A message from our founder:


My name is Suzanne. I am the mother of a teen who questioned her gender. For over a year, she thought she was a boy. I knew she was very smart and had such high hopes in life. She wanted to go to college and become a teacher. However, after she started calling herself a boy, her grades went from A’s to C’s. I could see sadness and confusion in her eyes.

As she struggled with her gender, her mental health worsened. I learned she had been pressured into identifying as transgender by the other children at her high school. She just wanted to be accepted by the other students, so she started calling herself a boy. Her peers even told her to “bind” her chest – strapping it down in bandages, which can cause tissue damage and many health problems. After this, her best friend wouldn’t talk to her anymore and she began to isolate herself.


When I other parents in similar situations, I knew I was not alone in my concern. I sent her to therapy and she quickly stopped identifying as a boy. She continues to question her gender but is now much happier.



Families for Body Acceptance


We are concerned families of children who are questioning their gender. We aim to help children feel safe and whole in their bodies.


Our organization started with the belief that every child should accept their own body and sex. No child is born in the wrong body. We aim to help parents get evidence-based facts about gender dysphoria. The transgender trend has become an epidemic and nobody should be peer pressured into harming themselves like my daughter. Rapid-onset gender dysphoria has harmed too many children to stay quiet. We hope to take action by uniting parents concerned with these issues.


We are not anti-gay nor are we affiliated with any political party, group, or religion. We have families who represent a broad spectrum of beliefs, including gays and lesbians. We simply want to get the truth out and help protect children. We are concerned mothers, fathers, family members, and friends. We love our children and want what will be best for them. We do not want them to harm themselves or live in confusion.


There are very few groups offering services for parents like us. Families United is unique because it is a completely anonymous support group and website. There is no other organization like ours in New York and we aim to bridge the Atlantic divide through shared concern for our families in London (where many of our close allies live).


Right now, we have 10 volunteers along with dozens of families who have expressed interest in our work. We can always use your help! Donating or signing up for our mailing list is a great way to show your support.



FAQ:


Is your approach toward children harmful?

Supporting children is our #1 priority. We use evidence-based medicine from physicians at reputable clinics and organizations such as the National Health Service, the Institute for Comprehensive Gender Dysphoria Research, and the University of Toronto. We believe the best way to support our children is to help them accept their bodies rather than forcing them through medical treatment they .


You’re homophobes!

Of course not! Several of our members are gays and lesbians. We support all children’s rights to express themselves. In the meantime, the transgender movement has convinced many gays and lesbians that they are straight men/women and forces lesbians to have sex with men.


Are you members of the religious right?

Some of our members are religious, others are atheists, agnostics, et cetera. We do not have a political or religious affiliation.


Why can’t you just support trans people?

Supporting people with gender dysphoria IS what we’re doing. We want them to be accepting of their bodies and birth sex.


How can I support you?

The best way to support us is by volunteering or donating. We are the only organization of its kind operating out of New York City (although we’re looking to open offices in London as well). We currently need funding to help spread our message, produce more resources, and bring more parents together.


Where can I learn more?

We have a comprehensive resource page with other organizations, informational documents, and pamphlets to educate.