Over the past few years, we have seen stories of transgender children thriving when living in accepting and loving communities where they are allowed to live authentically in their true gender identities. The social climate continues to warm, and we continue to hear stories of acceptance, love and understanding. However, there is still work that needs to be done. The below stories highlight the lives of children who didn’t identify with their birth-assigned gender, as well as their supportive parents who have championed change and acceptance in their homes and communities.
Peer-reviewed studies show gender-identity affirmation as protective against major depression and as a crucial factor in emotional well-being among transgender persons. We applaud the below families for embracing their children for who they are, while standing in the spotlight to help fight for continued social change and acceptance.
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