Community
website-banner-education.png

Advocacy Organizations

ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)
http://www.actupny.org/
Manhattan: 332 Bleecker St., Ste G5
Diverse, non-partisan group united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
San Francisco, CA: 50 Beale Street, Suite 1300
http://www.transhealth.ucsf.edu/
The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender-variant communities. The CoE puts on the Transgender Health Summit, conducts a number of research initiatives and projects about transgender health, and has a plethora of resources for providers, individuals, and community organizers.

GLAAD: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
http://www.glaad.org/
Manhattan: 104 W. 29th St., 4th Fl.
(212) 629-3322
Promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive media representation of LGBT people to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org/
Washington, DC: 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
(800) 777-4723
Advocacy and organizing for LGBT rights. Resources for TGNC people include guides for TGNC people and employers and the Corporate Equality Index which measures workplace inclusivity.
• Transgender Visibility Guide: A Guide to Being You: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/transgender-visibility-guide
• Transgender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/transgender-americans-a-handbook-for-understanding
• Transgender-Inclusive Benefits for Employees and Dependants: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/transgender-inclusive-benefits-for-employees-and-dependents
• Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/transgender-inclusionin-the-workplace-2nd-edition1

National Center for Transgender Equality
http://www.transequality.org/
Washington, DC: 1325 Massachusetts Ave., Ste. 700
(202) 903-0112
Federal advocacy. Conducts government oversight and builds alliances. Provides Fact Sheets and Guides for TGNC people on topics like correcting Passports and interacting with the TSA (airport security).

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
http://www.thetaskforce.org/
Manhattan: 80 Maiden Lane, Ste. 1504
(212) 604-9830
Transgender Civil Rights Project provides leading legislative, policy, and strategy assistance towards increasing the rights of transgender people. Guides for TGNC people include:
• Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People: The Nine Keys to Making LGBT Organizations Fully Transgender-Inclusive: http://www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/opening_the_door
• Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers: http://www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/trans_equality
• Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People: http://www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/trans_homeless

New York Association of Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)
http://www.nyagra.com/
Manhattan: 24 W. 25th St., 9th Floor
(212) 675-3288
NYAGRA advocates for freedom of gender identity and expression for all.

Pride at Work
http://www.prideatwork.org/
Washington, DC: 815 16th St., NW
(202) 637-5014
AFL-CIO LGBT Constituency group mobilizing support Labor movement and the LGBT community to support
LGBT workers social and economic justice.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
http://www.srlp.org
New York: 147 W 24th St. 5th Floor
(212) 337-8550
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social, and economic justice. SRLP provides free legal services for low-income transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people; uses training, public education, policy reform, and precedent-setting lawsuits to end state-sanctioned violence, discrimination, and coercion on the basis of gender identity and expression; and works to be a part of the larger movement for racial, social, and economic justice.

Third Wave Foundation
http://www.thirdwavefoundation.org
New York: 220 East 23rd St. Suite 509
Third Wave Direct Action corporation was founded in 1992 as a multiracial, multicultural, multi-issue organization to support young activists. The Foundation provides funding to individuals and women and transgender youth-led organizations in order to empower and encourage the resilience and leadership of women and transgender, and gender non-conforming youth.

Transgender American Veterans Association
http://www.tavausa.org/
Akron, OH: PO Box 4513, Akron, Oh 44310
Support and advocacy for TGNC veterans. Works to ensure that TGNC vets are able to access health care and are treated fairly and equally. Collaborates with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

Transgender Law Center
http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org
San Francisco, CA: 870 Market Street, Suite 400
(415) 865-0176
The Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. TLC does a great deal of advocacy and education work surrounding a number of issues, including employment, family law, health care, housing, identity documents, immigration, prisons and criminal justice, and youth.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
http://www.transgenderlegal.org/
Manhattan: 151 West 19th St., Suite 1103
(646) 862-9396
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

Trans Justice Funding Project
http://www.transjusticefundingproject.org/
The Trans Justice Funding Project raises money and assists in community-led funding for grassroots trans justice organizations. The Project specifically works to fund organizations that are run by and for trans communities and encourage trans leadership, and organizations that center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.

