About Us

Our Mission Statement

TKPRF is committed to the premise that Gender Dysphoria is something a child can’t control and it is society that needs to change, not them. Families need to support their children and be encouraged to allow them to grow-up free of gender roles.

TKPRF is committed to enhancing the future lives of TransKids by educating schools, peers, places of worship, the medical community, government bodies, and society in general, in an effort to seek fair and equal treatment for all transyouth.

TKPRF is committed to funding research to study the current plight and challenges of transyouth. There is an urgent need for curriculum changes in universities and medical school to meet the needs of all transgender individuals.

TKPRF is committed to supporting TransKids in their school systems so they may receive equal rights in order to ensure a safe and bully free education.

TKPRF continually uses media outlets to educate and enlighten society, and to challenge injustices due to discrimination.

TKPRF reaches out to the homeless youth and those that have nowhere else to turn. Funds for healthcare and scholarships can be made available to transyouth in need.

TKPRF is aware that sex and gender are seen and used interchangeable in many arenas. These two concepts are very separate and need to be divided. It is time for the politicians to listen and for the medical professionals to speak up. It is time for the young voices of TransKids to be heard.

Who We Are

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Greg & Jeanette Jennings

Greg & Jeanette are the proud parents of four children, Arial age 23, identical twins Sander & Griffen age 21, and Jazz age 19, who is their transangel. Jazz was born with Gender Dysphoria, and diagnosed at age 3. Since then, Greg and Jeanette have supported her, and continue sharing Jazz’s story publicly to help other families. In 2007, Greg & Jeanette started the TKPRF along with another family. The difficulties they had to face to give their transgender daughter a “normal” life, drove them to start TKPRF simply to help other transkids by spreading the message of tolerance and acceptance and most importantly, unconditional love. When Jazz was 6, they filmed a Barbara Walters special with 20/20 entitled, “My Secret Self”, which was updated in 2008. In 2009, they shared their story with Australia in the 60 Minutes special, “My Secret Self”, with Liz Hayes. When Jazz was 11 and preparing to face puberty, Barbara Walters revisited the family. They also filmed the documentary film, “I am Jazz: A Family In Transition” which aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Greg and Jeanette are the recipients of Equality San Diego’s Ally Award and the Ackerman Institute’s Family Award. Currently, the family is featured in the GLAAD award winning docu-series, “I am Jazz” which airs on TLC.

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Deborah Eve Grayson

Deborah Eve Grayson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Diplomate of the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, (AASECT) Certified Sex Therapist, Gender Specialist and Registered Poetry Therapist in private practice since 1978. She is a Qualified Supervisor in Mental Health Counseling and Sex Therapy and is a Master Mentor/Supervisor in Poetry Therapy. She is a published author of four books on poetry, psychology and human sexuality, and has contributed chapters to various college texts and scholarly journals. An award- winning writer and photographer, she is also an Adjunct Professor at Lynn University where she teaches Human Sexuality, Mind, Body, Medicine and the Expressive Arts Therapies. An active member of the Florida Department of Health’s Transgender Community Task Force, she is currently earning her Doctorate in Clinical Sexology with an emphasis on gender variance and congruity throughout the life span.

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Jazz

Jazz Jennings, star of the GLAAD Award winning TLC series, “I Am Jazz,” is a 19-year-old transgender teenager. She is notable for being one of the youngest publicly documented people to be identified as transgender, and for being the youngest person to become a national transgender figure. Her occupations include being an American YouTuber, spokesmodel, television personality, an HRC youth Ambassador, author and LGBTQ rights activist. She’s an honorary co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation, and continuously speaks at universities, medical schools, conferences, conventions, symposiums, and major corporations all over the country advocating for the transgender community.

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Jazz has been a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community since 2007 when she appeared on 20/20 with Barbara Walters. Since then, she’s been featured on a variety of major programs and news outlets, including a 20/20 update with Barbara Walters when she was 11, Katie Couric twice, Oprah: Where are the Now?, Dr. Drew, Nightline, Dateline, MSNBC, 60 Minutes, Dr. Oz, Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, the Rosie Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, The View, an Oprah Winfrey Network documentary, “I am Jazz: A family in Transition” and many others. Jazz also plays Zadie, one of the first animated transgender characters in, Amazon’s, “Danger & Eggs,”, plays Lily in Hulu’s “The Bravest Knight” and starred in the film, “Denim.”

In recognition of Jazz’s advocacy work, she has accumulated numerous prestigious awards, honors and recognitions, including TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Teens (2014 and 2015). Jazz is the youngest recipient of the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award, the youngest person ever to be recognized in The Advocate magazine’s, “Top Forty Under 40” annual list, OUT Magazine’s Top 100 list, the 2014 Trans100 list, and in 2014, she became the youngest recipient of the Equality Florida “Voice for Equality” Award. Jazz is also the recipient of LogoTV’s 2014 youth Trailblazer Award and was listed on Huffington Post’s 14 Most Fearless Teens of 2014.

In March of 2015, Jazz and her family were the recipients of the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, and in May of 2015, she received the Harvey Milk and Pride Center’s Diversity Honors Youth Award. In June of 2015, Jazz was invited to the White House, where she met President Obama, and in October of 2015, she was honored as Miss Teen Pride USA. In August of 2016, Jazz was recognized on Teen Vogue’s “21 under 21” list. Jazz is also the recipient of the 2015 Trevor Youth Courage Award. In December of 2015, she was honored alongside Caitlyn Jenner at the, “Angels of Change” fundraiser through the LA Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Jazz is the recipient of Equality California’s 2017 Equality Visibility Award, HRC’s Upstander Award for 2017, SAVE’s Champions of Change award for 2017, Equality Illinois 2018 Spotlight Award, TLC’s 2018, “Give A Little” Award and the Stonewall National Museum 2019 Visibility Award.

Moreover, aside from Jazz’s advocacy work and recognitions, she also co-wrote a children’s picture book with Jessica Herthel titled “I Am Jazz” in 2014. Furthermore, Jazz’s memoir, “Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen” was released in bookstores and digitally on June 7th, 2016. Christine Connelly, a member of the board of directors for the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, stated, “She was the first young person who picked up the national spotlight, went on TV and was able to articulate her perspective and point of view with such innocence.” Today, Jazz and her family continue to participate in many projects with a goal to educate and spread the message of tolerance and acceptance for all transkids.

Support Us

Purchase a copy of Allies & Angels by Terri and Vince Cook from Allies & Angels and $1 will be donated to the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation. Just enter discount code TRANSKIDSPRF when ordering.

With Your Support

TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation (TKPRF) will continue to:

Sponsor Transkids

Gatherings and Speciality Programs

Provide Scholarships

To Trans Friendly Camps

Donate Funds

for Research

Provide Financial Assistance

To other Transyouth Organizations

Provide Financial Support

To Homeless Transgender Youth and Shelters for transgender youth

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TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and donations are tax deductible.