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Book review: The Transgender Child

What Gender and Family Experts Say About THE TRANSGENDER CHILD "This beautifully written, meticulously well-researched book is a godsend for parents and professionals in search of clear, reliable, and up-to-date information about all facets of parenting and caring for transgender children." Shannon Price Minter Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Advocates for youth

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth face tremendous difficulties growing up in a society where heterosexuality is often presented as the only acceptable orientation, and homosexuality is regarded as deviant. Research suggests that homophobia and heterosexism greatly contribute to higher rates of suicide, violence victimization, risk behavior for HIV infection, and substance abuse among GLBTQ youth as compared to their heterosexual peers.


I believe that SOFFA stands for Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies. I'm an A for Ally. There have been many people working on trans family support and for t-inclusion in PFLAG. The history that I give you is only the part that I was involved in.

Trans Mission Top Rated Bookmark 

Can a 6-year-old make up his mind about being a her? Parents at a recent conference say "yes."

Mary Boenke Top Rated Bookmark 

Our middle "adult child" is a genetic female who came out to us 19 years ago as a lesbian and came out to us again last year as an FtM transsexual. Since he has started transition we have just recently begun adapting to the new name and new pronouns. Last year was a challenging one for us as the TS issue arose on the heels of our (genetic) son's diagnosis of leukemia.

True selves

It's not always easy, but friends, family members and coworkers can make the journey upon which the transsexual has embarked immeasurably more comfortable with their empathy and support. If you can reach out [..] then there is a good chance that you will maintain and strengthen an important relationship.

For Parents of Transgendered Children!

Parents whose children have just come out as transgendered or transsexual have a lot of questions. What does it mean? What can I do? Will everything be okay? This page is the attempt of a post-transition female-to-male transsexual to answer some of t

Parent Guide: An Educational Booklet Top Rated Bookmark 

If You Are Concerned About Your Child's Gender Behaviors: "A Parent guide". The parent guide is a resource for parents who want information and advice on a child with gender-variant behaviors. It can be read online.

An Open Letter to the Parents, Family and Friends of a Transsexual

You probably have many question. If you are concerned about the person, you probably have some fears. In this letter, I will try to answer some of those questions and deal with a few of those fears. I can speak with authority on this subject, because

Gender confusion, five-year-old style

Nicole, a 5-year-old who just wants to go swimming with her friends, doesn't understand what all the fuss is about. And, reading an article that calls her the country's youngest transgender child, neither can I.

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