Posts Tagged "gender non-conforming"

Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 7: How to Create a Trans-Inclusive School

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat should a school do to become transgender-inclusive? I recently gave the keynote address to the NEA’s GLBT Caucus during their annual dinner telling our not-so-great experience with a school and offering tips on how they could begin creating a safe and affirming space for trans and gender non-conforming students within their schools. You can read the transcript of the speech in the previous blog post, but for those who like podcasts or prefer to hear inflections of a speaker’s voice, this...

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Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 1: Gender Terminology 101

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSWelcome to the very first episode of the new Trans-Parenting Podcast. On the first episode, we cover a lot of the gender definitions that we will be using in future episodes. It’s Trans Terminology 101! The Show Notes are here as a helpful quick-glance guide. I cover much more about each item in the show. Be sure to listen.   Episode 1 Show Notes: Biological or Anatomical Sex. This is the physical structure of one’s reproductive organs that is used to assign sex at birth. Biological sex...

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John Jolie-Pitt: How long is a phase?

Posted on Dec 27, 2014 in Good Parenting | 1 comment

In the last couple of weeks, the story of Shiloh/John Jolie-Pitt has made the rounds of the internet. Thanks to having such famous parents and appearing in photos wearing boys’ clothing in the last few years, there has been ongoing speculation about John for a very long time. Most of the coverage, though, has taken quotes from an article from the UK and a rather dubious “expert.” (I’m not going to link to those stories because I don’t want to lend credence to the stated opinions.) In these articles, Brad and Angelina are quoted as saying John has been using this name at home since the age of three. John is now eight. Five years. Five long...

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