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Support groups in the Pacific States

The following is a list of support groups in the Pacific 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.

Alaska

Anchorage

The Berdache Society
c/o Nora Jean York
PO BOX 92381
ANCHORAGE AK 99509-2381
A social organisation serving the crossdressing and Transgendered community. Regular meeting schedule. Community service projects. IFGE fundraiser projects. Online message board. Alignment and participation with the local gay and lesbian community. Fun socials. Individuals will be screened prior to meeting with group.
Publishes: The Berdache Voice

Transgender Support Group
Gay and Lesbian Community Centre
336 E 5TH AVE
ANCHORAGE AK 99501-2633
Telephone: 1907 929 4528
Websites: http://identityinc.org/ and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transgenderedinalaska/
Fridays, 7-9 pm. The community centre is next to the Country Kitchen.

Chugiak

Alaskan T-People
c/o Bobbie Wendy Tucey
PO BOX 670349
CHUGIAK AK 99567-0349
Strictly social, not political in any way. Social activities for the whole family: fishing parties, outings, whatever. The purpose is for those of us who have our family’s love and support to be able to do things with them.

California

Berkeley

Pacific Centre For Human Growth, Berkeley
2712 TELEGRAPH AVE
BERKELEY CA 94705-1117
Telephone: 1510 548 8283
Website: http://pacificcenter.org/
Many Trans-inclusive or Trans-specific support groups. See website for details.

Cathedral City

Mariposa of Palm Springs (Transgender Outreach)
68277 FARRELL LN
CATHEDRAL CITY CA 92234-7838
Telephone: 1909 278 0500 (Gina)
Email: msginaann@aol.com
Since 1995. Monthly meetings for Transgender people, their family & friends held in conjunction with PFLAG meetings on the 1st Sunday of every month from 3PM – 5PM at the Religious Science Church of the Desert, 45630 Portola, Palm Desert.
Publishes articles in the PFLAG Newsletter of the Desert

Chico

Stonewall Alliance Centre TG Support
PO BOX 8855
CHICO CA 95927-8855
Telephone: 1530 893 3336
Fax: 1530 893 3338
Website: http://stonewallchico.org/
Monthly Trans support group. Inclusive of all identities. There’s also a Trans-inclusive queer youth group. Meets at the Stonewall Alliance Centre, 341 Broadway, Suite 416, in Chico.

Corona

Pathfinders
PO BOX 2973
CORONA CA 91718-2973
Telephone: 1714 325 2938
Email: ptfinders@aol.com
Support group dedicated to genetic woman involved in a relationship with a gender gifted person. Located in Southern California but catering to the entire nation. There mission is to create a safe enviroment to help Educate, Provide Support, Develop Self Esteem and self Respect. Share experiences, learn how to set boundaries and inprove communication. In attchiving all the above, we can help in the overall acceptance with society as a whole. Our biggest message is “YOU ARE NOT ALONE.”

Duarte

Crossdresser Heterosexual Intersocial Club (CHIC)
PO BOX 562
DUARTE CA 91009-0562
Telephone: 1714 993 7142 (Information/Speakers Bureau)
Email: chicsocal@aol.com
For heterosexual CDs only, as well as their wives, professional people (MDs, psychologists, teachers, etc.), and friends.
Local S. California organisation. Offers support and friendship, stress security, good manners. Meetings, parties, dinners, and seminars on makeup, wigs, clothes, and other topics of interest. Sponsors public educational programs. Meetings held 2nd Saturday night of each month for members and approved guests.
Publishes: CHIC Clippings

Eureka

Far West Women
EUREKA CA
Email: smith5968@aol.com (Heather)
This Trans support group meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 8 pm. While membership is limited to crossdressers and Transgender persons, cis women are welcome to attend. We have occasional potlucks, activities, and discussion.

