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Maria Ortiz-Myers on how Parents of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth Access Information

Maria Ortiz-Myers, Library Trends

On this podcast episode we welcome Maria Ortiz-Myers. Maria  is a doctoral candidate in library and information science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Her research focuses on information practice, particularly collaborative information interactions and personally meaningful information experiences. The journal Library Trends recently published her paper "The Information Practices of Parents of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: An Exploratory Study." She joined us to discuss her research on how families of transgender youth pursue and assess information.


Books for families and caregivers of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth mentioned in this podcast:

Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century
Tey Meadow (2018)

The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution
Ann Travers (2019)

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children
Diane Ehrensaft (2011)

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes
Diane Ehrensaft (2016)

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
Rachel Pepper and Stephanie Brill (2008)

Websites for families and caregivers of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth mentioned in this podcast:

Trans Youth Equality
National Trans Center for Transgender Equality 
Gender Spectrum

Additional Resources:

Hopkins Medicine Center for Transgender Health

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