This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide an adult facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient world. The group meets virtually only on the first Monday of each month and meets in-person on the 3rd Monday of each month at Charis Books and More.
No registration is necessary for in-person attendance.
This group is facilitated by:
Mr. Jesse McNulty, Sr., M.Ed., co-founder/co-facilitator of Trans and Friends, is a 25 year veteran teacher of at-opportunity youth in metro-Atlanta area; elementary, middle, and high school. He holds a Master's of Education in Special Education- Behavioral Disorders; with add-ons in Interrelated and Gifted. Known as Sir Jesse [SJ] among progressive communities, he is an advocate for LGBTQQIA+ and queerly situated youth. He is a co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, one of the Feminist Outlawz, and a U.S. Army veteran. SJ identifies as an anti-racist and an aspiring ally striving to be a part of a more beloved community in this transient world!
With support by: Dante DeStefano, an Atlanta artist who is among the first group of "graduates" of the Trans and Friends teen group in the early 2000s.
and Charis Circle Executive Director, E.R. Anderson. If you have questions about the group please email email@example.com.
If you are the parent of a trans or gender non-conforming child looking for resources to support your child, please check out our parents support group, The Gender Creative Parenting Collective and if you are a trans or questioning adult looking for resources for yourself, please check out our adult group which meets virtually right after the teen group at 8 pm ET. Click here to learn more about our other groups.
The event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Donate via this link: www.chariscircle.org/donate
Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.
By attending any Charis Circle virtual event you agree to our Code of Conduct:
Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.