Upcoming Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers:

Santa Cruz Meeting:
Saturday December 7, 3-5 pm
The Education Room of Calvary Episcopal Church
532 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA
Calvary Episcopal Church is an affirming church that welcomes people of all genders. TransFamilies does not have an affiliation with the church, beyond renting space for our meetings.

Watsonville Meeting:
Saturday, November 16th 3:00-5:00 pm
46A Brennan St, Watsonville, CA

If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting,
call us at 831-205-0078 or email:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Santa Cruz Good Times Talks Transgender Healthcare

Our own Lex Beatty is the cover model for
this great article on transgender health. 
Navigating the health care system can be a nightmare for transgender individuals. But some local providers are working to change that.

When his biologically female child started wearing boy’s clothing, UCSC computer science professor Scott Brandt and his family thought nothing of it. When adolescence hit, though, things got more complicated.

“At around age 12, he started to become suicidal, very depressed,” Brandt says. “By age 13, he tried to commit suicide.”

Things got so bad that Brandt started monitoring his child’s computer chats, so when he wrote to his friend ‘I’m going to die tonight, I’ve already taken half the pills,’ Brandt ran to his room and confronted him.

Keep reading....

Editor's Note: Thank you Good Times for running such a compassionate and detailed article about the challenges that face our children and the struggles we have as parents. We want the same things for our kids that anyone does: to be safe, nurtured and cared for. And we want their medical providers to do no harm. Spot on. Thank you. 

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