Posts Tagged: transgender

Trans Parent “Top” Story, Part 2 of 2

[Another lengthy post for the keenly interested] Link had their top surgery in mid-January, the snowiest and coldest part of winter. There is only one clinic in Eastern Canada that offers both components of the surgery, and the Ontario government

Trans Parent “Top” Story, Part 2 of 2

[Another lengthy post for the keenly interested] Link had their top surgery in mid-January, the snowiest and coldest part of winter. There is only one clinic in Eastern Canada that offers both components of the surgery, and the Ontario government

Trans Parent “Top” Story, Part 1 of 2

[Lengthy post for the keenly interested] For new readers, I’m the parent of a young adult (24) who identifies as genderqueer and transgender. Link was assigned female at birth. I would say they were raised culturally female (although less gender-boxed

Trans Parent “Top” Story, Part 1 of 2

[Lengthy post for the keenly interested] For new readers, I’m the parent of a young adult (24) who identifies as genderqueer and transgender. Link was assigned female at birth. I would say they were raised culturally female (although less gender-boxed

Link’s Story (Trans Parent series continued)

I haven’t written lately about my young person, whom I refer to as Link. I have written a few posts about Link’s evolution as a genderqueer and transgender person, and have noted that Link is struggling. Since Link left home

Link’s Story (Trans Parent series continued)

I haven’t written lately about my young person, whom I refer to as Link. I have written a few posts about Link’s evolution as a genderqueer and transgender person, and have noted that Link is struggling. Since Link left home

Parenting a Trans Kid: Book Reviews

When I first knew my teenager was genderqueer and possibly transgender, I was desperate for information. As a parent, I had no idea how to support my transgender kid, other than just love them. I knew I would make some significant mistakes

Parenting a Trans Kid: Book Reviews

When I first knew my teenager was genderqueer and possibly transgender, I was desperate for information. As a parent, I had no idea how to support my transgender kid, other than just love them. I knew I would make some significant mistakes

My Trans Parent Story, Part 3

In my last two posts about my genderqueer and transgender “child,” Link (age 21) I focused on the transitions they were going through and what all the gender terminology means. I didn’t say much about my own reactions other than

My Trans Parent Story, Part 3

In my last two posts about my genderqueer and transgender “child,” Link (age 21) I focused on the transitions they were going through and what all the gender terminology means. I didn’t say much about my own reactions other than

Passing

I remember the first time I went to a bar, when I was 17 and the drinking age was 19. It was a big production. I dressed, made myself up and styled my hair differently. I was aware of how

Passing

I remember the first time I went to a bar, when I was 17 and the drinking age was 19. It was a big production. I dressed, made myself up and styled my hair differently. I was aware of how

My Trans Parent Story, Part 2

I haven’t said much that’s personal about my child, Link, since my last post in April. Last week we finally visited Link (age 20) in Toronto and I sussed out what’s happening on the Gender Identity Frontier 🙂 Link came

My Trans Parent Story, Part 2

I haven’t said much that’s personal about my child, Link, since my last post in April. Last week we finally visited Link (age 20) in Toronto and I sussed out what’s happening on the Gender Identity Frontier 🙂 Link came

My Trans Parent Story, Part 1

What if your son didn’t want to be a boy any more? What if your daughter didn’t want to be a girl any more? And they meant it! How would it affect your family? Some of the parent reactions I

My Trans Parent Story, Part 1

What if your son didn’t want to be a boy any more? What if your daughter didn’t want to be a girl any more? And they meant it! How would it affect your family? Some of the parent reactions I

My Gender Story

I am a woman who was raised as a girl. What could be more natural? Until I think about what a strange construct that is. I was born with certain visible body parts, and that determined how I was raised

My Gender Story

I am a woman who was raised as a girl. What could be more natural? Until I think about what a strange construct that is. I was born with certain visible body parts, and that determined how I was raised

Parenting a Gay or Transgender Child

The media would have you believe that all gay, lesbian and transgender kids are different since early childhood. The boys love to dress up in girls’ clothes, wear make-up and jewellery, and get their hair done; the girls play rough,

Parenting a Gay or Transgender Child

The media would have you believe that all gay, lesbian and transgender kids are different since early childhood. The boys love to dress up in girls’ clothes, wear make-up and jewellery, and get their hair done; the girls play rough,