Where:Karlovac, Croatia
Project:Parents United for Transgender Rights
Grant awarded:
€ 5,000 - February 2016


TransParent has the goal to bring parents of transgender/intersex children together in order to educate and empower them.

TransParent has set up the so-called Parents Initiative to offer them support, and educational programs to strengthen them. With PlanetRomeo Foundation funding, TransParent organized bi-monthly meetings. During these meetings, psycho­social support by an educated psychologist was available. If needed, services of a social worker or lawyer were available as well.
Additionally, they launched their website.


Project Results

  • Bi-monthly meetings providing psychosocial support, online and offline were held.
  • TransParent participated in a panel called “My Life in Transspace”, presenting the story about having a trans* child from the parents’ perspective.
  • They also joined a protest demonstration against the right-wing influenced educational curriculum, which does not include anti-discriminatory policies and education.
  • Participated in a Zagreb Pride panel called “Mammy”. Two days later, Zagreb Pride took place and for most participants this was their first event, showing their pride about their children.
  • Increased coherence of regional networks with other organizations was established.
  • TransParent joined the ILGA conference “Power to the People” in Cyprus.
  • Multiple professional lectures with international keynote speakers, aimed at trans* and intersex issues, as well as gender identity were organized.
  • At various institutions participants advocated and lobbied for human rights of trans* persons.
  • A website was established.
  • Other activities organized by partner organizations were attended by TransParent.