria. And, gender dysphoria (for those who have it) sucks.…
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Local Transgender student responds to bathroom protection reversal

A sophomore student at City High School, Miles Kleve says the guidance protection gave him a sense of relief, but now he says the fear is back. “I think, it’s ridiculous that people can’t go into a certain bathroom because that’s not what’s in your pants.” Kleve was 14-years-old when he realized he identified as…
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Trans teen and family interview on PBS AZ – Oliver!

Youth who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide, and studies show that that higher risk stems from their experiences of discrimination and victimization. Oliver’s journey as a transgender teen reveals the challenges some young people face just for being who they are.​ *Reporting for…
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National Geographic Gender Revolution special

If you didn’t get a chance to see the National Geographic “Gender Revolution” special, it will be free to watch for a week starting on the 14th. You can see the talking paper from the special here. www.nationalgeographic.com What an amazing special!  I was personally worried about which way this was going to lean and it…
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6 Facts About Affirming Therapy for Trans And Gender Non-Conforming Youth

Fact #1: Affirming therapy does not railroad youth into transitioning The entire point of the affirming approach to transgender and gender non-conforming youth is to NOT push them in any particular direction, but to give them a safe space to explore their identity and expression. Pushing them towards transition goes entirely against this concept. Dr.…
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