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Transparent z.s.

TRANS*PARENT strives for the empowerment, social justice, promotion of rights and positive social changes for the benefit of trans men, women and other non-cis persons. The organisation was founded in Prague in the spring of 2015 by a group of trans activists in response to the urgent need to create a support space and change policies to promote the advancement of transgender equality. TRANS*PARENT thus works towards understanding and acceptance of trans and non-cis persons on both the social and the legislative level.

 

What we belive in.

We believe that gender diversity is an integral element of every society and as such deserves to be supported, protected and celebrated

We believe in the freedom of self-determination, we are opposed to the fetishisation, pathologisation and treatment of transgender identities as a mental disorder

We believe that trans and non-cis persons have the right to enjoy their personal, professional and social life free of violence, stigmatization, discrimination and unequal treatment

What we do.

Create a safe space for transgender and non-cis persons to meet and share experience and mutual support

Organize support groups for adults and teenagers and offer individual psychological, social and legal counselling free of charge

Raise awareness regarding transgender issues through discussions, workshops or happenings and through the means of an online blog

Work with media and the public towards creating a positive, realistic and unbiased representation of transgender persons and their life

Open up dialogue on current topics related to trans issues, organising discussions, events and meetings both within the community and externally

Create an active and collaborative community of non-cis persons regardless of their self-identification, supporting trans activism

Plan to create work opportunities for transgender persons who struggle to find a job placement due to their identity

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We advocate for a change via...

Involvement in political and governmental discussions as a member of the Czech Sexual Minorities Committee

Individual support, mentoring and peer training for trans and gender-nonconforming people

Fostering community forums to forge alliances among trans and gender-nonconforming people

Cultural events encouraging dialogue between the trans community and the wider public

Gender sensitivity training for teachers, school administration, students and parents

Curriculum development for trans inclusivity in school settings

Gender sensitivity training in corporate settings

Educating law enforcement and social services about the needs of trans and gender-nonconforming people and the importance of monitoring incidents of violence against them

Calling for ethical conduct among mental health and medical professionals who serve trans people

Advocating for media accountability on trans issues and offering positive images to the public

Participation in international meetings, conferences and training opportunities with other trans and human rights organizations

Support Activities

Adults: Weekly support meetings, social and cultural events, public discussions since 2015.

Teens and Young Adults: Monthly supportive and creative workshops since 2016, providing a safe space to discuss relevant issues, learn self-care tactics, build ally networks and have fun!

Children and Families: Monthly support meetings for children ages 6-14 since 2017 with simultaneous parent meetings facilitated by LGBTQIA psychologists and social workers.

For upcoming events including educational and awareness-raising programmes please check out our Calendar of Events - come and meet with us, or don't hesitate to contact to arrange a meeting

We also offer a free counselling service to help trans persons with their transition, and in difficult family, social, and legal circumstances both in Czech and in English - contact us at poradna@transparentprague.cz or at info@transparentprague.cz

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What we intend to do

Continue our community outreach: expand our youth and family support groups by providing more frequent support (weekly social meetings, therapeutic services and peer mentoring); diversify the range of activities (LGBTQIA/human rights activism, youth leadership, international alliances, social circus); develop networks of families

Continue mentoring LGBTQIA youth in their creative projects which aim to raise awareness in the Czech Republic (documentary videos, writing, performance, art, etc.)

Travel to areas outside Prague to help establish and mentor local trans support programs

Create employment opportunities for trans people who experience discrimination in job recruitment

Develop a comprehensive e-module training program for gender sensitivity adaptable to a variety of contexts

Offer free legal counseling services for trans and gender-nonconforming people

Hold a series of wellness and self-care events for the trans activist community



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JOIN US

TRANS*PARENT is open to new members from among transgender, non-cis persons, their families, cis supporters and friends who would like to work with us towards the enhancement of the position of trans people in the Czech Republic. Our doors are open to all who would like to participate in our activities and develop our project. Become a member of TRANS*PARENT, contact us!  info@transparentprague.cz

SUPPORT US

TRANS*PARENT is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2015 in the Czech Republic by a group of trans activists in response to the need to change policies and support the advancement of transgender equality. You can help us on our way to fulfilling our mission by sending small donations. We greatly appreciate your support!

Bank details:

IBAN: CZ1120100000002300941450
BIC code/SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX

You can also spread the word about our work! Share our website, Facebook page and events with everyone you know. Don't be afraid to visit us. Bring your experiences and expertise, join a discussion, hold a seminar, or just drop by! 

WISH LIST

Core funding: to cover the work of 6-8 part-time staff

Office space & equipment to establish organization's base operations for a year

Audio and video equipment

Retreat center outside Prague

CONTACT

info@transparentprague.cz
jsmetransparent.cz
facebook.com/transparentCZ
+420 608 713 537

All of our services are free of charge, performed by a small team of volunteers who tirelessly donate their own time, energy, resources and know-how. We have no operational funding and minimal project funds and donations.

 

 We need your help!
Thank you ❤ 

OUR TEAM

committee

 
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Viktor

Freelance translator, working for the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival as well as other cultural projects and LGBTQI initiatives

email: viktor@transparentprague.cz

 
 
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Dorian

email: dorian@transparentprague.cz

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Jáchym

Political science student, gradually taking over Trans*parent's advocacy portfolio. Passionate about emancipatory politics and ugly sweaters.

jachym@transparentprague.cz

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Ema

Studies Gender Studies at Charles University, where they want to continue digging deeper into Gender Theory. They help with the organising of our picnics and boardgame events and you can sometimes meet them on our trips outside Prague. They also manage our Instagram profile and work with Prague Pride.

e-mail: ema@transparentprague.cz

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HELENA

Translator, writer and, on rare occasions, a public speaker. They write articles, press releases, campaign content as well as other related things for us.

helena@transparentprague.cz

Active members

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Karel

Graduated in social work and is interested in social science methodology and research.

karel@transparentprague.cz

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Damian

Damian is a Slovak creative, trans activist and blogger living in Prague. He studied at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts and is a professional in audio and video production. He is currently a multimedia producer at Czech Radio.

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Andrea

Facilitator for support groups and groups for parents of trans children. Currently working as a high-school teacher. Mother of five, studies psychoanalysis and works in IT.

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TED

Studies Special Education at Charles University and is a contact worker at a centre. He currently maintains the news section of this website and would like to do more work in education, making schools more friendly towards trans people in the future.

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Jamie

Studies American Literature and Culture at Charles University with a particular interest in North American queer women’s literature. She is forever trying to reignite the radical spirit of 90s lesbian culture without all the transphobia. Never shuts up about Michelle Tea.

e-mail: jamie@transparentprague.cz

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Filip

Filip is a kindergarten teacher, blogger and one of the facilitators for our support groups. He loves working with kids and young people.

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Jiřka

(Georgia)

18 years old, studies logistical and financial services. A politician for the Pirate Party, actively working in politics, lobbying and the education of youth. She is working on several projects from education to international relations.

Her role at Trans*parent is the technical administration of this website, and she is an author of the current web design.

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Denise

Dancer, lecturer, DJ, organiser and an enthusiast for all sorts of things. Believes it’s important to be open and visible as a trans person. Works with the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival and recently shared her story in a TEDxPrague talk.

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Laura

Has been working with queer and trans teens since 2016. Conducts art therapy and works at Charles University in the field of interdisciplinary education and creative skills.

silvie

Translator and editor, cross-country skier and yogini. Silvie manages FB page of Trans*parent and makes corrections of most of texts going “out”.