As you take a moment to remember the Holocaust, I also encourage you to take a moment to reflect on your role in speaking out against attempts to dehumanize others.
The cover of Lavender Magazine’s 2023 Health and Wellness issue features a familiar face – Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health program.
The 2022 Minnesota Student Survey has provided some sobering news. The survey showed that there’s an increasing number of students experiencing anxiety and depression – particularly for girls, and those identifying as trans and non-binary.
Mental health matters. Let’s rephrase that. Mental health support is critical for all kids.
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.
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.
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.