What our Community says

Why we do it

Research shows that Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth are in dire need of community support and representation.

  • Feel UNSAFE in school due to gender 80% 80%
  • Believe they will be TREATED DIFFERENTLY by medical personnel due to gender identity/expression 73% 73%
  • Report VERBAL HARASSMENT 58% 58%

What our community says

“I refer youth and families to Stand with Trans because it is an accepting, supportive place for youth and families to connect and learn from each other.” Sara Wiener, LMSW

Director of Mental Health Services, Child & Adolescent Gender Services, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

“I am a mother of a transgender teen. I don’t know what I would do without the guidance and unwavering support of SWT, especially Roz Gould Keith. This group gives me hope and seems to be helping my teen feel less isolated and more hopeful.” Julie G.

Parent of a trans teen

“Stand with Trans has been a lifeline for our family. The support and validation that we feel from other families, and from the LEADERSHIP, has been tremendous. Our family has also participated in social events, like the summer picnic, and the last two yearly conferences. These have been both informative and fun.” Jaye Lacerte

Parent of a trans teen

“Stand With Trans is an essential resource and source of support to the youth and families that I see in the office.” Daniel Shumer, MD, MPH

Medical Director for the Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic, Mott Children's Hospital - UofM