Transgender Health Initiative of New York
http://www.transgenderlegal.org/work_show.php?id=8
Meets at LGBT Community Center in Manhattan
(347) 328-6710
gro.lagelrednegsnart|htlaehsnart#gro.lagelrednegsnart|htlaehsnart
The Transgender Health Initiative of New York is a project of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, as well as Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, to work to ensure that transgender and gender non-conforming people can access health care in a safe, respectful, and non-discriminatory manner. The Health Initiative has worked with local hospitals and governmental departments to create policy changes, and continues to work towards improving access to care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Community Centers

Capital Region

Capital Pride Center
http://www.capitalpridecenter.org
332 Hudson Avenue Albany, NY 12210
gro.retnecedirplatipac|ofni#gro.retnecedirplatipac|ofni
(518) 462-6138
The Pride Center of the Capital Region (Pride Center) is dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the Capital Region.
Trans Pride works to connect, support and empower the transgender and gender non conforming community in the Capital Region. http://www.capitalpridecenter.org/programs-services/trans-pride/

In Our Own Voices, Inc.
http://inourownvoices.org/index.html
Albany: 245 Lark St.
(518) 432-4188
In Our Own Voices, Inc. is an Albany-based organization that aims to ensure the physical, mental, spiritual, political, cultural, and economic survival and growth of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of color communities. The organization focuses its programs and services in the areas of advocacy and education, community organizing, anti-violence programs, substance abuse and recovery, family wellness, and social activities.

Central Region

Center of the Finger Lakes
https://www.facebook.com/thecenterofthefl
moc.liamg|LFretneCehT#moc.liamg|LFretneCehT
(New and developing) LGBTQ Resource Center located in Geneva, NY.

Cortland LGBT Resource Center
Cortland, NY: 73 Main Street
(607) 756-8970
http://www.cortlandprevention.org/lgbt_resource_center/
The Cortland LGBT Resource Center provides a number of services to LGBT individuals in Cortland, NY, including intake re-formatting (helping health care providers to update their forms with most inclusive language), safe space trainings for a variety of environments, educational presentations for schools or public forums, publicity, and advocacy.

The Cube
http://thecubebinghamton.org/
208 State Street
Binghamton, New York 13901
(607) 651-9175
gro.notmahgnibebuceht|snoitseuq#gro.notmahgnibebuceht|snoitseuq
The Cube offers a safe space for LGBTQ community in Binghamton and allies.

SAGE Upstate
http://www.sageupstate.org/
431 E Fayette St. #050
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 478-1923
SAGE Upstate addresses the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Central New Yorkers as they age, offering health and wellness programming, support groups, education, and social activities. SAGE Upstate also provide education for health care providers and other audiences about the needs of older LGBTQ people.

Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center
http://lgbt.syr.edu/
750 Ostrom Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-3983
The LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University aims to serve with integrity people with marginalized sexual and gender identities. Their services include programming, education and resources, leadership, advocacy, and collaboration. Among their resources are lists of national and Central New York-based LGBTQ organizations and services.

Q Center
AIDS Community Resources
http://www.aidscommunityresources.com/content.cfm/services/youth-center
gro.htlaehrca|retnecq#gro.htlaehrca|retnecq
(315) 701-2431
The Q Center is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and their allies (8 - 26) to gather, share, hang out, have fun, and build healthy relationships with supportive adults and peers. The Q Center provides support groups, after school drop in hours, tutoring, peer training, prevention education, suicide prevention counseling, community outreach which increases community cultural competency, a full day summer program, social events and a David Bohnett Cyber Center,

Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center
http://lgbtqcenter.org/
Kingston: 300 Wall Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3994, Kingston NY 12402
(845) 331-5300
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center aims to provide services, professional resources, and programs that unite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities across the lines of age, race, gender, and economics.

Hudson Pride Foundation
http://hudsonpridefoundation.org/
Hudson: 603 Warren Street
(518) 303-6122
gro.noitadnuofedirpnosduh|ofni#gro.noitadnuofedirpnosduh|ofni
The Hudson Pride Foundation is Columbia County's first and only LGBT organization. Supported & staffed by volunteers, the HPF aims to foster awareness of LGBT issues, work for equality, be a positive resource for the community, and award scholarships to Columbia County high school seniors for college tuition. The Hudson Pride Foundation hosts various events throughout the year, most notably being our annual Hudson Pride Parade & Festival, the 3rd weekend in June in Hudson, NY.

