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    1 2 3 4 5Bay Area (CA) Parent and Tween Support GroupsBay Area (CA) Parent and Tween Support GroupsTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a free drop-in group in partnership with the Pacific Center. 2712 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Wyandotte Support GroupWyandotte Support GroupTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
April 2020's group will meet online via Zoom - stay tuned for event link St. Stephens Episcopal Church
2801 1st St.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
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6 7 8Royal Oak Beaumont Support GroupRoyal Oak Beaumont Support GroupTime: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parent Support Group Facilitator: Tejinder Gill Trans Youth Support Group Facilitator: Dale Rogalski, MA Beaumont Royal Oak Administration Building
(Classrooms 2 & 3, Lower Level of the Administration Building)
April 2020 meeting for YOUTH will take place via the Zoom app - stay tuned for link 3711 W 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Free parking is available in the South Parking Deck Snacks provided. No fee to attend.
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13 14 15 16 17 18Bay Area (CA) Parent and Tween Support GroupsBay Area (CA) Parent and Tween Support GroupsTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a free drop-in group in partnership with the Pacific Center. 2712 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
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19Bay Area (CA) Parent and Tween Support GroupsBay Area (CA) Parent and Tween Support GroupsTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a free drop-in group in partnership with the Pacific Center. 2712 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
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20 21San Francisco Parent/Caregiver Support GroupSan Francisco Parent/Caregiver Support GroupPeer facilitated support group for parents/caregivers with gender diverse children of any age. There is no charge to attend. This is a safe and confidential group. There is no childcare available. Nomad School
2592 Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94110
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22 23 24 25Trans Youth Virtual Advocacy TrainingTrans Youth Virtual Advocacy TrainingTime: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learn how to advocate in your school, your community,
with your legislators and more.
• Understand the impact of talking to the media and the
power of your voice.
- For all trans and non-binary youth ages 13+
All participants will receive an Amazon gift card and a certificate of completion. Presented by Stand with Trans in partnership with the HRC
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27 28How To Do Life: Financial LiteracyHow To Do Life: Financial LiteracyTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PNC sponsor Jose Cabrera and James Coleman will teach valuable financial life skills. Appropriate for ages 13+. Pizza will be served. Orchard United Methodist Church
30450 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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Upcoming Events

 

Virtual Advocacy Training

Trans Youth Virtual Advocacy Training

April 25, 2020

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Presented by Stand with Trans in partnership with the HRC

  • Learn how to advocate in your school, your community, with your legislators and more.
  • Understand the impact of talking to the media and the power of your voice.
  • For all trans and non-binary youth ages 13+

Sign up today!

This training made possible by a generous grant from the Arbonne Charitable Foundation. Locally sponsored by OutFront Kalamazoo.

How To Do Life SeriesHow to Do Life Series

The “How To Do Life” series is sponsored by the DTE Foundation.

Date TBA – Financial Literacy
6:00-8:00 pm

(LGBTQ youth, ages 13+)

Learn how to manage your money, write a check, open a bank account, and save for something you want and more.

Orchard United Methodist Church
Farmington Hills, MI

Pizza dinner will be served.

Sponsored by PNC

Sign up today!

 

June 27 – Dating, Owning Your Queerness and Finding Confidence

1:00-3:00 pm

(Trans-identifying high school students)

Join us and learn about safe dating as a queer teen, when to disclose, how to navigate social situations with a date and/or partner.

Affirmations, Ferndale

Snacks provided.

Sign up today!

August 8 – Healthy Eating: Taking Care of Your Body

(Trans youth 13+)

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Orchard United Methodist Church, Farmington Hills, MI

Lunch provided.

Sign up today!

All youth in attendance receive a $25 Amazon gift card and certificate of participation.

Share The Love 2020

Share The Love 2020

February 14, 2020

 

Youth and families came together to enjoy a taco bar and desserts, face painting, music, activities for ages 5+, and more.

Tweens and teens also were able to participate in the kickoff of the “How to Do Life: Taking Care of YOU” program with yoga and mindfulness with Caleb, and a discussion and support chat with Nick.

 

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

January 27, 2020

 

Youth gathered at the Plymouth Coffee Bean in Plymouth, MI, for Open Mic Night, sharing their creative side over coffee.

 

Southeast Michigan Community Education and Engagement Day:  Transgender 101 for parents/caregivers of trans/gender diverse youth

Southeast Michigan Community Education and Engagement Day: Transgender 101 for parents/caregivers of trans/gender diverse youth

October 26, November 9, November 16, 2019

 

Presented by MOASH and Stand With Trans, the three sessions included presentations by panelists with round table discussions.

