TransVine is a nexus of Trans, Topics and Tech
TransVine is a safe, secure online discussion forum for any person who self identifies as trans/non-binary, their families and allies.
You pick a region which helps us provide better information and support. If you live in Kamloops you don’t need info about Nanaimo.
We are not big on labels – we mostly leave them to others. We do see is a need for everyone to have some idea of whom they are talking to – so we are using badges. A badge is a little color button on your Vine icon. You pick a badge when you sign up.
Manners matter. This is a moderated nexus and behaviour that has negative impact results in intervention.
You can look up our group charter documents here.
TransVine has two parts – Stem and Leaf
Each is different from the other and together they make a whole
TransVine_Leaf, is for sharing in real time and is hosted on Discord
TransVine_Stem is for sharing in your time is hosted on Twist
We like Discord because it provides excellent quality voice channels.
We like Twist because it’s built for conversations between people who cannot meet at the same time.
We like both of them because they are not Facebook
Leaf has regions and voice
Stem has resources and threads
Both share the same topics
You are welcome to share either one or both
TransVine connects community members within regions and across regions.
TransVine connects people in a region with other community members in that region. MidCoast folks with MidCoast folks, Valley with Valley. There are 13 regional channels that cover BC and the Salish Sea. TransVine connects underserved community members who are isolated by geography or in urban areas due to personal circumstances. Not everyone is comfortable to attend in person support services.
TransVine also connects everyone on topics of interest and concern. Many of us are in a state of transition related to our gender. Or we are someone who has not begun any changes but wants to understand the complications and challenges. Or we are supporting someone in transition. On TransVine it does not matter how you identify, whether queer, non-binary, trans, etc. No one transitions by themselves. All of us need a lot of information to be effective.