Connection, support, and education for gender diverse families

Published on 02 November 2022

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A support group for parents, families, and carers of trans and gender diverse people has been formed in Wangaratta.  


The Wangaratta LGBTQIA+ Family and Friends Support Group is a friendly and welcoming group that provides an opportunity for family or carers of LGBTQIA+ people to connect and share experiences with support from the Grit and Resilience Program and LINE Wangaratta.  


“The Grit and Resilience Program are proud to be able to support this much-needed group for our community, and we encourage people to come along to the monthly meetings,” said Grit and Resilience Program Coordinator, Bek Nash-Webster. 


Lorraine, who is a parent of a trans daughter, did not have anywhere to go other than Transfamily in Melbourne to get information and support. 


“To have a local support group is very important. We look forward to welcoming new members,” said Lorraine, who has become a member of the Family and Friends Support Group. 


The group meet in Wangaratta on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30pm, at varied locations, over a bite to eat. The next get together will be on Thursday 10 November at the Wangaratta Library and will include an info session on LGBTQIA+ inclusive language facilitated by LINE Wangaratta.  


If you would like more information, get in touch with the Grit and Resilience Program Team  


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