For over 30 years, Kathie Moehlig has been a public speaker, workshop presenter, nonprofit development professional, and support group leader. She is a certified life coach, an ordained minister, and a certified parenting instructor.
She utilized her professional talents to advocate for her transgender son during his transition, and helped to navigate his journey within the healthcare system. As a result of her own family’s experience, she committed herself helping other families navigate successfully, as well. In early 2015, Kathie founded TransFamily Support Services, a nonprofit organization in San Diego serving transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their families.
Through her work with TransFamily Support Services, Kathie provides individual and family coaching to facilitate acceptance and support, assists with healthcare and insurance issues, helps families navigate the legal system, and advocates for resources and support at schools for transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their families. Additionally, she provides workshops and training programs for faculty and staff in schools covering subjects such as LGBTQ awareness, vocabulary use, understanding and implementing state and federal laws, and how to adopt best practices.
Kathie tirelessly advocates for transgender acceptance in the social, medical, educational, media, and legal communities. She serves as a board member of PFLAG, GLSEN, and Camp Laurel. Kathie is also a San Diego Trevor Ambassador. Kathie collaborates with the North County LGBT Center, the LGBT Center in Hillcrest, and many other organizations nationwide that serve transgender youth.