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Counseling Transgender Youth Workshop, Southern Comfort Conference (1999)

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Events, Gender, Presentations, Young People

As information and support have become more widely available, young people with transgender issues, both male-to-female and female-to-male, have begun to come forth in increasing numbers. The concerns of transgender youth are in some ways similar and in some ways strikingly different from those of adults. In this, the third year of the Counseling Professionals’ Workshops, we examine the difficult issues faced by transgender youth and their families.

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Some Words on Parenting a Trans Kid (2011)

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 in Columns, Gender, Magazines, Newsletters, TG Forum, Young People

What should you do if you have a child who is gender nonconforming — or one who does conform to a gender role, just not the biological one? What if the doctor recently told you your child is intersexed? What if your child is telling you she wants a sex change?

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I Was a Trans Student (2013)

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 in Columns, Gender, Magazines, Newsletters, TG Forum, Young People

If I had turned 13 in 2013 instead of 1963, my story might have been a different one. I’m sure I would have had to work through the same shame and guilt and fright, but there would have been sources of support. There would have been ready information. And perhaps, just perhaps, my parents would have tried to understand, had I found the courage to come out to them.

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Down and Coming Out at the Ross Fireproof Hotel (2006)

Posted on May 4, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, TG Forum, Young People

I’m treating Miss Charlotte to a meal for her birthday. Looking fabulous, if artificial with her ridiculous, pumped-up cheekbones, and with two Cape Cods inside her, she’s reading me for my stand against injected silicones.

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Transgendered Youth at Risk for Exploitation, HIV, Hate Crimes (2003)

Posted on Nov 5, 2011 in Book Chapters, Gender, Young People

Many transgendered and transsexual persons are rejected by their families or are victims of hate crimes, rape, persecution, discrimination in employment and housing, and denial of social services based either on their appearance or because others possess knowledge that they are transgendered.

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Accommodating Trans Students in Colleges and Universities (1998)

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 in Book Chapters, Gender, Young People

It’s safe to say that sooner or later almost every post-secondary school will be confronted with the issue of gender-variant students.

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