Parent Advocacy Groups for Trans Children

Supportive parents of trans children are advocating for their children’s rights, equality, and social justice across diverse fields, including in education, legislation, and health care. Parents are drawn into advocacy from direct and indirect experiences of discrimination, cisnormativity, and societal barriers to equality of opportunity for trans children. Some parents volunteer to be part of a public movement for trans children’s rights, while others strive to maintain their child’s right to privacy. Cis parent–led advocacy can bring with it tensions in cases where cis parents may receive bigger platforms than trans advocates, risking speaking over trans voices. Solidarity and mentoring are important elements of parent advocacy. Sharing knowledge and providing peer support can enhance advocacy efforts at local, national, and global scales.

Parents Become Advocates

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