The LOFT—LGBT Community Services Center for the Lower Hudson Valley
http://www.loftgaycenter.org/
White Plains: 252 Bryant Ave.
(914) 948-2932
Support groups: transgender support group, AA, SAFE (Spirit and Faith for Everyone); adult education groups; a library and computer center; referrals for services; Pro-Bono Name Change Project for TGNC people and Drop-In Legal Clinic for LGBT legal questions; HIV testing and counseling; group for LGBT parents and their children.

LGBTQ Center of the Warwick Valley
Warwick, NY
moc.kciwrawyag|ofni#moc.kciwrawyag|ofni
http://gaywarwick.com
https://www.facebook.com/wvLGBTcenter (More updated)
Founded in 2013, the the LGBTQ Center of the Warwick Valley seeks to build community among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allied people of Warwick and the surrounding areas. The Center seeks donations and volunteers. See website or Facebook page for more information.

Long Island

Long Island GLBT Community Center
http://www.liglbtcenter.org/
Bay Shore, NY: 34 Park Ave.
(631) 665-2300
Garden City, NY: 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110
(516) 323-0011
Long Island Trans Experience (LITE) offers support groups for trans people and partners/family/friends; periodic Name Change Clinic; Mental Health; 12-step Recovery; services for GLBT Seniors; Anti-Violence Project; Adoptive Parent Prep Class; Parenting Support Group; SAGE-LI, youth programming, and computers.

New York City

Audre Lorde Project
http://www.alp.org/
Manhattan: 147 West 24th St., 3rd Floor
(212) 463-0342
Brooklyn: 85 South Oxford St.
(718) 596-0342
Works with LGB, Two Spirit, and TGNC (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color towards mobilization, education and capacity building, for community wellness and social and economic justice.
TransJustice mobilizes TGNC people of color around: access to jobs, housing, and education; Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, job-training programs; and resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.

The Bronx LGBTQ Center
http://blog.bronxlgbtqcenter.org/
(347) 542-8291
Hotline: (347) 542-8457
gro.retnecqtbglxnorb|ofni#gro.retnecqtbglxnorb|ofni
The Bronx LGBTQ Center is a new LGBTQ community services center for residents of the Bronx and neighboring communities. Services include programs for youth and older adults, information services, mental health and physical health programs, training/community outreach programs, arts/culture programs, and policy/civic engagement activities.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
http://www.lgbtbrooklyn.org
310 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, New York
347-889-7719
gro.nylkoorbtbgl|ofni#gro.nylkoorbtbgl|ofni
The Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn.

LGBT Community Center
http://www.gaycenter.org/
Manhattan: 208 West 13th St.
(212) 620-7310
Social, supportive, and mental health services to the LGBT community, including social events, youth services, and recovery services.

Make the Road By Walking
http://www.maketheroadny.org/
Brooklyn: 301 Grove St.
(718) 418-7690
Queens: 92-10 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights
(718) 565-8500
Staten Island: 479 Port Richmond Ave.
(718) 727-1222
Free bilingual English-Spanish legal and supportive services aimed at holistic support; Assistance with Public Benefits, SSD/I, Fair Hearings, Housing, Immigration, Healthcare and insurance access, Civil Rights issues; Community organizing and advocacy.

North East Two Spirit Society
http://www.ne2ss.org/
(646) 351.7360
Education for communities regarding indigenous and Two-Spirit histories and traditions; community building among Two-Spirit people in the NE by promoting health and spiritual well-being; building alliances with allied community organizations.

Queens Community House
http://www.queenscommunityhouse.org/
Forest Hills: 108-25 62nd Drive
gro.esuohytinummocsneeuq|ofni#gro.esuohytinummocsneeuq|ofni
(718) 592-5757
The Queens Community House aims to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities. The Queens Community House has programs for LGBT youth (under 22) and older adults (over 55). The Queens Community House houses the Queens Center for Gay Seniors.

