The following is the list of resources included in the back of my book along with additional, helpful bonus content. This list is of national resources. Feel free to leave a comment below with resources local to you that a gender creative family might benefit from.
ACLU: Working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone.
Children’s National Medical Center’s Gender and Sexuality Psychosocial Programs : Offers a parent guide, an outreach program, a local support group, a national Listserv, a summer camp and an outpatient clinical program.
Gender Odyssey: Interested in the thoughtful exploration of gender and provides an environment where people of all genders can share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others.
Gender Spectrum: Provides education, training, and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.
GLAAD: Amplifying the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.
GLSEN: Leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.
Human Rights Campaign: Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights.
It Gets Better: Communicating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth around the world that it gets better.
Lambda Legal (Bending the Mold Toolkit): Oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
Matthew Shepard Foundation: Persuading people to think differently, behave differently, and inform others of the importance and value of diversity.
PFLAG: The nation’s largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with LGBTQ people to move forward through support, education, and advocacy.
Teaching Tolerance: Promotes an appreciation for diversity in schools by reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and supporting equity for our nation’s children. Provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners.
The Trevor Project: Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you are a youth who is feeling alone, confused, or in crisis, please call the Trevor Life- line at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help.
Welcoming Schools: Offers tools, lessons, and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping, and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools.
WPATH: Devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.
If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support please call:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Trevor Project
The GLBT National Help Center Hotline
The GLBT National Youth Talkline
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I’m halfway through your book, hi-lighter in hand , wondering what I’m going to do when I actually finish it. Other than re-read it.
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Hi, I love your blog! Congratulations on having such a wonderful family and making the effort to be a supportive, understanding parent. I was just wondering, a while ago I came across a link on your website to a similar blog about a woman with two children, one a female-identifying girl and the other a gender-nonconforming girl (at birth at least, this might have changed) who identified as a ‘half-half’ – half boy, half girl. I wondered if you could link me to this blog? I really enjoyed reading it but cannot for the life of me remember the name!
Thanks. 🙂 Frankie.