What is the mission of Stand With Trans?

Since 2015, Stand with Trans has been dedicated to developing programs, educational events and support groups to serve the Transgender Youth. Our mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to their authentic life.

When was Stand With Trans started? Why?
Stand With Trans began in February 2015. Roz Keith, our founder, was in search of resources for her own child at the time who had recently came out as transgender. There was an identified need with a lack of resources, resulting in the creation of Stand With Trans.
How can I get involved?
There are many different ways to get involved and support Stand With Trans. You can volunteer at events, sit on a committee, make a financial donation, and help us create awareness for the work that we do. To volunteer at events or join a committee, please email istandwithtrans@gmail.com
What ages does Stand With Trans support?
Stand With Trans advocates for all transgender individuals, however, our organization primarily supports youth between the ages of 12 and 22 years old.
What if I have a child who is younger than 12?
We have a playgroup for gender-expansive children (5-11 years) in Livonia and Ann Arbor. Please check our Support Groups here for more info.



We also offer programs for 5-11 year olds at our annual empowerment workshop held in October.

Is there support for parents?
Yes! In addition to youth support groups, parent support groups are offered at various locations. Additionally, our annual empowerment workshop includes sessions specifically designed for parents.
What can I expect if I attend a support group?
Our support groups are ran by licensed therapists and professionals who have a passion to support trans youth and their families. Groups are generally held 1-2 times a month, depending on the location. Our support groups are a safe, warm, and welcoming place. Click here to find a support group near you.
What is Ally Moms?
Ally Moms is a network of more than 120 women across the U.S. who are mothers of trans individuals. They’re available to trans youth and parents, to help provide resources and support. “Love at the other end of the phone.” Click here to find an Ally Mom near you.
How do I become an Ally Mom?
All interested moms can apply by emailing Janna Barkin at jannabarkinyoga@gmail.com
What about Ally Dads?
Though we have many dads who are supportive and help out in various ways, we are currently in need of someone who can oversee an Ally Dads program (process applications, facilitate communication, etc.). If you are a dad who might be interested in doing so, please email istandwithtrans@gmail.com
What is your policy about photo usage?

Stand with Trans cares deeply about our participants’ privacy and safety. We never use images of individuals participating in our events without their express permission. If an individual later rescinds their permission, we will promptly stop using their image on any materials, electronic or hard copy, within our control.