My child is at MSU and feels he is trans. Do you have gatherings where he can come and feel relaxed and watch a movie or do something socially?

LBGTRC Question ArchiveCategory: QuestionsMy child is at MSU and feels he is trans. Do you have gatherings where he can come and feel relaxed and watch a movie or do something socially?
Anonymous asked 3 years ago

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?

1 Answers
Oprah Jrenal Staff answered 3 years ago

Greetings!  
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 lbgtrc@msu.edu for further assessment of need and coordinated care!