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Youth Support 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.

... 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 ...

WITHIN THE FAMILY, SCHOOLYARD, WORKPLACE, THE MEDIA AND BY THOSE WE DEPEND UPON

Article appeared in Polare 87, April 2011

Bullying is endemic in all walks of life, but a civilised and egalitarian society attempts to eliminate it as much as humanly possible. However marginalised groups like Intersex, Sex and/or Gender Diverse people can be particularly targeted within the greater society ...

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 ...

Article appeared in Polare 104, August 2015

From an Inner City Legal Centre handout, this article explains the legal requirements involved when a transgender child seeks hormone blockers or surgery ...

EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

Article appeared in Polare 63, May 2005

This is the story of a transgender teenager in crisis, as seen through the eyes of her younger sister. At the outset we meet Luna, a woman by night, naming herself for the moon, but forced to be the academically brilliant but hopelessly unmasculine Liam by day ...

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 ... 

THE PINK BOY

Article appeared in Polare 87, April 2011

Sarah Hoffman is the mother of a pink boy.She writes and blogs about gender non-conformity and in this article she writes that as social acceptance of gay people grows, it's time to look critically at the disapproval of things we once thought were precursors to gayness ... 

DISOWNING AND OTHER ABUSES OF TRANSCHILDREN

Article appeared in Polare 35, February 2000

The saying that parents always love their children is not always true. G.L.B.T. children are regularly disowned and the city streets are filled with them. They are the children who were caught dressing up at young ages and had their love and emotional support withdrawn ... 

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 ... 

A SOLID 'STARTING-OFF' POINT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN SUCH PURSUITS

Article appeared in Polare 60, November 2004

There are men and there are women. There are men who want to become women and women who want to become men. There are also people who are still wearing acid-washed jeans, but we're not gonna talk about them. They're freaky. So you wanna have a sex change? ... 

A HANDBOOK FOR FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS

Article appeared in Polare 83, April 2010

There is certainly much in this book, The Transgendered Child by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper, that could help the families of children with sex and gender diverse identities, particularly with the devastating effects of prejudice from relatives and classmates ... 

 
 
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