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Sun, Sep 12



How Transitioning Can Impact Gender and Sexuality of Those in Relationships

Come join us this Fall! BPA's Second Sundays September event will focus on author, D. M. Maynard's research with cisgender partners and their significant others' identity as trans, non-binary and/or questioning their gender & the impact on sex and intimacy in their relationships.

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How Transitioning Can Impact Gender and Sexuality of Those in Relationships

Time & Location

Sep 12, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


About the Event


How Transitioning Can Impact Gender and Sexuality of Those in Relationships

The focus of the presentation will be centered on D. M. Maynard’s interviews with cisgender partners who shared about how certain aspects of sex and intimacy were affected throughout their relationship as their significant other began to identify as trans, non-binary, and/or was questioning their gender. It will also discuss in what ways some of the cisgender partners’ own gender expression and/or sexuality have been impacted by this shift in their relationship. In addition, time will be allotted to address the compelling role that gender dysphoria and grief have played in these relationships, which are based on the experiences and perspectives of partners and their partner who identifies on the transgender spectrum. The material offered during this presentation will incorporate critical information that many partners and those in trans communities expressed are essential for mental health professionals to be aware of when working with them individually and/or as a couple in a therapeutic setting.

Presenter Bio:

D. M. Maynard 

D. M. Maynard, M.S., M.A. is an author, veteran educator, and the Founder/Director of Maynard’s W.I.S.D.O.M., Inc.-an educational service, who presents internationally to honor the voices and needs of partners, parents, families, and educators of trans and/or non-binary individuals. She is the co-author of the chapter Interviews with Partners of Transgender People: On Sex and Intimacy in the book Sex, Sexuality and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors.Her books, The Reflective Workbook for Partners of Transgender People: Your Transition as Your Partner Transitions, The Reflective Workbook for Parents and Families of Transgender and Non-Binary Children: Your Transition as Your Child Transitions, and The Reflective Workbook for Teachers and Support Staff of Trans and Non-Binary Students: Your School’s Transition as Your Students Transition are with Jessica Kingsley Publishers. D. M. Maynard’s monthly YouTube program with the Facialteam, Reflective Conversations on Gender Transition: An Educational Interview Series, spotlights the journeys of partners, parents, and educators of transgender and/or non-binary folx as they navigate the transition of their loved one or student for themselves.

Topic: How Transitioning Can Impact Gender and Sexuality of Those in Relationships 

Time: Sep 12, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)   

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