 

Stand With Trans 5th Annual Workshop: CONNECT

Stand With Trans 5th Annual Workshop: CONNECT

October 19, 2019

 

Our annual workshop brought together trans/gender expressive youth and their parents/caregivers in an opportunity to come together as a community. From drag queen story time for the young children to workshops to inspire and educate youth and adults, we achieved our goal to CONNECT.

 

Stand With Trans - Family Picnic in the Park

Stand With Trans - Family Picnic in the Park

August 11, 2019

 

Our annual picnic took place at Memorial Park with hot dogs, dishes to pass, dessert, an ice cream truck, and family-friendly games!

 

Community Town Hall

Community Town Hall

June 25, 2019

At Affirmations in Ferndale, Jay Kaplan spoke on recent LGBTQ policy issues for 2019. 

Be the Light

Be the Light

March-May, 2019

How to raise a diverse family, while living Jewishly – a learning series from Stand with Trans, made possible by a grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

March 29, 2019

The event took place at Affirmations in Ferndale, with games, karaoke, snacks, and a screening of “The Most Dangerous Year.”

2nd Annual Share the Love Event

2nd Annual Share the Love Event

March 2, 2019

Our second annual family Share the Love offered food, games, facepainting and more at the Orchard United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills.  A Stand with Trans family event for all ages, thanks to our sponsoring partner, Ally Financial.

Stand with Trans 4th Annual Empowerment Workshop

Stand with Trans 4th Annual Empowerment Workshop

October 6, 2018

Stand with Trans hosted an all-day event for trans youth, parents/caregivers of trans individuals and young gender expansive children. The workshop was held in Farmington Hills, MI at the Orchard United Methodist Church.

Stand with Trans Family Picnic

Stand with Trans Family Picnic

April 10, 2018

The 3rd Annual Stand with Trans Picnic was held on August 12 at the Royal Oak Memorial Park. Zingerman’s Community of Businesses and Achatz Pies provided baked goods. Stand with Trans grilled hot dogs and everyone brought something to share. And, the Meadowbrook Ice Cream truck arrived and gave out 150 delicious frozen treats.

 

Understanding the Gender Expansive Young Child

Understanding the Gender Expansive Young Child

April 10, 2018

Speaking presentation including experts in mental health and pediatric endocrinology; Dr. Dan Shumer, pediatric endocrinologist, Sara Wiener, LMSW, director of Mental Health Services within Child & Adolescent Gender Services at Mott Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Antonia Caretto, clinical psychologist specializing in gender-related issues. Hear from parents of trans youth and their experiences. Free event!

Share the Love Family Event

Share the Love Family Event

February 10. 2018

Family and friends invited! Potluck with dishes to share, activites for friends and families.

3rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

3rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 3, 2017

3rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop for ages 12-22. Event included an all day parent workshop and activities for transgender/gender-expansive children ages 6-11 such as spoken word poetry, coping skills, games, and leadership workshops. Trans and LGBTQ allied facilitators. Pizza lunch sponsored by Dominos.

2nd Annual Family Picnic

2nd Annual Family Picnic

August 13, 2017

Family fun picnic at Memorial Park in Royal Oak!

Stand with Gavin at Michigan Capitol

Stand with Gavin at Michigan Capitol

March 28. 2017

Stand with Trans rallied on the Michigan Capitol steps in Lansing in support of Gavin’s case with the Supreme Court. Gavin was fighting for the right to utilize the school restroom that best fit his gender identity.

Title IX Informational Meeting

Title IX Informational Meeting

March 1, 2017

Information meeting featuring Jay Kaplan and sponsored by Stand with Trans and Springmatter Fund. Understanding the decision to “withdraw and rescind” the guidance issued by the Obama administrtationg which protects trans students under Title IX regulations.

2nd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

2nd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 16, 2016

2rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop for ages 12-22. Event included an all day parent workshop and activities for transgender/gender-expansive children ages 6-11 such as spoken word poetry, coping skills, games, and leadership workshops. Trans and LGBTQ allied facilitators. Pizza lunch sponsored by Dominos.

Medical and Mental Health Care for the Transgender or Gender Expansive Teen

Medical and Mental Health Care for the Transgender or Gender Expansive Teen

April 14, 2016

Dr. Dan Shumer, Pediatric Endocrinologist, and Sara Wiener, LMSW, talk about Medical and Mental Health transition and support services for trans* and gender-expansive youth at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield. FREE event, OPEN to anyone in the community. Ideal for families of transgender youth, social workers. school counselors, teachers, mental health professionals, medical professionals and allies.

Gender: Wrapping Our Minds Around Diversity

Gender: Wrapping Our Minds Around Diversity

November 12, 2015

Gender Diversity Presentation on November 12 at 7:00 pm in West Bloomfield. All are welcome. An educational and informative evening that will help us to work with our own misperceptions about gender. Get your questions answered in a safe and inclusive environment.

