We are a group of transgender families in the Sacramento area, which includes transparents (transgender parents), parents with transgender children, spouses and families. We represent a range of transgender expression and sexuality. In our struggles to raise our children the best we can, we have felt the need for support to maintain strong transgender family values. We have come together to give each other the support we could only find with other transgender families.
We recognize that our society has many myths about people who are transgender. We have felt the effects of these myths on ourselves and our families. The perpetuation of these myths is aided by an outdated belief within the psychological profession that being transgender is a mental disorder. We want to abolish these myths by presenting truths we have learned from our experiences as families with transgender members. By doing so, we define ourselves rather than letting others define us inaccurately.
We do not have statistics to prove what we say. We only have our experiences as families. Despite our adversities and struggles, we look at our families and see a happy and loving group of people whose support we cannot live without. The fact that we have created strong children and families in a transphobic society is evidence to us that we are doing the right thing by being ourselves with our children and our families.
For more information, see Resources for People with Transgender Family Members. Transgender individuals seeking parental rights should always consult with a lawyer in their area familiar with transgender law or visit the Transgender Law Center website.
Trans Families Sacramento meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Saint Mark's United Methodist Church (2391 Saint Mark's Way, on the second floor of the education building) as a part of the PFLAG meeting from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All are welcome.
Other Transgender Support Links
Rainbow Kids is a group of families who gather together for support, education, and community to help raise our transgender, gender variant, gender non-conforming or gender questioning children (4-18 years old) in a supportive and loving manner.
Contact through web site https://sites.google.com/site/sacramentoarearainbowkids