They say timing is everything.
Yesterday, we all met Caitlyn Jenner--and the conversation about people who are transgender was taken to a whole new level of engagement and interest. There are more questions being asked, more people interested in educating themselves, and as always, PFLAG is a valued resource for answers!
Today, we’re proud to announce the formal release of our newest publication, Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender And Gender Expansive.
Based on--and expanded from-- its well-loved and popular predecessor, Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends, Our Trans Loved Ones is a brand-new, updated resource. Written by PFLAG staff members, and created with the help of dozens of content experts, reviewers, and family members and friends with experience to share, it is chock full of information, first-person stories, expert input, and more, all geared to those who have a close family member or friend--of any age--who has come out as trans or gender expansive.
The new publication and comprehensive web resources--all available at pflag.org/trans--address frequently asked questions and is also divided into sections specific to three age ranges--Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood--giving readers easy and immediate access to information they need based on their own circumstances, plus a full section of Frequently Asked Questions for people of all ages.
Just as Our Trans Loved Ones is geared to families and friends, remember we also have answers for allies! Our other invaluable publication from our Straight for Equality® project, guide to being a trans ally, applies the philosophy of the project--to invite, educate, and engage allies--to a topic that has been key to PFLAG’s work for years: inclusion for people who are transgender.
So visit pflag.org/trans for an interactive, electronic copy of Our Trans Loved Ones or straightforequality.org/trans for your electronic copy of guide to being a trans ally. (And don’t forget the comprehensive resources on both pages!)
Our Trans Loved Ones will begin shipping on Monday, June 8th! Click here now to visit our bookstore and place your orders for print editions of both of these excellent publications!