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Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children

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.

Suggested Reading

  • 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.

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