About Families for Transgender Equality
Families for Transgender Equality (FTE) is a network of families with trans youth, and groups that support these families, who all want to change policies and society to improve trans people’s lives. Families for Transgender Equality provides:
There’s no cost to join, and families never have to share their stories or be public if that’s not the right decision for them. Overall, this group will help ensure that all families with trans youth are being treated well, and that trans youth are able to live their lives with dignity and respect.
Get in touch and share your story
For more information, email NCTE’s Family Organizers:
Please include the following information in your email:
Are you a transgender adult or ally to the transgender community? Looking to share your story, but aren't part of a family with a trans young person? Visit our Voices for Trans Equality page to learn more about how you can use your voice to advocate for transgender equality.
Wondering if public advocacy is right for you and your family? Read this guide for parents of transgender and gender-expansive youth.
Looking to change legal documents? Our ID Documents Center has state-specific information and guides.
Looking for additional support, legal advice, or other resources? Our Additional Help page has links to other organizations and resource lists.
Looking for a schedule of upcoming webinars, or recordings of past webinars? Our Calendar page has links to register for any upcoming webinars, as well as recordings of webinars conducted in the past.
NCTE Family Organizers
Debi Jackson, Kansas City, MO, became an advocate for transgender rights and acceptance because of her daughter. She now speaks openly about her family to provide others with a personal connection to learn about transgender youth, using her story to prove that conservative Southern families can be supportive of LGBT issues.
DeShanna Neal, Wilmington, DE, is a mother of four, trans rights advocate, author and homeschooler. Her oldest child, Trinity, is a transgender teen who transitioned a decade ago. DeShanna considers herself an accidental advocate who speaks out for the LGBTQ community, with a focus on uplifting the voices of LGBTQ people of color.