Many people are affected when an individual comes out as transgender. In every aspect of life – be it at home, in the workplace or in the community – spouses or partners, children, family members, friends and coworkers of transgender people also struggle with the complexities of gender identity and gender transition. Issues such as non-discrimination policies and access to comprehensive healthcare are often as important for employees with transgender family members as they are to transgender employees themselves.
Spouses or Partners of Transgender Individuals
The following resources can be helpful with regard to marriages entered into either before or after a person has transitioned from one gender to another, as well as children/adoption issues for transgender people.
- Transgender People and Marriage: The Importance of Legal Planning
- TNET: Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays' Transgender Network
- Straight Spouse Support Network