A blog about pediatrics, gender health and more inclusive care for LGBTQ kids.

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Celebrate Stop Bullying Day and National Coming Out Day in the same week

Want to show LGBTQ kids that you’re a supportive ally? Want to share with transgender and gender diverse youth that they are important and valuable and safe? What perfect timing: National Coming Out Day and Stop Bullying Day are both being celebrated this week! Coming Out Day is on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Stop Bullying Day is the next day, Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Let’s raise our awareness of LGBTQ+ kids and teens with disabilities

Many kids and teens struggle with their identities as it is. Now imagine identifying as LGBTQ+ and having a disability. People already treat kids with disabilities differently – in the way they act and talk to them. Then add the fact that they also identify as LGBTQ, it’s easy to see how difficult it can be.

In defense of Boston Children’s

Patients and families at children’s hospitals are under attack and that is not OK.  

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd named 2022 Ellen Perrin Award for Excellence honoree

The honor from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on LGBT Health and Wellness recognizes the outstanding work Dr. Goepferd has done in advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth and families in Minnesota and the region.

We can’t turn back time on LGBTQ+ rights

LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June is a time to celebrate the impact of our LGBTQ+ community and the diversity of our sexual and gender identities. Take a look with me at a brief history of the progress we’ve made, to remind us what we have fought so hard to achieve and how important it is not to turn back time on LGBTQ rights.

Breaking the binary: understanding gender expression

In the Talking Pediatrics podcast Breaking the binary: expanding gender identity and expression, Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, (they/she), medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, explores gender binary and the importance of expanding gender expression.

Join the upcoming Grand Rounds discussing the impact of COVID-19 on Asian American communities in Minnesota

Watch the upcoming Grand Rounds about Asian American communities in Minnesota and COVID-19.

Connecting families to autism services and resources: A conversation with Sheletta Brundidge

On April 21, from 5:15-5:45, I am moderating a Facebook Live panel discussion about connecting families with a child or teen with autism to resources and services. Four Children’s Minnesota kid experts and Sheletta Brundidge will talk more about Autism Acceptance Month and share tips for families with kids with autism.

Transgender Day of Visibility: What does it mean to be visibly vibrant?

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, (they/she), chief education officer, chief of staff, pediatrician and medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, shares more about Transgender Day of Visibility.

Children’s Minnesota named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce it received the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index.