A Father’s Transition: Learning and Growing With a Trans Child

Photo credit: Delia Giandeini

“Dad, I’m a girl. I’m trans.”

I knew my teenager had been working toward telling me something. The pattern has developed over the last couple of years: hang out in the living room at a time of day that normally brought retreat into the darkness of a bedroom. Chatter nervously — a somewhat welcome respite from the usual sullen silence or randomly fired lines…

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Jeff Roush

Jeff Roush

Father, lawyer, management director, poet, writer, perpetual learner. Twitter: @jeffroushpoetry