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Trans Kid with Rachel Gonzales

Apr 14, 2018

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Today I’m here with my friend Rachel Gonzales talking about raising a transgender child.

Equality Texas Education and Resource Coordinator Rachel Gonzales has testified several times at the Texas Capitol, spoken at rallies and protests, and has maintained a local to national media presence in the fight for equality for transgender Texans. As the mother of a transgender child, equality for LGBTQ youth is her passion. She is delighted to be able to combine her passion with her background in cultural applied anthropology to advocate for the equal treatment of LGBTQ youth, providing support for families to be their own best advocates. She is an active member of Dallas-Fort Worth Trans Kids and Families (DFWTKF) and a member of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Parents for Transgender Equality Council.

Adventure of the Week

This week I talk about our adventure at KEXP and the rambunctious fun that was had by all.

Highlights

Gender: We discuss what gender is and what it means to be transgender.

Story: Rachel shares her story of affirming her child’s gender identity and the struggles they moved through.

Grief: We touch on the initial period of grief that many parents move through as they learn more about what it means for their child to be transgender, how gentle parenting makes this process easier, and how we process the fears we have for our children.

Interventions: We cover the social transition of childhood and the options for medical transition in adolescence.

Team: We talk about what helping professionals we have invited onto our teams and how we chose them.

Ally: Listen to how you can help by becoming an ally for transyouth.

Q+A

I posted in my Sage Parenting Tribe on Facebook that we were going to chat about raising a transgender child and asked if they had any questions about it. Several questions had the same theme, which was, “When does gender creativity cross into transgender? How do we know for sure? What if they change their minds?”

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  1. Vanessa says:

    Oh my!!! the song at the end of this podcast. it gave me chills and i was in tears. it was so beautifull!
    Thank you so much for all that you share

  2. Sara Apgar says:

    This was an incredible episode. I learned so much and was so touched by the stories you both shared. Thank you for putting this out there so those who wish to be better allies know what to do.

  3. Angela says:

    I feel like I learned so much from this podcast episode. I feel like I gained so much insight and understanding that I never knew I was lacking. Sky’s song really touched my heart. What an amazing and inspiring young lady she truly is. I would proudly stand by her side any day and call her my “sister”.

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