TransFamily Support Services Transgender Support Group in Alabama
TransFamily Support Services in Alabama Provides:
TransFamily Support Services offers, Navigation for the Journey – We help TGNC peoples across the nation find gender-affirming healthcare, mental health care, and safe spaces within their area; health insurance and legal navigation, to help ease the transition process; as well as free peer-to-peer support groups across various age groups, including support groups for the parents of TGNC kids, and free Family Engagement Sessions to ensure a supportive and affirming home life. TFSS Alabama Chapter extends these same services to the regional state, with a focus on uplifting and referring folks to the LGBTQ+ centers and organizations throughout the state that would be more accessible to their needs.
Mani Blunt [he/him]
Alabama Programs Manager
Born in Florence and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Máni brings a rainbow of talent with a tint of southern hospitality. He has worked within the medical industry since 2019, teaching nurses and medical learners about transgender healthcare, inclusivity, and mindful language when working with TGNC patients – he wears his heart on his sleeve, being transparent as a recipient of the poor reception of trans peoples within the southern medicine climate, with patience to educate so that practitioners can learn the full spectrum of how their interactions can impact whether patients will feel safe in their care. Máni’s journey with TFSS began in March 2021 as a Youth Support Group facilitator, and has since moved into the role of Alabama Programs Manager – still facilitating for those youth groups while extending navigation and support to organizations across Alabama, organizing and facilitating in-person gatherings, and advocating for trans rights wherever possible.