Mission

The mission of He She Ze and We is to Support, Educate, Advocate for and Empower families to navigate the complex journey of gender identity.


He She Ze and We is an inclusive community comprised of parents, caregivers, and loved ones of transgender and non-binary individuals of all ages, with the majority being youth. The He She Ze and We mission guides the organization.

We support families throughout their journey with gender identity. This includes support groups, education of caregivers, schools and communities and advocacy work. We are based in Richmond, Virginia and support this community as well as the surrounding areas.

He She Ze and We formed in 2012 as a group for parents of young gender-expansive children. Soon after its inception, the need to expand to include families with transgender and/or non-binary loved ones of ALL AGES became clear. As a result, He She Ze and We has increased services and outreach to meet the needs of the families of the transgender and/or nonbinary community in partnership with other equality-focused organizations.

The organization has continued to grow to meet the needs of the community, because of this we’ve added both digital and in person meetings as well as expanding programming and education opportunities.

Together, we are working to empower and support the whole family!


Core Values

  • Educate and inform people about gender identity
  • Support families by meeting them where they are
  • Inspire others by sharing personal stories
  • Build connections through relationships
  • Provide resources
  • Nurture growth on their journey of understanding gender identity
  • Advocate for the well-being of all trans individuals.


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