Garden Grove

Loved Ones Of Transsexuals
Telephone: 1714 786 6891
Monthly support group for family, friends of transsexuals and interested medical professionals. Facilitated by Jeanee Ebner, a mother of a Trans woman. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Specifically for Trans people and their allies.

Hollywood

American Transsexual Education Center (ATEC)
1626 N WILCOX AVE STE 584
HOLLYWOOD CA 90028-6206
Amanda Silvestri, Director
Email: aslive@aol.com
Serving the Transgender and transsexual community. A confidential and non-judgmental telephone crisis and personal counselling, referrals to support groups in your area, electrologists, medical/psychological help, speakers, ∓ newsletter.

Tuff – Trans United with Family and Friends
Meets in West Hollywood CA
Telephone: 1213 973 8833
Email: tufforg@gmail.com
Website: http://tufforg.com/
Social support group for people in any stage of their Transgender process or transition, as well as their friends, family, partners, and allies.

Irvine

Ladies’ Knight Out
PO BOX 19608-179
IRVINE CA 92713
Telephone: 1714 262 9105
Email: ladiesknightout@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.ladiesknightout.com/
A chapter of Tri-Ess. Heterosexual crossdressing couples’ support group. Monthly BBQs, potlucks, and parties supplemented by outings to a variety of places for fun. Call or write.

Lakewood

Gender Expressions
PO BOX 816
LAKEWOOD CA 90714-0816
Telephone: 1310 869 4241
Fax: 310 869 5662
Outreach for Trans people and their families. Group meetings, outings and seminars. Listings of books,tapes and organisations.

Long Beach

Club Cherchez La Femme
PO BOX 14521
LONG BEACH CA 90803
Private membership club for those who appreciate the drag scene. Once-a-month dance party with cover charge discounts for members. Can include discount with some merchants catering to TVs. Send SASE for details.

On The Scene Night

Marlayna Lacie
1856 CHERRY STE 608
LONG BEACH CA 90806-5822
Sponsor open parties for MTF-spectrum people to come out and meet friends. Everyone welcome. On the Scene Night the 2nd Saturday of every month, and Fantasy Fetish Fashion Night the 4th Saturday of every month at the Queen Mary in Studio City.
Publishes: TV Epic

Transsexual Support Group
The Centre Long Beach
2017 E 4TH ST
LONG BEACH CA 90814-1001
Telephone: 1310 434 4455 (6-8 PM on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month; ask for Stacy)
Email: nowimjenn@aol.com (Jennifer Martin).
Website: http://centerlb.org/
The purpose of the group is to provide support and information to Transsexuals and their Family, Friends and Partners. The group format is a mixture of open discussion with occasional guest speakers. The open discussions will range from the practical aspects of transition to the emotional struggles and joys that this process can bring into the lives of Transsexuals and their Loved Ones. The guest speakers will be therapists as well as fashion, make-up, and electrolysis consultants.

Los Angeles

Alpha Chapter Of Tri-Ess
PO BOX 36091
LOS ANGELES CA 90036-0091
Telephone: 1213 876 6141 (ask for Virginia)
Los Angeles Chapter of the Society for the Second Self, incorporating both the Sigma Chi and Lambda Alpha Chapters. Monthly meetings to offer support to heterosexual CDs and their wives/partners/families.
Publishes: Alpha Bits

Androgyny
PO BOX 480740
LOS ANGELES CA 90004-9340
Telephone: 1213 467 8317 (Shiela or Shirley)
Social and support group for those who crossdress.
Meetings Tuesday nights from 8:00-10:00pm in Santa Monica, CA.
Mention that you are calling about Androgyny. 9:00am – 9:00pm PT.

FTM Alliance
FTM Alliance of Los Angeles, Inc.
PO BOX 412526
LOS ANGELES CA 90041-9526
Telephone: 1323 462 4755
E-mail: info@ftmalliance.org
Website: http://ftmalliance.org/
FTM Alliance of Los Angeles, Inc., is a community-based organisation dedicated to empowering the female-to-male [FTM] Transgender community, and to increasing the visibility and acceptance of FTMs in southern California. They provide resources, support, and leadership opportunities to people assigned female at birth or in childhood who no longer feel that label is complete or accurate, as well as their significant others, families, friends, and allies. Through education, advocacy, and activism, they are committed to creating a society where everyone is free to choose and express their own gender.

