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Support groups in the Mid-Atlantic States

The following is a list of support groups in the Mid-Atlantic States.

For support groups grouped by Census Division, see Support groups in the United States. For support groups outside the United States, see Support groups.

Disclaimer: Listings are for information purposes only and do not constitute recommendations by T-Vox. All websites listed here are outside of our control; T-Vox is not responsible for their content.

New Jersey

Pathways
PO BOX 1
RIVER EDGE NJ 07661-0001
Website: http://pathwaystg.org/
Meets on the second Saturday of every month from 7-11 pm.

Healthy Transitions
1390 VALLEY RD STE 1B
STIRLING NJ 07980
1908 647 1688
Fax: 1908 647 5180
Email: carly@healthytransitionsllc.org Website: http://healthytransitionsllc.org/
Support group run by Dr Lisa. Currently on hiatus until further notice. Contact via website for more information.

New Jersey Support Group
WASHINGTON’S CROSSING NJ
Website: http://njsg.org/
Meets on the first Saturday of each month at 7 pm. Contact via their website for more information.

Sigma Nu Rho
PO BOX 9255
TRENTON NJ 08650-1255
1609 392 1132 (Pat)
E-mail: snrtris@hotmail.com
Website: http://triessnj.org/snr/
Tri-Ess chapter, for heterosexual male crossdressers. Meets the fourth Saturday of each month.

True Selves
Meets at:
Price Center of New Jersey
85 RARITAN AVE STE 100
HIGHLAND PARK NJ 08904-2701
1732 846 2232
Email: noksammie@gmail.com (Samantha Nokes)
Website: http://pridecenter.org/group/trueselves/
Meets on the third Sunday of every month from 4-6 pm. Email for more information.

New York

Buffalo Belles
PO BOX 1701
AMHERST NY 14226-1701
Telephone: 1716 446 2661
Meetings are held every second Saturday of each month in williamsville at a private location with changing facilities. There is a $5.00 charge for each meeting, and an annual fee of $25.00.
Publishes: Monthly newsletter

Capital District Young Trans
Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council
PO BOX 131
ALBANY NY 12201-0131
1518 462 6138
Fax: 1518 462 2101
Website: http://groups.google.com/group/cdyt
Primarily aimed at 18-35 year olds. The Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council, where the group meets, is at 332 Hudson Ave in Albany.

CDI/NYGA
404 W 40TH ST APT 2
NEW YORK NY 10018-1226
1212 570 7389
E-mail: cdinyc@aol.com
Website: http://members.tripod.com/~cdinyc
S. Kristine James, Director, Karen Cioe, NYC Coord., Muriel Olive, Director. Sponsors’ meetings, parties, dinners.

Chi Delta Mu Chapter Of Tri-Ess
PO BOX 1
RIVER EDGE NJ 07661-0001
Telephone: 1800 484 7593 (code 4985)
E-mail: cdm@carroll.com
Meets in NJ a few miles from the George Washington Bridge on the second Saturday of each month. Interested in having wives/girlfriends join us. Over 75 paid members. Existed since 2001.

Cross Expressions
Daniel Stephens
c/o Cross Expressions
PO BOX 931
VESTAL NY 13851-0931
Telephone: 1607 862 3203
E-mail: lyssa@unix.tpe.com
Peer support group for heterosexual male crossdressers, their families and significant others. Weekly meetings and regular social events. Membership information confidential, identification required. Monthly membership fee.

Eulenspiegel Society
PO BOX 2783
NEW YORK NY 10163-2761
Telephone: 1212 388 7022
For those in the BDSM community, or who are interested in any aspect of BDSM. The oldest organisation of its type. Frequent events specifically oriented toward crossdressers. Inquire for times.

Expressing Our Nature (EON)
PO BOX 3586
SYRACUSE NY 13204-3586
Telephone: 1315 431 9606
E-mail: eonsyr@yahoo.com
Open support regardless of gender identification and sexual orientation. Context for TG people to experience their own happiness, personal growth, and sense of fulfillment: meetings, social occasions, and community-wide events. EON has its own facility and offices. Meetings are the first and third Saturday and fourth Wednesday each month. The support group for significant others meets regularly.

