Debi Jackson

Guest Blogger

Founder, Gender Inc.

Debi Jackson is founder of Gender Inc., a family organizer for the National Center for Transgender Equality—helping families of trans youth advocate for their kids safely and confidently—and is a nationally-known advocate for transgender rights. She is the mother of a transgender child and frequently travels to speak about trans kids.

She was recently awarded the 2016 Role Model Award by the National Education Association’s GLBT Caucus.

Through her advocacy, she works with esteemed organizations such as PFLAG, the Human Rights Campaign, Gender Odyssey, and the Trevor Project. Her involvement with these organizations, as well as her personal connection to several thousand transgender adults and families with transgender children has enhanced her knowledge and understanding of trans-inclusivity needs and solutions.

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Posted Nov. 14, 2018

This Transgender Awareness Week, Let’s Create Change, One School District at a Time

As the parent of a transgender child, I’m really not surprised by the Department of Health and Human Services’ recently…

By Debi Jackson

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Posted Aug. 20, 2018

Every School District Can Protect Transgender Kids. They Just Need to Do It.

Recent events in Achille, Oklahoma, have been a study in contrasts. We saw adults promoting violence against a transgender child…

By Debi Jackson

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At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

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15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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