Gender Spectrum, a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit, has a mission to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. That means places where kids have permission to be their full selves in terms of gender, without being harassed or discriminated against in any way. Joel Baum, Gender Spectrum’s Senior Director of Professional Development & Family Services puts it this way, “In creating spaces for every child to be their true selves, my greatest motivation is that all children grow up in a world in which all genders are valued and respected.” Annie talks with Joel about the role of families, educators, youth leaders and institutions in creating that world for all kids.
About Joel Baum and Gender Spectrum (@GenderSpectrum)
Joel Baum is Gender Spectrum’s Senior Director of Professional Development & Family Services. San Francisco Bay Area-based Gender Spectrum provides consultation, training and events designed to help youth, families, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression. The accessible, practical approach they use is based on research and experience, enabling our clients to gain a deeper understanding of gender all along the spectrum. In addition, Gender Spectrum provides an array of resources and services to address concepts of gender identity/expression, including how societal definitions of gender can be detrimental to any young person who does not fit neatly into these categories. Learn more at GenderSpectrum.org
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