“Growing Up Trans” – PBS FRONTLINE
Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed their genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too – with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In Growing Up Trans, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.
“Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” – National Geographic
Katie Couric sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.
“The Importance of Being Alice Miller” – TedX Stanford
A former CIA operative and a naval academy teacher, Alice Miller shares her decision at the age of 50 to transition from male to female, and to live a life she calls “true to herself.” Her story starts when she was young and “trying to be a normal boy.” It ends with why she named her talk, “The Importance of Being Alice.” Alice Lyman Miller also taught for 15 years at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Before coming to Stanford in 1999, Miller was a China analyst in the CIA and taught at the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. She is co-author of Becoming Asia: Change and Continuity in Asian International Relations Since World War II (Stanford University Press, 2011), and is working on a new book, tentatively entitled The Evolution of Chinese Grand Strategy, 1550-Present.
“Switching Teams-What It’s Like When Your Daughter Becomes Your Son” – 60 Minutes Interviews parents of swimmer Schuyler Bailar
Lesley Stahl, correspondent for 60 Minutes, explores how Schuyler came to terms with being transgender and the difficult choice he faced when he started Harvard this past fall: compete as a star breaststroker on the women’s team, as planned, or swim with the men and lose the glory of winning.
“Seven Talks on the Transgender Experience” – Ted Blog
Alice Miller was born in a body that didn’t feel like hers. Every day, Yee Won Chong has to debate whether to use the men’s restroom or the women’s. Geena Rocero found success as a fashion model — but kept her birth gender a secret for nearly a decade, fearing what others would think. All these people have transitioned into their true gender. And all of them made the decision to share their stories in a TED or TEDx talk. What these seven stories show: There is no one “right” way to live a life. And no one should have to spend a life hiding who they are. The following link shares seven talks on living life expressing your true gender.
“How Affordable Health Care Helps Transgender Patients” – Webinar
This webinar (originally aired on October 14, 2015) highlighted how the Affordable Care Act has improved access to health care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients, best practices for navigating issues with insurance coverage and challenges that still face the community. The target audience is other HRSA grantees, healthcare providers, public health officials, and community advocates wanting to improve their competency in serving the needs of the transgender and gender non-conforming patients in their practices.
“The Brain Series-Gender Identity” – Charlie Rose
Eric Kandel are joined by Ben Barres, chair of neurobiology at Stanford University, Norman Spack of Boston Children’s Hospital, Catherine Dulac of Harvard University, Melissa Hines of University of Cambridge, and Janet Hyde of University of Wisconsin.
“Dr. Jo Olson Answers Questions Regarding Transgender and Gender Variant Youth” – Dr. Johanna Olson via Kids In The House
Dr. Johanna Olson, MD specializes in the care of transgender youth and variant children providing services at Children’s Hospital in Lost Angeles, California. She has made appearances on ABC’s 20/20, The Dr. Phil Show and most recently on OWN”s Our America with Lisa Ling educating audiences on the medical needs of transgender adolescents. Dr. Olson is a national expert and leading figure in the care of transgender youth and now answers many of your questions concerning gender independent children through this informative series of brief videos. You’ll need to create an account to view these videos, but it is well worth the minute that it takes!
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“How I Help Transgender Teens Become Who They Want To Be” – Dr. Norman Spack, Pediatric Endocrinologist – Ted Talk
Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren’t comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the U.S. to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives teens the time they need.
“New Medical Treatments for Transgender Adolescents” – Dr. Norman Spack at TEDx Beacon Street
Dr. Norman Spack is a Pediatric Endocrinologist and founder of Boston Children’s Hospital’s GeMS Program, the first medical clinic for transgender adolescents in the United States.
“Assessing Gender Dysphoric Children and Medically Treating Transgender Adolescents” – Dr. Norman Spack
An international expert in the medical treatment and care of transgender youth, Dr. Norman Spack shares his experience and best practices in meeting these children’s needs. Watch this video to learn what he does that is reducing the rate of suicide and improving the lives of these children.
