We are Gender Family Alliance! We exist to support parents, caregivers, and allies of transgender, non-binary, and gender creative children and youth ages 2-18. GFA is based in Seattle but, our hope is to support families everywhere in raising our awesome children. Welcome to our website. This is a safe place for all.
Here you can find out how to contact and connect with another parent/caregiver raising a child like yours within an hour (sometimes minutes). Click on our services page to find out more about how we can help you. There is never a charge or fee.
There are a TON of amazing resources and allies established for transgender and non-binary rights, activism, and education around Seattle and the world. GFA will point you to those resources. Sometimes though you just need someone you can relate to. That’s us! Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
How GFA was born!
Co-founders of Gender Family Alliance, Autumn and Jordan are Seattle residents and both have transgender daughters. GFA was born out of a small private Facebook group with the same mission. In October of 2017, we were given an opportunity to make our group more visible and open to all and offer more resources.
A transition can be scary, overwhelming, and wonderful; the families going through a transition need a support network and village to help them through. We decided to fill this need and Gender Family Alliance was born.
Gender Family Alliance provides personalized support from parents/caregivers like you who are raising children who identify as transgender, non-binary, and any kind of gender expression that is not the typical societal accepted norm. Often times, kids are questioning and the way they identify may change. We have kids questioning too.
We call our parent/caregiver volunteers Gender Allies because, they are allies to the core; supportive, nonjudgmental, and trained to hold a safe space for you.
Services we provide
- One on one phone call up to 1 hour with another parent/caregiver of a child like yours. We will try to match you up to a Gender Ally that has a child who identifies similarly to yours.
- Meeting in person with a Gender Ally over coffee/tea in a public place for up to 1 hour.
- Connection via email with a Gender Ally once we’ve established you as a safe person to be in contact with.
There will never be any charge or fee to access our services. We may occasionally host fundraisers and invite you to come but, there is no obligation to ever donate. If you would like to donate we would be very honored and appreciative!
*GFA reserves the right to refuse service to any person that contacts us if we feel that person is not a safe person, makes threats of any kind, or uses hate speech.*
Please tell us your name, your child’s age, and a few sentences about why you are reaching out to us. Between the hours of 9am and 9pm (PST) one of our Gender Allies will reach out to you via email unless you’ve provided us with your phone number, in which case we will call you, within 1 hour, that’s our promise.
*If you or somebody you know is in crisis please call 911 or King County’s Crisis Clinic at 1-866-4-CRISIS.*
Welcome to our Resources page! Here we are continuously updating and adding helpful information and resources for you and your family.
Families, Clothes, and General Resources
GenderBenderKids- “At GenderBenderKids, you’ll find baby and kids clothes, books and room accents based on what kids like! We are dismantling the gender binary and believe babies and kids should have access to all colors of clothes. Call it gender neutral, gender fluid or just plain kids clothing.” genderbenderkids.com
Gendermom- Marlo Mack is a mom whose child told her she was transgender at a young age. She has been documenting their families transition and shares it with everyone. You can find her on gendermom.wordpress.com where she has links to her various ways of reaching out to the world.
Raising Rainbow- Raising Rainbow is a story about a family with a gender creative boy. You can find them at raisingrainbow.com
ACLU- The American Civil Liberties Union is available in every state. They help fight for human and civil rights. They do not help with custody cases.
HRC- The Human Rights Campaign is available in every state. They help fight for human and civil rights specifically for the LGBTQ community.
For child custody attorneys that are sensitive to these cases, our Allies can tell you of their experiences and help recommend someone.
Binders and Packers
point5cc.com and pointofpride.org are donation based sister companies. They offer free chest binders to those that cannot afford to buy their own or obtain binders safely. They also accept used binders and donations.
gc2b.co have some of the most comfortable binders in a variety of skin tones
PeeCockProducts.com have STP (Stand To Pee, transfemales have the option to stand up and urinate like cis gendered males do) packers and binders. They target an older audience, so enter with caution.
FreeToMProsthetics.com have a variety of packers. They target an older audience, so enter with caution.
Resources for Religious Families
Debbie Jackson- Debbie Jackson is a great person to follow on social media and use as a resource for how to help work through family transitions when religion plays a part in the families beliefs.
Resources for Teachers
Tolerance.org- Teaching Tolerance in an organization that provides free resources to teachers with the goal to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.