Resources

Websites:

Gender Spectrum connects you with their blog, events, books, trainings, and resources!!  www.genderspectrum.org

Pronouns – A How To Guide to Gender Neutral / Gender Inclusive Pronouns – a helpful resource with answers to frequently asked questions about gender pronouns. 

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide:  website intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones.

Transbucket! :  online collection of images and information on trans-related surgeries and healthcare.  It was helpful for me to see “before” and “after” pictures of top surgery before I accompanied my son.

T-VOX Trans 101

Raising My Boychick:  Parenting, Privilege, and Rethinking the Norm:  a great blog!

Trans Respect/Etiquette/Support 101

In a Bind: Binder exchange program for trans youth

Blogs:

Transparenthood

Accepting Dad

Labels Are For Jars

Pink Is for Boys

Raising My Rainbow

Sarah Hoffman

Dangling Possibilities

“It’s Hard to Be Me” – Parenting and Loving Our Gender Fluid Child

Transbeautiful

Organizations:

The Los Angeles Gender Center:  therapy and support groups for transgender individuals and their loved ones.  I attend their Parent Support Group.

Gender Spectrum:  great resources and great conferences for families of trans and gender variant people/kids!

Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference: very popular, free annual conference focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities and allies.

TransActive:  education, counseling, and advocacy for transgender and gender nonconforming children, youth, and their families.

Trans Justice Funding Project – community-led funding initiative supporting grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people.

My Purple Umbrella:  Gender variant children’s playgroup & community network

Camp Ten Trees: summer camp in the Pacific Northwest.  One week for LGBTQA youth, one week for children and youth of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families.

Books:

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-Schroth

The Gender Book

The Transgender Child:  A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper

Transitions of the Heart:  Stories of Love, Struggle, and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children edt by Rachel Pepper

“Polkadot” A Gender Non-Binary Children’s Book Series by Talcott Broadhead

Nina Here Nor There:  My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

Two Spirits, One Heart by Marsha Aizumi

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a Transgender Child by Cheryl B. Evans

Magazines:

Original Plumbing:  A quarterly magazine about trans male sexuality and culture.  Issue #8, The Family Issue, has 60 pages of interviews with different types of families… a personal resource for family members of trans children and trans parents looking for community. Some subjects touched on include: Chosen family, solo parenting (& dating) as trans men, being a supportive parent of a transgender teenager in the public school system, foster parenting, grieving the loss of a family members, trans male pregnancy and more.

Articles:

“Being Queer Means…” by Nadia Cho: An explanation of the term “queer.”

“Moms Standing Up for Their Kids” by Amelia

Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A Guide for Health Care Providers: You can download this for free online; may be helpful if you have specific questions about the medical transitioning process for FTM’s.

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5 Responses to “Resources”

  1. Talcott BroAdhead December 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Great resource list!! Stopping by to mention that “Meet Polkadot” is now available for purchase at http://www.dangerdot.com

    Xo
    Talcott

  2. Cheryl B. Evans August 13, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    Hi Transmom 🙂 It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch. I hope you and your family are doing well. I just wanted to share with you and all your readers that I have recently put out a new journal series to help our transgender kids (pre-teen – adult) and us parents. Journaling helped me a great deal in the months and years that followed Jordan’s coming out as trans and I wanted to design something other parents and their trans kids could use in a similar way. Wonderfully & Purposely Made: I Am Enough (available with 3 covers to choose from) is the one of the kids and My Parenting Journey with a Transgender Child is the one for us parents. Both are interactive journals with thought provoking writing prompts that support, encourage and uplift us on our journeys. There are also colorable images throughout to enhance the therapeutic benefits of the journals. If you or any of your followers would like to check them they can all be seen here: https://www.amazon.com/Cheryl-B.-Evans/e/B01HIXKZ9M/ I continue to get updates on your blog and love reading all your wonderfully encouraging and thoughtful responses to everyone who comments on your posts. Thank you for all that you do to help support families like ours. Warmest regards, Cheryl

    • transmom August 14, 2018 at 11:34 pm #

      The idea is wonderful, Cheryl! I always encourage parents to write as it was a source of calm for me during my child’s transition…it brought me a sense of control and helped me focus an prevented my head from spinning!

      I’d love to be able to see some of the prompts and images before I write a piece to recommend them!

      • Cheryl B. Evans August 15, 2018 at 12:04 am #

        If you can email me at writtenbymom at gmail dot com I would be happy to do that for you 🙂

      • transmom August 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

        I will do that!!!

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