Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Explore Stand With Trans’ previous events and activities.

Trans Youth Virtual Advocacy Training

April 25, 2020


Presented by Stand with Trans in partnership with the HRC. Participants:

  • Learned how to advocate in your school, your community, with your legislators and more.
  • Understood the impact of talking to the media and the power of your voice.

This training made possible by a generous grant from the Arbonne Charitable Foundation. Locally sponsored by OutFront Kalamazoo.

Share the Love 2020

 February 14, 2020

Youth and families came together to enjoy a taco bar and desserts, face painting, music, activities for ages 5+, and more.

Tweens and teens also were able to participate in the kickoff of the “How to Do Life: Taking Care of YOU” program with yoga and mindfulness with Caleb, and a discussion and support chat with Nick.

Open Mic Night

January 27, 2020

Youth gathered at the Plymouth Coffee Bean in Plymouth, MI, for Open Mic Night, sharing their creative side over coffee.

Southeast Michigan Community Engagement Day: Transgender 101

October 26, November 9, November 16, 2019

Presented by MOASH and Stand With Trans, the three sessions included presentations by panelists with round table discussions.

5th Annual Empowerment Workshop: CONNECT

October 19, 2019

Our annual workshop brought together trans/gender expressive youth and their parents/caregivers in an opportunity to come together as a community. From drag queen story time for the young children to workshops to inspire and educate youth and adults, we achieved our goal to CONNECT.

Family Picnic in the Park 2019

August 11, 2019

Our annual picnic took place at Memorial Park with hot dogs, dishes to pass, dessert, an ice cream truck, and family-friendly games!

Community Town Hall with Jay Kaplan

June 25, 2019

At Affirmations in Ferndale, Jay Kaplan (attorney, Michigan ACLU) spoke on recent LGBTQ policy issues for 2019. 

Be The Light

March-May, 2019

How to raise a diverse family, while living Jewishly – a learning series from Stand with Trans, made possible by a grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility 2019

March 29, 2019

The event took place at Affirmations in Ferndale, with games, karaoke, snacks, and a screening of “The Most Dangerous Year.”

Share the Love 2019

March 2, 2019

 Our second annual family Share the Love offered food, games, facepainting and more at the Orchard United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills.  A Stand with Trans family event for all ages, thanks to our sponsoring partner, Ally Financial.

4th Annual Empowerment Workshop: I Am Enough

October 18, 2018

Stand with Trans hosted an all-day event for trans youth, parents/caregivers of trans individuals and young gender expansive children. The workshop was held in Farmington Hills, MI at the Orchard United Methodist Church.

Family Picnic in the Park 2018

August 12, 2018

The 3rd Annual Stand with Trans Picnic was held on August 12 at the Royal Oak Memorial Park. Zingerman’s Community of Businesses and Achatz Pies provided baked goods. Stand with Trans grilled hot dogs and everyone brought something to share. And, the Meadowbrook Ice Cream truck arrived and gave out 150 delicious frozen treats.

Understanding the Gender Expansive Young Child

April 10, 2018

Speaking presentation including experts in mental health and pediatric endocrinology; Dr. Dan Shumer, pediatric endocrinologist, Sara Wiener, LMSW, director of Mental Health Services within Child & Adolescent Gender Services at Mott Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Antonia Caretto, clinical psychologist specializing in gender-related issues. Hear from parents of trans youth and their experiences.

Share the Love 2018

Family and friends invited! Potluck with dishes to share, activites for friends and families.

3rd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 3, 2017

Event included an all day parent workshop and activities for transgender/gender-expansive children ages 6-11 such as spoken word poetry, coping skills, games, and leadership workshops. Trans and LGBTQ allied facilitators. Pizza lunch sponsored by Dominos.

2nd Annual Family Picnic in the Park

August 13, 2017

Family fun picnic at Memorial Park in Royal Oak!

Stand with Gavin at Michigan Capitol

March 28, 2017

Stand with Trans rallied on the Michigan Capitol steps in Lansing in support of Gavin’s case with the Supreme Court. Gavin was fighting for the right to utilize the school restroom that best fit his gender identity.

Title IX Informational Meeting

March 1, 2017

Information meeting featuring Jay Kaplan, ACLU Michigan, and sponsored by Stand with Trans and Springmatter Fund. Understanding the decision to “withdraw and rescind” the guidance issued by the Obama administrtation which protects trans students under Title IX regulations.

2nd Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 16, 2016

Event included an all day parent workshop and activities for transgender/gender-expansive children ages 6-11 such as spoken word poetry, coping skills, games, and leadership workshops. Trans and LGBTQ allied facilitators. Pizza lunch sponsored by Dominos.

Medical and Mental Health Care for the Transgender or Gender Expansive Teen

April 14, 2016

Dr. Dan Shumer, Pediatric Endocrinologist, and Sara Wiener, LMSW, talk about Medical and Mental Health transition and support services for trans* and gender-expansive youth at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield. FREE event, OPEN to anyone in the community. Ideal for families of transgender youth, social workers. school counselors, teachers, mental health professionals, medical professionals and allies.

Gender: Wrapping Our Minds Around Diversity

November 12, 2015

Gender Diversity Presentation on November 12 at 7:00 pm in West Bloomfield. An educational and informative evening that helped to work through misperceptions about gender. 

1st Annual Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop

October 18, 2015

All Transgender youth between the ages of 12 and 23 were welcome to this free event! Event included workshops and presentations on voice/vocal training and body language, bullying and the law, spoken word poetry, self-defense, college and career goals, music, fine art collage, games, and food!

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