Featured and Suggested Reading for Transgender Children and Families
Guidelines for parents and caregivers from the Human Rights Campaign, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, and American Academy of Pediatricians, and written in collaboration with Dr. Ximena Lopez and Heather Newby, LCSW from the GENECIS Program.
- Brill, Stephanie and Pepper, Rachel. The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2008.
- Brown, Mildred L. and Rounsley, Chloe Ann. True Selves: Understanding Transexualism, 1996. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
- Ehrensaft, Diane. Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children. New York: The Experiment, 2011.
- Endocrine Society Manual of Clinical Practice for Treatment of Transsexual Persons. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, September 2009.
- Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Transgender Law Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights. Beyond the Binary: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools. San Francisco: Gay-Straight Alliance Network, 2004.
- Hubbard, Eleanor A. and Whitley, Cameron T., ed. Trans-Kin: A Guide for Family & Friends of Transgender People. Boulder: Boulder Press, 2012.
- Krieger, Irwin. Helping your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents. New Haven: Genderwise Press, 2011.
- Teich, Nicholas. Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Suggested Children's Books
- Bone, Jeffrey and Bone, Lisa. Not Every Princess. Illus. Valeria Docampo. Washington, DC: MAGINATION PRESS, 2014.
- Carr, Jennifer. Be Who You Are! Illus. Ben Rumback. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2010.
- Herthel, Jessica and Jenning, Jazz. I Am Jazz. Illus. Shelagh McNicholas. New York: Penguin Group, 2014.
- Kilodavis, Cheryl. My Princess Boy. Illus. Suzanne DeSimone. New York: Aladdin, 2010.
- Kiernan-Johnson, Eileen. Roland Humphrey is Wearing a What? Illus. Katrina Revenaugh. Boulder: Huntley Rahara Press, 2012.
- Parr, Todd. It’s Okay to Be Different. New York: Hachette Book Group, 2001.
Suggested Websites and Resources
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
- Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
- International Foundation for Gender Education
- Gender Spectrum Education & Training
- Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
- Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
- Family Acceptance Project: for GLBT, diverse families at risk for suicide, DV, mental health issues, homelessness
- The Trevor Project: suicide prevention for sexual and gender minority youth
- Amplify Your Voice: News, message boards, list-serves for GLBT youth by state
- Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: toll-free, anonymous peer counseling, information and referrals with huge database: (888.THE.GLNH)
- Trans Youth Equality Foundation (TYEF): support, resources and networking services, based in Portland, ME.
- GeMS (Gender Management Service, Boston Children’s Hospital): medical and mental health care, consultation and referral for gender non-conforming youth. (617.355.7476)
- Children’s National Hospital Gender and Sexuality Psychosocial Programs, under the direction of Dr. Edgardo Menvielle, Washington DC:
- Lambda Legal, national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work
- Gender Odyssey, an international conference, located in Seattle, WA, focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people
- Gender Spectrum, education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages
Resources for Families
- Resource Center: Serving youth and young adults ages 14-22
- GENECIS Program: Making life better for children and adolescents with gender dysphoria.
Resources in Texas
- Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT): dedicated to furthering the cause of Gender Diverse people in Texas.
- Trans Pride Initiative: working to provide assistance and support for transgender, transsexual, and gender nonconforming persons in areas of healthcare, housing, employment, education, and public accommodations.
- Resource Center Dallas: LGBT service organization offering support, resources, advocacy and education.