Queens Pride House
http://www.queenspridehouse.org/
Queens: 76-11 37th Ave., St. 206, Jackson Heights
(718) 429-5309
Social and support groups, including Transgender Discussion Group, health education, and referrals. Drop-in center with computer lab and lending library.

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
http://www.sageusa.org/
Manhattan: 305 7th Ave., 6th Fl.
(212) 741-2247
Advocacy, social and supportive services for LGBT seniors. SAGEWorks provides employment assistance; SAGECAP provides assistance and support to caregivers; SAGEConnect is an online resource library and web discussion for providers and advocates. Community Services at the LGBT Center on 13th street, including Drop-In; Discussion Series; Case Management; and Individual and Group Counseling; SAGEHarlem provides events and support to LGBT Seniors in upper Manhattan.

SALGA-NYC: Serving the Desi Queer Community
http://salganyc.org/
Contact- New York: SALGA c/o the Center, 208 W. 13th Street
gro.cynaglas|olleh#gro.cynaglas|olleh
The South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York City [SALGA-NYC] is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization, serving the South Asian LGBTQ community for over 20 years.
Support group meets every second Saturday of the month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center located at 208 W 13th Street, (between 7th & 8th Aves.), New York, NY. Our support group meetings are open to South Asians only. All are welcome to social events.

Staten Island LGBT Community Center
www.silgbtcenter.org/
Staten Island: 25 Victory Boulevard, 3rd Floor
(718) 808-1360
Social and supportive services, FREE counseling services, support groups for transgender teens, adults, LGBTQ youth, and more, LGBTQ seniors-focused programs and activities, LGBTQ youth-focused programs and activities, HIV testing and counseling, free computer lab and referrals.

North Country

PrismNY
Canton: P.O Box 634
http://www.prismny.org/index.html
PrismNY is the Northern New York's LGBT Concerns Group. It is a member organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Prism meets monthly and provides LGBT people with a place to meet, communicate, and promote self-identity and awareness.

Western New York

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley (GAGV)
http://www.gayalliance.org/
Rochester: 875 East Main Street, Suite 500
(585) 244-8640
The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive environment where individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions are safe, thriving, and enjoy full civil rights. GAGV provides a number of resources and programs to LGBT individuals in the Rochester area, including an online resource directory; The Empty Closet, New York's longest continually published LGBTA newspaper; youth, elderly, and college student programming; and educational training and services.

Pride Center of Western New York (PCWNY)
http://www.pridecenterwny.org
Buffalo: 206 S. Elmwood Ave
(716) 852-7743
The Pride Center of Western New York is a not-for-profit organization that aims to work with the community to make Western New York a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and transgender people to live, work, and establish their families. PCWNY works with local organizations, businesses, and individuals to refer individuals and groups to LGBT and allied organizations for health care, legal assistance and other needed assistance; enhance communication between organizations; develop leadership within the community; strengthen vehicles of communication and information; expand visibility of LGBT issues and accomplishments; and provide a safe, secure, and private environment for groups and organizations to meet.
GIST: Gender Identity Support and Talk is a group that supports transgender people at all stages of exploring one's gender identity. Open to MTF, FTM, genderqueer/gender non conforming people, people who are intersex, and people who are questioning their gender identity. Contact the center to register.

Transgender Alliance
http://transgenderalliance.ning.com/main
Service organization for the transgender community of Central and Upstate New York. For more information visit the TGA-CNY website.

Online Groups

There is a large transgender presence at many of the social networks (Facebook, YahooGroups, Google+, Twitter). Below are transgender specific online communities:

Bodies Like Ours
http://www.bodieslikeours.org/
Online community and peer support for people born intersexed and/or with atypical genitals.

The Transgender Guide
http://tgguide.com/
The Transgender Guide is an online community for transsexuals, crossdressers, transgender, and all gender variant individuals. The website includes a forum for individuals to form community, as well as listings of numerous resources for transgender folks.

