We have some history
Transfamilies.org was founded by Gender Diversity, a non-profit that has been around in one form or another since 2001. That was the first year our founder, Aidan Key, ran his first conference for transgender individuals. Today, in addition to this site, Gender Diversity is active in three other arms of support and education.
- We run year-round family support groups in Seattle, and neighboring Puget Sound areas.
- We produce the annual Gender Odyssey conferences in Seattle and southern California for professionals, families, kids, and young adults.
- We provide private consultation services to parents, trainings and policy recommendations to schools, law firms, PTAs, churches, and other non-governmental organizations.
We’ve been where you are
Transfamilies.org is operated by people who are transgender, or who have spouses or children who are trans or gender diverse. Our staff and volunteers have all spent time wrestling with their own doubts, confusion, elations, frustrations, fears, and joys related to transitioning. We are here because we know the value of talking to and connecting with others who have been on a similar journey. We can’t tell you how your family should do this. But we can tell you what we did, what worked and what didn’t for us.
Why have this site?
Our inspiration for this website comes from seeing the power and hope parents get from talking to each other in our weekly support group meetings in Washington. Magic happens in those spaces. Parents who arrive with sadness and nerves and more questions than they can carry, leave smiling and expressing hope. They feel less alone in the world. But not everyone lives in our neighborhoods and can drive to our meetings. So, we want to bring the discussions to them—in whatever state or county they live in.