Transgender Youth Empowerment Workshop

Transgender Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 18, 2015

All Transgender youth between the ages of 12 and 23 are welcome to this free event! Event includes workshops and presentations on voice/vocal training and body language, bullying and the law, spoken word poetry, self-defense, college and career goals, music, fine art collage, games, and food!

 

Be the Light

Be the Light

March-May, 2019

How to raise a diverse family, while living Jewishly – a learning series from Stand with Trans, made possible by a grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

March 29, 2019

The event took place at Affirmations in Ferndale, with games, karaoke, snacks, and a screening of “The Most Dangerous Year.”

2nd Annual Share the Love Event

2nd Annual Share the Love Event

March 2, 2019

Our second annual family Share the Love offered food, games, facepainting and more at the Orchard United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills.  A Stand with Trans family event for all ages, thanks to our sponsoring partner, Ally Financial.

Stand with Trans 4th Annual Empowerment Workshop

Stand with Trans 4th Annual Empowerment Workshop

October 6, 2018

Stand with Trans hosted an all-day event for trans youth, parents/caregivers of trans individuals and young gender expansive children. The workshop was held in Farmington Hills, MI at the Orchard United Methodist Church.

Stand with Trans Family Picnic

Stand with Trans Family Picnic

April 10, 2018

The 3rd Annual Stand with Trans Picnic was held on August 12 at the Royal Oak Memorial Park. Zingerman’s Community of Businesses and Achatz Pies provided baked goods. Stand with Trans grilled hot dogs and everyone brought something to share. And, the Meadowbrook Ice Cream truck arrived and gave out 150 delicious frozen treats.

 

Understanding the Gender Expansive Young Child

Understanding the Gender Expansive Young Child

April 10, 2018

Speaking presentation including experts in mental health and pediatric endocrinology; Dr. Dan Shumer, pediatric endocrinologist, Sara Wiener, LMSW, director of Mental Health Services within Child & Adolescent Gender Services at Mott Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Antonia Caretto, clinical psychologist specializing in gender-related issues. Hear from parents of trans youth and their experiences. Free event!

Share the Love Family Event

Share the Love Family Event

February 10. 2018

Family and friends invited! Potluck with dishes to share, activites for friends and families.

3rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

3rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 3, 2017

3rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop for ages 12-22. Event included an all day parent workshop and activities for transgender/gender-expansive children ages 6-11 such as spoken word poetry, coping skills, games, and leadership workshops. Trans and LGBTQ allied facilitators. Pizza lunch sponsored by Dominos.

2nd Annual Family Picnic

2nd Annual Family Picnic

August 13, 2017

Family fun picnic at Memorial Park in Royal Oak!

Stand with Gavin at Michigan Capitol

Stand with Gavin at Michigan Capitol

March 28. 2017

Stand with Trans rallied on the Michigan Capitol steps in Lansing in support of Gavin’s case with the Supreme Court. Gavin was fighting for the right to utilize the school restroom that best fit his gender identity.

Title IX Informational Meeting

Title IX Informational Meeting

March 1, 2017

Information meeting featuring Jay Kaplan and sponsored by Stand with Trans and Springmatter Fund. Understanding the decision to “withdraw and rescind” the guidance issued by the Obama administrtationg which protects trans students under Title IX regulations.

2nd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

2nd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 16, 2016

2rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop for ages 12-22. Event included an all day parent workshop and activities for transgender/gender-expansive children ages 6-11 such as spoken word poetry, coping skills, games, and leadership workshops. Trans and LGBTQ allied facilitators. Pizza lunch sponsored by Dominos.

Medical and Mental Health Care for the Transgender or Gender Expansive Teen

Medical and Mental Health Care for the Transgender or Gender Expansive Teen

April 14, 2016

Dr. Dan Shumer, Pediatric Endocrinologist, and Sara Wiener, LMSW, talk about Medical and Mental Health transition and support services for trans* and gender-expansive youth at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield. FREE event, OPEN to anyone in the community. Ideal for families of transgender youth, social workers. school counselors, teachers, mental health professionals, medical professionals and allies.

Gender: Wrapping Our Minds Around Diversity

Gender: Wrapping Our Minds Around Diversity

November 12, 2015

Gender Diversity Presentation on November 12 at 7:00 pm in West Bloomfield. All are welcome. An educational and informative evening that will help us to work with our own misperceptions about gender. Get your questions answered in a safe and inclusive environment.

Transgender Youth Empowerment Workshop

Transgender Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 18, 2015

All Transgender youth between the ages of 12 and 23 are welcome to this free event! Event includes workshops and presentations on voice/vocal training and body language, bullying and the law, spoken word poetry, self-defense, college and career goals, music, fine art collage, games, and food!