7 Tips for LGBTQ Parents to Help Schools Fight Stigma and Ignorance

Parents may want to talk to teachers about their family structure, and what their child calls each parent, before the start of the school year.

Your Health

Transgender Medicine – What Care Looks Like, Who Seeks It out and What’s Still Unknown: 3 Essential Reads

Access to transgender medical care has been under attack in many places in the U.S.

Your Body

Conversion Therapy Is Discredited and Increases Risk of Suicide – yet Fewer Than Half of US States Have Bans in Place

Conversion therapy, or the practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, is based on an outdated and incorrect notion that such identities are a choice that can be changed

Self-Care & Mental Health

What’s Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

The history of trans youth offers some of the most compelling proof that trans kids aren't some sort of new phenomenon

Your Body

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today’s Political Battles Over Access to Health Care

These kids faced tremendous obstacles in a world where the word "transgender" didn't even exist

Your Health

The Other Side of the Rainbow

Coming out to my family as transgender helped me find inner peace

Self-Care & Mental Health

‘I Just Feel Like Myself’: A Nonbinary Child in Their Own Words

Nonbinary refers to people who don't see themselves as strictly male or female, or people who move between genders

Your Health

Danica Roem Is Transcending Gender

Virginia's first transgender lawmaker is making it harder to deny that trans rights are human rights

Your Body

Barriers to Care: Head and Neck Cancer

From getting a diagnosis to finding care, head and neck cancer can be difficult to manage

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How Parents Can Support a Child Who Comes out as Trans – by Conquering Their Own Fears, Following Their Child’s Lead and Tolerating Ambiguity

Studies show that family acceptance or rejection has a big impact on a trans child's mental health and happiness

Your Health

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

Surveys show that about one-third of transgender people have been refused treatment or suffered verbal or physical abuse from a medical provider

Access & Affordability
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My Long Journey to Queer Motherhood

I knew in theory that lesbians could become parents, but I'd never known a family with two moms.

Real Women, Real Stories

Working as a Rainbow Doula Lets Me Be Myself

I love creating a safe space in the birthing room, empowering my LGBTQ+ clients and advocating for them during the birth process.

Real Women, Real Stories