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Families

Strong families—however they are composed—support the well-being of transgender people throughout their lives. Despite the advance of marriage equality, transgender people and their families still face many challenges. Both transgender parents and supportive parents of trans children can face unfair and harmful challenges to their parental rights and decisions. As with LGBT families in general, trans people’s families continue to face barriers to fostering and adopting in many places, and to recognition of their family relationships in many situations. Trans people seeking support in the face of family rejection or domestic violence still often face barriers as well. Our resources focus on family rights and responding to discrimination related to family relationships.

Resources

From the Blog

November 22, 2017

Questions (Not) to Ask if a Loved One Comes Out as Trans Over the Holidays

This article is adapted from NCTE’s “

May 12, 2017

Dear Melania…

Happy Mother’s Day from the National Center for Transgender Equality.

November 7, 2016

New Protections for Trans Survivors of Family, Partner Violence

This week the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published updated rules to make support more accessible for all survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. The rules, which govern more than 2,600 programs nationwide funded under the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA), help protect survivors and lower barriers to help in a number of ways, including requiring that transgender survivors be treated consistent with their gender identity when accessing shelter and other services.

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