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Camp Aranu’tiq

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Camp Aranu’tiq

for transgender and gender-variant youth New England/California

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Journal of GLBT Family Studies

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Journal of GLBT Family Studies

Child, Family, and Community Transformations: Findings from Interviews with Mothers of Transgender Girls

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TYFA-supported research to be presented at WPATH 2014

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TYFA-supported research to be presented at WPATH 2014

TYFA researchers Colt Meier and Seth Pardo have announced that their latest study has been accepted for presentation by the Chairs of the Scientific Committee of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health. The 23rd Biennial Symposium will be held February 14-18, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. The research presentation is titled “Demographics of Gender Non-conforming Children in the United...

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Federal Government Resolves Complaint Filed by CA Transgender Student

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Federal Government Resolves Complaint Filed by CA Transgender Student

Federal Government Resolves Complaint Filed by CA Transgender Student Agreement Affirms that Transgender Students Are Entitled to Equal Access in Schools (San Francisco, CA, July 24, 2013)—Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced a resolution to a complaint filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) on behalf of a transgender student in California’s Arcadia Unified School District. The resolution requires the school district to treat the...

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California Senate OKs bill letting transgender students pick facilities

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California Senate OKs bill letting transgender students pick facilities

Legislation that would allow California students to choose the bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams that best match their individual gender identities squeaked out of the Senate with a 21-9 vote Wednesday. Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who carried Assembly Bill 1266 in the Senate, invoked the abuse transgender students face and said the bill would ease the gradual, halting process they go through. ”What we’re not yet teaching kids is the broad diversity of the human experience,” Leno said. “We have all sorts of...

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Transgender 6-Year-Old Wins Colorado Civil Rights Ruling

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Transgender 6-Year-Old Wins Colorado Civil Rights Ruling

The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of six-year-old Coy Mathis, whose school had barred her from using the girls’ bathroom at her elementary school because she is transgender. This is the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match who they are, and the most comprehensive ruling ever supporting the rights of transgender people to access bathrooms without harassment or discrimination. Read more at Transgender Legal Defense Fund:...

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Transgender Girl: ‘I Love This Life So Much Better’

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Transgender Girl: ‘I Love This Life So Much Better’

TYFA Board member Joanna Olson, M.D. discusses transgender youth in a People Magazine profile of 12-year-old Nikki: Waiting backstage for her cue, the doe-eyed fifth grader adjusted her black-and-white polka-dot dress, fiddled with her rhinestone headband and peeked out from behind the curtain. She had no stage fright, having sung and danced countless times before. But this was no mere act for the school talent show. This was an announcement to the world: that the 10-year-old boy everyone knew as Niko was now a girl named Nikki. “I was...

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