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Children’s Minnesota experts share how anti-transgender legislation harms kids

Children's Minnesota experts speak out against a Minnesota bill that would ban transgender student athletes from competing in sports alongside their peers.

Coming out as LGBTQ during COVID-19: what’s different?

For kids who have a validating home environment and supportive relationships with family members, this may be an opportunity to explore their identity, experiment with gender expression at home, and share name and pronouns.

Transgender Day of Visibility: Alissa and Rubie share their story

On Transgender Day of Visibility, Alissa Fountain, supervisor of Children’s Minnesota’s HIV program, shares her story of supporting her daughter Rubie after she came out as transgender.

Dr. Marc Gorelick endorses joining Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition of the Equality Act on behalf of Children’s Minnesota

Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children's Minnesota, endorsed joining Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition of the Equality Act on behalf of Children's Minnesota

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd discusses gender evolution at TEDxMinneapolis

Kids today are exploring gender identity more than ever. Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, chief education officer and medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, talked about the evolution of gender at the recent TEDxMinneapolis virtual event “Adaptation.”

Dr. Goepferd shares the importance of normalizing pronouns in clinical practice

Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, Children’s Minnesota’s chief education officer, medical director of the Gender Health Program, presented “Support Without Steering: Gender Identity in Pediatric Populations” to the internal medicine pediatrics clinicians at Park Nicollet in Maple Grove, Minn. on Oct. 14, 2020. The information shared focused on supporting gender diverse kids and adolescents, and included tips to make patients feel comfortable during appointments. Dr. Goepferd also shared how she supports the parents and caregivers of her patients.

What parents should know about pronouns

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program, shares what parents should know about pronouns and how we can start talking about pronouns in day-to-day life.

Children’s Minnesota senior research coordinator presents and recognized nationally for study on gender diverse youth

Brianna McMichael, MSN, MPH, CCRP, senior clinical research coordinator with Children's Minnesota Research Institute presented at American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) 2020 Virtual National Conference & Exhibition.

Children’s Minnesota earns LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer designation from Human Rights Campaign Foundation

This designation builds on the organization’s dedication to serving as an essential partner and resource for LGBTQ youth and families along their journey, and our commitment to being an equitable and inclusive employer.

Supporting transgender and gender-diverse youth going back to school

The start of the school year is bringing on many mixed emotions for students, especially for transgender and gender diverse youth. Learn how you can support them as they go back to school, whether they go back virtually or in-person.