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#1) Sexuality is an essential, natural and healthy part of being human, and many of us are lifelong sexual beings, from conception to death.
#2) Sexual rights are human rights and every person has the right to choose how they wish to express their sexuality. Everyone deserves to have the sexual aspects of their life become realized if it is with consent and without intentional harm.
#3) People do not rid parts of themselves as sexual beings; rather, they learn how or how not to embrace and accept those aspects of themselves, understanding that all adult sexual expression is as unique as the individual themselves, and accepting or rejecting the obligation to take responsibility for their sexual actions and the impact of said action upon the self, others and their environment.
#4) Sex-positive professionals serve as role models for sex-positivity and sexual empowerment when giving back to the global community, educate others about sexual well-being, advocate for sexual diversity/inclusivity/equity in all forms, and support the sexual freedom and humanistic perspective of sexuality.
#5) While most practitioners of medicine and mental healthcare are inadequately trained and ill-prepared to respond to the sexual needs of their patients. Sex-positive professionals journey a powerful and transformational pathway to sexual healing, sexual wellness and sexual success themselves and with individuals, couples and polycules.
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Professionals working with the Transgender and Gender Non-Confirming Communities. These Professionals and Organizations have been vetted and approved by the International Transgender Certification Association.
Adventures of Tina and Jordan a book for Gender Variant Children by Jessica Lam
Advocates for Youth– Ten Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Child & I Think I Might be Transgender, Now What Do I Do? www.advocatesforyouth.com
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression American Psychological Association. www.apa.org
BEYOND THE BINARY: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools www.gsanetwork.org
CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health—Youth www.cdc.gov
COLAGE Kids of Trans Program (for children with transgender parents) www.colage.org
Deaf Queer Resource Center www.deafqueer.org
EVERYDAY ACTIVISM. Michael R. Stevenson and Jeanine C. Cogan, Ed. New York:Routledge, 2003.
FACT SHEET: Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth in School. Sylvia Rivera Law Project www.srlp.org
Gay/Straight/Trans Alliances: A Student Guide www.doe.mas.edu/hssss/GSA/Intro.html
Gender Education & Workplace Advocacy www.gender.org
Gender non-conforming: http://www.refinery29.com/trans-person-deciding-not-to-pass
www.genderspectrum.org-– child, family, medical, mental health issues/resources
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens by Kelley Huegel—grades 9 and up
GLSEN www.glsen.org (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) HARSH REALITIES: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools. & Miami-Dade County
Public Schools Gender Resource Guide (available from the YES INSTITUTE, Miami Florida)
International Foundation for Gender Education www.ifge.org
Intersex Society of North America www.isna.org
If YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S GENDER BEHAVIORS: A Guide for Parents. Children’s National Medical Center www.childrensnational.org
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund www.lambdalegal.org
LINKS for Transgender Youth www.genderadvocates.org
LOVE MAKES A FAMILY. By Gigi Kaeser & Peggy Gillespie—all grades
LUNA by Julie Ann Peters A story of a transgender brother/Grades 9 and up
MY GENDER WORKBOOK:How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely. By Kate Bornstein. New York: Routledge, 1998.
National Center for Transgender Equality www.transequality.org
National Coalition for Gay, lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth www.outproud.org
National Gay and Lesbian Task force www.thetaskforce.org
National Youth Advocacy Coalition www.nyacyouth.org
OUR TRANS CHILDREN & TRANSFORMING FAMILIES by Mary Boenke www.pflag.org
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, and Transgender) www.pflag.org
QUEER YOUTH ADVICE FOR EDUCATORS by Abe Louise Young.
THE FAMILY BOOK by Todd Parr. K-grade 3
The Reflective Workbook for Parents and Families of Transgender and Non-Binary Children:Your Transition as Your Child Transitions by D. M. Maynard – https://www.jkp.com/usa/the-reflective-workbook-for-parents-and-families-of-transgender-and-non-binary-children-1.html
THE TRANSGENDER CHILD by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper. 2008.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health www.wpath.org
TransFaith Online. Spiritual and Religious Issues www.transfaithonline.org
Transgender Living on YouthResource www.youthresource.com
TRANSITIONS OF THE HEART—Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children by Rachel Pepper. Cleis Publishers, 2012.
TRANSGENDER VISIBILITY: A Guide to Being You. Human Rights Campaign www.hrc.org
Trans Youth Family Allies www.imatyfa.org
Trevor Helpline Crisis Intervention for LGBT Youth 24 hours a day/7 days a week 1.800.850.8078
Dr. Schechter is a Board Certified plastic surgeon specializing in Gender Affirmation Surgery. He serves on the board of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. He helped author the 7th and 8th Edition of the Standards of Care, and serves on the editorial board for two transgender medical journals. He won the 2013 IL State Bar Association Award for Community Service, was recognized by the National Center for Lesbian Rights for his care of transgender and gender diverse individuals, and has authored the first surgical atlas concerning Surgical Management of Transgender Individuals. He is a founding member and past president of the American Society for Gender Surgeons. For an appointment with Dr. Schechter please contact his office for more information http://drlschechter.com/
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