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Relationships With Children

An estimated one in three trans people are parents, yet scholars are only beginning to explore trans parents’ relationships with children. This entry explores the unique circumstances of trans parenting, which warrant particular study within the LGBTQIA+ umbrella, and highlights the limited but growing research on trans parents and their children. It ends with suggestions for promising future directions for trans family studies.

The Uniqueness of Trans Parenting

As part of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) community, trans parents and their children face many of the same challenges that lesbian- and gay-headed families do, such as societal discrimination and lack of legal recognition. As is the case with LBG parents, courts have used ambiguities in the law and the best-interest-of-the-child rationales to ...

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