Resources

Het lammetje dat een varken is

Translation: The lamb that is a pig

Language: Flemish
Author: Pim Lammers

First Flemish book for pre-school that deals with identity transformation, a story about a lamb who wants to be a pig.

Language: English
Author: TV2

A film in English from a Danish TV company about what we all have in common: 'We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? Introducing All That We Share.'

Language: English
Author: Let Toys Be Toys

An interview with Cordelia Fine, Australian neuroscientist and author of the best-selling book “Delusions of Gender”. In her book she takes a critical look at the science behind the popular claims that boys and girls are “hard-wired” differently, and finds it severely lacking.

Language: English
Author: Lindsay Amer

A paper from the Scottish Journal of Performance exploring queer performance practice and production

Language: English
Author: Creation Station and Geraldine Heaney

A short film made by young people who take part in Creation Station (at Platform, Glasgow) for the Gender Lab artists.

Language: English
Author: Kate Lyons

Guardian article (UK) about the rise in children seeking counselling about gender dysphoria and transgender issues.

Language: English
Author: Xander

Xander's video (produced with Trans Youth Glasgow) about his 5 months on hormone treatment. See more at www.allabouttrans.org.uk

Language: English
Author: Katherine DM Clover

How different are clothes for boys and girls......? "This got me thinking about symbolism and gender in a brand new way. We know that our culture expects women and femmes to do the vast majority of emotional labor. What I realized on that day is that clothing intended for little girls is often covered with symbolism promoting that very labor."

Language: English
Author: Dan Bell

Because critique equals feedback: this article questions certain gender workshops given by feminist organisations in UK schools and describes them as too ideological and harmful for young boys.

Language: English
Author: Let Toys be Toys

Resources for talking about gender with schools including links to information for teachers and for parents. Let Toys be Toys is a campaign to stop today's and books limiting children by sticking to gender stereotypes.

Language: English
Author: The Guardian

Study highlights how children as young as six can be influenced by stereotypes such as the idea that brilliance or giftedness is more common in men

Language: English
Author: Jay Stewart

A TEDx talk by Jay Stewart on the philosophy of gender. "Equality is not just between women and men, gay and straight, or trans and cis. It's not even about choice versus biology. Jay presents a whirlwind tour of the philosophy of gender with one core theme: a gender is not what you are - it is what you do."

Language: English
Author:

Gendered Intelligence are an organisation in the UK who: Our mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity through creative ways. Our vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued. We work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25. They have a page of useful resources for young people - http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/support/trans-youth/resources

Teatro Arcobaleno

Translation: Rainbow Theatre

Language: English
Author:

An educational project on gender differences: theatre and dance shows for children and families, workshops for teachers, educational credits for University students. The website is in Italian so to find out more contact: Daniele Del Pozzo artistic director +39 347 3227152 delpozzo@genderbender.it

Language: English
Author: Sally Weale

Discussion about a new book called Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? (by author CJ Atkinson) which is being introduced into some primary schools in the UK as a resource for children, parents and teachers, and claims to be the first book to explain “medical transitioning” to children as young as seven. It will be published in late January 2017 with angry responses from the usual places.....

Language: English
Author: Radio 4

A short extract from Women's Hour on Radio 4 with Grayson Perry talking to teenage boys about masculinity.

Accueil Explicit

Translation: Festival of the Explicit

Language: French
Author:

A festival in Montpelier exploring gender and sexual identity

Language: English
Author: Tessa Trabue

Tessa is a campaigner for Let Toys be Toys, here she talks about their campaign and why gendered products and marketing should end.

Hudløs

Translation: Skinless

Language: Norwegian
Author: Kaja Glenne Lund and Tiffany Morrell / Radiorakel.no

A podcast on the situation for LGBT refugees in Norway. - Anyone seeking asylum on the basis of LGBTI are faced with a demand from the Norwegian authorities that they must reflect carefully around their sexual identity. Who they are and who they will be. Many are connecting LGBTI with shame and stigma, and do not always want to explain the reason when they seek asylum. When they are rejected by the UDI, and information about their identity appears in the complaint to UNE, they are not believed, says Kaja Glenne Lund.

Barns kjønnsidentitet: Vi trenger psykologer som hjelper folk med å utforske kjønnsmangfoldet

Translation: Children's gender identity: We need psychologists who help people to explore gender diversity

Language: Norwegian
Author: Reidar Schei Jessen, Anbjørg Ohnstad, Elisabeth Adams Kvam and Silje-Håvard Bolstad, network for sexuality and gender diversity in the Norwegian Psychology Association

It is problematic that psychologists legitimizes outdated ideas about sexual identity. There is reason to believe that more children had both challenged several gender norms and unfolded more, if society was more open to multiple gender identities.

Language: English
Author: Patricia Casey

An Independent.ie article exploring gender dysphoria with a focus on the parents and the impact on families.

Language: English
Author: Irish Examiner

Article looking at the theatre show ‘Aunty Ben’ by Super Paua which addresses the topic of drag queens and difference for young audiences. "THE domestic life of drag queens is being explored in a new show for children aged 7-13 that hopes to celebrate difference and promote tolerance in pre-teens before the rot of homophobic and transphobic ideas take root."

Language: English
Author: Iain Smith

The impact of gender stereotyping on children. “…research showing children as young as six have a stronger association between ‘maths’ and ‘boys’ than ‘maths’ and ‘girls’.”

Language: English
Author: Laurence Dodds

An article about the ‘BBC’s report into the Tavistock Centre – the country’s only NHS facility for transgender children.’

Language: English
Author: Mary McCool

Mary discusses the challenges for parents around gender equality and the impact of gender on children from the moment they are born. “The report concluded: "It is clear from the findings of this report that parents and caregivers in Scotland want to see a more mainstreamed approach to challenging gender stereotyping in the early years.”

Language: English
Author: Philippa Willitts

This article discusses the transphobic bullying of children in schools and particular issues around using the toilet. “…Ashton Whitaker, a high school student, is suing his school district because students refer to him by his previous name and won’t let him use the boys’ toilets. He, as other trans kids have also reported, has taken the potentially dangerous step of reducing the amount he drinks in order to minimise the chance that he would need to use the bathroom while at school, causing him to have migraine headaches and even faint.”