This section is still awaiting development. We are hoping to develop a page with additional information to help others understand the trans condition, how to support a transperson, and how to cope with their own emotional turmoil and questions. In the meantime, "True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals" is an invaluable reference for those struggling to understand.
For employers and co-workers, we do have a resource page for transgender people in the workplace.
In Edmonton, there is a support group called Reflections that can be of face-to-face support and assistance to significant others, and for all friends / family / partners / acquaintances, there is an online support mailing list operated by a parent in Calgary (contact me to forward your email address) -- there are also Pflag groups in Edmonton and Calgary.
- Significant Others:
- Acquaintances / Coworkers:
- Dating a Transsexual:
Online Reading (for Significant Others, Friends, Family, Aquaintances):
Transfamily.org and Pflag -- probably the best links for parents, family and friends of transpeople. Pflag is primarily gay/lesbian, and Transfamily is very underdeveloped. However, they are probably the best resouces available for SOFFAs (Significant Others, Families, Friends and Acquaintances) at this time.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) -- also provides support for children of Transfolk
Straight Spouse Network -- also provides support for spouses of transpeople
TransKidsFamily -- discussion list
TransFamiliesCanada -- discussion list