Ellen Keeler

Ellen Keeler is a Bay City mother and grandmother that was concerned when her transgender grandson (female to male) tried to commit suicide. She was surprised to learn that most trans people had no or little support from their families, were evicted from their homes, and have lost jobs due to being transgender. She is the coordinator for the local Perceptions Transgender Support Group, Perceptions Trans, Family, Friends, and Allies, that includes high school students through senior citizens who are transgender, intersex, gender non-conforming, their partners and allies. Ellen is also a Perceptions Board member and updates the Perceptions website. She wants everybody to feel safe being themselves.