About Us

Cloudnine Definition. A feeling of well-being or elation, a state of perfect happiness.

Cloudnine is the first peer led support network and information hub for transgender and gender diverse people and their families in Australia.

Cloudnine was founded by Claire Manchesi MacLennan in 2011 and it was her dream to provide a support network to the Western Australian gender diverse community and their families and friends. Her dedication and unwavering support to the Perth transgender community spanned decades and her unending endeavour to raise awareness and educate and help those in need became more than a personal necessity, it became her life focus.

The name Cloudnine was chosen as a positive affirmation and suggests the state of nirvana that comes from the peace and happiness that is achieved once people are at ease and confident to be who they truely are.

Transgender is used to describe a person who’s natal sex does not align with their gender identity. Gender diversity is part of human existence and is not an illness or caused by external influence. Significant distress can occur when a person experiencing gender diversity is unsupported, rejected, discriminated against or is fearful of this occurring and this is why Cloudnine was created.

Here at Cloudnine, we offer resources, information and support to those facing gender diverse lives and experiences.

What do we offer that is apart from the rest? The opportunity to reach out and talk, either face to face or phone, about your journey. We offer our CCC to you, confidential coffee & chat. Contact us via email to see when we are available, one on one if you prefer or in a small group so that you may talk with others who share your concerns and perhaps even make a new friendship with someone who can relate to your journey.

 

Disclaimer

Cloudnine is a non-profit corporation, agrees to make a reasonable effort to maintain an informative, useful, and safe website for the benefit of the general public. We ask that you carefully review these terms and conditions. Your use of this website shall indicate your acceptance of the terms and conditions detailed within this document.

The content posted on this website is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended in any way to be a substitute for face-to-face professional advice or treatment. Persons seeking such advice or treatment should consult with a licensed mental health professional. The content offered on this web site should not be relied upon for diagnosis or treatment. Do not disregard professional advice or delay in seeking professional advice as a result of something you have read on this website. 

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