25 July 2019 will see the launch of the Rainbow Families ‘Trans and Gender Diverse Parents Guide’. The Guide has been research and written by Jac Tomlins and is designed to provide practical advice and answers to parents and children.
The guide collates personal stories of trans and gender diverse (TGD) parents, their partners and children. Each story is unique and reflect s the individuals journeys of members of the community, while providing an insight into shared, common experiences.
These stories offer opportunity for identification and a strength that comes from knowing that someone else has walked this path before.
The guide explores a number of questions, including:
- How do you explain gender affirmation or transition to your child? How do you reassure them they are not losing a ‘mother’ or ‘father’ but gaining a happier, more authentic parent? How can you best support them through the transition process?
- What’s the best approach to take with school? How do other parents react and how do you manage their reaction? How can supportive teachers or principals help?
- What impact does transition have on a partner or co-parent? How might it affect the family dynamics? What support is available for partners and children?
- What’s it like to negotiate fertility clinics and IVF as a TGD person? How does pregnancy affect a trans man? How do you balance dysphoria and breastfeeding?
Nicholes Family Lawyers are proud to have partnered with Rainbow Families to sponsor the printing of this guide.
Nicholes Family Lawyers can provide advice in relation to the potentially complex legal issues that may arise in relation to starting families, as well as other family issues affecting the LGBTIQ+ community including parenting disputes, property settlements and Binding Financial Agreements. More here.