PFLAG Publishes Support Guide for Trans Families and Friends
Today PFLAG announced the publication of its new support guide titled Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends, a resource guide for help and support for those with transgender loved ones. For many parents, family members and others, the news that someone you know is transgender can bring an array of emotions along with it. And in many communities, there are few resources available to turn to for help and support. In almost every corner of the country, however, there is PFLAG. We understand the importance of having accurate information and, just as importantly, we understand the emotional journey experienced by friends and family.
For decades, PFLAG has been proud to be a resource for transgender and gender non-conforming people, their families and friends. This new publication is inspired by Our Trans Children, first published in 1995 and authored by Jessica Xavier and members of the PFLAG Transgender Network (TNET). As one of the few supportive, easy-to-understand resources available for those with transgender loved ones, that original edition sold more than 54,000 copies. All of us at PFLAG are humbled by the opportunity to help so many people.
This publication includes insights from the parents of transgender children … professional viewpoints from experts on gender issues … and information from educators about how to support young people at home and at school. And, it includes comprehensive information on terminology, a terrific list of other resources and unique articles on how to embrace your transgender or gender non-conforming loved one helping them feel more comfortable as they strive to live openly, honestly and authentically as who they are.