The Gracious Mind Team complies with the current legal documents surrounding confidentiality, mandated reporting, and ensuring we take steps to reduce child abuse. We want to be very clear thatContinue reading “Protecting Our Community: A Response to Governor Abbott’s Recent Letter”
Learning the ins-and-outs of parenting a transgender child is made easier by the recent outpouring of stories, suggestions, and advice from families all over the world who are making theContinue reading “Becoming the Parent of a Trans Child”
It’s cookie season! This article from last year (2015) highlights one of the many reasons to support the Troupes! Girl Scouts Choose Transgender Girls Over $100,000 Donation “In 2012, whenContinue reading “Girl Scouts is for Every Girl”
Ted Hesson brings us a glimpse into the lives of those who are doing their best to support refugees, as captured by Humans of New York. See the photos andContinue reading “Look for the Helpers”
Check out this fantastic illustration highlighting the work of twelve trans activists who are changing the world, day by day. Click here to see the whole thing!
A heartbreaking and inspiring look at how some countries are responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. “In Austria, the mood was one of pride – for the way the governmentContinue reading “A Radical Response to Refugees”
Hearing privilege is a real thing. Most people are at least marginally aware of the Deaf community, and the proliferation of ASL in high schools and colleges has helped shedContinue reading “Deaf Discrimination”
Noted social justice educator Laci Green brings us this short introduction to systemic racism in America.
Meredith Talusan offers her take on Jennicet Gutiérrez’s interruption of President Obama’s speech for Pride month. She offers a scathing critique of the administration’s deliberate dismissal of critical, life-threatening issues thatContinue reading “Does Advocacy Stop at Marriage?”
I’ve vacillated mightily today. I’ve cried tears of joy and rage. I’ve imagined a thousand weddings and mentally designed two thousand rhinestoned gowns, all while cursing the proprietary and historically oppressive institution. I’ve been excited, then furious with myself for being excited about something so freaking stupid.