Mission & Vision

Our mission is to empower children and families to create supportive and inclusive environments in which gender may be freely expressed and respected. Our vision is to create a society in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.


Transforming Family

Transforming Family meets once a month. We are a family support group for families with gender diverse children. We provide a supportive environment for children, adolescents, and their families to explore issues of gender identity.


Parents have the opportunity to discuss the challenging issues, raise questions, seek and share resources, and listen to the experiences of others. Our primary goal is to discover, by talking to each other and sharing our experiences, how families and community can best support our trans and gender non-conforming youth. We also open this group up to extended family members such as grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Siblings are welcome in the play group and in their own peer support group, as well.


Find out more about our programs here.


To ensure the privacy of the families attending Transforming Family, we do not publish the time, date, or location of our meetings. If you'd like to attend a Transforming Family meeting, please contact us and we will respond as quickly as possible. Once we've spoken, we will share the details of the meeting with you. Please visit our contact page for information.


We solicit charitable gifts through the Los Angeles Gender Center, which provides affordable, accessible, and affirming mental health care for gender non-conforming, non-binary, and transgender children, adolescents, adults, and their families.

Once you click DONATE on the next form, 

add the note, "Transforming Family."


Thank you so much for your support. We couldn't keep this going without you.

© Transforming Family 2009-2015


Transforming Family is a Los Angeles-based, volunteer-run, family support group creating a positive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity.