New groups show support for local transgender community

DELMARVA – Two new groups are set out on one mission to support the transgender community here on Delmarva.

“There’s a lot of demand for information,” said Kathy Brown, co-founder of Salisbury TransLiance.

The first group called Salisbury TransLiance aims to open new doors for those in the trans community.

“If you got questions about gender, if you want to find somebody who’s like you, you’ve got to come out and find other people and that’s what we provide,” said Brown, “We provide a place to meet and a place to get information.”

The second group, located in Sussex County, is called Delmarva TransParent and it is designed exclusively for parents seeking to understand their child’s gender.

“Our goal is to help parents be accepting and loving of their children and understanding that being transgender doesn’t mean your child has changed,” said Rev. Rita Nelson, the meeting facilitator for Delmarva TransParent.

By helping to provide more information to the public these groups say they hope to see major changes for the local transgender community moving forward.

Salisbury TransLiance meets the first Monday of the month at the Shore Grace Family Wellness. Meanwhile, Delmarva TransParent meets the third Monday of the month at the Lewes Public Library.

For more information, contact Kathy Brown at 302-381-0788, or Christiana McBribe at 239-470-9319 , or Rita Nelson at 302-945-7520, or go to

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