In-person Support and/or Social Groups

Capital District Region

Capital Pride Center: Trans Meet n Greet
http://www.capitalpridecenter.org/programs-services/trans-pride/
Albany: Rainbow Cafe, 332 Hudson Ave
First Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm
Trans Pride at the Pride Center of the Capital Region works to connect, support, and empower the transgender and gender non-conforming community in the Capital Region. Trans Pride Meet n Greet is an informal gathering where people can socialize in a safe environment and connect with friends.

Capital Pride Center: Trans Discussion Group
http://www.capitalpridecenter.org/programs-services/trans-pride/
Albany: Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Ave
Third Tues of every month, 7-9pm
Contact: Curran Streett, gro.retnecedirplatipac|tteertsc#gro.retnecedirplatipac|tteertsc, (518) 462-6138
Trans Pride at the Capital Pride Center works to connect, support, and empower the transgender and gender non-conforming community in the Capital Region. Trans Pride Discussion Group is a topic-centered discussion group; topics range from legal issues to successful transition in the workplace to coming out. Participants can also volunteer a topic of interest for the discussion group.

Choices Counseling: Transgender Therapeutic Support Groups
Albany: 523 Western Ave, Suite 2A
(518) 438-2222
http://choicesconsulting.com/site/about-choices-2/group-counseling/

The Northeast Gender Alliance
This Yahoo group is designed to promote unity for crossdressers, transsexuals and anyone who identifies as transgender in any way, who live anywhere within a wide circle of Albany, New York, the New York State Capital Region. Open to family, partners, friends and anyone who is supportive of the transgender community. The purpose of this list is to bring together all of the above mentioned people so that we share information, meet, learn and enjoy ourselves. This list acts as a clearing house for any number of local organizations, social groups, inspired individuals who additionally want to meet to talk, socialize, support and learn from each other. To access, search TNGA on Yahoo Groups.

TransCare (In Our Own Voices)
http://inourownvoices.org/support.html
Albany: 245 Lark Street
Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm (Meets bi-weekly)
In Our Own Voices, an organization for LGBT People of Color, has a number of support groups, including TransCare, a support group for trans people to share their voices about the issues affecting the community. The group is designed to specifically provide resources, services, and support for transgender individuals, regardless of race.

T-SISTA (In Our Own Voices)
http://inourownvoices.org/support.html
Albany: 245 Lark Street
Fridays, 6-7:30pm.
In Our Own Voices, an organization for LGBT People of Color, has a number of support groups, including T-SISTA, an adaptation of SISTA, an evidence-based intervention for women of color. T-SISTA is a five-session group, featuring an overview of trans-specific HIV risk factors and risk behaviors, real-world examples and a "Sheroes" trans pride campaign.

Central New York

Q Center: TransYouth Support Group
Syracuse: 617 West Genesee Street
moc.secruoseRytinummoCSDIA|retnecq#moc.secruoseRytinummoCSDIA|retnecq
http://www.aidscommunityresources.com/content.cfm/Services/q-schedule
LGBTQ (ages 13-17): Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
TransYouth (13-22): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Q Kids, (8-12): 2nd Monday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Youth of Color (13-22): 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Steppin’ Out (ages 18-22): Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
COLAGE (8-12) for children of LGBTQ parents, 4th Monday: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Auburn LGBTQ Youth Support Group
1st and 3rd Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
(315) 701-2422, moc.oohay|puorghtuoynrubua#moc.oohay|puorghtuoynrubua

Ithaca Trans Group
Cornell University LGBT Resource Center
Ithaca: 626 Thurston Ave, ude.llenroc|692sml#ude.llenroc|692sml
The Ithaca Trans Group is a support group for individuals who feel that their birth sex does not adequately describe their gender identity and who either do or do not want to take steps to medically transition (or already have). The group is open to ALL individuals who identify somewhere along the transgender spectrum. The primary objective is to provide support, resources, and social opportunities for participants through regular, bi-weekly meetings and social events in a non-intimidating environment.
Bi-weekly meetings are held every other Sunday from
5-7 p.m. Meeting attendance is strictly confidential.

