"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 love it when a transgender person can not only shut down someone who discriminates against our community, but we love it even MORE when they take that opportunity to educate rather than lash out with anger.
Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island has issued a policy banning transgender students from the school, according to the Parent and Students Handbook.