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A TransLife Matters

1825 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa FL
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Phone: 813-716-4264
Additional Locations:
3530 1st Ave. North, # 218
St. Petersburg, FL

 Special In Transgender Counseling

Serving and Supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in Tampa and St. Petersburg.

Sara Fackelman – Board Certified in Gender Therapy by ITCA (International Transgender Counseling Association).

Hi and welcome to A Trans Life Matters.  I am so excited to have the opportunity to get to know you and have the space where you can voice your ideas and opinions. Working with the transgender community has revived my enthusiasm for the social action I exhibited in the 1960?s and 1970?s. Yes, I was a flower child and just wanted everyone to get along and love.

  • Was I naive? ABSOLUTELY!
  • Was change needed? DEFINITELY!
  • Was equality worth fighting for? A resounding YES!

Through the years, social action has remained an important part of my life, and while not perfect, I have always tried to do “the right thing.” As a coach and counselor, I have educated clients about the detriment of ignorance and the lack of prosperity that hatred brings.

So, how do I know, really know, about ignorance and hatred? When I was a child, a Navy brat, my father retired in a small rural community and segregation was the rule. Imagine my surprise when I went to the local dentist and saw signs for where “colored” people had to go (in the back, of course). It was at the tender age of 9 that I really learned about prejudice. This made absolutely no sense to me, and even when my parents explained about the haters of the world, I just didn’t get it. My brother was nearly beaten to death when he attended a local college because he was a jew boy! While he was getting beaten up, I was preaching love at Woodstock.

I could go on and on but maybe you already get my point. All that negative energy could have been used to heal the world.

So here I am, after all these years, realizing the hatred, ignorance, and dangers that exist in the transgender community and I am again ignited with the same passion I felt in the 60?s to advocate for change. I know that through my experience, knowledge, strength, and hope that I can work towards social change and help this amazing community.

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