FT? Coming Out Support
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Centre at the McDonald/Wright Building
1625 N SCHRADER BLVD
LOS ANGELES CA 90028-6213
Telephone: 1323 860 5811
Website: http://ftmi.org/ or http://genderqueerrevolution.org/
Sponsored by FTM International and GenderQueer Revolution, in association with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Centre.
Meets Wednesday evenings, from 7.30-9 pm, for 12-week sessions.
Facilitators: Alexander Yoo, MA, MFTI (IMF 52075), board member of FTM International and GenderQueer Revolution, and William Squier, MFT Trainee at the LAGLC
Were you labelled female at birth but feel “female” doesn’t quite fit?
Are you at the beginning of your transition process, or questioning whether you might be FTM (female-to-male trans) or somewhere along the FTM continuum? Are you looking for support as you come out to friends, family, and yourself?
FTM International and GenderQueer Revolution together with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Centre are pleased to announce the F-to-?: Coming Out Support group! Before you can join the group, please make sure to call the facilitators for an intake (required prior to joining) in order to determine whether the group is right for you. Please call 1323 860 5811 for more information and to speak with the facilitators.

Los Angeles Gender Centre
1923 1/2 WESTWOOD BLVD STE 2
LOS ANGELES CA 90025-8401
Telephone: 1310 475 8880
Fax: 1310 641 1790
Email: mklel@concententric.net
Website: http://lagendercenter.com/
Support & info. group at Women’s Centre. Call first. See also listing under Therapists in the Pacific States.

Minority AIDS Project
5149 W JEFFERSON BLVD
LOS ANGELES CA 90016-3836
Telephone: 1213 936 9338
Discussion and rap groups conducted by the Project’s Trans program for Trans persons and their SOs. HIV/AIDS information, hormone treatment, support groups and more.

Transsexual Explorer
LOS ANGELES CA
Telephone: 1323 654 1454
Email: gr8blonde@aol.com
Monthly group for pre- & post-op MTFs. Very warm, cozy atmosphere, helping each other, support where necessary and oodles of assistance in deportment, fashion, the real world.
Meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 8:00p – 10:00p.
Attendees must contact via e-mail or telephone by the Monday prior.

Montrose

CD Social Group
PO BOX 224
MONTROSE CA 91021-0224
A group free of politics with never a dull moment. Write for information.

Oakland

Society For Initiatives And Services In Transgender Issues (SISTI)
PO BOX 30844
OAKLAND CA 94604-0844
Social support and empowerment gathering for Transgendered individuals. Issues addressed include HIV/AIDS care, risk reduction, outreach, family and mental health issues. Counselling is also provided.
Telephone: 1510 601 7975 (Sharon Grayson)
Telephone: 1510 601 9066 (AMASSI)

Riverside

Born Free
PO BOX 52829
RIVERSIDE CA 92517-3829
Telephone: 1909 278 0500 (Gina – Founder)
Email: msginaann@aol.com
Founded in 1993. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month in the form of a dinner meeting with guest speaker and programs for members of the gender community, their families, friends, supporting professionals, and vendors.
Full membership is $36/year. Screening required to attend a meeting.
Publishes: Born Free Newsletter

Sacramento

FTM Sacramento
The Lavender Library
1414 21ST ST
SACRAMENTO CA 95811
James: jlwick77@yahoo.com or 1916 456 5969
Dylan: dawgdylan@yahoo.com or 1916 441 4332
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7 pm. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, supportive environment for individuals who were born female bodied and identify as male. Individuals could already be transitioned FTMs, transitioning FTMs, or individuals questioning their own identities as FTMs. The group will address issues regarding transitioning and may also include occasional film viewing.

