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”
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Are You Respecting Your Transgender Loved Ones?
“When I first came out as transgender, I was surprised to find that many people in my life wanted to support me. I received a lot of encouraging words, oftenContinue reading “Are You Respecting Your Transgender Loved Ones?”
Becoming the Parent of a Trans Child
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”
Girl Scouts is for Every Girl
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”
“For LGBT kids who remain homeless, the stakes are clearly life and death. They are seven times more likely than their straight counterparts to be the victims of a crime,Continue reading “The Forsaken”
Twelve Transformative Trans Folks
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!
Helping Trans Kids at School
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has published “Schools In Transition,” a guide to creating and maintaining safe and supportive environments for transgender children in schools. The guide is part ofContinue reading “Helping Trans Kids at School”
Does Advocacy Stop at Marriage?
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?”
Wake Up, It’s Christmas! (plus 35 links to make you a better ally)
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.
Gay pride parades are not always the most inclusive events, often focusing primarily on the most privileged members of the community. As part of an attempt to highlight within-community oppression, activistsContinue reading “#WickedPissed”