November 2, 2014 marked the fifth annual TransParent Day. First established in 2009, TransParent Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday in November as a day to celebrate “life and the love between transgender parents and their children and transgender children and their parents” (you can read more about TransParent Day here: http://www.transparentday.org/).
This year, TransParent Day fell just a few short days after the release of a new report on transgender parenting by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. Researchers reviewed a total of 51 existing reports on transgender parenting and, despite relatively high rates of legal and social discrimination reported by transgender parents, it was found that the majority of trans parents described their relationships with their children as positive. The report also concluded that children of transgender parents developed no differently than other children in regard to gender identity, sexuality or other developmental milestones.