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May 14

Ben V. Greene presents, “My Child is Trans, Now What?”

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

As a full-time public speaker specializing in spreading awareness and understanding of the transgender community, what Ben Greene hears most from parents and loved ones is the phrase “I’m sorry.” They’re sorry for using the wrong word, sorry for asking an offensive question, sorry for not knowing this already, sorry for asking a question at all. The combination of exhaustion from trans people who have become their community’s designated educator and the growing trend of “canceling” anyone who says anything wrong has created a culture where people who have good hearts and minimal access to information are so afraid to make a mistake they don’t even try.

In MY CHILD IS TRANS, NOW WHAT?: A JOY-CENTERED APPROACH TO SUPPORT, Greene breaks the mold by offering a judgement-free guide to people across generations, from millennial parents to members of older generations who may not have had previous positive exposure to the trans community. Greene focuses on providing two key resources in this book: information and emotional support. He explains what to expect, what systems exist to support trans youth, and what loved ones can do to help.

Using a combination of personal stories and experiences, definitions, and additional resources, MY CHILD IS TRANS, NOW WHAT? is an essential guide for anyone looking to help trans youth thrive.

Ben V. Greene is a transgender advocate and educator who has spoken internationally on topics surrounding transgender inclusion. After coming out at 15 in a small town, Ben has devoted his career to spreading empathy, education, and storytelling around the trans experience, and has spoken for companies, hospitals, schools, religious organizations, and government entities sharing what it means to be transgender and how to show up as an ally. He is a fierce advocate for transgender youth, regularly speaking in their defense at the Missouri State Capitol. He is passionate about educating others from a place of compassion—no matter where they’re starting from.


May 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Red Emma’s
3128 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD United States
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