The FTM Fraternity
An information network and support group run by and for female-to-males. Meetings in private apartments in New York City about every six weeks. We welcome FTM-spectrum folks, anyone who is experiencing gender dysphoria and/or is considering transition.
Telephone: 1908 298 8797 (Marty Kincaid) or 1212 570 1260 (Kit Rachlin, Ph.D.)
Gender Identity Project
The LGBT Community Centre
208 W 13TH ST
NEW YORK NY 10011-7702
Telephone: 1212 620 7310
Website: http://www.gaycenter.org/program_folders/gip/index_html/program_view
Centre CARE and the Gender Identity Project (GIP) offer people of Trans experience the opportunity to find support, information and a community – all in one place.

Girls’ Night Out (GNO)
c/o Barbara Fortune
PO BOX 350369
BROOKLYN NY 11235-0369
Telephone: 1201 794 1665, ext. 2021
Open social support group, meetings.
Publishes: Lipstick and Lace

GLBT Youth Support Group
Binghamton NY
E-mail: elewis3@binghamton.edu
For people of all genders and sexual orientations, aged 14-20. Sponsored by the Broome County LGBTQ Youth Coalition.

Hudson Valley Support group
(contact information unfortunately not provided)
An environment to share your views on crossdressing, on being Trans. Bi-monthly meetings. Friday evenings 7:30-9:30. Supportive therapists, doctors and businesspeople invited. Friendly and understanding environment.

Imperial Queens And Kings Of New York & Long Island
70-A GREENWICH VILLAGE AVE STE 120
NEW YORK NY 10011
Telephone: 1212 229 1968 (day) and 1212 627 6100 (eve)
A registered, genuine, supportive organisation for Female Impersonators, drag queens, transvestites, MTF-spectrum transsexuals and their friends and supporters in a fun, helpful and democratic forum. We represent a unique, positive and valued element of society. Social activities for non-Gay and Gay charities. Meetings first Friday of the month, 8:15pm, Gay Community Services Centre, West 13th Street and 7th Avenue. Since 1969, “If you’ve got the high heels, we’ve got the eye-deals.”
Publishes: Imperially Yours

Lambda Chi Lambda Of Tri-Ess
c/o Sharon Ann Stuart
PO BOX 1010
COOPERSTOWN NY 13326-6010
Telephone: 1607 547 4118
Centred in Troy, Albany, Schenectady area. Monthly meetings, library, affiliated with TGIC in Albany. Screening before attending.
Publishes: Cornbury’s Closet

Long Island Femme Expression
LIFE
PO BOX 1311
WATER MILL NY 11976-1311
Telephone: 1516 283 1333
Founded in 1985. support and social group for all Transgender people, CD, TV, TS, significant others, families, and friends. Three meetings monthly. Interview is required.
Publishes: Lifelines

Metropolitan Gender Network
PO BOX 45
NEW YORK NY 10014-0045
Telephone: 1201 794 1665 ext. 332. or 1718 461 9050
Support, advocacy, and educational group open to all segments of the gender community. Friends and guests welcome. Monthly meetings at 561 Hudson St. on the second Sunday, social events, lending library, resource directory, referrals. Brief meeting registration form is sent in response to new inquiries.
Publishes: City Lights

Mid Hudson Valley Transgender Association
POUGHKEEPSIE NY
Email: info@mhvta.org
Website: http://mhvta.org/
For Trans people and their allies. Meets on the last Monday of every month at 8 pm. Email for more information.

Rochester CD-Network
PO BOX 92055
ROCHESTER NY 14692-0055
Telephone: 1716 251 2132
Group mostly from upstate NY. Monthly meetings and social events in a secure, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. Cooperative activities with other crossdresser groups in NY state.
Publishes: CD News

Rochester Transgender Organisation
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
179 ATLANTIC AVE
ROCHESTER NY 14607-1255
Telephone: 1585 244 8640
Fax: 1585 244 8246
E-mail: info@gayalliance.org
Website: http://gayalliance.org/
Meets on the Second and Fourth Saturday of each month at 2pm
A peer support group for transsexual, intersex, and Transgender persons. Friends and relatives are also encouraged to attend in the hope of gaining a greater understanding and acceptance of their loved one’s gender dysphoria. We hold no prejudice against any other group of people, but acknowledge that the supportive needs of transsexuals, intersex folks and Transgender people differ from those who crossdress as a pastime. If you are not sure what you are, you are welcome to attend.

Southern Tier Gender Alliance
1607 754 114
E-mail: chantryjennefer@yahoo.com or elewis3@binghamton.edu
Trans support group for all members of the trans community and welcome SOs. We meet twice a month (one social and one “business”). Email for more information or call Ethan/Emily at (607)651-9175.

TransactNY
E-mail: blueicez@pipeline.com
Trans group for advocacy, education, and support. Call or e-mail for meeting date, time, and location.
In terms of advocacy, TransActNY is involved in the de-psychopathologisation (making it no longer seen as a mental illness) of gender issues from crossdressers to transsexuals, civil rights for the Trans community in employment, health services, and housing and seek to end discrimination.
TransActNY is open to all gender positions and sexual orientations and friends. No one will be turned away from our support groups even if they don’t accept our political agenda.

Transgenderists’ Independence Club (TGIC)
PO BOX 13604
ALBANY NY 12212-3604
Telephone: 1518 436 4513 (live Thurs. 7-9 pm, or leave a message and instructions for calling back).
Two monthly parties, weekly support group raps, monthly mates’/wives’ support group, shopping guide, key club, and storage.
We have a screening process to ensure comfort and safety of all.
Publishes: Bi-monthly newsletter

Transgender Network
Clergy and professionals are also welcome. Meetings 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month, social outings, beauty consultants, places to shop, mail order , speakers and referral.

Transgender Rights! (TGR)
Lesbian and Gay Community Centre
208 W 13TH ST
NEW YORK NY 10011-7702
Telephone: 1212 979 8547
Broad-scope human rights advocacy organisation run by and for Transgender people. Open meetings every other Wednesday. Rights News.

TransJustice
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
322 8TH AVE FL 3
NEW YORK NY 10001-8001
(at 26th St.; take the C to 23rd St.)
Telephone: 1718 596 0342 ext. 18
E-mail: ikhenry@alp.org (Imani)
Website: http://srlp.org/
Meets every Wednesday, 6.30-8.30 pm.
TransJustice is a political group created by and for Trans and Gender Diverse people of colour. We work to mobilise our communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues we face. These issues include gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.
These meetings are for ALL People of Colour who self-identify as Trans, butch lesbians, drag queens, bi-gendered, two spirit, drag kings, femme queens, A.G.s, genderqueer, non-gendered, andro, crossdressers, gender-benders. Although our Trans or Non-Trans allies (non-people of colour) are asked not to attend TransJustice meetings, please call or e-mail us to learn about the ways you can express your solidarity with Trans people of colour.

Tranzgeneration
Pride Centre of Western New York
206 S ELMWOOD AVE 3RD FL
BUFFALO NY 14201-2398
Telephone: 1716 852 7743 ext. 436 (Trey)
Website: Facebook page
Peer-led group for people aged 18-29 that are Transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or questioning. We promote the exploration of gender in a positive affirming environment. Meets every Tuesday from 6-7 pm.

Pennsylvania

Attic Youth Centre
255 S 16TH ST
PHILADELPHIA PA 19102
Telephone: 1215 545 4331
Fax: 1215 545 5774
E-mail: info@atticyouthcenter.org
Website: http://atticyouthcenter.org/
For GLBT youth. Trans youth support group meets Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm. Contact for more info.
Cross Dressers International (CDI)
PO BOX 61
EASTON PA 18044-0061
S Kristine James, Director, KarenCioe, NYC Coordinator. Sponsors meetings, parties, dinners, shows, and serves the needs of all.

