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Support groups in the South Atlantic States

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

Delaware

Renaissance – Delaware Chapter
PO BOX 5656
WILMINGTON DE 19808-0656
Telephone: 1610 975 9119 (Renaissance’s National Phone Number)
Email: sadecd@aol.com
Meets second Saturday of month at 8:00 pm. For information, write or call. For Trans people and their significant others, with programs, support groups, education. Contact for information. Open group. Newsletter.

District of Columbia

Children’s National Medical Centre
Children’s Hospital
111 MICHIGAN AVE NW
WASHINGTON DC 20010-2970
Telephone: 1888 884 2327
Email: tbear@cnmc.org
Website: http://www.dcchildrens.com/dcchildrens/about/subclinical/subneuroscience/gender.aspx
Outreach Program for Children with Gender-Variant Behaviors and their Families. Their main goal is to support and affirm young children with gender-variant behaviors so that they can grow and develop healthy self-esteem and positive social participation. Parents and professionals play key roles in advocating for these often-misunderstood children. They have a parents’ support group, among a number of other services. For confidential inquiries about the parents’ support group, please contact the program coordinator Stephanie Lee at 1202 884 2504 or pgroup@cnmc.org. See website for lots more info.

TransGender Education Association
PO BOX 16036
ARLINGTON VA 22215-1036
1301 949 3822
Email: tgea@juno.com
Website: http://www.tgguide.com/Guide/dc/tgea-ndx.html
Open support group for all Transgender people (CDs, TVs, M2F TS’s, F2M TSs, among others) and their spouses and significant others. Meets monthly year round, usually the first Saturday, at a church in a DC suburb. There is usually a program as well as an opportunity for socialising and rap sessions. Changing area available. Food provided at meetings. Excellent monthly newsletter (The Pinnacle) with membership. Outreach to professional psychological groups, hotline services and crisis intervention centers, and to the larger Gay and Lesbian community. Interview required before attending.

Washington-Baltimore Alliance
c/o R Lewis
PO BOX 50724
WASHINGTON DC 20091-0724
Telephone: 1301 277 5475
Discussions, raps, special events, and referrals. Meets in Maryland on the third Saturday of each month from September through June, except December.

Florida

See also http://www.fltrans.org/

Animas
PO BOX 420309
MIAMI FL 33242-0309
Group meets the first Saturday of every month at 8.30 pm in a safe, anonymous atmosphere to exchange problems, triumphs, fashion ideas, and beauty tips. Consultants in fashion/image available.
Publishes: Periodic newsletter

Enchanté
AIDS Coallition Pinellas, Pinellas County
1180 CLEVELAND ST
CLEARWATER FL 33755-4807
Telephone: 1813 845 0284
Support group for Trans people. Meets on the second Friday of every month at 8 pm. Screening before attending first meeting. Call or write.
Publishes: Newsletter

Fantasia
714 E COLONIAL DR
ORLANDO FL 32803-4639
Telephone: 1407 425 4527
Group meets twice a month to discuss common problems, share experiences, and network information. Objectives include promoting a sense of Trans community through education & understanding. Interview.

Gamma Chi Beta
PO BOX 510045
PUNTA GORDA FL 33951-0045
Tri-Ess chapter.

Gender Inform Network of Gainesville (GING)
Gail Driaper
Telephone: 1904 332 8178
Referral service for those persons whose spiritual worth supersedes their sexual orientation, who need professional help in the Gainesville, FL area. Quarterly meetings. Donations.
Now a member of the United Way Referral Service of Gainesville.
New members are interviewed to determine their needs.

Gender Society Of The Palm Beaches
PO BOX 16615
WEST PALM BEACH FL 33416-6615
Telephone: 1561 833 3638
Fax: 1561 833 4941
Contact: Julie or Joanne Opened to all gender-challenged individuals

Nu Phi Sigma/North Florida Sisters
Email: cdarica@aol.com
A newly formed group for crossdressers that meet in the Jacksonville, FL area every second Saturday of each month. Meets 8 to 10:30 PM at an ‘alternate lifestyle’ church.

PANTRA (Panhandle Transgender Alliance)
PO BOX 3426
TALLAHASSEE FL 32315-3426
Email: pantrafl@aol.com
PANTRA is a support group for all members of the gender community and meets on the fourth Saturday of every month, in a safe and confidential environment.
PANTRA does not exclude on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.

PANTRA-West
c/o Gail Ann Windsor
PO BOX 2103
ELGIN FL 32542-2103
Email: gail_winds@hotmail.com
Transgender support group open to all: TSs (MTF and FTM), TGs, TVs, CDs, DQs, DKs, IS people, & their significant others. Meetings held monthly.

PFLAG West Palm Beach FL
Sheila Browsee
1700 N DIXIE HWY
WEST PALM BEACH FL 33407-6504
Telephone: 1561 883 8388 or 1561 883 3038 or 1561 883 4941

PFLAG Venice FL
Stacy Collins
PO BOX 3123
VENICE FL 34293-0123
or
5080 OLIVIA RD
VENICE FL 34293-6305
Telephone: 1941 497 4473
Email: shlatkya@gte.net or stacylynts@aol.com

POCs
Jamie Crysta Lynne, President
Telephone; 1941 693 1136

Phi Epsilon Mu
PO BOX 3261
WINTER PARK FL 32790-3261
Telephone: 1407 263 8978
Email: z26y25@aol.com
Tri-Ess chapter.

