SUPPORT
EDUCATION
ADVOCACY

We help each other
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PFLAG of Fort Wayne
3925 Shoreline Blvd.
New Haven, IN 46774

Roger -
(260) 749-4987

*pflagfortwayne@gmail.com

 

N E Indiana Resources
PFLAG - Fort Wayne (you are here)

NIDL Transgender Discuss Group IPFW

Fort Wayne Pride sponsors many local events and support. Check them out.

Indiana Links
Pride Lafayette Trans Resources

Transformations
A Therapeutic Group for Transgender individuals - Meets once a month in Indy.
See information on the right side of this page.


Indiana Youth group (IYG) provides safe places and confidential environments IYG advocates on their behalf in schools, in the community and through family support services.


National Support

PFLAG National Transgender Support

TransParentcy   Supporting the loving and caring relationship between Transgender Parents and their Children.

Colage*  COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them.

TransActive  serves the diverse needs of transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) children, youth, their families and allies.

GLAAD's Transgender Resource Page

LGBTQ Parenting Connection 

TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation  Support site for Trans Children and their families.

Transparenthood  Experiences Raising a Transgender Child.

For Wives and Significant Others of Transsexuals

Partners of Transgender People Facebook Group

Supportive Straight Spouses

Straight Spouse Network

Straight Spouse Network Facebook Group

TYFA - Trans Youth Family Allies

Transgender Children, Transsexual Children, Parents of TG Children

From Magazines & Newspapers
Understanding Transgender Children CBS News

A Boy's Life - from the Atlantic

We do this - to fight ignorance and help people find peace with who they or family members are. It is so much better to be understaqnding and accepting than to have a mind filled with negative concepts.
If you need a reminder of what some people think and why we are trying help, click this link for one example of ignorance and hate. It should make us even work harder to provide information for understanding.

Why can't we all just get along?
- - Rodney Glen King


 

We are working with others to provide growing support for parents with transgender children (no matter what the age) as well as adults who are transgender & spouses of transgender people. Mail or call us and we will let you know what is going on. It is growing and if we can be of support, let us know. We have local resources available and we will help get you connected.

 

Individuals wanting transgender support should contact
Mike at mm.pflagfw@gmail.com

Roger McNett, president / pflagfortwayne@gmail.com
(260) 749-4987or message from Facebook, Pflag FortWayne.
Please give name & contact info.


We thank Christina for her help in understanding, growth and opening better thinking.

Helping to Understand Transgender Youth & Issues

This page is to help inform to bring about better understanding about transgender people. We want to empower children and families to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected and help build a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated. Gender Identity Disorder is something a child can't control and it is society that needs to change, not them.

PFLAG-Fort Wayne is working with transgender issues. It is pretty easy to understand gay and lesbian issues, but understanding transgender takes a little more time. We are taking the time and hope we can make a difference. This page is just a start. It will grow as we learn more, help more people and learn from them.

We suggest you check out TYFA - Trans Youth Family Allies and we will put up more information as we build our own understanding.

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Transformations - - a Transgender Therapy Group

‘Transformations’ is a Therapeutic Group for Transgender individuals seeking to live their truth. The goal of the group is to provide a safe and supportive therapeutic experience for participants to discuss issues related to beginning or continuing a process of transitioning, including emotional, social, relational, spiritual or medical issues. This group can be used as a component of an individual’s therapy requirement prior to HRT or medical transition services.

The group will be co-facilitated by Rebecca Bickel LCSW and Kristopher Posthuma BS. Rebecca has 15 years of therapeutic experience working with the GLBT community in individual, family and group settings. Kristopher has been a facilitator, educator, and public speaker around LGBT concerns for a decade.

When: The first Wednesday of each month, from 7:30-9:00pm
Where: The Church Within, 1125 Spruce St, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Cost: $25 per person.
(Group therapy is covered by most major insurances. Let Rebecca know if you wish to use insurance.)

All potential members need to contact Rebecca prior to attending group. Please contact
Rebecca Bickel LCSW with questions or to RSVP.
bickelinc@yahoo.com or 317-557-5091


From the moment we're born, our gender identity is no secret. We're either a boy or a girl. Gender organizes our world into pink or blue. As we grow up, most of us naturally fit into our gender roles. Girls wear dresses and play with dolls. For boys, it's pants and trucks.

But for some children, what's between their legs doesn't match what's between their ears -- they insist they were born into the wrong body. They are transgender children, diagnosed with gender identity disorder, and their parents insist this is not a phase.

'I'm a Girl' -- Understanding Transgender Children - Parents of Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl Support Her Choice - - Go to the ABC News story


Since he could speak, Brandon, now 8, has insisted that he was meant to be a girl. This summer, his parents decided to let him grow up as one. His case, and a rising number of others like it, illuminates a heated scientific debate about the nature of gender—and raises troubling questions about whether the limits of child indulgence have stretched too far.
Read more from the Atlantic.


7yr. old Jazz's thoughts on being a Transgender Child


 


Transgender Issues - Because of parent concerns about their children who might be transgender, I suggest you visit Susan Stryker on Transgender History in America. It is 41 minutes long (from the Indiana Equality web site), but is helpful in understanding this reality in the lives of some of our neighbors. Some of it is not what you might expect - but it is what is going on in the lives of some friends - our neighbors, class mates, fellow workers - so it is important the work to understand. People are simply who and what they are. Nothing more, nothing less. It is up to us to deal with it and let everyone get on with their lives in ways that allow them to be positively connected with us. We are so much happier when we work to have some compassionate understanding of those who are different from us - because we are different from them. The video is not that great, but the information is helpful in understanding. - - RM



ABC episode of 20/20. It features Barbara Walters as she interviews the families of young transgender children. It is amazingly unbiased, ...This is the first part of an ABC episode of 20/20. Walters interviews the families of young transgender children. It is amazingly unbiased, sensitive, and well done. Have your kleenex handy....
My Secret Self - Part 1 of 5 - If you want the other parts, you can find them on Youtube - probably featured at end of video.