Trans Parent Journeys – Blogs by Parents of Trans Youth
Inspiring stories and blogs written by or about families with transgender children often will come to our attention. They have appeared under the “TYFA News” or “What’s New?” banners, and then have disappeared into the archives. TYFA has decided to place such articles into a dedicated section devoted to helping parents share their journeys and lighten their loads.
Transparenthood – Experiences raising a transgender child: “It is my hope that in sharing our uncommon journey through this blog, it will help families in the same situation find solace, and for society at large to discover acceptance for people who really are just like you and me.” www.acceptingdad.com is maintained by the father of two children, one of whom is gender-non-conforming.
“As a straight, white, ‘professional,’ male father of an intact family, with two boys, one gender non-conforming, one not, I have felt called upon to speak for the community of accepting parents from this position of empathy with more conventional families. I speak to the straight, heterosexual majority as one of them. I speak to the homophobic and the transphobic as one who was, at one time, both of those things”.
January 10, 2010 – Fabulous: ‘My longed for little girl will soon be my son’ Discovering her teenage daughter was desperate to be a boy was only the start of a soul-searching journey for Jacky Jones. This is her family’s emotional story.
December 14, 2009 – Lori’s Revival: “I Wish I Was a Girl!” – A Day About Trans Kids “Dennis the birthday boy is about to blow out the birthday candles surrounded by friends and family, the mother says, “Go ahead, make a wish and blow out the candles!” Dennis’ eyes light up and right before he blows he exclaims, “I WISH I WAS A GIRL!“
My Kennedy’s Story – Candice is the mother of a transgender child She wants to raise awareness and asks for acceptance. “Please open your heart to these children and just let them be happy in their own skin so they too can feel happy and content as any child deserves! “