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Sexual and Gender Minorities

This guide contains resources for teachers to support sexual and gender minority students, allied students, and colleagues

Featured Books

Pride and Joy

This book ells the stories of queer citizens of the world living OUT and proud happy, fulfilling, successful lives. There is a story here for everyone in the LGBT community who has ever questioned their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discovered it. Not like the depressing, sinister, shadowy stories of the past, this book highlights queer people living open, happy, fulfilling and successful lives.

Seeing Gender

Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal--yet universal--facet of humanity. Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones' identity.

Understanding Gender and Early Childhood

Understanding Gender and Early Childhood is a comprehensive and accessible introduction into the main issues around gender and what these mean for our youngest children. The three parts examine gender in relation to the children, the workforce and wider society, concluding with inclusive suggestions for the future of the early years classroom. Topics covered include: how gender impacts on children's play, learning and achievement, the gender imbalance in the early years workforce and the impact of this on children, the gendered ways in which people engage with children, gender issues in children's health.

Gender: Your Guide

Gender is now a global conversation, and one that is constantly evolving. More people than ever before are openly living their lives as transgender men or women or are living outside of the binary. We all want to do and say the right things in relation to gender diversity--whether at a job interview, at parent/teacher night, and around the table at family dinners. But where do we begin? Lee Airton explains how gender works in everyday life; how to use accurate terminology to refer to transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming individuals; and how to ask when you aren't sure what to do or say. It provides the information you need to talk confidently and compassionately about gender diversity,

Histories of the Transgender Child

With transgender rights front and center in American politics, media, and culture, the pervasive myth still exists that today's transgender children are a brand new generation--pioneers in a field of new obstacles and hurdles. This book uncovers a previously unknown twentieth-century history when transgender children not only existed but preexisted the term transgender. Using a wealth of archival research from hospitals and clinics, including incredible personal letters from children to doctors, as well as scientific and medical literature, this book reaches back to the first half of the twentieth century--a time when the category transgender was not available but surely existed.

They/Them/Their

Eris Young explores what it's like to live outside of the gender binary and how it can impact on one's relationships, sense of identity, use of language and more. Drawing on the author's own experiences as a non-binary person, as well as interviews and research, it shares common experiences and challenges faced by those who are non-binary, and what friends, family, and other cisgender people can do to support them. Breaking down misconceptions and providing definitions, this much-needed guide is for anyone wanting to fully understand non-binary and genderqueer identities.

Reading the Rainbow

Drawing on examples from K - 5 classrooms, the authors make clear what LGBTQ-inclusive literacy teaching can look like in practice, including what teaches might say and how students might respond. The text also provides readers with opportunities to consider these new approaches with respect to traditional literacy instruction.

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