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Transgender Youth Kit
2004-07-01

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'Young people are identifying as transgender and beginning to transition earlier, and they need the tools to help them educate their parents, peers and schools,' according to a press release announcing a new resource kit.

In a publication released by Lambda Legal and the National Youth Advocacy Coalition, transgender youth have a one-of-a-kind resource to help them educate others about being a transgender young person.

The 25-page booklet, 'Bending the Mold,' offers suggestions for making schools safer, helps teens address making bathrooms and locker rooms more accessible and identifies ways to raise the level of discussion about transgender issues in school.

The kit includes specific action steps such as, leading a community discussion about transgender issues, drafting a petition to make transgender-friendly policy changes in school, and advocating for transgender issues with elected officials and school administrators.

'We have a broad distribution plan, with the help of National Youth Advocacy Coalition, to get this resource out to the youth who need it most,' said Michael Adams, Director of Education and Public Affairs at Lambda Legal.

The full text of 'Bending the Mold' can be found at:

www.lambdalegal.org/cgi-bin/iowa/documents/record?record=1504


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