Southern Tier Gender Alliance
P.O. Box 4114
Ithaca, NY 14852
Primary Contact: Angela, moc.oohay|54841alegna#moc.oohay|54841alegna
Southern Tier Gender Alliance is a support and social activities group for crossdressers, transsexuals, and significant others. They have listings of local resources and trans-friendly religious establishments, and there is a speakers bureau for public education.
Meetings: 2nd Wed of the month in Ithaca, last Wed of the month in Binghamton.

Transgender Alliance of CNY
http://transalliancecny.net
Meets the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at SAGE Upstate at 7pm.

Transgender Support Group - Out For Health
http://outforhealth.org/trans-group.html
Meets every other Sunday, 5-7pm at Cornell LGBT Resource Center. Contact ude.llenroc|692sml#ude.llenroc|692sml for details.

Utica LGBTQ Youth Group
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact Mary Doody at (315) 701-2422 or moc.secruoseRytinummoCSDIA|htuoyqtblg#moc.secruoseRytinummoCSDIA|htuoyqtblg

Hudson Valley

The LOFT: Transgender Discussion and Activity Group
http://loftgaycenter.org/programs-and-services/
White Plains: 252 Bryant Avenue
(914) 948-2932
2nd Saturday evening of every month, starting at 7:30pm.
Open topic group run by a trained facilitator for individuals and their partners who identify as transgender, transsexual, cross-dresser, gender variant, or intersex.

TaQ: Trans & Queer
http://lgbtqcenter.org/taq-group-22013/
Third Monday of each month, 7-8:30pm in Apuzzo Hall
Contact: Kathleen O'Brien, Co-Facilitator: ten.knilhtrae|neirboennaneelhtak#ten.knilhtrae|neirboennaneelhtak
TaQ welcomes all people of transgender experience, including those who identify as genderqueer, queer, or under the broader trans* umbrella. The group meets to share discussion, build community and provide peer support. All people age 18+ who identify as T and/or Q are welcome.

Mid-Hudson Valley Transgender Association (MHVTA)
(845) 704-1650
moc.liamtoh|ATVHM#moc.liamtoh|ATVHM
Meets monthly on the last Monday of each month, 8 – 10 pm
September – May: Contact MHVTA for meeting locations in Poughkeepsie, NY
June – August: Summer Series at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall Street in Kingston.

Long Island

Long Island Trans Experience (LITE)
http://www.liglbtcenter.org/content.php?pgID=24
Contact: Rob Balzarano, gro.retnectblgil|onarazlabr#gro.retnectblgil|onarazlabr, (631) 665-2300
Center at Bay Shore: 34 Park Avenue
Center at Garden City: 400 Garden City Plaza
Long Island Trans Experience (LITE) provides social support services to transgender youth, adults and seniors as well as their families, friends, and loved ones. LITE offers a social and discussion group as well as a support group for Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Loved Ones (SOFFA). Other services include educational outreach services, human resources training, and clinician training and cultural competency.
Every Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9pm at The Center at Bay Shore, alternating between including transgender people only and transgneder people and SOFFA.
The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 8-9pm at The Center at Garden City, for transgender people only.

New York City

Brooklyn Community Pride Center: LGBT*Q & Gender Non-Conforming Support Group
Brooklyn: 4 MetroTech
(347) 889-7719
gro.nylkoorbtbgl|rotaredomreepreeuq#gro.nylkoorbtbgl|rotaredomreepreeuq
LGBT*Q and Gender Non-Conforming Adults support group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month.

CK Life
http://cklife.org/
(347) 881-7005
Bronx: 1067 Ogden Avenue
Offers a transgender support group (RSVP required), a scholarship for gender-confirming surgeries, and runs the CK Life Trans Clinic in partnership with Bronx Lebanon.

Cross Dressers International (CDI)
http://www.cdinyc.org/
(212) 564-4847
CDI is a support and social activity group for MTF cross-dressers, transgender women, drag queens, and genderqueers.

Identity House
http://www.identityhouse.org/
(212)243-8181
Manhattan: 208 West 13th St. (@ the LGBT Center)
Walk-In Hours: Saturday and Sunday 6-8 pm.
Provides LGBT and questioning people with drop-in supportive peer counseling, referrals, and support groups.

