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Coming out - advice and guidance for parents 

For parents

As a parent, you may have understandable questions or concerns if you think that your child might be lesbian, gay, bi and/or trans (LGBT). We've answered some of the most common ones below.

Support if your child comes out as trans

Gendered Intelligence works with the trans community, and those who have an impact on trans lives. They specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8 to 25. They have produced a free guide with trans young people and their parents. It discusses various issues and concerns that parents and family members of trans people have and includes useful information, stories and quotes.


If you are a parent with a child who feels at odds with their birth gender, or you want to learn more about gender dysphoria or transgender, cross gender and non-binary gender issues, the Mermaids website offers advice and a confidential parents forum.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence ( is a community interest company that delivers arts programmes and creative workshops to young trans people from across the UK. We facilitate workshops to trans and non-trans young people within schools, colleges and other settings- in order to generate discussion and debate around gender, and the ways in which it presents challenges in our everyday lives. Our aim is to promote multiple and diverse expressions of gender identities in all aspects of young people’s lives. Click the title above for the whole article

To read the report aimed at Family Members of Trans Gender Children Click Here 


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