Sacramento Gender Association (SGA)
Blue Rose Chapter
PO BOX 215456
SACRAMENTO CA 95821-1456
SGA is a non-sexual membership-based organisation serving the educational, social, and recreational needs of the gender-challenged community. Membership is open to all interested persons regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Monthly socials, support groups.
Telephone: 1916 482 7742
Email: ava4sga@aol.com
Publishes: Newsletter

Sacramento Transgender Support
Meets at:
Room A
Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Centre
1927 L ST
SACRAMENTO CA 95811-4108
Telephone: 1916 442 0185 ext. 101
Email: heather@agridesigns.com
Website: http://saccenter.org/programs/transgender-services
Meets every Sunday evening from 6:30-8:00. This is a safe, culturally affirming environment for Transgender adults and youth at all stages of transition.

San Diego

Female-to-Male International – San Diego Padraig Hall Chapter
Meets at the San Diego LGBT Centre
3909 CENTRE ST
SAN DIEGO CA 92103
Telephone: 1619 692 2077, ext. 109
Email: cmaddocks@thecentersd.org (Connor Maddocks)
Support group for those born female at birth but who identify as male now or are questioning their assigned birth gender, and for those who love and support us. Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm.

Neutral Corner
PO BOX 19008
SAN DIEGO CA 92159-0008
Telephone: 1619 685 3696 (Voice Mail)
Email: neutral-corner@yahoo.com
Publishes: Reflections
Neutral Corner is a nonprofit organisation, registered with the state of California, created as a self-help support group to assist crossdressing and transsexual individuals in the community. Neutral Corner is dedicated to helping individuals understand and adjust to the phenomena of gender dysporia. Through our support and social functions we provide a contact point for crossdressing and transsexual persons. For the individual, membership entitles one to our newsletter, our monthly general meeting, a library source for products and services and a link with the medical and professional community for those in need. Most importantly, it provides the opportunity for self-expression, acceptance, understanding and friendship in a supportive and empathetic environment. Security and privacy is of the utmost importance.

Phoenix Rising
c/o Kristen Dixon
PO BOX 632852
SAN DIEGO CA 92163-2852
A support/social group for transsexuals in transition. Weekly meetings offering mutual support and friendship. Sharing resources, knowledge, hope. No dues or fees required.

Project S.T.A.R.
SAN DIEGO CA
1619 515 2411 (Tracie J. O’Brien – ask for Paola Gonzalez for bilingual services)
Project S.T.A.R. (Supporting Transgender Access to Resources) is a program of Family Health Centres of San Diego. This project offers case management, referral, and supportive services for Transgender persons at high risk for HIV and STDs, transition related issues, monitored hormone therapy, and those individuals experiencing barriers accessing health and social services. Project services are offered in English and Spanish. Servicios en inglé o español.

Transfamily
PO BOX 4735
SAN DIEGO CA 92164
Telephone: 1800 666 8158
Telephone: 1800 666 8158 (Evelyn)
Email: 76673.2716@compuserve.com
A support group for Transgender people. Meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, at Bienestar (3020 North Park Way, 1619 295 2192). For information regarding gender identity issues, and directions, contact them.

Transgender Advocacy and Services Centre
Meets at:
The Center
3909 CENTRE ST
SAN DIEGO CA 92103-3410
Email: sdtasc-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://sandiegotcc.org/
Meets at the Centre the second Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm. The Transgender Advocacy and Services Centre seeks to identify the needs of the Transgender community, educate itself and others regarding those needs, and advocate to make resources a reality. Our goal is to make sure that Transgender voices are heard in our wider community, to help the Transgender community find its place in that wider community, as a group and as individuals, and to act as a platform to help our community create the support network necessary to live healthier, happy lives.

