Transgender Trend Schools Resource Pack
We have developed comprehensive guidance for schools, in consultation with teachers, child protection and welfare professionals and lawyers. Our aim is to arm schools with all the relevant facts so that teachers feel more informed and confident in creating a safe school for all pupils, including the most vulnerable groups such as LGBT, ASD, gender non-conforming children and girls. Our resource pack covers advice for school leaders, tips on how to create a school culture of acceptance of gender non-conformity without denying biological sex, communication, primary schools and secondary schools, existing safeguarding policies and guidance, the legal situation for schools, and a glossary of terms.
We also include factual information about the social and medical transition of children, testimonies from young people who have desisted or detransitioned, and a statement from a teacher who has witnessed the increase in the number of young people identifying as ‘trans’ in their school. We have included a statement from the Lesbian Rights Alliance in recognition of the fact that the number of teenage lesbians who are choosing to identify as ‘trans men’ has recently grown so significantly.
Previously only available in downloadable format, we are now seeking funds to print and distribute hard copies of the pack, as these have been regularly requested by both teachers and parents.
Additional funds will be used to cover exhibition materials, leaflets, attendance at conferences/events, ongoing website costs and legal fees. We are also working on further resources for schools for which we need funding for design and printing costs. We have several exciting projects lined up with the aim of facilitating research and debate around the issue of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria, primarily affecting teenage girls.
Our work is voluntary, non-profit and unpaid and includes research, travel to events, letter-writing, media interviews, press releases, speaking and activism.
A lot of our work goes on 'in the background' in the form of private meetings, networking and consultancy. None of this is paid. Your donations will enable us to do more: to say 'yes' to events and appearances without having to worry about travel costs and to employ professional services when necessary so that we can go ahead with projects confidently.
Thank you so much for your support! We are so grateful for all your donations, large or small.
Who Are We?
We are a group of parents based in the UK, who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose ‘gender non-conforming’ children as transgender. We reject conservative, reactionary, religious-fundamentalist views about sexuality and we have no political affiliation. We are also concerned about legislation which places transgender rights above the right to safety for girls and young women in public bathrooms and changing rooms.
We come from diverse backgrounds, some with expertise in child development and psychology, some who were themselves extreme gender non-conforming children and adolescents, some whose own children have self-diagnosed as ‘trans’ and some who know supportive trans adults who are also questioning recent theories of ‘transgenderism.’