Who is Delaware Renaissance?
We provide peer support for adults exploring their gender identity. We welcome anyone who considers themselves transgender, whether they identify as a crossdresser, transsexual, transgenderist, intersexed, or are still discovering who they are, as well as their spouses, friends, and interested professionals. We have members across the entire transgender spectrum, with diverse backgrounds, occupations, and ethnicities.
What’s your purpose?
We are here to help each other understand and express our gender identity, to gain self-acceptance, to reach out to others like ourselves, and to educate the professional community and the public at large about transgenderism.
What do you do?
We support transgender people through a variety of education, outreach, and social activities. Our monthly meetings are informal. On most evenings we have a guest speaker or other program, announce events of interest to the transgender community, and socialize afterward. Past guests have included psychologists, cosmeticians, electrologists, vendors, and leaders in the LGBT community. We help each other locate professional services, but we do not endorse any, nor do we conduct therapy sessions.
Each year the group participates in the Delaware Pride Festival and nearby university transgender awareness activities. Members also volunteer assistance with the annual Mazzoni Center Trans Health Conference in Philadelphia and other regional gatherings. Some members travel, upon invitation, to speak to college classes, church congregations, or other interested groups. Members have also been interviewed on local radio programs.