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Parenting Our Transgender Children

Hillary Whittington and Robert Gleason

Raising children who may not fit perfectly into today’s norms comes with challenges, but no one prepared our speakers for how their parenting journey would unfold. Both have unique stories of parenting their children through their journeys of discovery and transition to the transgender boys they are today, all while addressing personal and societal concerns along the way. This class will also discuss general concepts and terminology of gender identity and expression, with a particular focus on children and adolescents.

Instructor: Hillary Whittington attended UC San Diego, where she was awarded a BA in Communication and Theatre. She divides her time being a mom and wife, doing human-rights work, and helping her husband manage their family business, Whittington Real Estate. She recently wrote a book titled, Raising Ryland, and continues to advocate on behalf of transgender children around the globe. Whittington serves on various boards for equality and volunteers much of her time with the purpose of making this world a more accepting place, not only for her children, but for everyone.

Robert Gleason is a businessman, husband, father, and community volunteer. He has been an active member of the local and national LGBT community, participating in various organizations and initiatives to advance equality for all. He earned an AB from Princeton University and a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Coordinator: Marsha Korobkin

Course Number: OSHR-70153   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
02/08/2018 In-class 128906 $0.00  

Day and Time: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla