My child feels he may be trans while being born male. He is at MSU and I think feels very isolated. He is starting to get involved in the LGBT community but spends much of his free time alone. He lives on campus. He is going to be a senior academically after this semester which his third year at MSU. Do you guys not have Friday night or Saturday night social gatherings he can join? He is not the most socially outgoing to start with. So I looked at your calendar and saw nothing. I am a scared parent as I know LGBT is not easy in the US or frankly anywhere else in the world. Certainly trans is hardest of all. I want him to be happy. I want him to meet friends he can take with him after college and into the rest of his life. Those are the lasting college experiences. How can he do that and how can you help?
Thanks for reaching out. I think first and foremost is referring your student to our office to help assess need and make better referrals. There are several organizations, most of whom that meet during the week, where one can develop community. Have them e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assessment of need and coordinated care!