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Children’s Books Written To Support Transgender And Nonbinary Youth

The books aim to help educate others about nonbinary and transgender youth. Read the article here.

Nickelodeon Casts First Openly Trans Teen In Live-Action Show

A 13-year-old transgendered actor has been cast in a live-action show on Nickelodeon, a first for the TV channel. Read the article here.

Kellogg Company’s Latest Collaboration With GLAAD Unwraps Why ‘Boxes Are For Cereal, Not For People’

Kellogg’s launches a new cereal called Together With Pride. Read the press release here.

Talking To Your Kids About Sex: The Surprising Way To Reduce Anxiety And Depression

Protect Young Minds provides a transcription and video of an interview between Kristen Jenson and Dr. Christy Kane. Kristen and Dr. Kane discuss the importance of talking to kids about sex and how that contributes to their mental health. Watch or read here.

Elliot Page Flashes Abs, Smile In First Shirtless Photo

Page posted a poolside photo of himself soaking in the sun on Monday, marking the first shirtless photo he’s shared since undergoing “life-changing” and “lifesaving” top surgery, a procedure to remove breast tissue for transgender men, according to Mayo Clinic. Read the article here.

CCCU Says LGBT Lawsuit Is Frivolous

Evangelical association names itself as co-defendant to defend religious exemptions. Read the article here.

Stars Like Demi Lovato, Sam Smith Identify As Nonbinary – What Does That Mean?

It has become increasingly common for some people who identify as nonbinary  use a singular “they/them” pronoun. Read the article here.

Nearly 1 In 10 Teens Identify As Gender-Diverse In Pittsburgh Study

The figure is vastly higher than the roughly 2 percent cited in most national estimates. Read the article here.

Demi Lovato Announces Non-Binary Identity

The singer said they picked the gender-neutral pronouns “them” and “they” as “this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression.” Read the article here.

‘Existential Threat’: CCCU Fights LGBT Students’ Title IX Lawsuit Targeting Christian Colleges

A leading association of over 180 Protestant colleges and universities is coming to the defense of Christian colleges amid a lawsuit filed by former and current LGBT students who seek to revoke religious schools’ exemptions to Title IX discrimination law. Read the article here.

Dangers Of Discord: 6 Steps For Safeguarding Teens On The Popular Chat App

What exactly is Discord? And can my teen safely use it? Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.

Transition Therapy For Transgender Teens Drives Divide

On Dec. 1, 2020, Keira Bell won a lawsuit against the Gender Identity Development Service of the Tavistock and Portman National Health Service Foundation Trust. Bell claimed doctors should have challenged her more about the decision to transition before starting medical treatment. Read the full article here.

Sexual Abstinence And ‘Purity Culture’ Are Often Conflated But Aren’t The Same, Tim Keller Explains

What’s often referred to as “purity culture” is not the same thing as remaining sexually abstinent outside of marriage, though many conflate the two, according to Tim Keller, founder and former pastor of Redeemer Church in New York City. Read the article here.

Trafficking Teens: What Warning Signs Parents Need To Know

The average age of a child bought and sold for sex is just 13-years-old, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. Read the article here.

Boys Who Spend Lots of Time Online More Likely to Cyberbully

Here’s yet another reason to keep your teenager from spending countless hours online and on popular social media: New research suggests it increases cyberbullying, particularly among teen boys. Read the full article here.

11 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

Find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using. Read the full article here.

Mastercard Tackles Consent On Porn Sites, Requires Banks To Certify Material After Distressing Reports

Mastercard on Wednesday said it will be requiring banks to certify that sellers of adult material online have tools in place to monitor, block and remove illegal content. The announcement comes after the credit card company announced in December that it was cutting financial ties with Pornhub. Read the full article here.

Is Anime Safe for Kids? Top Tips to Find Age-Appropriate Shows

Anime–the Japanese adaptation of the word animation–conjures up cartoon series like Digimon, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and others that have been loved by kids for decades. But just because it’s animated or in cartoon form doesn’t mean it’s appropriate for kids. Read the full article here.

Father Jailed For Refusing To Affirm Daughter As Male

Imagine a world where you can be jailed for attempting to protect your child from medical assault. Read the article here.

Tools For Teens To Call Out Sexual Violence

A sex ed teacher talks about how young people can try to keep themselves safe from sexual assault and be allies to others. Read the article here.