Non-Catholic
Support and Counseling

Therapy First

Therapy First is an association of therapists who believe that individuals experiencing gender-related concerns ought to be treated using a whole-person approach. NOTE: Therapy First affirms the enduring biological differences between the sexes and does not support  “gender transitions.” However, it does not align with Catholic teaching on the human person (or homosexuality). 

Unheard Voices of Genspect Parents

Genspect gathers 4-minute parent testimonials, where they share their stories, experiences, and advice in an effort to open the conversation about treatment for identity-related stress. Note: Not all groups fully align with Catholic Church teaching.

Parents of ROGDkids

A secular group that provides education and support for families whose teens experience identity issues or have been diagnosed with “gender dysphoria.” This group affirms the enduring biological differences between males and females and does not support “gender transitions.”

Transgender Trend

A UK-based secular organization that provides resources for parents and exposes the serious harms to children from gender ideology in the UK medical and educational systems.

NOTE: Transgender Trend affirms the enduring biological differences between the sexes and does not support children or teen “gender transitions.” However, it does not align with Catholic teaching on homosexuality.

Partners for Ethical Care

An advocacy and educational organization that provides resources for parents and advocates against “gender identity affirmation,” an unethical treatment promoted by schools, hospitals, and mental and medical healthcare providers. Podcast: The Witness: True Stories of Children and Gender Identity.

BeyondTrans

Founded by Genspect, this support group provides on-going programs and one-off courses for detransitioners. Note: Not all groups fully align with Catholic Church teaching

Rainbow Redemption Project

A resource and support group for those looking to either detransition, desist, or are questioning your gender identity. Their mission is to “provide Kingdom-minded resources for detransitioners with the goal of fully redeeming lives through the power of Jesus Christ.”

Our Duty

A group of parents and supporters who know that the medical pathway for young people with gender dysphoria is harmful. They offer support for parents and work to improve the provision of beneficial healthcare for our families. Their philosophy of treatment is called “The Objective Model” which relies solely on scientific evidence and rests on the fact that if there is nothing medically wrong with a person’s body then there is no need to alter it.

Cardinal Support Network

Provides provide support, information and resources to families questioning or looking for alternative solutions for children and loved ones experiencing gender dysphoria or adolescent onset gender dysphoria as well as for detransitioners.

Child & Parental Rights Campaign

A non-profit, public interest law firm that focuses on defending parental rights in the context of gender ideology.

Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine (SEGM)

An international alliance of physicians and mental health professionals that aims to promote ethical, evidence-based care for persons suffering from gender dysphoria. Excellent resource for medical studies and factual analysis of “gender affirming” claims.