So this FAQ is about TransParentDay and what we do. There is another area for questions and discussions about coming out to your family and finding support for those kinds of issues.
Does this mean I cannot celebrate Mother's or Father's Day?
Of course not. If you and your family feel that those days are important to celebrate then by all means do so. TransParentDay is not meant to take away from those days. It is meant as an alternative, or additional, day to celebrate the relationship between parents who happen to be Transgendered and their children.
Are you out to make money on this?
Nope. In fact we launched it out of our own pockets and time. The site came from our personal experiences of coming out to our kids and realizing that those relationships, even though strong, would be changed because we are Trans.
What happens if I register?
We are hoping to build a list that we can take to other organizations and seek public recognition of TransParentDay. Our hope is that it eventually becomes a more mainstream event for the millions of us who are Trans and parents. We will not share your information with anybody else. And in point of fact we do not ask for much either. A name (something to call you), a way to send you a note from time to time (we promise, no spam).
If I donate money on Facebook where does it go?
First off, thanks for donating. We appreciated it. All of your donations go directly to colage.org in support of children of LGBT Parents. Other organizations are under consideration. As soon as we find that out they will be listed on the site too.
If you are so proud how come you guys are not listing your whole names here?
The Internet is a swamp, with lots of creepy crawlies, especially when it comes to gender issues. So in the interest of protecting our kids, and to some degree ourselves we keep it that way. If you have met one of us in person we are sure you got our whole names. We really have nothing to hide, but we do have something to protect. And if you do not get that idea then we do have a problem...