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:

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Trans Teen Project - Santa Cruz Kids Do Good

When my son transitioned, we had a lot of questions about everything from hormone blockers to surgeries to his future with a partner. But finding people who had answers was sometimes a challenge.

Thankfully, I had a therapist, doctors and a few trans men that came forward to mentor my son and they graciously answered my questions. I was very lucky to be able to have such a supportive team to help us through the transition.

But my son had questions that he did not want to ask his father or myself because they were personal and private. He wanted info on STP’s, packers and other information that probably we couldn’t answer even if we wanted to. He found some websites that explained a few things but I kept thinking if only there was one website that I could trust to answer all the questions these transgender teens are asking.

Well I have good news!

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would be on the advisory board of the The Trans Teen Project. I was intrigued; what is the Trans Teen Project? It’s a website that I am so excited about. It has all the information you could possibly need specifically for transgender individuals. Okay - maybe not everything - it is a work in progress and new information is being added daily. I’m so excited that this website is happening.

When my son looked at the website he said, “It gave a lot of information and news about the trans community. I was able to find the information I needed without feeling embarrassed to ask someone. I also learned a lot about transitioning and which doctors to talk to.”

I invite you to go visit the site and if you still have questions that aren’t answered, send them in. It’s our resource, let’s make it the best it can be.

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