First transcooter for children in southern Sweden: "Huge interest"
For the first time this weekend, a trans college for children in southern Sweden is being organized. The camp is an opportunity for children who are thinking about gender identity to meet others and talk.
Transkollo is organized by the TransAm Association for transgender persons and related parties. This is the fifth trans ballot held, but the first in southern Sweden. New for this year is also that it has introduced an upper age limit - so you only apply to children up to 12 years.
All children who come will also be allowed to bring an adult relative.
Responsible for Transkollo is Jacko Nilsson, and they say that the interest in participating is great.
- It's always a huge interest. We have 20 seats per group, but there are always more people who want to join. We have been told no to about ten people in Växjö, says Jacko Nilsson.Workshops and play
During the three days that Transkollo is going on, the children can listen to lectures and participate in workshops on trans, but of course there will also be a lot of play.
In order to be able to run its package, TransAmam is completely dependent on different types of grants. And this year they have received more money than usual, says Jacko Nilsson. Therefore, this year they can run three camps during the months of August, September and October. The first is thus held in the Växjö district, then you continue to Västerås and end in Umeå.Great interest
That interest is so great is fun, says Jacko, but at the same time it is of course difficult to say no to people when the places are filled.
- We hope for even more contributions in the future so we can run even more colons, says Jacko Nilsson.