Transgénero 2000
SAN DIEGO CA
Website: http://thecentersd.org/latinoservices.php
Suppport group for the Latino/a Transgender community and is open to all LGBT community members. The meetings are primarily in Spanish. Un grupo abierto a familias, amigos, y personas que quieren comprender y apoyar a transgeneros.

San Francisco

Changeling
c/o LYRIC
127 COLLINGWOOD ST
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94114-2411
Telephone: 1415 703 6150 ext. 22. (Jaron)
LYRIC youth talkline: 1415 863 3636 or 1800 PRIDE. (23 or under)
Website: http://lyric.org/
LYRIC’s social/support/discussion group for gender questioning, Transgender, transsexual, crossdressing, etc. etc. people 25 & under. Meetings the first and third Sunday of each month from 3-5 pm at LYRIC, 127 Collingwood/18th (2 blocks from Castro MUNI in San Francisco).

Educational TV Channel (ETVC)
PO BOX 423602
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94142-6486
Telephone: 1510 549 2665 (hotline)
Telephone: 1415 564 3246 (answered 7-10 weeknights, voice mail otherwise)
ETVC is a delightful group of TVs, TSs, SOs, and friends. It is intended as a social, educational group, to meet and to have a good time as well as educate the public. ETVC has an open membership policy with over 400 members and provides a full program of educational and social activities and referrals.
Publishes: The Channel

Female-to-Male International
FTMI
1360 MISSION ST STE 200
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103-2647
Telephone: 1415 553 5987
Website: http://ftmi.org/
Monthly support group exclusively for female-to-male Transgender people and their significant others.
FTM Resource Guide $5.00. Contact via the website for more info.
Publishes: FTM Newsletter (quarterly): $15.00/yr ($20 International), Professional sub. rate $25.00/yr.

FPSG
PO BOX 410990
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94141-0990
Support group for FTM transsexuals of COLOUR ONLY. Bi-weekly meetings dealing with cross-living, survival, legal matters, personal issues, etc. This is a welcoming and non-judgemental atmosphere. We support and respect men who live without hormones to men who are post-mastectomy, as well as gay, bisexual and straight FTM men.

San Francisco Gender Information (SFGI)
PO BOX 423602
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94142-3602
Christine Beatty. Maintains database of Transgender resources for San Francisco Bay area. Maintains list of speakers for public speaking on gender issues. Database printout including bibliography for $3.00. Send SASE for further info.

Significant Others Support (SOS)
c/o ETVC
PO BOX 426486
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94142-6486
Affiliated with ETVC. An educational and support organization for the Significant Others of CD/TSs. Meetings.
Publishes: Newsletter

TRANS:THRIVE
815 HYDE ST (2ND FL)
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109
Website: http://transthrive.org/
TRANS:THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers. We are here for you! Stop by Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 PM to say hello, meet people, hang out and help out! We have a shower facility, computer lab, clothing closet, library, support groups, needle exchange, free acupuncture and more. In addition to drop-in services, we have weekly events and special events found on the calendar on our website. Also check out our T-LISH program for young transgender women of color on Wednesdays and Saturdays at http://tlish.org/ .

TransBay
San Francisco CA
Email: info@transbay.org
Website: http://transbay.org/
Monthly social gatherings for a diverse body of Trans folks in the San Francisco Bay area. Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at Quetzal, 1234 Polk Street, in San Francisco (between Sutter and Bush Streets). Stop at the website for more details.

Transgender Nation San Francisco
584 CASTRO
BOX 288
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94114-2512
Telephone: 1415 863 6717
Focus group of Queer Nation working through direct action for Transgender liberation. Been transphobed? Give us a call, have a chat with your oppressors. Stay together. Check your buddy.

San Jose

DeFrank Youth Space
938 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE CA 95126-3134
Website: http://defrankyouthspace.org/
Safe-space drop-in centre for LGBTQ youth ages 13-25. Offers free counselling for those 16-25. Has many Trans clients and offers letters of recommendation for surgery. Also provides social events like weekly film nights and game nights, as well as a variety of support groups, including one for Trans youth and one for all LGBTQ youth.

