Gender Development Resources

The List: a resource list brought to you by The Juniper Center for trans+ folks and the people who support them.

Gender Affirming Clinician's Collaborative

The Gender-affirming Clinician’s Collaborative (GCC) is a volunteer-managed network of behavioral health clinicians throughout the Midwest. GCC meets quarterly for peer-based group consultation focused on gender-affirming mental health services offered to gender-nonconforming and trans* children/adolescents. Meetings occur through a conference call line provided by the Gender and Sex Development Program at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. To join the collaborative, please complete the Clinician Membership Agreement.

In The News

View a list of articles to learn how our work fits into the community and what the media is saying about us. 

Terminology for Discussing Gender

Lurie Children's staff has developed a set of terminology to provide a shared language and context for the concepts of LGBTQ+.

Educational Programs About Gender

Growing Up Trans: A FRONTLINE Documentary

In 2015, Lurie Children's Gender and Sex Development Program was featured in a FRONTLINE documentary about transgender children, called Growing Up Trans.

Visit to watch the documentary and read supplemental materials.

Gender Revolution: A National Geographic Series

Katie Couric hosts a documentary and series of interviews with transgender children, teens and adults, and scientific explanations of what it means to be intersex.

Visit to watch the series and read the January 2017 issue of the magazine.

Teachers and parents who want to discuss the series can download a helpful discussion guide.

Legal Name & Gender Marker Change for Transgender Youth

Having a legal name or gender marker change can be an important step in the transition process for transgender youth. Because of this, Lurie Children’s has created a guide to help educate on the impapct of legal name and gender marker changes for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

Transgender Athletic Policies

We've compiled a list of resources regarding transgender athletic policies.

Download the informational sheet

On-Campus Resources for LGBT Students

In this guide, you will find everything you need to know about applying to and succeeding in college as a LGBT identified person.