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Support group to help families of trans people

in AUSTRALIA, 08/12/2013

TRANS advocate Sally Goldner and ally Lyn McDonald are establishing a new support group in Melbourne for families and friends of trans people who come out over the age of 25.

Called Transfamily, the group has come out of Goldner and McDonald’s participation in the Opening Doors program, a leadership course promoting social inclusion run by Melbourne-based Inner East Primary Care Partnership.

While Goldner has been involved in trans advocacy and activism in Melbourne for years, most recently as Transgender Victoria’s executive director, McDonald’s experiences were as the mother of a trans woman.

She told the Star Observer her daughter had been a married man with children when she came out to her family as a woman.

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