Different Drummer Family Group

A group for families with transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming young children. teens and young adults.

  • As if marching to the beat of a different drummer, gender non-conforming children are just trying to be true to themselves, often at the expense of ridicule and disapproval.
  • If you have a child between 3 to 21 years old and these are your concerns, Different Drummer Family Group may be just what you need! This unique group gives you the opportunity to connect with other families like yours and it is a place for your child to meet kids, teens and young adults whose experiences mirror their own.

Resources for Parents

Community Partners

*Yes Institute - Provide training and consultation for community organizations, families, and professionals regarding decreasing suicide in the LGBTQ community via powerful communication.

*Dr. Alejandro Diaz, Pediatric Endocrinology, Niklaus Children's Hospital- 305-662-8368

*Dr. Smith, Dr. Loredo, and Dr. Hernandez, Pediatric Psychiatry, Niklaus Children's Hospital- 305-663-8439

*Miami Dade Public Schools- Gladys Duran, Division of Student Services- 305-995-1778

*Parents, Family, and Friends, of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in Miami, Florida - 786-763-2559

PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. Meeting held in South Miami. [email protected]       

*Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc- Name and gender marker changes- 305-348-3809  

*Sunserve- Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy in Broward County as well as job placement nd other assistance for the LGBTQ community and their families.

*The Alliance for LGBTQ Youth- For youth ages 13 to 17 and their families. Group Therapy in the schools. Family Therapy and Individual Therapy in the homes. 305.899.8087

Books Recommended by Kids for Kids

I Am Jazz

by Jessica Hershel, Jazz Jennings, & Shelagh McNicholas

(2014)

Available at Amazon.com

Kindle and Hardcover

My Princess Boy

by Cheryl Kilodavis

Available at Amazon.com

Kindle and Hardcover

Books Recommended by Parents for Parents

Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding YTour Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter

By Kevin Jennings & Pat Shapiro

(2003)

Available at Amazon.com 

Paperback

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

by Stephanie A Brill & Rachel Pepper

(2008)

Available at Amazon.com

Paperback, Kindle,

Audible, and CD

Also version for Transgender Teens

Videos for Parents

These videos are posted for ADULTS ONLY and are meant to begin your research into this topic.

Estos videos son para ADULTOS y es un lugar donde empezar su estudio de esta informaciĆ³n.

                                  www.netflix.com                                           www.amazon.com

Gender Revolution

National Geographic and 20/20 Special

2017

(1:32:17)

El Dificil Camino de Apoyar a un Hijo Trangenero

Univision Noticias

2016

(9:19 minutos)

Transgender Parents

20/20, ABC News

2015

(7:59)

2017

(10:06)