Kids of Trans Resource Guide

Filed under: Gay Parenting, Resources, Sex

"When my father explained that (s)he was becoming a woman, (s)he handed me a pamphlet about transgender issues," says Monica Canfield-Lenfest. "I really wanted a pamphlet for me. Ten years later, that resource finally exists." Canfield-Lenfest is the author of a new resource for children of transgendered parents.

Produced and published by COLAGE, an organization that works with children and adults who have one ore more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer parents, the guide "seeks to provide an understanding of transgender issues specifically for the children of transgender people." It includes sections on common questions, transition, and coming out as a Kid of Trans (KOT).

The guide has quotes and advice from other KOT's sprinkled liberally throughout, offering comfort to those who suddenly find themselves in unfamiliar territory. The guide (in PDF format) is available for free from the COLAGE website. Check it out if you or someone you know is a KOT. Many thanks to Monica and COLAGE for producing this valuable resource!

This post is part of Blogging for LGBT Families Day 2008.

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