Stand with Trans 2nd Annual Family Fun Day Picnic

The overall goal of this year's Family Fun Day Picnic hosted by Stand with Trans is "to give families a safe place to just be," said Roz Keith, founder of the non-profit organization.

"A place to hang out and connect with other families with transgender children. The young kids can run around and play without worry about labels and secrets. The teens can skate, play cards, and hang out. Everyone makes new friends. It's a win-win," said Keith about the alcohol-free event at 1 p.m. on Aug. 13 at Memorial Park, 31100 Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak.

Seth Tooley of Belleville said community events like this are important for young people because "friends become like family - understanding people who know what you're going through."

Making a new friend and meeting like minded people is "so exciting" for Melissa Enyhart of Warren who said, "The feeling of not being alone through this journey is priceless. I can't wait for the picnic."

There are grills, picnic tables, and shelter (reserved). Bring frisbees, lawn games, and a side dish to share. Stand with Trans will provide the hot dogs, buns, condiments, water, and paper goods. Memorial Park also has a skate park, play structures, and a large picnic shelter, where the organization will be meeting. Email by Aug. 7 to RSVP so Keith has an idea of how many will be attending. For more information, visit

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