The Kelsey Coalition is a non-partisan, volunteer-run organization based in the United States. Our singular mission is to protect young people who identify as transgender from medical and psychological harms.


We formed in March 2019 to give voice to the concerned parents of transgender-identifying youth. Since our humble beginnings, we were featured in hundreds of print, radio, and televised news stories around the world, including an op-ed for USA Today, a National Review cover story, a front page print story in The Washington Post, and an acknowledgement in The New York Times as “ a coalition of parents who are standing together to stop the harming of children.”  

With the help of volunteers across the US, we brought new information and perspectives to government officials, as well as the medical and public health communities. In just one year, we have: 

  • Submitted personal testimonials to hundreds of federal and state legislators;

  • Educated healthcare providers and school administrators through nationwide grassroots campaigns;

  • Formally petitioned numerous policy makers;

  • Testified at state hearings; and

  • Initiated legislation to protect our children.

We could not have achieved this without the tireless work of our volunteers. Thank you to those who have assisted in this effort by sharing your testimonials, joining us at meetings, and participating in our grassroots projects. The truth can no longer be ignored. 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

 -- Margaret Mead

© 2020 The Kelsey Coalition