TransParenthood: Raising a Transgender Child Blog by Gail O’Connor
Raising a transgender child isn’t something anyone is prepared for. Meet parents who learned, more than they ever imagined possible, about loving and accepting kids for who they are.
Neutrois.Me Blog by Micah
Over the past 5 years I’ve been transitioning – or rather, trying to figure out what transition means to me, as someone whose gender is neither female nor male. Specifically, I’ve done stuff with my body, my name, and my legal documents, to find comfort and happiness. Throughout this journey, I’ve discovered a lot about the LGBTQ community, about being transgender, about the way your body works, about the medical system and the legal system and even the political system, because it’s all intertwined and our health and happiness is contingent on society supporting us. I’ve found that the lessons learned extend beyond gender into life in general.
Gender Blog by Darlene Tando, LCSW
This blog is about gender and all its intricacies… I will be blogging about latest research, reflections from my work with gender non-conforming and transgender clients, as well as information about resources.
Raising My Rainbow Blog by CJ’s Mom
The first “Mommy Blog” to chronicle the daily joys, struggles and, sometimes, embarrassments that go along with raising a gender nonconforming child.
Gender Mom Blog by Gender Mom
Well, I suppose it’s time I started blogging about all of this. Where to begin? Just over five years ago, I had my first (and only) child. A boy! Cool! Boys love their moms, right? He’d be a hip, feminist guy like his dad, who loved Legos and martial arts and sci-fi but could cook, too. And I’d also be able to avoid all those icky Disney Princesses. My son was barely three years old when he informed me that I’d got it wrong. Silly me: I’d been fooled, as so many of us are, by the whole penis/vagina thing. My child set me straight …
The Maven of Mayhem Blog by Amanda
In February of 2014, our then clinically depressed, anxious, panicky, OCD-riddled, isolating eleven-year-old told us something really big: she is a girl trapped in a boy’s body. Born a boy, raised a boy, socialized like a boy, but all girl inside. Our child is transgender. We didn’t see it coming. And if you look through my blog over the last few months, you’ll see the rollercoaster of thoughts and emotions that have come with raising and loving and supporting a trans kid. You’ll see that transition isn’t just something a transgender person goes through, but that an entire family goes through.
Non-Conforming Mom Blog by Non-Conforming Mom
I clearly remember the moment I realized something was different about my child. We were in the car headed to Target and my twin four-year olds were talking about growing up. Murphy was talking about being a daddy, growing hair on his face, and working for the same company as my husband. Conner was telling me that he wanted to be a mommy and carry a baby in his tummy. When I told him that boys didn’t carry babies in their tummies, he began to cry and tell me that he wasn’t a boy. When I gently reminded him (again) that his boy body parts made him a boy, he began to cry and said over and over that he wanted them to go away. Up until that point, I thought maybe Conner was going to grow up and be gay. But then he told me that he didn’t want his penis.
Gender Spectrum Lounge – Discussion Forum by Gender Spectrum
The Gender Spectrum Lounge is a global online community for gender-expansive teens, their families, and support professionals to connect, collaborate, and find resources. Bridging the social aspect in finding support, there are plenty of member-groups, and new groups are created all the time.