Protecting Transgender Families: Strategies for Advocates

Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 30, p. 11, Summer 2003

3 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2011  

Taylor Flynn

Western New England University School of Law

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

For a transgender (trans) man or woman, what begins as the dissolution of a relationship may be transformed into a public nightmare in which the individual is forced to defend the authenticity of his or her gender in the face of relentless, brutal, and humiliating questions about the most intimate details of personal anatomy and sexual practices. This Article discusses this reality in the case of Michael Kantaras, a transsexual man in Clearwater, Florida in 2002.

Keywords: transgender families, divorce, custody, sexuality and the law, human rights law

Suggested Citation

Flynn, Taylor, Protecting Transgender Families: Strategies for Advocates (2003). Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 30, p. 11, Summer 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1971898

Taylor Flynn (Contact Author)

Western New England University School of Law ( email )

1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

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