LGBT Community Center
http://www.gaycenter.org/
Manhattan: 208 West 13th St.
(212) 620-7310
Social, supportive, and mental health services to the LGBT community, including social events, youth services, and recovery services.
Center Wellness offers many different wellness groups, including recovery and 12-step groups, health, support, and education. www.gaycenter.org/health/wellness.
Gender Identity Project offers individual peer counseling, referrals, identity-based support groups: Masculine Spectrum; Feminine Spectrum; Partners, Family, and Friends; and TGNC Parents. http://www.gaycenter.org/gip/.

Queens Pride House: Transgender Support Group http://www.queenspridehouse.org/wordpress/programs/qph-support-groups/
Jackson Heights: 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206
(718) 429-5309
The transgender support group is open to everyone on the 'gender spectrum,' no matter how they identify. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.

Staten Island LGBT Community Center
http://www.silgbtcenter.org/gaystatenislandgroups/
Staten Island: 25 Victory Blvd 3rd Floor
(718) 808-1360
Various transgender support groups occur throughout the year supporting transgender and gender non-conforming individuals of all ages. Currently there are weekly groups for transgender teens, and parents of transgender people, and monthly meetings for transgender adults. Please call for meeting times and other information.

North Country

PrismNY Community Events
http://www.prismny.org/events.html
PrismNY, a community LGBT organization for North Country, NY, has a few (mostly youth-focused) LGBT support and discussion groups, including a PFLAG group, LGBT youth groups, and a group for LGBT parents and their children.

Western New York

The Buffalo Belles
http://www.buffalobelles.com/
moc.onuj|selleb_olaffub#moc.onuj|selleb_olaffub
The Buffalo Belles are a social and support group for crossdressers, transvestites, transexuals, intersex individuals, and other transgender individuals. The group's goals are to be a resource for transgender people in Buffalo and Western New York, to provide support to transgender people as well as their families, and to be a social group.

Pride Center of Western New York: GIST
http://pridecenterwny.org/site/gist.asp
GIST: Gender Identity Support and Talk is a group that supports transgender people at all stages of exploring one's gender identity. Open to MTF, FTM, genderqueer/gender non conforming people, people who are intersex, and people who are questioning their gender identity. Contact the center to register.

Pride Center of Western New York: Transgeneration
http://pridecenterwny.org/site/trans.asp
Monthly discussion group that provides a safe space to meet for mutual support, friendship, and social activities, promoting the exploration of gender in a positive and affirming environment. For people who identify as transgender, transexual, gender - queer or questioning gender identity.

Spectrum: Transgender Group of Western New York
http://www.spectrumwny.org/index.htm
moc.oohay|YNWmurtcepS#moc.oohay|YNWmurtcepS
(716) 748-1705
Spectrum is a transgender-focused group of Western New York, aimed to provide a support structure for transgender individuals and their families, friends, and allies; to assist individuals in their search for answers and comprehension of their gender identity and expression; to serve as an educational resource; and to serve as advocates. Support group meets on the second Friday of every month at 7pm.


Transgender Supportive Conferences

Web Resources

Throughout this resource guide, you'll find more web resources, but here are a few:

Deaf Queer Resource Center
http://www.deafqueer.org/
San Francisco, CA: PO Box 14431, SF CA, 94114
Resource and information for, by, and about the deaf queer community. Specific pages for Deaf Queer Youth and Deaf Transgender/Transsexual people.

Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA)
http://gender.org/
Gender Education & Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation which provides information about transsexual and transgender issues. The website is a primary tool for both education and advocacy.

Genderqueer Revolution
http://www.genderqueerrevolution.org/
Genderqueer Revolution is an online community for folks who do not fit into the gender binary. The site includes numbers for support, community forums, and the organization sponsors and holds events in the Los Angeles area.

Trans-Health
http://www.trans-health.com/
Trans-Health.Com has a number of resources about Trans*-specific health care, including specific guidelines for patients and for providers, links to articles about transgender health, and a listing of trans health clinics, among a number of other resources.

Transsexual Roadmap
http://www.tsroadmap.com/index.html
Transsexual Roadmap is a site that guides individuals interested in going through transition through the transition process, from creating a timeline for the journey of transition to resources for transition (therapy, health, etc.)

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License