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Families & Partners

Parents of Young Trans Adults

Remember, when a family member “comes out” as a trans person, they’re the same person you’ve always known and loved.

They trust you with more information about a specific aspect of themselves, the part related to their Gender identity.

Remember, if you can learn and practise acceptance, this type of disclosure can bring you closer together.

Elisabeth Ackroyd shares her experiences on an incredibly personal journey as the mother of a transperson. It is a beautiful and inspiring story about how the challenges and pains she and her son encountered were overcome through love and mutual respect, enabling them to form a strong bond of lifelong friendship.

Caroline Watson has also shared her experience of discovering her son of 22 wanted to be female and her journey with Hannah to become the daughter she is so proud of. She relates the heartrending choices and ultimate triumph of both her and her daughter’s pathway to Hannah becoming the person she wanted to be.

Get Support

If your son or daughter is 18 or over, you can contact Caroline (our Parents committee member) for friendly support, conversation and understanding that you are not alone.

Select 'Beaumont Society Parents' from drop-down

Spouses & Partners

Gender dysphoria affects the significant others and family relations of transgender people in a variety of ways. Remember, when a family member “comes out” as a trans person, they’re the same person you’ve always known and loved. They trust you with more information about a specific aspect of themselves, the part related to their gender identity.

Remember, if you can learn and practise acceptance, this type of disclosure can bring you closer together.

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