As families, we journey together, in support and love. We have compiled a growing list of resources to support you in your unique family journey. The resources have all been instrumental in growing our knowledge of gender-expansive and transgender children and youth, helping us gain a better sense of how to support our children.
As educators, we journey with compassion and love for our students and their families. We have compiled a growing list of resources to support you in supporting your students and their families. The resources have all been instrumental in growing educators’ knowledge of critical inclusivity, helping educators gain a better sense of how to support their students.
We encourage you to research each of these helpful organizations, by clicking on the link below to their online presence. Our hope is that through many of these organizations, you’ll begin to find a support system that’s just right for you and the resources to support the students and families you are advocating for at your school site. Check back often, as this list of resources is ever-changing and expanding, as our community’s journey evolves, too.
This is the link to the website hub that will provide contact information for a LGBTQ Community Center in your area. MORE INFO
“Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.” MORE INFO
This organization “empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.” MORE INFO
“The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.” MORE INFO
“Welcoming Schools, a project of the HRC Foundation, is a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students.” MORE INFO
“National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.” MORE INFO
This organization’s mission is to “create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.” MORE INFO
This website is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center and provides a wealth of information for educators, specifically providing helpful educational information, with resources linked to their “Being There for Nonbinary Youth” section. Check it out for ways to create more inclusive school environments. MORE INFO
“This website is created by teachers for teachers. We are dedicated to equipping educators with the tools they need to foster safe, welcoming gender-inclusive classrooms. We are two U.S. public elementary school teachers. We have 16 years of teaching experience between us. We’ve hosted professional development for teachers, presented at the Gender Spectrum conference, consulted, and have spent several years creating our own gender inclusive content.” MORE INFO
Part of Lambda Literary’s mission: “LGBTQ WRITERS IN SCHOOLS connects authors with classrooms via free Skype or in-class visits to discuss the author’s work and LGBTQ issues. Designed for teachers of grades K-12, student organizations, and organizations serving LGBTQ youth, the LGBTQ Writers in Schools program is an opportunity for writers to discuss their work openly with students and to encourage diversity not only in the students’ reading and writing lives, but also in society at large.” MORE INFO
“GayYA.org is a website and blog dedicated to everything LGBTQIA+ in YA! Now, our mission is to empower authors to write LGBTQIA+ characters, help ensure that what’s being published contains positive and affirming representation, and enable all teens to find themselves on the page! We pursue these goals with things like sharing best practices for librarians and teachers on how to get LGBTQIA+ YA books into the hands of teens, critiquing problematic narratives, and holding space for authors to talk about writing LGBTQIA+ characters.” MORE INFO
“Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.” MORE INFO
This organization was founded by Jazz Jennings and her parents, and as their mission states, their goal is to spread “the message of tolerance, acceptance and unconditional love which are a birthright for all transkids.” MORE INFO
“TransActive Gender Center provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.” MORE INFO
“Gender Odyssey Family is an annual conference for families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender-diverse of transgender child.” MORE INFO
“The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.” MORE INFO
“This website was designed to provide a platform for information about name, gender, and name & gender change for transgender people. I hope that this website helps you find the information you need!” MORE INFO