Gender Creative Kids

Contexts: Learning to Parent Transgender Children

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“Over the past few years, stories of transgender children celebrated by their parents have flooded the Internet. But how do these parents come to be supportive of their gender-variant kids? In a recent article in Gender and SocietyElizabeth Rahilly tries to answer that question. Her interviews reveal that instead of entering parenthood with gender-progressive ideologies, supportive parents learn to accept their child’s gender-variance after their child’s persistent urging. Together, parents and children develop methods to reaffirm the child’s gender identity and combat the gender binary.”

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