“Treatments Help Transgender Children Cope” – KTVI St. Louis Interviews Will Copeland and Dr. Norman Spack
More transgender children in St. Louis are coming forward and getting medical help that is proving to be life changing and life saving. Doctors in St. Louis are blocking puberty so these kids don’t have to grow up in the wrong body. Dr. Norman Spack recently visited St. Louis to speak with medical professionals and parents about treating transgender children. He is one of the first doctors in the country to tackle the medical problem of treating transgender children. And Will Copeland, a 17 year old Ladue High School senior who was born female went through this medical procedure before puberty. Watch these videos to learn more.
“TRANSMORMON” – Eri Hayward and Family
Eri Hayward was born and raised in Utah County, comes from a conservative Mormon background, was raised in the LDS Church and even went to Mormon private school – but something wasn’t adding up. Eri was born a boy and it was a slow, painful journey for her to recognize she is transgender. OHO Media met with Eri and her close-knit, supportive family this summer, just before she flew to Thailand for Sex Reassignment Surgery.
“Debi Jackson, Mother of Transgender Child, Gives Moving Speech” – Debi Jackson, Mother of Transgender Child, Huffington Post
A moving and insightful speech that shares a mothers experience in recognizing gender independence, the journey of transition and addressing six common misperceptions.
“Find the Courage to be Yourself” – Geena Rocero, Ted Talk
She’s a model and a beauty pageant queen now. But she reveals that her life started out in a very different place. Don’t miss Geena Rocero’s powerful story about identity, gender and finding the courage to be your true self.
“The Youth and Gender Media Project” –
At the Youth and Gender Media Project, we believe all young people should be encouraged to be themselves, free from the fear of bullying or discouragement. Our mission is to support educators, families and youth who want to create inclusive communities by providing them with ground-breaking videos and curricula about gender nonconforming youth. Our films open minds and hearts, and invite viewers to examine and challenge everything they thought they knew about young people and their relationships to gender. Our ultimate vision is to create a world where all people are free to express themselves fully and are celebrated for who they really are.
“Hey Doc. Some Boys Are Born Girls.” – Decker Moss at TEDx
Decker Moss shares his story of transition at the age of 42 in this warm and poignant TEDx talk.
“Diana Keough – What do people need to know about you to truly know you.” – Diana Keough at TEDx
DeDiana Keough is a Pulitzer prize-nominated medical journalist and founder of ShareWIK, that produces and distributes health and wellness content that uses the power of personal storytelling to Engage, Educate & Inspire consumers to make better decisions that impact their health. This video will likely change your life for the better.cker Moss shares his story of transition at the age of 42 in this warm and poignant TEDx talk.
“Two Transgender Children Struggle to be Themselves” – Garfield & Michelle Wilson and Colin Cunningham
Garfield and Michelle Wilson talk about their struggles in accepting that their son, Trey, was really their daughter, Tracey. Colin Cunningham reveals the moment he realized his son, Declan, was really his transgender daughter, Harriette.
“Understanding the Complexities of Gender” – Sam Killerman at TEDx
Sam Killermann is a comedian and social justice advocate, and the guy behind It’s Pronounced Metrosexual, a one-man comedy show and blog about snap judgments, identity, and oppression (but in a totally funny way).
“Rob and Shannon Cox Share their Story” – KHQ Spokane
The family of an eight year old transgender daughter share their story because they want to put a positive light on it because they don’t consider it a negative.
Parents Learn a Lesson in Love, Acceptance and Christianity –
After years of rejecting gay family members, including their own son, an epiphany changed everything for the Robertsons. Watch this video and hear what transformed them.
Love No Matter What – TED Talks – Andrew Solomon
What is it like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents — asking them: What’s the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance?
The Huffington Post interviews Michael Silverman of Transgender Legal Defense and Kim Pearson of TYFA to explore why bathroom eqaulity is a critical component of the educational experience of gender independant children.
My Secret Self
A five part series aired on ABC’s 20/20 featuring Barbara Walters as she interviews the families of young transgender children.
Transgender at 11
An Update on Jazz from “My Secret Self” on ABC’s 20/20 featuring Barbara Walters as she checks in on Jazz and her family.