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When Your Partner or Spouse is Unsupportive of Your Child

While I didn’t understand what being transgender meant when my son Leo came out, I supported him immediately. I knew that members of the LGBTQ+ community who had supportive family members thrived compared to those who did not. Besides, whatever I felt about Leo being transgender, I needed to work out on my own. What… Continue reading When Your Partner or Spouse is Unsupportive of Your Child

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When Your Family Won’t Use Your Child’s Name or Pronouns

My son Leo came out as transgender at the age of eighteen-and-a-half. For all those years, my brain and mouth associated one name and set of pronouns with my child. I used that name and set of pronouns dozens and dozens of times a day. Then suddenly, overnight, I had to change to a new… Continue reading When Your Family Won’t Use Your Child’s Name or Pronouns

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When You Struggle to Relate to Other Parents

When your child comes out as transgender, they begin a transition to the person they have always been. In some ways, your family begins a transition too. As a parent, however, you are still the same person. Nothing about you changed the day your child came out. For sure, you have a lot of emotions… Continue reading When You Struggle to Relate to Other Parents

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When You’re Worried About Your Child’s Safety

I found out my son Leo is transgender through a Facebook post. After reading that post multiple times in disbelief, I opened up Google. I searched multiple things because I didn’t know what I was looking for. I also didn’t understand what Leo had just told me. “What does it mean to be transgender,” “What… Continue reading When You’re Worried About Your Child’s Safety

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Your Transgender Child is Not a Different Person

There was so much I didn’t know the day I learned my son was transgender. In addition to not understanding what the word transgender meant, I didn’t know what it meant for my son. Because I learned Leo is transgender from a social media post, I had a lot of time to overthink what that… Continue reading Your Transgender Child is Not a Different Person

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Guest Post: Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV).

Guest post by Leo Richardson It is my pleasure to introduce you to people whose lived experiences will help you better understand what it is like to be transgender. Each year on March 31, we observe International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). The purpose is to celebrate transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people worldwide. Founded in 2009, the… Continue reading Guest Post: Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV).