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Resources for Parents of Transgender Children


TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation
TKPRF is committed to the premise that Gender Dysphoria is something a child can’t control and it is society that needs to change, not them

Mermaids: Family Support Group for Children and Teenagers with Gender Identity Issues
Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families.

TransYouth Family: Understanding Through Education
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

Books and Readings

Mom, I need to be a girlĀ 
by Just Evelyn
You are about to read a rare true story about a young boy who received a kind of help from his mother that some children need, but almost none receive.

Why Don’t You Tell Them I’m a Boy? Raising a Gender-Nonconforming Child
by Florence Dillon
Setting my daughter free meant more than I’d imagined