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Powerful photos show trans and gender-diverse kids the way they want you to see them

Ellen Scott for Metro.co.uk   Saturday 23 Apr 2016 10:09 am Photographer Emma Leslie has created a stunning photo series that shows transgender and gender diverse children and teens the way they want to be seen. The series, titled Transcend: Portraits of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth, will be shown in an exhibition in Australia this month. ‘I wanted to create a photo series that would have an impact,’ Emma told metro.co.uk. ‘I had been blown away when I first heard of transgender children and I felt that this was a subject that needed awareness.   Briella, 6, with sister...

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Gender identity clinic for young people sees referrals double

11 April 2016 Image copyright Thinkstock The number of young people referred to England’s only gender identity clinic for under-18s has doubled in the past year to nearly 1,400, figures show. The data also shows that nearly twice as many biological girls than boys were referred to London’s Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust last year. Consultant clinical psychologist Dr Bernadette Wren said young people now had more freedom to define themselves. She told BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour a “social revolution” was happening. The statistics show that there were a total of 1,398 referrals to the clinic last...

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Springfield Central High School now has gender neutral bathrooms for students, staff

4/7/16 -Springfield-Springfield Central High School seniors Tiffany Adon, left, and Tatiena Lopez outside the gender neutral facilities on the third floor of the school. (Dave Roback / The Republican) By Elizabeth Roman | eroman@repub.com The Republican SPRINGFIELD — After hearing from several of their transgender friends that they felt uncomfortable using the bathroom at school, Springfield Central High School seniors Tatieana Lopez and Tiffany Adon decided to do something about it. Both students are members of the school’s Gender Equality Club, and felt that everyone should be able to feel safe using a bathroom. “We both have a couple...

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Single-sex schools ‘must adapt for transgender pupils’

By Judith Burns Education reporter in Liverpool6 April 2016 Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Single sex schools face particular issues in accommodating transgender students, a conference has heard Single-sex schools must find a way to accommodate pupils who come out as transgender, a teachers’ union conference has heard. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has voted to lobby for better training on the issue for school staff. Schools were “ill-prepared” for such issues, one teacher told the gathering. But practical steps to modify changing facilities, toilets and uniforms are straightforward, say teachers with experience of supporting these...

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Nicola Sturgeon has promised to review and reform gender recognition law for transgender people

We are delighted to report the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the pledge ahead of a hustings event with the other main party leaders in Edinburgh. Labour, the Conservatives, Lib Dems and Scottish Greens also back greater rights. We would welcome  these plans, as they would allow young people to legally change their gender; it could mean the law would recognise that some people have a non-binary gender and are neither men nor women. On tackling bullying she pledged that all new teachers would be trained on how to handle prejudiced based bullying in schools.   In addition, she said an SNP government...

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