“Listening Parents” are Catholic parents of a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender daughter or son who have graciously volunteered to listen to and share their personal experience with other parents. While the Listening Parents do not act as representatives of Fortunate Families, we know them as loving parents. If you contact a Listening Parent by e-mail, please be sure to put “Listening Parents” or “Fortunate Families” on the subject line, as unidentified e-mails may be discarded as junk mail. We welcome any feedback you care to provide on your experience of contacting a Listening Parent.

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This table contains Listening Parents with Transgender children.

Marcia and Ken Garber

Marcia and Ken Garber

In the table below, click on any of the column titles to sort the matrix by that column.

Transgender Listening Parents

STATE/CITY(Diocese where reside)
CO/Lakewood (Denver)80232Mother of trans m>f daughterGallagher, or 303-986-7510
IN/Evansville (Evansville) 47720Parents of trans m>f daughterCovington, Bob and Lisa812-303-8865, & Lisa holds degrees in Pastoral Leadership and Theology; 11 years parish ministry experience; helps coordinate Rainbow Catholics in Christ; involved in PFLAG. Both Bob and Lisa have been involved with the TSA Holiday Project for a number of years and support the TSA Youth Group
MA/Quincy (Boston)02169Parents of trans f>m sonGarber, Ken & or 617-472-5189. Marcia is RN. Dignity Boston members, with PFLAG experience. Both involved in trans-activism.
NY/Rochester (Rochester)14623Father of trans m>f daughterPickett, Bill 585-442-3866. Advisor to Fortunate Families and webmaster. Wrote: A Parent's Perspective: Transsexual Identity and Wholeness
WI/Madison (Madison)53705Father of trans f>m sonSubkoviak, or 608-833-4249. Retired educational psychology professor.
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