Additional Resources

For Adults Supporting Gender Expansive Youth

This beautiful letter by Harper Keenan says it all. Here is a great new resource :

And here are more good books by experts in the field:

Working on making your school more Gender Inclusive?

Gender inclusive schools celebrate gender diversity and recognize that gender impacts ALL students. They question limited portrayals of gender and interrupt binary notions of gender, supporting self-reflection and teaching empathy and respect.
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Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. They offer a number of resources for schools and families, including the Gender Inclusive Schools Toolkit and many others:  
Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 10.24.43 PM.pngSchools in Transition – This guide for parents, educators, administrators, and community members offers guidance and tips on supporting transgender students at school.
Initial School Meeting – This document guides families through key items to discuss in an initial meeting with school officials.
Gender Support Plan – This document offers a framework for shared understandings about how a student’s authentic gender will be supported at school. It should be completed together by school staff, caregivers, and the student.

Bathroom FAQ
 – This document addresses many of the common questions that arise for school and district leaders as they work to create gender inclusive schools.
And if you are interested in making bigger changes in your school or school district:

Contact us for even more ideas about how to help your school be more gender inclusive!

Looking for other organizations doing this work?


Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.

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Welcoming Schools provides elementary schools with resources and professional development to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ-inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying and gender stereotyping, and support transgender and gender-expansive students.

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Mermaids UK provides family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.

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Human Rights Campaign is committed to providing the kinds of resources children, families and other youth-serving professionals need to support one another in their journeys.

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PFLAG is a family and ally organization, uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies.

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The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

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Trans Student Education Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students.

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The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.