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Trans Educational Resources

There has been a growing and concerted effort to pass legislation that would affect the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQ+ community, despite the fact that nearly 76% of US adults oppose such restrictions. Most of these laws target the trans community, in particular. There are currently over 80 anti-trans bills that are pending in state legislatures, nationwide. As of March 26, 2021, approximately 30 states have introduced bills that restrict trans athletes from participating in sports programs.

Trans identity is often misunderstood, so I’ve shared helpful resources for parents, educators, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the experiences of those who identify as transgender. I also shared a list of organizations that engage in advocacy and offer services to anyone who is struggling to find an accepting community or resources to help them navigate discriminatory practices based on their sexual orientation and or sexual identity.

If you’re interested in learning more about the complexities around biology and gender in sports, I recommend reading about the restrictions that have been placed on Olympic athletes by the International Association of Athletics Federations (I.A.A.F.). In particular, I recommend reading this NY Times article about Caster Semenya. If you do not have a subscription to the NY Times, check out this article by the Associated Press.

Grounding Information

Trans Educational Resources

Movies and podcast recommendations

For parents, educators, and professionals who work with LGBTQ+ youth

Supportive Trans Organizations and Resources

Resources for Anyone in Crisis

NOTE: This post was revised to include information for substance use on April 14, 2021, after I received a kind message from TheRecoveryVillage. Additional resources and articles were added on April 18, 2021, based on articles written by Emily VanDerWerff at Vox.

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