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.
5 Book Recommendations to Further Shine a Light on the Issue
- Melissa, by Alex Gino
- Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents, by Irwin Krieger
- Transgender History, by Susan Stryker
- Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, by Dean Spade
- The Stonewall Reader, edited by the New York Public Library
- I’m a trans teen in Central Bucks. Here, it doesn’t ‘get better.’, by Lily Freeman
- As A Mom Of A Central Bucks School District LGBTQ Student, There Is Systemic Discrimination Against Her, by Mindy Freeman
- ‘Books Save Lives’: Bucks County Mom Tells Congress Why Book Banning Must Stop, by Mindy Freeman
- PFLAG Bucks County Leads With Love In Supporting The Local LGBTQ+ Community, by Rachel Fitzpatrick and Jessica Dziobecki
- Anti-LGBTQ Hate, Threats, And Violence Are On The Rise This Pride Month, by Catherine Caruso
- Pride In Peril: Reflections on the Anti-LGBTQ+ Panic, by Daniel Parker
- LGBTQ+ Youth Must Protest For Pride Like Their Lives Depend On It, by Leo Burchell