TransParents Project

Every one of PFLAG NYC's support groups is open to all and provides help whether your concerns focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and issues, but parents of transgender children often want to discuss their issues with parents who've been through the same things as themselves. PFLAG NYC provides a regular gathering for parents, family and friends of people who are transgender or gender non-conforming.

The TransParents Project began several years ago with three couples gathered around a dinner table to discuss their transgender children. Now a much larger group, with members from New York City and surrounding areas, the TransParent Project is run by PFLAG NYC in conjunction with the JCC Manhattan. No matter when your child disclosed his/her gender identity issues, or what stage of transition he/she is in, join with others at the TransParents Project to meet understanding friends, share important information, and to get (and provide) support as we all travel this special road together.

The TransParents Project meets once a month, alternating between two locations and times. Group members are also in touch with one another between meetings. For questions about the group, please contact group leader Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at transgender@pflagnyc.org.

Please note: If you are going to bring someone with you to a TPP meeting who is younger than high-school age, please notify the group leader before the meeting by sending an email.

TransParents Project

Odd-Numbered Months

Even-Numbered Months

The TPP meets on the second Sunday morning of odd-numbered months.

The TPP meets in dedicated group on the second Sunday afternoon of even-numbered months at the same place and time as PFLAG NYC's regular monthly Midtown support group meeting.

Meeting Dates & Times in 2014

From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on:

  • January 12
  • March 9
  • May 18* - Special Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • July 13
  • September 14
  • November 9

From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on:

  • February 9
  • April 13
  • June 8
  • August 10
  • October 12
  • December 14

* NOTE: During these months, the TPP meets on a different date due to conflicts with holidays and special events.

Meeting Location

The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th Street
Manhattan
 
 

Take the 1, 2, or 3 trains to 72nd Street. Walk east to Amsterdam Ave. and go north 4 blocks. Street and garage parking is available next to JCC.

The Community House at St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 50th Street
Manhattan
 

Take the #6 train to 51st Street or the E or V trains to Lexington Avenue. Enter through the main church doors to be led to the community room. Parking is available for just $10 at the Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel New York City Parking Garage on East 51st Street between Third and Lexington Avenues. Simply park your car as usual, then purchase a parking voucher for $10 at the PFLAG NYC meeting.