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Showcasing Progress in the Field and an Action Planning Tool for Improving Services for LGBT Children/Youth Webinar

Transgender and Nongender Identity: A Youth Digital Story

---Children/youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) experience disparities in accessing services from human service systems. Children/youth also experience stigma and bias associated with their sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. This webinar showcased system of care strategies for improving local services and reducing stigma associated with LGBT identity. The goals of the webinar were: (1) To highlight and share strategies underway in systems of care; (2) To provide systems of care with an opportunity to ask questions about how to move similar strategies forward in their communities; and (3) To share an action planning tool based on 10 standards of care that you can use in your community.
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Transgender and Nongender Identity: A Youth Digital Story

Transgender and Nongender Identity: A Youth Digital Story

---The TA Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health created a digital story about gender identity, featuring endever* corbin who is a workgroup member. The 15-minute video highlights, from a youth perspective, information, resources, and recommended practices for supporting youth who identify as nongender or transgender. endever* shares a personal narrative to assist service providers, families, youth, and communities in better understanding gender and supportive practices. The video, which includes closed captioning, is accompanied by 10 guiding questions to facilitate your reflection about the digital story, as well as small group discussions about it.
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  1. Think Before You Speak, with Wanda Sykes

    Think Before You Speak

    --The following videos are a series of public service announcements produced by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), the NBA (National Basketball Association), and the Ad Council to address the use of antigay language among teens.

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  2. Think Before You Speak, with Grant Hill and Jared Dudley

    Think Before You Speak

  1. The Homeless LGBT Experience

    The Homeless LGBT Experience

    --The following three videos are a series produced by Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco, California. The mission of Larkin Street Youth Services is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street.

  2. Confronting Hate Speech and Homophobia

    Confronting Hate Speech and Homophobia

  3. Neither/Nor: Working with Transgender Youth

    Neither-Nor: Working with Transgender Youth

The Future is Bright.

What If You Had Two Kids That Were Gay

--Provides an overview of the Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. The video addresses why it is important to care for all youth, especially LGBTQ youth needing support. The video is useful to briefly introduce people to the challenges LGBTQ youth face, while sharing the resources available through the Trevor Project. To learn more about The Trevor Project, visit

What If You Had Two Kids That Were Gay?

What If You Had Two Kids That Were Gay

--Two Latino siblings share their coming-out stories and life experiences within their family in a digital story made by the Brave New Foundation & Cuéntame the ¡Latino Instigators!. The dialogue is in English with Spanish subtitles. Also available at

Foster Care's Invisible Youth - Video on LGBT Youth

What If You Had Two Kids That Were Gay

--Highlights the experiences of seven LGBT youth navigating the foster care system. There are an estimated 400,000 youth in foster care, including a disproportionate number of LGBT youth. These seven stories are helpful in understanding the impact of sexual orientation and gender identity related to potential rejection from foster families, invisibility within the foster system, social stigma, and other challenges faced by LGBT youth. To learn more about IN THE LIFE MEDIA, visit

Proud Mom- Part 1

Proud Mom

--Laurin Mayeno is the mother of a gay son. This video tells the story of her own challenges during her son's early childhood and the process she went through to fully accept and be proud of him. This story is relevant for anyone who cares for young children.

Proud Mom- Part 2

Proud Mom

--Laurin Mayeno is the mother of a gay son, who loved to dress up and play with dolls as a young child. This is her second video about her experiences as his mother. The first video focused on his preschool years. This video tells the story of how she learned to support her son during his elementary school years.

Somos Familia (We are Family)

Somos Familia

--Three Latina immigrant mothers talk about their children's coming out processes, conveying powerful messages about unconditional love and acceptance of LGBTQ people as part of Latino families. Their stories are combined in one video and can also be viewed separately. (Spanish, with English subtitles)