MCC TS Support Group
c/o MCC San José
PO Box 388
SAN JOSE CA 95103-0388
Telephone: 1408 279 2711
For Trans folk (MTF and FTM), SOs, and family members. Meets at 6:30 pm, third Saturdays of every month (potluck dinner followed by meeting) at the MCC (Metripolitan Community Church) on South 7th Street, between East Santa Clara Street and the San José State campus.

Rainbow Gender Association (RGA)
PO BOX 700730
SAN JOSE CA 95170-0730
Formerly San Jose Chapter, GGA. Social/support group regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Safe and welcome place for all to get together with like-minded individuals. Meetings first and third Fridays of each month. We reach out to all Trans people in an effort to help them accept and make peace with themselves. Visitors welcome.
Publishes: The Rainbow
Telephone: 1408 984 4044 (hotline)
Website: http://transgender.org/tg/rga/rgapage.html

Silicon Valley Gender Association (SVGA)
c/o Billy DeFrank Gay and Lesbian Centre
938 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE CA 95126-3134
Email: info@svga.org
Website: http://svga.org/
Meets at 7PM on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at the DeFrank Centre.

Swan’s Inner Society
PO BOX 1423
SAN JOSE CA 95109-1423
Telephone: 1408 297 1423
Fax: 1408 993 8173
Email: wendiseabr@aol.com
Worldwide sisterhood founded in 1987 for MTF individuals seeking to explore and develop their feminine experience. Many activities are done by mail. Access and referrals to other groups, helping professionals.
Publishes: Swan’s Bauble

Thursday Irregulars
c/o Joan Sheldon
PO BOX 6541
SAN JOSE CA 95150-6541
For over 10 years, a group of TVs and their friends have met every Thursday for lunch. An informal discussion group and meeting of good friends. Participants come as their “male” selves. Group security conscious, so inquire about requirements.

Santa Ana

OCFTM
Meets at:
The Center OC
1605 N SPURGEON ST
SANTA ANA CA 92701
Telephone: 1714 953 5428
Email: beingme_oc@yahoo.com
Website: http://octcca.org/ocftm.htm
FTM monthly meeting in Orange County. Meets at 5 pm. Look for the building with the Chiropractor/Subs N Suds/Printer (12800). Suite F is on the right (west) side of the building, down 2 doors from the front.

Orange County Transgender Coalition
Meets at:
The Center OC
1605 N SPURGEON ST
SANTA ANA CA 92701
Telephone: 1714 953 5428
Email: beingme_oc@yahoo.com
Website: http://octcca.org/

Santa Barbara

Genderqueer Boyzzz
Gay & Lesbian Resources Centre, Room A-18 (second floor)
SANTA BARBARA CA
Telephone: 1805 963 3636 x143 or 1805 968 7611
Email: zeroboyjh@aol.com
Genderqueer Boyzzz is a Southern California social group primarily for and about people assigned female at birth or in childhood and raised girl-to-woman who have masculine self-identifications some or all of the time. This is a place where difference is treasured. Meetings are open: Everyone is always welcome.
Meetings on the first and third Friday of every month from 7 – 9pm, or later, with topics being anything related to gender issues, with guest speakers on various topics. It is a peer-facilitated drop-in meeting open to anyone with gender issues. The group has been in existence since 2001, and has a monthly news column in The Bulletin, the county LesBiGayTrans newspaper.

Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz L, G, B, & T Community Centre
PO BOX 8280
SANTA CRUZ CA 95060-8280
Email: sclgbtcc@aol.com
Website: http://scruz.net/~fez/sclgbtcc

Santa Rosa

FTM Sonoma County
Meets at:
Positive Images
312 CHINN ST
SANTA ROSA CA 95404-4337
Meets on the first and third Sundays of every month at 3:30 pm. See the website and the Positive Images website for meeting info.

