Transgender Parents

Over the past five years I have written a number of journal articles focusing on the parenting experiences of transgender people, especially with regard to experiences of discrimination. More recently I have run a survey and conducted interviews with Jennifer Power and Henry von Doussa focusing on the parenting experiences of Australian transgender and gender diverse people. I have written about this research for The Drum.


Riggs, D.W., Power, J., & von Doussa, H. (in-press 2016). Parenting and Australian trans and gender diverse people: An exploratory surveyInternational Journal of Transgenderism.

von Doussa, H., Power, J., & Riggs, D.W. (2015). Imagining parenthood: The possibilities and experiences of parenthood among transgender peopleCulture, Health & Sexuality, 17, 1119-31.

Riggs, D.W., von Doussa, H., & Power, J. (2015). The family and romantic relationships of trans and gender diverse Australians: An exploratory surveySexual and Relationship Therapy.

Riggs, D.W. (2014). What makes a man? Thomas Beattie, embodiment, and ‘mundane transphobia’Feminism and Psychology.

Riggs, D.W. & Kentlyn, S. (2014). Transgender women, parenting, and experiences of ageing. In M. Gibson (Ed.) Queering maternity and motherhood: Narrative and theoretical perspective. Toronto: Demeter Press.

Riggs, D.W. (2013). Transgender men’s self-representations of bearing children post-transition. In Green, F. & Friedman, M. (Eds.) Chasing rainbows. Toronto: Demeter Press.

Parenting by trans or gender diverse Australians for website

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