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Trans-Affirmative Parenting: Raising Kids Across the Gender Spectrum

Elizabeth Rahilly


In a world that is responding to ever-changing ideas and expressions of gender, this book adds new insights on transgender children and the parents who support them. Drawing on in-depth interview data with more than fifty parents, the book examines parents’ shifting understandings of their children’s gender and how they come to help their children make sense of their identities and their bodies. Throughout these processes, the book shows that parents’ meaning-making and decision-making often challenge LGBT rights discourses, as well as queer political tenets, in unexpected ways. These dynamics ... More

Keywords: transgender children, gender nonconformity, parenting, LGBTQ politics, child-centered parenting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479820559
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479820559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Rahilly, author
Georgia Southern University