Monday, March 19, 2012

Family Restaurant, film for kids with LGBT parents


As part of my work improving the lives of young people with LGBT parents, I am making a new film which celebrates these children. Set in a family restaurant, it features talking ketchup and mustard bottles among the colorful diner residents, as well as real children with gay or lesbian parents. I have created a kickstarter project with a revised goal of $10,000:

The project is open for pledges through March 31. Please consider helping by donating or sharing the link widely. Thanks!

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Posted by Andrea James on 03/19 at 03:52 AM
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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Fourfold increase in transgender youth clients at new clinic


A reader notes: Just saw your posting on puberty blockers and thought you might be interested in a study co-written by Dr. Spack:

After establishment of a multidisciplinary gender clinic, the gender identity disorder population increased fourfold. Complex clinical presentations required additional mental health support as the patient population grew. Mean age and Tanner Stage were too advanced for pubertal suppressive therapy to be an affordable option for most patients. Two-thirds of patients were started on cross-sex hormone therapy. Greater awareness of the benefit of early medical intervention is needed. Psychological and physical effects of pubertal suppression and/or cross-sex hormones in our patients require further investigation. Pediatrics 2012;129:418–425

Full text:

Further reading:
Obtaining hormones and antiandrogens as a minor: overview

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Posted by Andrea James on 03/08 at 09:44 AM
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Dr. Oz Show seeks trans women guests for mid-March taping


Nicole Romanella notes:

We are currently work to produce a show on transgender families. Particularly families with children.

We would like to talk to someone who is thinking about making the male to female transition but maybe a family member is opposed. We are also looking to talk to a MTF who has had sex reassignment surgery.

Please let me know of anyone who may be willing to share their story.

Feel free to pass along my contact information. I can be reached at this email address or 212-259-1523.

Thank you!
Nicole Romanella
Associate Producer | The Dr. Oz Show
ZoCo Productions | 30 Rockefeller Plaza | 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10112

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Posted by Andrea James on 03/07 at 11:36 AM

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