“Fix so­ci­ety, please.” - Lee­lah Al­corn

Re­sources For Par­ents

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Books

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.)

Web­sites

www. PFLAG. ORG https:// william­sin­sti­tute.law.ucla.edu/wp- con- tent/ up­loads/ AFSP- Wil­liams- Sui­cide- Re­port- Fi­nal. pdf https:// www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/ pmc/ ar­ti­cles/ PMC5905855/

Mean­ings

LGBTQQIP2SAA+ = Les­bian, Gay, Bi­sex­ual, Trans­gen­der, Queer, Ques­tion­ing, In­ter­sex, Pan­sex­ual, Two- Spirit, Agen­der, Asex­ual

Pod­cast

Gender Rebels post­cast

Face­book

Non- Bi­nary Gender Pride

Ar­ti­cle Notes:

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.

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