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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

Provide Financial Support to Individual Families in Need of Assistance

Our Mission Statement


Transgender Tween “Jazz” Talks Dating With Barbara Walters 20/20TKPRF 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.

Greg & Jeanette

Greg & Jeanette


Greg & Jeanette

Deborah Eve Grayson


Greg & Jeanette

Jazz


Greg & Jeanette


Greg & Jeanette are the proud parents of four children, Arial age 19, identical twins Sander & Griffen age 17, and Jazz age 14, who is their transangel. Jazz was born with Gender Identity Disorder, 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, 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. Now that Jazz is 11 and preparing to face puberty, 20/20 will continue to explore Jazz’s next chapter in the documentary film, “I am Jazz: A Family In Transition” which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). 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.

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.

Jazz


Meet 14 year old Jazz, an honorary co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation. Jazz speaks at universities, medical schools, conferences, conventions and symposiums all over the country. When she was six, Jazz appeared on 20/20 with Barbara Walters. Since then, she’s been featured on a variety of major programs and news outlets, including:

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  • A 20/20 Update with Barbara Walters (when she was 11)
  • Katie Couric
  • Dr. Drew
  • 60 Minutes
  • Time Magazine
  • Teen Vogue
  • The Rosie Show
  • An Oprah Winfrey Newtork Documentary, “I am Jazz: A family in Transition” & many others
Jazz has also been the recipient of many accolades & awards:
  • Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award
  • The Advocate Magazine’s, “Top Forty Under 40” Annual List
  • OUT Magazines Top 100 List
  • 2014 Trans 100 list
  • 2014 Equality Florida’s, “Voice for Equality” Award
  • LogoTV’s 2014 Youth Trailblazer Award
  • TIME Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Teens for 2014
  • Huffington Post’s 14 Most Fearless Teens of 2014 list
  • Jazz has also been honored and recognized at the 2013 GLAAD Awards, where she got to meet former President Bill Clinton.
  • Youth ambassador for the Human Rights Campaign

In 2013, Jazz started her own mermaid tail company, Purple Rainbow Tails, to raise money for transgender children, She and her family continue to participate in many media projects with a goal to educate, and spread the message of tolerance and acceptance for all Transkids. As part of this, Jazz recently co-wrote with Jessica Herthel a children’s picture book, “I am Jazz”.

For 2 1/2 years Jazz was banned from girls’ soccer in her state. After a long battle, the United States Soccer Federation ordered her home state to lift the ban. As a result of the discrimination that Jazz was forced to endure, the USSF is creating a policy to include all transgender athletes who want to play soccer in the United States of America.

  • Her story was discussed in the May 28th, 2012 edition of Sports Illustrated

However, most of the time Jazz is just a typical teenager; giggling with friends, running track, playing soccer and tennis, and binge watching her favorite tv shows.
For additional updates on Jazz, please visit her on YouTube.

Trans Kids at the Philidelphia Trans Health Conference

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