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March 30, 2018 @ 12:22 am

Parents Coming Out Transgender: Part 1


Coming out transgender is already difficult. Having kids can make it even harder. In this episode we discuss some of the difficulties inherent in come out as a parent. We'll also discuss some stories of parents coming out to younger and older kids and how attitudes can change over time. 


Here are the stories we reference in the episode if you want to explore them further: 
My Father is Now a Woman by Katheryn Leehane
When My Father Came Out as Transgender by Johua Hewitt
It Happened to Me: My Father Transitioned When I Was a Kid and It Was Nothing Like "Transparent" by Sara Bibel 
Transgender Parent: Child's Journey When Mom Becomes Dad by Susan Donaldson James


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The Gender Rebels is a weekly question-and-answer podcast that explores life outside the binary; crossdressing, transgender topics, queer life and anything else that helps break down the gender binary. It's hosted by Faith, a transgender woman in Brooklyn, and her cis female partner Kath. You might also hear a bark or two in the background from our cis dog Rocket. To ask us a question or share a thought emails us at