Pullen Sansfaçon, A., Robichaud, M.-J. et Dumais-Michaud, A.-A. (2015). The Experience of Parents Who Support Their Children’s Gender Variance. Journal of LGBT Youth, 12(1), 39-63.
This article details the findings of a qualitative action research project with parents of gender-variant children in Montreal, Canada. Through a unique methodology, the project aimed at understanding the issues and challenges facing parents in the process of supporting their children, as well as offering them support and an empowering platform for effecting change around them. The article explores how parents understand their children’s experiences, the various challenges they themselves cope with in supporting their children, and the solutions they believe would improve their lives and the lives of their offspring. Recommendations for practice conclude this article.