Support Circle Plus: Reid Vanderburgh

Reid Vanderburgh is a retired trans therapist who helped over 450 clients answer the question, “How do I want to live my life?” in the context of gender identity. He is a transman who began his transformative process in the mid-1990’s. Reid is also a board member of William Temple House, a Portland social service agency. He sings baritone in the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus.

Reid will talk about identity emergence – how young does gender emerge? How young does sexuality emerge? How can you tell who your child is? How can you best support your child’s identity emergence?

Joining a PFLAG Connects Support Circle

Our PFLAG Connects online circles function a little differently than our in-person support circles. Here’s how to join a Circle:

Learn how to Circle online before you join the meeting by reading the PFLAG Connects Participant’s Guide on our website.

Click on the big REGISTER button at the top right of this page. You’ll be taken to an e-registration form. Please fill it out and submit it at least 1 hour before the start of the Support Circle. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian must attend with you. Tip: include your pronouns in the Last Name box. Example: Chelsea Circler (them, they)

We’ll send you an email with the meeting join link and optional dial-in instructions. Save this email! It contains your only ticket to the Circle.

Download the Zoom Meetings app from the App Store for your digital device.

Join on-time. Better yet, join early. The Circle Waiting Room opens 10 minutes before the circle starts and closes shortly after starting time. For your security, no late admissions. When the host begins setting up the meeting room, the Waiting Room will open. At the scheduled start time, the host will admit you to the meeting room.

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Mar 11 2021


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM