This is an expanding list of different Trans groups in the DC area. All descriptions are taken from the respective group’s page. If there are groups that you would like to add to this list, feel free to send us a message!
“The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) is a volunteer, grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, dignity, and liberation for transgender, transsexual, and gender-diverse (hereafter:trans) people in the District of Columbia.
We organize in our local communities to spread awareness, increase trans people’s access to resources and information, and ensure that our experiences are treated with respect and dignity. We work toward changing laws, policies and services to improve our lives and realize gender self-determination for all of D.C.’s trans communities. We also provide workshops and trainings designed to educate trans communities on the law so that we are prepared to defend our rights and live without fear. Finally, we also host community-building social events such as town hall dinners, parties and film screenings.
We work to ensure that all trans people have what they need to self-determine their genders.
The first step to getting involved is to show up at one of our bi-monthly planning meetings. We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9:00pm. We meet at Casa Ruby, at 2822 Georgia Ave NW. This location is accessible via Green Line Metro Station, closest via Columbia Heights station.”
“A multicultural center and safe space serving the Latino LGB & Transgender communities of any race, color, or economic background in Washington, DC, MD, VA Where all are welcome.
Our mission is to create success stories, particularly among Latino LGB & Trans communities of any race, color or economic background; Through advocacy, employment, housing assistance, HIV testing, counseling, social and other services.
Whitman-Walker Health Transgender Care
Legal, mental health, and on-site medical care, for all LGBT people including assistance with signing up for insurance.
“You’re invited to join us the first Friday of every month for our Transgender Support Group.
The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday March 7th. This peer-facilitated discussion group is open to members of the transgender community as well as partners, friends, and allies. This meeting takes place at the DC Center in the Reeves Municipal Building, 2000 14th St NW, Suite 105. Please note, you may be asked for a photo id as you enter the Reeves Center. If this presents a challenge to you please call the DC Center as you arrive at (202) 682-2245 so that we can accommodate you.”
DCATS – DC Area Transmasculine Society
“The DC Area Transmasculine Society is a peer-facilitated social and support group in the DC area for anyone on the transmasculine spectrum. We are persons born or assigned female at birth and feel that this is an inaccurate or incomplete description of who we are today.
DCATS also welcomes significant others, friends, families, and allies (SOFFAS)
DCATS is a diverse group. The term “transmasculine” is core to DCATS’ spirit of inclusiveness. We acknowledge, welcome, and celebrate the wide range of transgender identities that our members have.
We run a monthly support group on the second Sunday of every month, in addition to our yahoo! list-serve and social events throughout the year.
Our meetings are generally held from 5-7pm at 1701 14th St. NW on the second Sunday of the month. Sign Language interpreters are available upon request.”
MAGIC – Metro Area Gender Identity Connection
“A peer support group for Transsexual, Gender Queer and other Gender Identity Questioning people living in the greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Active for over 25 years, we discuss everything from philosophy and feelings to practical matters such as legal issues and medical problems and solutions.
While the group is mainly for transsexuals and people questioning their gender identity, it is always encouraging to have family, friends, and significant others attend as well. Friendly parties such as psychotherapists, physicians, electrologists and so forth, are regular attendees providing professional support and insight.
The support group meets at 8 PM on the third Friday of every month on the third floor of the Falls Church Presbyterian Church, located at 225 E Broad St, Falls Church, VA (about a 20 minute walk from East Falls Church Metro station—should you need assistance getting to a meeting, please call one of the moderators a few hours in advance, and we will be more than willing to pick you up from the station and return you to the station later).”
TGEA – TransGender Educational Association of Greater Washington
“Social/support group for all transgendered persons. Membership is who is for anyone anywhere on the gender spectrum. Primarily membership currently is heterosexual crossdressers, transsexuals (mtf) in transition and their partners (SO). Support is informal, peer-based. TGEA publishes a newsletter (The TGEA Pinnacle) and also has a library and other information available. TGEA also offers educational seminars and outreach presentations to the public.
Meeting Time & Location: 7:00 p.m., usually every First Saturday (but not Labor Day weekend or 4th of July weekend). Meeting location is kept confidential for the privacy of members and access to group is given upon the completion of a personal interview, at which the interviewee need not be crossdressed. Meeting fee is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Annual membership dues are between $40 and $55.”
All are welcome. Meets the first and third Sundays of the month in rooms 30-31 from 2 – 4 p.m. Marge Dimond is the contact, her number is 301-933-2877, email is email@example.com”
Black Transmen, Inc. presents Akanni, a support group for all transgender men that are conforming and non-conforming at any stage in their transition process. Akanni is a safe, respectful, and confidential environment where transmen can share their story and their journey. Akanni is from the Yoruba language meaning profitable encounter. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6pm. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit BlackTransmen.org”
Baltimore Trans-Masculine Alliance
Created for and by people who identify as transgender and masculine, the BTMA is a safe space to share stories, struggles, and triumphs. This is a support group for FTMs and and other people who identify on the transmasculine spectrum (MTF persons, please see the Tran*quility group). We welcome people at any stage and type of transition, as well as those who are questioning. While we sometimes have social events where significant others (friends, families, and partners) are welcome, our regular, monthly meetings are only open to trans*masculine individuals. Please contact us for more information. Meets 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm on the 3rd Floor. For info contact BaltimoreTransMasculine@gmail.com”
“A support group for MTFs but anyone who varies from traditional gender expression are welcome. Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday at 8:00pm on the 3rd floor. For info contact email@example.com. Check out our social Meetup group Trans Life Maryland at http://www.meetup.com/Trans-Life-MD/ or Join the Tran*quility Yahoo group at groups.yahoo.com/group/giginmd/“