Being a transgender parent brings with it many gifts, and a few challenges. But there are some surprisingly small, simple things we can all do to support transgender parents and their kids.
Bullying is still a significant issue for students. The number one reason students are bullied, in Minnesota and across the country, is around issues of sexual orientation and non-conforming gender behaviors and dress. Here are four ways parents and kids can counteract bullying.
“Lean on those who love you.” A mother and daughter share personal stories, and a bit of advice, for National Coming Out Day.
“Being able to be open and honest with myself and others was the best part” about coming out, says Fiona Donnelly. National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11. In honor, Fiona and her mom, Kris, who both work at Children’s Minnesota, share what Fiona’s coming out was like — and some unexpected things they learned along the way.
Are you wondering how to create a safe place for your family and friends to show up as their authentic selves? Here are some tips and resources.
March 31 marks International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day started in 2009 to celebrate the transgender community. In particular, the transgender and gender diverse people who have the courage, safety and agency to express their identities openly and visibly in their public and private lives.
Every day that I'm in the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health clinic, I hear from patients and families who wonder if they will have to flee our state in order to continue to love and support their transgender child. That’s why I have been to the Minnesota State Capitol several times the past two months fighting to protect and support transgender and gender diverse youth.
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.