Welcome to Be True 2 Me

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Announcement

#Covid19 #Coronavirus

Be True 2 Me takes the virus seriously and believes in social distancing. 

We are commited to provide peer support for transgender and gender  diverse people, especially those in South Africa.

South African Government Coronavirus website
ANNOUNCEMENT

Virtual Support Groups

Be True 2 Me continues to provide support groups to the South African transgender and gender diverse community with virtual (online) Support Groups.  These meet a few times a week online during the SA lockdown.

More info for online groups here
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Be True 2 Me Support Network

Be True 2 Me operates a Support Network in South Africa including our Support Group

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Be True 2 Me Professional Services

Be True 2 Me offers professional services. Including training and consulting

Resources

Be True 2 Me Resources

Be True 2 Me offers resources that we have developed and links to other resources available

How things work

Be True 2 Me Operations

As an orginisation we need to operate and function

who we are

Be True 2 Me empowering Transgender, Gender Diverse People and their connected people

Be True 2 Me is a trans-led organisation. We provide a unified point of contact for Transgender & Gender Diverse individuals, and those interacting with, working with, educating, employing or caretaking Transgender & Gender Diverse people. The organisation networks professional providers with members of the community (we work with all trans-friendly providers, without giving preference). One of our key activities is providing a support network via Support Groups, information sharing events, community building and online support. We operate support networks in multiple areas across South Africa. Be True 2 Me seeks to give a specific voice to transgender people. We focus on issues affecting the trans community, while maintaining close working relationships with organisations that address broader LGBTIQA+ issues. Be True 2 Me also engages in advocacy, and interacts with government departments, such as the Department of Basic Education.

Be True 2 Me Support Network

Be True 2 Me Support Network has 4 pillars

·         Support Group

·         Information Sharing

·         Community Building

·         Online Support

Support Network

Be True 2 Me Consulting

Are you a corporate or business that needs help with Transgender staff and customers? We consult with businesses on staff transitioning in the workplace, and on working with Transgender customers.

We also work with schools and other orginisations. 

Consulting

Some of our news


OUR NEEDS ARE ESSENTIAL!

An open letter to the Minister of Home Affairs Hon. P.A. Motsoaledi, The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa, the NCCC, and all representatives of the Department of Home Affairs

Reading Material

The original intent with this list was to give a super-brief introduction to some different perspectives on the experience of gender, and the trans life experience. The ultimate target was…

What our community says

We rely on our community to assist us with spreading the word. Our success is measured in the in value and impact we have with everyone. Yes, we can’t please everyone or meet everyone’s need!
Please contact us to share your story!

“Im grateful for this group and insight guidelines for gender marker ID change.Thank you Be True 2 Me”

Ashley (She/Her)
Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Being trans is often a very isolated existence. So being part of the Be True 2 Me support group has been a very empowering experience for me. I have been able to connect with other people who have similar experiences to mine, and learn from their journeys. In isolation, we are fragile and we can break. Together, we are resilient; we can speak out, and make our voices heard.”
Anil 

Anil P (He/Him)
Gauteng, South Africa

Support  groups have been such an eye opener. I have come to realise that I am not alone. Many others to share the journey with me.

Lauren (She/Her)
Gauteng. South Africa

Our Awesome Team

As with any orginisation we work with an awesome team.
From our Board of Directors, Management and Operations Team
and we would be able to do it without or volunteers.
Here is some key people in the org.
For privacy, professional and safety reasons not all faces are shown and identites are made public

Lee-Anne Walker

Founder & Exec Director

Lee-Anne is a Trans Woman, parent of 2 awesome kids, public figure and founder of Be True 2 Me amonst her roles.


Joan Pearl

Chairperson

Joan is a Trans woman and the chairperson of our NPO board


Siya  Hlongwa

Director

Siya is on our management team. Siya is also the orginisations contact person


The Rest

Our leadership

Our board is 100% transgender  individuals. It is a mix of age (young and older), gender identities and social/economic/racial backgrounds