Here you can see a list of books we feature for children up to around age 10, complete with book covers and descriptions.
If you would like further reading on books suggested through age 10, we have additional titles compiled here with their author and year of publication.
Here you can see a list of books we feature for ages 11-18, complete with book covers and descriptions.
If you would like further reading on books suggested ages 11-18, we have additional titles compiled here with their author and year of publication.
Learn about binding methods, and how to do it safely. We have easy to understand instructions, and a fun TYEF kid approved video to help you out!
Learn about ways to tuck, and important safety tips. We have easy to understand instructions and a great TYEF-approved video to help you!
Read more about relieving dysphoria and standards of care for trans medicine. TYEF supports the Gender-Affirmative Care Model
Coming out can be scary, but you are not alone! Hear other kids’ stories about coming out in this completely youth run section. Hear their thoughts, and share your own! Below video is great, it’s about YouTuber Sam Collins coming out as trans.Watch it!
Here we talk about disclosure, and what it means to be stealth, semi-stealth, or out. This section discusses pros and cons and how to keep yourself safe no matter how you choose to disclose your identity.
In this section we discuss frequently asked questions kids and families have about school for a transgender child. We provide answers to your questions and help you understand the legal rights you have as a trans child in school.
Click here to view TYEF youth submissions of artwork, poetry, and writing. Enjoy their wonderful creativity, and learn how to submit your own.
“TYEF Camp has meant the world to me. I have met so many people who are just like me and I have been given great support by the staff at TYEF. This camp helped me feel like I can comfortably be myself and that makes me feel so amazing.” - A 13 year old trans camper
"I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” - Laverne Cox
“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.” - Elliot Page
“Please, just listen to me, hear me, try to educate yourselves, try to understand everybody.” - Kai Shappley
"If I wasn't confident in who I am or didn't like the fact that I was transgender, then I would not have gotten as far as I have today. Also, if you accept yourself, then you'll find that others will accept you as well, and having that support is really reassuring." - Jazz Jennings
President Biden has officially announced that "every student deserves to learn in a safe and supportive setting, free from discrimination.” Your president is working for your rights! See this White House Toolkit on Transgender Equality.
RESTROOMS, LOCKER ROOMS, AND SCHOOL SPORTS
According to President Biden “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.” These rights are supported by the Constitution, Title VII, and Title IX. You have the right to access the bathrooms, locker rooms, and school sports of your gender identity.
All of this upholds the May 2016 directive under the Obama administration.
Also look up your state’s laws that protect transgender children, although federal laws override any discriminatory state laws.