If you are a parent, family member or friend whose loved one is struggling with gender dysphoria, adolescent onset gender dysphoria, or the detransitioning journey, you have come to the right place. We come from a variety of backgrounds and are a non partisan and non religious group. Welcome.
At Cardinal, we are individuals just like you, who have grappled with this. For some of us, the struggle has been ongoing; for others, it has been resolved. We are here to encourage, listen and provide resources. We are not medical doctors, trained therapists, or parent coaches - we are a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, a friend when you need one. We do not advocate for child or adolescent transition nor medicalization of vulnerable young adults. Rather, we are aware we live in confusing times, with many messages that are potentially negatively impacting members of our community.
We endorse loving, listening and supporting. We encourage investigation of underlying mental health conditions, traumas or family issues. There are alternative paths to wholeness. Know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is Hope.