What is Your School’s Transgender Policy?

What is your school transgender policy? Does it even have a transgender policy? If not, maybe it’s time for parents to insist one is developed.

Pittsburgh Brashear High School has recently implemented a transgender policy that could serve as a model for schools across Pittsburgh, and across the country.
“Even if it’s just one kid, you have to have a policy to make sure that kid’s rights are respected and that kid is safe in school,” said Mr. Browne, a teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School and an adviser for the school’s Gay Straight Alliance, to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
Brashear’s policies address restrooms, […]

By |September 13th, 2015|Commentary, Education|Comments Off on What is Your School’s Transgender Policy?

How to Shut Down Anti-Trans Concern Trolls

Have you met a concern troll? A concern troll is someone who poses as a potential ally, just seeking information, but they are really a critic. An anti-trans concern troll might say something like, “Transgender people often regret…” or “We don’t know the long term effects of puberty blockers on children… .”

It can be difficult to talk to concern trolls because while they are posing as a seeming ally, their actual goal is to undermine your cause. The anti-trans concern troll will find a way bring up reasons why trans people shouldn’t receive health care, or support, or myriad other […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Commentary, Education|Comments Off on How to Shut Down Anti-Trans Concern Trolls

Nature vs Nurture: Studies Show a Biological Origin of Gender Dysphoria

Is it nature or nurture? It’s a common question, and one posed by a Fox News commentator who was criticizing the California bill that allows transgender youth to use whatever bathroom and join whichever sports team they feel matches their gender identity.

Fox News’ Dr. Keith Ablow said, “I am not convinced by any science I can find that people with definitively male DNA and definitively male anatomy can actually be locked in a cruel joke of nature because they are actually female.”

What is the response to Ablow or anyone else questioning the origin of gender dysphoria? It’s a well-informed […]

By |July 6th, 2015|Commentary|Comments Off on Nature vs Nurture: Studies Show a Biological Origin of Gender Dysphoria