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Participant Request: Minority Parents of Trans Children


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Hello, parents!


The University of Texas at Austin is searching for parents of trans kids of color to answer questions regarding their experience.  Instructions for participating, if you're interested, are below.



We are a team of minority researchers at The University of Texas at Austin who would like to learn more about the experience of parents who have transgender or gender-expansive children who are racial/ethnic minorities. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the emotional processes, unique stressors, sources of resilience, and healthcare needs of families of color and parents of transgender and/or gender diverse children.


You qualify to participate if you (a) are a parent of an ethnic/racial minority transgender/gender diverse child or adolescent who is an ethnic/racial minority (e.g., African American/black, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Multiracial); and (b) are at least 18 years old.

You will be asked to take part in an in-person, telephone, or Skype individual interview lasting about 30 to 60 minutes. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Sarah Arango at


The email address to contact is in the image below, to prevent the spambots from seizing it.


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