Transgender Youth and Young Adults in Family, Social, and Community Contexts
Jenifer K. McGuire, Jessica N. Fish, Melissa H. Manley, Abbie E. Goldberg, Amanda Pollitt, Salvatore Ioverno, Arnold Grossman, Stephen T. Russell, Kristen E. Benson, Francesca Otero-Vargas, Kathleen Smith, Carmen Gray, Hunter Adams, Angela Rosebrough, Chelynn Randolph, Brad van Eeden-Moorefield; Discussant and Chair: Katherine A. Kuvalanka
Discussant/Chair: Katherine A. Kuvalanka
- Feminism & Family Studies
About the Session
- 245-01 - Family Gender Environment Links to Psychological Well-Being
By Jenifer K. McGuire, Jessica N. Fish
- 245-02 - Trans Emerging Adults’ Experiences With and Approaches to Intimate Relationships
By Melissa H. Manley, Abbie E. Goldberg
- 245-03 - Mental Health Benefits of Chosen-Name Use Among Transgender Youth
By Amanda Pollitt, Salvatore Ioverno, Arnold Grossman, Stephen T. Russell
- 245-04 - Gender Identity Discourse in the Wake of North Carolina HB2,
By Kristen E. Benson, Francesca Otero-Vargas, Kathleen Smith, Carmen Gray, Hunter Adams, Angela Rosebrough, Chelynn Randolph, Brad van Eeden-Moorefield; Discussant and Chair: Katherine A. Kuvalanka
Awareness of trans identities has grown, yet institutional supports for trans individuals remains fragmented and uncertain. Recently, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have declared that federal civil rights law does not protect trans individuals from employment discrimination and refused to pursue trans students’ claims of discrimination in schools. Research into the lives of trans people is crucial to identifying key sources of risk and resilience among this population. The four papers of this symposium utilize innovative approaches to investigate the experiences of trans individuals in a range of contexts, including families, romantic relationships, and schools, and examine how community-level factors have an impact on trans individuals’ wellbeing. Collectively, they provide greater understanding of trans people’s experiences and suggest ways to reduce stigmatization.
Three measurable objectives: (a) increase awareness of the experiences of trans individuals in various contexts; (b) identify protective factors for trans youth and young adults; (c) highlight innovative approaches to studying and assessing outcomes among trans individuals.