Gender Spectrum Resources
Frequently Used Resources
Gender Spectrum works with educators nationwide on creating gender inclusive schools. Learn more in our professional development and training page.
Policies and Practices
Sample Lesson: Boys, Girls and More (Colors)
Sample Lesson: Mapping the Media
Working with Transgender Students, Journal of LGBT Youth (2014).
Young Adult Books by Transgender Authors from YA Pride.
School Policies and Safety
A model policy on gender-inclusion from GLSEN.
Harsh Realities – The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools. A 2009 report from GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network).
California Safe Schools Coalition. Documenting Safety Needs for Gender Nonconforming Students and Understanding School Safety for Transgender Students.
School Victimization of Gender-Nonconforming LGBT Youth. A 2010 research report from the journal "Developmental Psychology."
University of Texas, "Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths." Also see our video with the author of the study.
Media Matters (2016), "A Comprehensive Guide To The Debunked “Bathroom Predator” Myth."
Puberty and Health Education
Scarleteen, an independent, feminist, grassroots sexuality and relationships education media and support organization.
Guttmacher Institute (2019), "Promiscuity Propaganda: Access to Information and Services Does Not Lead to Increases in Sexual Activity."
InterAct, a nonprofit advocating for the human rights of children born with intersex traits.
Massive Science (2019), "Sex isn't binary, and we should stop acting like it is."
Teaching Sexuality to Disabled Youth Comprehensive Sex Education for Youth with Disabilities (SIECUS)
Cripping Up Sex with Eva, sex and disability resources.
Sports Leagues and Gender
Model Policy for Transgender Athletes in High School from the LGBT Sports Foundation.
Guidelines for Creating Policies for Transgender Children in Recreational Sports (2009). From the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.
On The Team: Equal Opportunity for Transgender Athletes (2010). A report from the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Women's Sports Foundation, and It Takes a Team.
Sports Project of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
"The Transgender Athlete." Inside Higher Education (2010).
Developing Policies for Transgender Students on High School Teams, National Federation of State High School Associations.
Resources from Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team.
Also see our resources on youth development and sports.
Legal Guidance on Transgender Students' Rights, National Education Association (2016).
Model School District Policy Regarding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students, California Safe Schools Coalition (2016).
Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students, U.S. Department of Education (2016).
Map of Safe Schools Laws, Movement Advancement Project.
FAQ on the Withdrawal of Federal Guidance on Transgender Students, National Center for Transgender Equality (2016).
Guidance on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students, California School Board Association (2014).