Erie Sisters (LEG)
PO Box 1131
ERIE PA 16512-1131
Telephone: 1814 746 5524 after 5PM
Newsletter for full and associate members. Full members only at meetings. Meetings on fourth Saturdays, even numbered months in accepting public establishments, odd numbered months in secure space. Membership is open. Discretion and confidentiality are demanded. Apply in writing. Screening interview required.
Publishes: Mirror Images

Evolutions
Meets at:
Mazzoni Centre
1201 CHESTNUT ST 2ND FLOOR
PHILADELPHIA PA
Telephone: 1215 563 0652
Fax: 1215 563 0664
E-mail: info@mazzonicenter.org
Website: http://mazzonicenter.org/
Evolutions meets every Thursday from 6-7 pm. Drop in any time between 6 and 7.

Exeter Trans Support Group
Meets at the office of Dr Tiffany Griffiths
1251 WYOMING AVE
EXETER PA 18643
Telephone: 1570 241 8216
Website: http://drtiffanygriffiths.com/
Meets monthly. Contact person is therapist Meredith G. Cosgrove.

Philadelphia Trans Support Group
PO BOX 15839
PHILADELPHIA PA 19103-0839
Telephone: 1215 567 7879
To educate the community on Trans issues and to give support in this sometimes confusing period. Monthly meeting, social events, professional referrals. No drugs or excess baggage.

Pittsburgh Trans Support
Pittsburgh PA
Website: http://pittsburghsupport.blogspot.com/
Trans spectrum inclusive group whose goal is to provide a safe space for discussion and peer support for personal issues pertaining to being gender non-conforming. Meets every two weeks. See website for details.

Renaissance Education Association
987 OLD EAGLE SCHOOL RD STE 719
WAYNE PA 19087-1708
Telephone: 1610 975 9119 (24 hrs)
Open group that accepts and helps individuals to grow at their own pace. Monthly meetings with educational programs, Significant other support group, Trans support group, crossdresser rap groups, and community activities. Speakers’ Bureau for college, university, radio, and television appearances anywhere in the US. Renaissance also publishes a series of Background Papers to help understand Transgender issues.
Publishes: Renaissance News & Views

Renaissance – Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Renaissance PHL
PO BOX 530
BENSALEM PA 19020-0530
Telephone: 1610 975 9119
Meets third Saturday of month in King of Prussia, PA, at 8:00 pm. For information, write or call. For Trans people. Trans support group, TV rap groups, significant other support group, monthly programs, socials/community activities.

Renaissance – Lower Susquehanna Valley Chapter’
Renaissance – L S V
PO BOX 2122
HARRISBURG PA 17105-2122
Telephone: 1717 780 1578
For the gender community at large. Meets the first Saturday evening of each month in Harrisburg, PA.

TransCentralPA
E-mail: ock1127@aol.com (Kristen)
Website: http://transcentralpa.org/
Meetings are held at 8.00 PM the first Saturday of every month at the Metropolitan Community Church at 2973 Jefferson Street in Harrisburg.
Membership is open to all Transgender individuals, their Significant Others and to other persons who have a personal or professional interest in a Transgender person or in gender behavior or theory in general (all individuals must be 18 years of age or older).

Trans Masculine Advocacy Network (TMAN)
Washington West Centre
1201 LOCUST ST
PHILADELPHIA PA 19107-5409
Telephone: 1215 834 9063 (Lonnie)
For FTM-spectrum people of colour. Every Tuesday from 8-10 pm.

TransPitt
PO BOX 3214
PITTSBURGH PA 15230-3214
Telephone: 1412 231 1181
Website: http://transpitt.org/
Open membership policy. Meetings the second and fourth Saturday of each odd-numbered month. Referral required for new member.

Transexual Menace (Pittsburgh chapter)
c/o D Scott
221 MOREWOOD AVE APT 2
PITTSBURGH PA 15213-1124
E-mail: diana@usaor.net

TSG (Transsexual Support Group)
6020 PENN CIR S
PITTSBURGH PA 15206-3921
Telephone: 1412 661 7030
A support group exclusively for persons thinking about or actually living full-time.

WeXist
Meets at:
William Way Community Centre
1315 SPRUCE ST
PHILADELPHIA PA 19107-5601
E-mail: wexist@wexist.org
Website: http://wexist.org/
A Philadelphia-based support group for Transgender people on the Trans-masculine spectrum. Meets in the conference room on the first floor in the vestibule of the William Way Community Centre.