Familial Support and Celebration of Gender Nonconforming Children

Familial Support and Celebration of Gender Nonconforming Children Sex Roles (2014) 70:442–444 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0363-y BOOK REVIEW Familial Support and Celebration of Gender Nonconforming Children Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son. By Lori Duron, New York, NY, Broadway Books, 2013. 278 pp. $7.99 (Kindle). ISBN: 978-0770437725 Allison Lindner Published online: 9 March 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 From boys wearing pink nail polish to transgender homecom- Duron’s first major hurdle in parenting CJ is her own fear of ing queens, childhood gender nonconformity has been widely judgment. Duron and her husband fear that they will be judged discussed in United States news media in recent years as parents and fear that CJ and his older brother will be teased (Sieczkowski 2013; Woodard 2011). In addition to journalists, and bullied. In an attempt to avoid this, they set boundaries those who have turned their attention to gender like no feminine-coded toys outside of the house. Duron finds, nonconforming children include developmental psycholo- however, that keeping CJ’s gender nonconformity a secret gists, social scientists, activists, and gender studies scholars makes her family feel powerless—they fear that their secret (Kosciw et al. 2011; Ringrose and Renold 2010; Thomas and may be exposed at any http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Familial Support and Celebration of Gender Nonconforming Children

Sex Roles , Volume 70 (10) – Mar 9, 2014

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