The Signal (Episode 10) | Raising a Transgender Child in an Increasingly Transphobic Country, with Brett Freeman

Brett talks about being a dad to his daughter Lily and what it's like in this Transphobic moment we find ourselves in nationally, and in Bucks County (specifically in Central Bucks School District).

Brett Freeman (He/Him) is a resident of Buckingham Township (in Bucks County, PA), a parent, a husband, a foodie, and an avid Philadelphia sports fan.  He is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (1994) and The Wharton Management Program (1997) at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is a state certified residential real estate appraiser and valuation expert, and actively practices regionally throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Beginning this year, he also serves on the DEI Committee for the Greater Philadelphia Board of Realtors. 

On this episode of the The Signal I speak with Brett about what it’s like raising a transgender child in an increasingly transphobic country, and specifically his experiences in Bucks County’s Central Bucks School District. 

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5 Book Recommendations to Further Shine a Light on the Issue

  1. Melissa, by Alex Gino
  2. Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents, by Irwin Krieger 
  3. Transgender History, by Susan Stryker
  4. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, by Dean Spade
  5. The Stonewall Reader, edited by the New York Public Library



Cyril Mychalejko

Cyril Mychalejko

Cyril Mychalejko is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bucks County Beacon. Read his columns on Sundays and follow him on Twitter.

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