We offer the following resources for parents and educators for understanding teen language on gender: what it represents, and why it matters to teens; and other resources for supporting trans, nonbinary and gender-expansive teens in your lives.
Blessing of the Children
Download our blessing card, which includes masculine, feminine and nonbinary language from Moving Traditions’ B-Mitzvah Family Education program.
Questions I Would Like Parents to Ask About Being Gender Expansive
From Tzelem B-Mitzvah youth participants:
- Why are your pronouns important to you?
- How did you realize that those were your pronouns?
- How does that impact your identity?
- General care and concern questions: Are you doing okay? Are you really doing okay?
- Do you need help/support? How can I help/support you?
- Is there anything I can do to help make anything easier for you?
- Is there something I should do if someone misgenders/deadnames you?
- Do you have any resources/more information about how I can best support you?
- What are the next steps you are thinking about and how can I help?
- Queerosity: An LGBTQ Guide for High School Educators by 2020-2021 Kol Koleinu Fellow Laine Schlezinger
- JQ Helpline: Ally & Parent/Caregiver Resources provided by the JQ Helpline of JQ International
- Keshet Advocacy Resource, Keshet’s guide to advocating for LQBTQ+ rights
- “Ki Simachteni” music video (song in nonbinary Hebrew by Ben Pagliaro)
- What is “gender-affirming care“?
- Stanford University professor Robert Sapolsky on the neurological and biological basis for a gender spectrum
- Multi-gender Hebrew resources:
Learn more about Moving Traditions’ Tzelem groups, and to find a group near you.
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