Transgender Students

 According to

  • 33% of transgender youth have attempted suicide 
  • 55% of transgender youth report being physically attacked
  • 74% of transgender youth reported being sexually harassed at school,
  • 90% of transgender youth reported feeling unsafe at school because of their gender expression
  • 78% reported having been verbally harassed
  • 48% reported having been victims of assault, including assault with a weapon, sexual assault or rape 


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Gender Neutral Language

Making small changes in your classroom can make it easier for a student who is questioning their sexual identity.

This table was taken and edited from this Wikipedia page and this wordpress site.

Nominative (subject) Objective (object) Possessive determiner Possessive Pronoun Reflexive
Traditional pronouns
He He laughed I called him His eyes gleam That is his He likeshimself
She She laughed I called her Her eyes gleam That is hers She likesherself
It It laughed I called it Its eyes gleam That is its It likes
They They laughed I calledthem Their eyes gleam That is theirs They likethemselves
Invented pronouns
Ne Ne laughed I called nem Nir eyes gleam That is nirs Ne likesnemself
Ve Ve laughed I called ver Vis eyes gleam That is vis Ve likesverself
Spivak Ey laughed I called em Eir eyes gleam That is eirs Ey likes
Ze (or zie) and hir Ze laughed I called hir Hir eyes gleam That is hirs Ze likeshirself
Ze (or zie) and zir Ze laughed I called zir Zir eyes gleam That is zirs Ze likeszirself
Xe Xe laughed I called xem Xyr eyes gleam That is xyrs Xe likesxemself

The infographic below is a great resource for the classroom and it highlights gender neutral pronouns.


Resources and Articles

Books for transgender students

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