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The Family Weekly: Do Ultimatums Work?

Plus: when trans children don't get the support they need
Source: Denis Balibouse / Reuters

This Week in Family

In the latest in a of responses to Jesse Singal’s cover story, “,” the writer Evan Urquhart describes the of parents’ failure to support trans kids. know him, even though they’ve come around to supporting him. “I believe my parents would have embraced having a trans child if they’d had some way of knowing that was what they had,” Urquhart writes. “But, because it was 1998 instead of 2018, their best efforts wound up obscuring my truest self, creating vast gulfs of misunderstanding and hurt between them and me.”

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