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A Scottish community for parents and family members of transgender young people


About TransparenTsees

The Transparentsees community was started by one family in Glasgow in 2013, and initially used a small meeting room in the Sandyford Gender Clinic. The aim was to build a network of parents and carers who were supporting their young transgender and non binary family members. Since then that network has spread across all areas of Scotland, and our members are supporting their loved ones ranging in age from 3 to 33.

Initially the focus was on face to face groups for adults only, aided by local volunteers in different parts of Scotland. Due to Covid the community shifted to monthly online meet ups, and these have proved very helpful for new families in particular. We are now starting to organise occasional face to face meet up at different venues so we get a chance to meet each other (and our kids and dogs!)

The format of our meetings is simple, welcoming and non judgemental. We give parents, family members and carers a safe space to discuss how they are doing, away from their offspring. This leads to questions that other group members can often answer from their own experience. Topics can range from how to navigate the NHS Gender Clinic to how to obtain supportive education in their local school. There isn't much we haven't talked about, laughed about and cried about. There is absolutely no pressure to talk unless you feel you want to.

We are not counsellors, or experts, but we can offer our own lived experience. We are not on this path alone. There are others who have walked this way before us. We support each other so we can better support our incredibly special children and young people.

Helpful Resources

It can be overwhelming when your child, regardless of their age, starts their own journey. 
We have compiled some resources and websites that may be of help.

They also offer a ‘livechat’ service from their website during the same hours.


A few books that been recommended for parents by parents -

  • Love Lives Here – Amanda Jette Knox

  • I Promised Not to Tell – Cheryl Evans

  • Helping Your Transgender Teen, 2nd Edition: A Guide for Parents – Irwin Krieger

  • What's the T?: The no-nonsense guide to all things trans and/or non-binary for teens - Juno Dawson

  • Raising the Transgender Child: A Complete Guide for Parents, Families, and Caregivers -  Michele Angello


Some Other Helpful Websites


Documents - click link




Some of our members photos along with some inspiring images from inspiring artists.

Contact Us

If you are a parent or family member of a trans kid, and would like to join us please send us your details.  We will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

Thanks for getting in touch.

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