Parents of Gender Diverse Children was incorporated in early 2016 as a way to give a voice to parents of trans and gender diverse children. Initially we wanted to have a platform from which to speak out about the potential elimination of LGBTIQ+ specific support programmes within educational environments. It soon became apparent that we could do so much more, and we have gone from strength to strength. At its inception five Mums of trans and gender diverse children came together to brainstorm a way to make it work. What started as five Mums has over time settled to be two Mums, with support from a wide base of volunteers and supporters.
Karyn and Meagan are passionate about raising awareness and understanding to ensure that professionals, educators and clinicians have the information, language and skills needed to create safe and inclusive environments for trans and gender diverse people and their families.