South Lake Tahoe

Sigma Sigma Beta – Tri Ess (Sierra Silver Bells)
SSB
PO BOX 19933
S LAKE TAHOE CA 96151-0933
See Society for the Second Self, Tulare, CA.

Sylmar

Under Construction
PO BOX 922342
SYLMAR CA 91392-2342
Telephone: 1818 837 1904 (Jeff Shevlowitz)
FTM organisation. Quarterly (every three months) get-together at a member’s home.

Tulare

Society For The Second Self (SSS – Tri-Ess)
Carol Beecroft
PO BOX 194
TULARE CA 93275-0194
Tri-Ess is a non-profit organisation exclusively for heterosexual crossdressers and their significant others.
Tri-Ess provides a correspondence directory, a directory of commercial services, and chapters throughout the US.
Membership and attendance at a local chapter meeting requires an interview with the chapter president or an older member to ensure that the applicant is heterosexual and complies with the Tri-Ess code of conduct.
1209 688 9246
Publishes: Femme Mirror

Walnut Creek

Diablo Valley Girls (DVG)
PO BOX 272885
CONCORD CA 94527-2885
Meets at:
Just Rewards
2520 Camino Diablo
Walnut Creek CA
Telephone: 1510 937 8432 answered live weekday evenings 7-9 pm Pacific Time.
Website: http://www.best.com/~rwr13/.dvg/
Informal, social support group. Meetings the first Tuesday and third Monday of every month at 8 pm. DVG is an open group and welcomes all mature and responsible persons.
Publishes: Devil Woman

Pacific Centre For Human Growth, Walnut Creek
1250 PINE ST
WALNUT CREEK CA 94596
1510 939 7711
Website: http://pacificcenter.org/
Peer support/discussion groups for Trans persons. Satellite office.

Yorba Linda

Powder Puffs Of California (PPOC)
PO BOX 1088
YORBA LINDA CA 92686-1088
Telephone: 1714 779 9013 weekdays 9:00 to 9:00 pm PT, leave message.
Email: ppoc@aol.com
Open social and support group. Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month. Hosts annual anniversary and Christmas dinners. Sponsors annual weekend event in April/May, California Dreamin’. Founding member of Southern Cal. Gender Leadership Council. Renaissance affiliate. Interview by club officer is required.
Publishes: PPOC Girl Talk

Hawai’i

Honolulu

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Services Office
Camaron Miyamoto, Coordinator
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2600 CAMPUS RD
Queen Lili’uokalani Centre for Student Services 211
HONOLULU HI 96822
Telephone: 1808 956 9250
Fax: 1808 956 9314
Email: lgbtq@hawaii.edu
Website: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/lgbt/index.html
In Room 211 in the Student Services Building (the building faces the central fountain). The office is currently looking for student volunteers to help staff the office and plan fun activities.

Oregon

Eugene

The Q Centre
1309 LINCOLN ST
EUGENE OR 97401-3978
Telephone: 1541 762 1046
Website: http://qcenter.org/
Transgender Support Group will meet every month on the second Sunday of the month at 7 PM at the Q Centre.

Salmacis: The Equalitarian Feminist Social Society
PO BOX 1604
EUGENE OR 97440-1604
Telephone: 1503 688 4282 (Sally Ann, 6-11 PM PST).
Sally Ann Douglas, Social Director; Leslie-Shawn Witham, hypnotherapist
Salmacis is a social support society devoted to the concept of feminism, supporting all those who identify as women and/or desire to live as women. Direct telephone counselling, contact with others with similar interests, contact with our central organization and other organisations, and personal growth workshops.
Salmacis meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 8:00 pm at: The Riv, 39 W 10th St in Eugene.
Publishes: Femmes Together and The Equalitarian Feminist

Salishon, The Womyn’s Information Network
PO BOX 1604
EUGENE OR 97440-1604
A service and information network for women/womyn who perceive themselves living an alternative lifestyle. The only femininity clinic for males and MTF-spectrum folks that is run by a staff of professional women.
Leslie-Shawn Witham, Director.

