Resources

Print this out for yourself and your school – it is so valuable for helping you work successfully with your kid’s school.

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

I was so happy to work with Simmons College on their Trans*forming The Dialogue Project.  They have put together the following list.

Gender and Sexuality: Defining Key Terms for Everyday Use

These five short videos are a brilliant “Gender 101” and helped me so much in my early stages of understanding.

Jean Malpas on Gender Variance

 

Trans Student Educational Resources

Gender and Sexuality Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Ackerman Institute Gender and Family Project

Gender Spectrum

Transathlete  is a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans* inclusion in athletics at various levels of play

GoAthletes is a support network of current and former LGBTQ collegiate and high school athletes, which creates safe spaces in the athletic community through visibility, education and advocacy.  They also have a mentorship program for young LGBTQ athletes.

 

US Lacrosse is the national governing body of lacrosse.  As of 1-28-16, they are in the process of updating their policies about trans kids. I received the following “Recommended Policy” from Susan Kellam, Senior Manager, Member Services.

USLacrosse.org  |  LaxMagazine.com

RECOMMENDED POLICY

A transgender youth athlete should be allowed lacrosse participation in accordance with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the athlete’s birth certificate or other records and regardless of whether the athlete has undergone any medical treatment. Team or league policies should not prevent an athlete from electing to participate in an activity according to his or her gender identity.

This means an athlete who is biologically female but has a male gender identity should be allowed to participate in male events and an athlete who is biologically male but has a female gender identity should be allowed to participate in female events.  Such a policy is not required by US Lacrosse, but it is the recommended policy of US Lacrosse.

This policy still supports the US Lacrosse Gender Classification Position Statement which states that both tradition and the rules of play for the women’s game are intended to limit participation in the women’s game to females and tradition and the rules of play for the men’s game are intended to limit participation in the men’s game to males.