Allies & Angels: Parents Supporting Transgender Youth and Each Other
About the event: http://action.hrc.org/site/Calendar?id=123161&view=Detail
On the HRC blog: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/parents-supporting-transgender-youth-and-each-other
Join us for the Allies and Angels:
Parents Supporting Transgender Youth and Each Other
Wednesday, February 11
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
HRC Equality Forum
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The Human Rights Campaign together with community partners SMYAL and Georgetown Day School – will host Terri Cook, the mother of a transgender child and co-author of the book Allies & Angels: A memoir of our family’s transition. Terri will speak about her family’s journey and will participate on a panel to discuss parental support, love, and acceptance for our transgender children. Panelists will discuss how parents can get to a place of understanding… when our society as a whole is only beginning to talk about gender.
Research shows how important parental acceptance is in the life of transgender youth. Join us for an open discussion about the challenges parents face getting to that place of understanding and acceptance, how some have overcome those challenges, and how parents can help not only their own children, but other transgender youth, other parents, and society as a whole.
Jay Brown, Director of Foundation Program Strategies, HRC
Terri Cook, Author, Allies and Angels; Co-facilitator, TransParent
Ellen Kahn, Director, Children, Youth and Families Program, HRC
Sultan Shakir, Executive Director, SMYAL
Crissy Cáceres, Director of Diversity, Georgetown Day School
Gail Boone, Andrew Boone & Katherine Boone
All are welcome. Please spread the word and invite friends and families of all ages to join.