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Youth Information is available for download from The Gender Centre, and are available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to view and print P.D.F. files. If you don't have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free at the Adobe website.

I think I might be Transgender

A book made for and by Transgender youth.

Compiled by Stacey Perkett

Edit and Produced by The Gender Centre Inc

Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children.

Edited and produced by The Gender Centre Inc.

Shared stories and information from parents and caregivers.

Funded through City of Sydney.

... AND KATHERINE RESPONDS TO THEIR OUTRAGEOUS CRITICISM

Article appeared in Polare 57, May 2004

Polare editor Katherine Cummings responds to print media sensationalism and Australian Catholic ethicist Nicholas Tonti-Filippini's outrageous criticism of an Australian court's decision to grant a thirteen-year-old permission to commence treatment to delay puberty ...

REPRESSION OF QUESTIONS ABOUT, BEHAVIOUR ASSOCIATED WITH, OR SELF-IDENTIFYING WITH A TRANSGENDER IDENTIFICATION

Article appeared in Polare 22, December 1997

Atype of child abuse that affects transgender people is Gender Identity Developmental Repressive Abuse. It forces children to repress questions about gender identity, cross-gendered play-acting and behaviour, or from self-identifying with a transgender identification ...

INFORMATION TO SUPPORT PARENTS OF GENDER DIVERSE CHILDREN

Article appeared in Polare 55, January 2004

Gender-variance and gender non-conformity refer to interests and behaviours that are outside typical cultural norms for each of the genders. Children with gender-variant traits have strong and persistent behaviours that are typically associated with the other sex ... 

TRUE TALES OF SEX AND GENDER DIVERSITY

Article appeared in Polare 54, October 2003

Finding the Real Me by Tracie O'Keefe and Katrina Fox is unstructured and as such reflects the nature of diversity, stories of male-to-female, female-to-male and androgyny are interspersed with stories of older and younger people, complete and incomplete transitions ...

A LIGHT-HEARTED LOOK AT THE HARDEST THING YOU'LL EVER DO

Article appeared in Polare 62, March 2005

How to Change Your Sex: A Light-hearted Look at the Hardest Thing You'll Ever Do by Lannie Rose is not a comedic look at the transsexual world, but a very well written, entertaining and informative look at all the steps along the way in transition ...

THE LARGEST ILLUSTRATION JOB BEN RUMBACK HAS UNDERTAKEN TO DATE

Article appeared in Polare 92, July 2012

The Be Who You Are project is to date, the largest illustration job that Ben Rumback has undertaken. Ben says he was immediately taken with the project, and excited at the prospect of his first published work being of such an avant-garde, helpful and important subject as a child questioning arguably the most defining characteristic of self ...

PERSONAL NARRATIVES OF THAILAND'S TRANSGENDERED YOUTH

Article appeared in Polare 73, October 2007

Male Bodies, Women's Souls includes the experiences of some of Thailand's young katoey, or Lady Boys. These narratives are illuminating to Western ignorance of Thailand's gender constructs and how non-normative males with female-type behaviours fit into Thai society ... 

TRYING TO FIND WHO I AM

Article appeared in Polare 95, April 2013

Sam Orchard is a cartoonist and transman from New Zealand. He is the creator of 'Rooster Tails' a highly entertaining online comic/blog that Sam uses to help him to find out who he is ... 

 
 
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