Portland

GenX Trans Group
NW 5th Avenue at NW Irving Street
Portland OR
(2nd fl. Amtrak Union Station)
Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. at Love Makes A Family Inc. Under age 31 only.

Northwest Gender Alliance (NWGA)
PO BOX 4928
PORTLAND OR 97208-4928
Telephone: 1503 646 2802
A social organisation serving the crossdressing community.
The Northwest Chapter has at least one function a month. The days vary in order to enable all to attend as often as possible.
Publishes: Newsletter

Phoenix Rising
620 SW 5TH AVE STE 710
PORTLAND OR 97204-1422
Telephone: 1503 223 8299

Trans-Port
PO BOX 66913
Portland, OR 97290-6913
Telephone: 1503 774 8463
Email: tport483@aol.com
Peer support group for all Transgender individuals, their families and friends. One general meeting a month and separate Post-Op and Pre-op peer support group meetings. Call for times and locations. Yearly dues $40 and $6 for partner. Screening interview required for new members. Publishes: TRANS-PORT

Transsexual/Peer Support Group
2400 NE BROADWAY ST
PORTLAND OR 97232-1634
Website: http://tiffany.int.eu.org/tps-pdx/
Thursdays 7 p.m. at Metropolitan Community Church of Portland

Tranz Guys
PDX Portland OR
Website: http://tranzguyspdx.org/

Salem

Capitol City Chapter
PO BOX 3312
SALEM OR 97302-0312
Social support group for heterosexual crossdressers, transsexuals, and significant others. Support rap sessions, social events, assistance available for wig, makeup, clothing and demeanour. Monthly meetings. Individuals will be screened.

Washington

Project: Transitions
Website: http://projecttransitions.blogspot.com/
Provides support and assistance for Transgender people living in the state of Washington.

Bellingham

Washington Gender Alliance
Telephone: 1360 445 2411
Email: info@washingtongenderalliance.com
Website: http://washingtongenderalliance.com
Non-profit support and educational organisation dedicated to helping people deal with issues of gender identity and/or expression, and those who love us. Weekly open support meetings in Everett and Bellingham. Founded in 1996.

Olympia

TG Support Group
Olympia WA
Telephone: 1360 357 7615 (Catherine)
Email: mjncat@aol.com
Support group for Trans people and their significant others.

Seattle

Emerald City
PO BOX 31318
SEATTLE WA 98103-1318
Telephone: 1206 827 9494
Website: http://theemeraldcity.org/
Frequent social and educational events ranging from private to very public. Provides speakers and materials to the media and to public institutions to promote the acceptance of a variety of gender expressions. Attempts to influence legislation in ways favourable to individual rights. Assists partners of cross-dressers in obtaining understanding and acceptance. Partners welcome at meetings and eligible for membership. Guests are welcome at monthly meetings and at events when sponsored and escorted by a member. Prospective members must be sponsored.
Publishes: Newsletter

Ingersoll Gender Centre
1122 E PIKE ST
PMB 1263
SEATTLE WA 98122-3934
Website: http://ingersollcenter.org/

Transsexual Lesbians and Friends (TLF)
Seattle WA
Telephone: 1206 292 1037
Open to the gay and Transgender community. We seek strength through diversity. Meetings every Friday at 6:30pm. Call for location. Significant Others especially urged to attend. We plan monthly functions. There is no membership fee. New members are screened. Members must be drug and alcohol free.

Tacoma

Tacoma T-Men
741 ST HELENS AVE
TACOMA WA 98402
Email: transmen@rainbowcntr.org
Website: http://rainbowcntr.org/
Tacoma T-men meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm at the Tacoma Rainbow Center.
There is also a partners of trans men group (for SOFFAs) that meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7pm-8pm at the Tacoma Rainbow Center.