“Fix society, please.” - Leelah Alcorn
Resources For Parents
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life Paperback by Dannielle Owens- Reid
Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter by Kevin Jennings
( NOTE: Transgender, not Transgendered. One is a Noun and one is a verb/ action. Transgender people exist. There is no action needed to make them exist and no choice to initiate an action to exist.)
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LGBTQQIP2SAA+ = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two- Spirit, Agender, Asexual
Gender Rebels postcast
Non- Binary Gender Pride
What is Conversion Therapy
The National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality ( NARTH), also known as the NARTH Institute, is a US organization that promotes conversion therapy, a harmful and pseudoscientific practice used in attempts to change or reduce the sexual orientation of people with same- sex attraction. NARTH was founded in 1992 by Joseph Nicolosi, Benjamin Kaufman, and Charles Socarides. Its headquarters are in Encino, California, at its Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic. It has operated under the name Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity ( ATCSI) since 2014.
The Big Definitions: You may see some phrases such as AMAB, DMAB, AFAB, DFAB. These stand for Assigned Male at Birth, Designated Male at Birth, etc. They recognize that one of the two binary sexes is typically established for a person based on a cursory and unscientific judgement of a physician. Intersex people have sex characteristics of both sexes and there is “length” test given to the penile appendage. If it exceeds a certain length, the person used to be designated male. Shorter, then they were designated female. Doctors used to mutliate/ cosmetically modify a person to meet the category they chose for the person. This forced selection of gender results in problems later in life for many Intersex people.
Sex and Gender are not the same thing.
Cisgender - someone that identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth. ( contrary to what some have said, this is not derogatory. Cis is a Latin word meaning “On this side of ”, or “Same”. Trans is a latin word meaning “on the other side of ” or “Opposite”. Cisgender basically means a person is not Transgender.)
Cis/ Het - someone that is both Cisgender and Heterosexual. Transgender - someone that does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth.
Binary Transgender - someone that identifies as the gender opposite the one they were assigned at birth
Non- Binary - someone that does not fully identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. This generally includes people that are Genderfluid, Trans- feminine, Trans- masculine, Agender, Pangender, Genderqueer and others.