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Developing Positive Gender Identity

Some books for children and adults with a message of gender acceptance are:

  • Who Are You? the kids’ guide to gender identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee, illustrated by Naomi Bardoff (2017)
  • I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas (2014)
  • Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman, illustrated by Holly Hatam (2018)
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall (2015)

The Human Rights Campaign website offers resources for and about gender-expansive children and youth.

The Center for Gender Sanity website on gender identity provides a helpful gender diagram that shows gender as a continuum.

Dedicated to equal rights for all in the transgender community, The National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington, DC monitors relevant legislation.

Fourth UU Source Teachings

Highly recommended for families and all ages, Rabbi Marc Gellman's Does God Have a Big Toe? Stories about Stories in the Bible (HarperTrophy, 1993) includes the story "The Strong Man Who Cried" and other wonderful, playful stories of "midrash,” Jewish traditional tales that extend and interpret the stories in Hebrew scripture.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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