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Supporting Transgender and Gender-Creative Youth

Schools, Families, and Communities in Action, Revised Edition

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Edited By Elizabeth J. Meyer and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon

Supporting Transgender and Gender-Creative Youth brings together cutting-edge research, social action methods, and theory on the topic of transgender youth and gender creative kids. The chapters included specifically address issues in education, social work, medicine, and counseling as well as challenges and recommendations for families and parents. It is well researched and accessible to a broad audience of individuals invested in improving the social worlds of gender diverse children and youth.
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Lee Airton (Managing Editor) is a doctoral candidate in Language, Culture, and Teaching and an instructor in the concurrent teacher education program at York University in Toronto, Canada. Lee’s dissertation uses affect, assemblage, and radical ethical theory to explore the micropolitics of social justice teacher education, with an eye to developing micropolitically focused pedagogy and curricula in this area. Lee’s publications include articles in the journals Sex Education and Curriculum Inquiry (forthcoming), and a chapter on gender diversity for use in teacher education courses (in Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader, Peter Lang, 2009). Lee holds degrees in education and gender studies from McGill University, and blogs about gender-neutral pronoun usage in everyday life at http://theyismypronoun.tumblr.com/. Lee’s doctoral research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Arwyn Daemyir is a writer, activist, parent, and licensed massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, USA. Her work on parenting in kyriarchy has appeared in the anthologies Trans Bodies, Trans Selves and The Good Mother Myth. She was profiled on NPR.org and interviewed on the radio program Think Out Loud on Oregon Public Broadcasting for her expertise in Gender Diverse Parenting. Despite neither speaking nor reading Portuguese, she’s been interviewed and ← 225 | 226 →published in national online and print publications in Brazil. Arwyn’s work has also appeared in Bitch magazine, the online newspaper Global Comment, and in feminist and pro-choice zines. For three years she wrote about parenting, privilege, and rethinking social norms on her blog, Raising My...

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