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Transparent Family Support Group:

This is a support group for families from all over Wisconsin who have transgender, non-binary, or gender-expansive youth.  We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month throughout the school year in Madison, from 6-8pm.  This is a safe, affirming space to process all the things you are going through.  

Mark your calendars! 9/11/17, 10/9/17, 11/13/17, 12/11/17 (Holiday Celebration), 1/8/18, 2/12/18, 3/12/18, 4/9/18, 5/14/18, 6/11/18 (End of the Year Family Picnic)

Trans Youth Support Group:

We also have a youth group at the same time for our transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive kiddos staffed by community volunteers.  Typically, we have youth age 8-16 years of age, but all are welcome.

Transparent Google Group:

Please email Sherie at shohs@madison.k12.wi.us to be invited to the Transparent Google Group. Feel free to use this group to ask questions, share resources, organize events, and more. We are so lucky to have families who are willing to share and support one another- there is a wealth of information to gain from everyone.

What families have to say about the group:

"Thanks for starting this group. Being the parent of a transgender child often brings feelings of isolation, guilt, sadness, desire for information, and fear for the safety of one's child, among others. This TransParent Support Group addresses such felt needs."
"I'm so grateful for this group because it gives me the opportunity to hear from other people who are also trying their best to parent their child through a difficult and unfamiliar experience. It's really comforting to talk to others who have 'been there and done that' and understand what I'm going through and what my kid is going through. And you can quote me on that!"

For questions or further information and specifics on meetings, please contact:

Sherie Hohs, LGBTQ+ Social Worker
608-616-9010
shohs@madison.k12.wi.us