I am a fan of the blog- Call Him Hunter. Like me, she is the mother of a transgender child. I was incredibly moved by a recent post How to be an ally to someone who is transgender– not just because I feel that this can’t be said nearly enough but because of a resource near the end- a very simple sentence that might go unnoticed- “If you are a transgender individual and need an ally, you can click here for a list of Ally Moms.” The transgender parenting community is a small one- although our numbers are growing, as transgender people are becoming more visible, and I came across the Ally Moms in more than one forum. It’s an important one and I think it needs to be shared.
Here is a quote from the page on Call Him Hunter-
“We are a group of moms who have come together because we have a transgender child. We live all across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our children are different ages and at different stages along their journeys. Some are just beginning to transition, some are living authentically as adults already. We come from different backgrounds and none of us have actually met (yet). What we have in common is an unconditional LOVE for our children. We are allies to the transgender community.”
If you are transgender and need an ally, you can contact one of these moms. They are not professional counselors and should not replace medical treatment. They are moms who care, who will listen, who will support.
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