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TYFA News Archives, 2013

TYFA News Archives

2013 (prior to redesign)

This is a collection of articles of interest to TYFA friends and allies. These items originally appeared on the website’s home page, and are listed by date, the most recent first.

 


April 22, 2013 – TYFA President Shannon Garcia announces a major research study of families with transgender children: “…there is a void of research on trans youth. We have an opportunity to tap into information that we really want researchers to know about. We here at TYFA have teamed up with Seth Pardo and Colt Meier who have worked with our very own Dr. Jo Olson to create the anonymous online questionnaire for our parents to complete. High School Seniors who live life fearlessly, follow their dreams and exude our core motto and name, with scholarships.   More button
March 14, 2013 -- Salon.com – A transgender child’s victory A third-grader in New Hampshire scores one for LGBT equality in the elementary-school bathroom. A transgender third-grader in New Hampshire has won the right to be treated as a girl in her school community — including being allowed to use the girls’ room. Score one for tolerance, and the increasing strides grown-ups are making in understanding that gender isn’t always definitively settled the moment a baby is born, nor is orientation only figured out in adolescence or beyond. Children are a lot more complex than that.”   More button
March 13, 2013 -- Opinion: Daily Camera - Transgender kids — Education and support are key: Thank you for Colleen O’Connor’s article, ‘Doctors see more transgender kids’ in the Sunday, March 3 Daily Camera. The controversial bathroom issues raised when Coy Mathis, a 6-year-old child in the Fountain, Colo., school district was banned from using the restroom that fits her affirmed identity as a girl, reveals how little some school administrators and many parents understand about what it means to be transgender.”   More button
March 8, 2013 -- All Colorado PFLAG chapters and transgender support group speak out on behalf of transgender youth and their families:
The seven PFLAG Chapters from the State of Colorado, together with Transgender Youth Education and Support (TYES), today issued a statement of support to transgender and gender-variant youth, their parents, families, friends, neighbors, and educators”  More button
January 18, 2013 – Greatschools.org – Parent power: Raising Kate – One mom’s fight for her child’s identity:
“At the time, her son’s response made her laugh. Later, she realized it marked a turning point. Ben had never shown any interest in his older brother’s toys, and he’d always been drawn to girls’ clothes. To simulate long hair, he wore towels or arm chair covers on his head. When he was 3, he was a princess for Halloween.“  More button