The first day of school. It's always embarrassing. Embarrassing for me, that is. Normally, I'm the too cynical, too loud mom, who curses too much.
"We tried to make this kid be a boy," said Shappley. Still, Joseph kept seeking out what the girls had and, by the age of three, he was telling everyone he was a girl.
With tension rising and information being hurled into the conversation from all angles, there is one critical element being overlooked: the safety and well-being of transgender children.
Just two days before prom and five weeks before graduation, Anna has been suspended and is facing possible expulsion for using the "wrong" bathroom.
Here's a comprehensive list of great books for kids -- novels, picture books, workbooks, memoirs and profiles -- that deal with transgender and intersex issues, gender non-conformity and sexual orientation as it relates to trans people.
We think this young man named Alex just might be going places. Still in elementary school, Alex wrote and performed a rap about coming out to his mother and transgender at Camp Aranu'tiq for the staff and campers. He shows incredible poise and confidence in himself and his gender. And clearly he has a message to share with anyone willing to listen.