Starburst
PO BOX 17411
CLEAWATER FL 34622-0411
Telephone: 1813 523 8760
Open support group for the Transgender community. Meetings in St Petersburg. Interview required. Meetings the third Saturday of each month from 7:00-11:00pm. Outside events in addition to meetings occur from time to time. Interview by a member of the Board required.
Publishes: Butterflies

Tampa Trans Group
For those in the Tampa area of Florida, United States.
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tampa_trans_group/

Transcend FL TAMPA FL
Meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 7 pm. For anyone who was born female but feels that is not an accurate or complete description of who they are.
May or may not still be meeting. No one seems to know where they are these days. If you have any info about them, please post it here.

Transgender Support Group
GLCC
1717 N ANDREWS AVE RM 5
FT LAUDERDATE FL 33311-4813
E-mail: Carol Clark at carollclark@bellsouth.net
Open to all Transgender people, MTFs & FTMs, spouses, family, and friends.
Meets monthly, on the third Friday of each month, from 7pm-8.30pm.
Directions: I-95 to Oakland Park Blvd., EAST … to N. Andrews Ave. Turn right (south). About 1 mile, to 1717 N. Andrews (on right).

Georgia

Athens Transgender Advocacy Coalition (ATAC)
Athens, GA
Email: transgenderathens@gmail.com
Based out of Athens, GA, ATAC holds support gatherings and potlucks. In the past, ATAC conducted workshops for the University of Georgia, and was active in organising.

Atlanta Gender Exploration (AGE)
Atlanta, GA
URL: http://atlantagender.org/
Modeled after Phoenix Transgender Support Group in Asheville, NC. Non-sexual and member-operated. Membership open to anyone with a gender concern and their families and friends. Meets on the first Saturday of each month. $5 per meeting.

Atlanta Gender Variations
Meets at:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
1605 NE EXPY
ATLANTA GA 30329
Telephone: 1770 783 0548 or 1678 232 0657
Email: jamiestrand@atlantagendervariations.org or strandjls@gmail.com (Jamie Strand, Founder & Support Group Facilitator)
Website: http://atlantagendervariations.org/ Two support groups – one for Trans and gender-nonconforming teens, the other for parents and guardians of children and teens who are Trans or gender-nonconforming. Meets on the first Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm. (Parents meet in room 214 and teens meet in room 216.)

Atlanta FTM
Atlanta, GA
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/atlanta_ftm/
This group began as an online discussion group and meets in person occasionally for fun and activities.

Gender Crossing
Atlanta, GA
Telephone: 1404 406 8327
Email: gendercrossing@gmail.com
URL: http://gendercrossing.org/
Meets every Monday from 7:30pm-9pm at St Mark’s United Methodist Church, which is on the corner of Peachtree Street and 5th Street in midtown Atlanta. Members gather at the rear entrance of the church, up the stairs from the parking lot, at 7:30pm. Look for the Gender Crossing sign on the door. If you arrive late, ring the door bell and someone will let you in. Meetings are accessible, through the parking lot level entrance, which is right by the elevator. Try to let us know in advance if you want to avoid climbing the usual two flights of stairs, as we don’t usually monitor the lower entrance after the meeting starts.

Lagender Inc
233 MITCHELL ST SW
ATLANTA GA 30303
Telephone: 1404 522 7334
Executive Director = Dee Dee Chamblee
La Gender has a weekly support group that meets in their office every Thursday at 6 pm. They provide a welcoming environment that is supportive and spiritual.

Transaction
Atlanta, GA
Contact Monica Helms at transaction@earthlink.net or tava1@earthlink.net or president@tavausa.org.

Trans Georgia
Athens, GA
Email: transgenderathens@gmail.com
URL: http://transgeorgia.org/
A project of the Athens Transgender Advocacy Coalition (ATAC). An input-based Transgender resource webpage for the the state of Georgia. Email if you have any resources that you think may be helpful.

Trans-vizion
2001 MLK DR STE 225
ATLANTA GA 30318
Telephone: 1404 514 9367
Trans-vizion, Inc.’s mission is to provide supportive housing, employment, self-development, prevention, life skills training, public education, self awareness, and supportive services to both HIV-infected and non HIV-infected persons which includes Transgender people, MSM (men who have sex with men), and others.

Sigma Epsilon, Tri-Ess
Sigma Epsilon
PO BOX 272
ROSWELL GA 30077-0272
Telephone: 1404 552 4415 (Helpline)
Monthly meetings.
Publishes: The Southern Belle

YouthPride
YouthPride Inc.
302 E HOWARD AVE
DECATUR GA 30030-3401
Information line: 1404 378 6175
Email: info@youthpride.org
Website: http://youthpride.org/
YouthPride strives to enhance the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, Transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth through advocacy, education, outreach, support services, and youth activities.

Maryland

The Bridge Club
c/o Michelle Gerald
PO BOX 11737
BALTIMORE MD 21206-0337
Transition support, interview required. Confidential membership list. Meets monthly. Contact for more info.
Publishes: Newsletter

Tran*Quility
c/o GLCCB
241 W CHASE ST
BALTIMORE MD 21201
Website: http://transmaryland.org/
For MTF-spectrum folks. Meets from 8pm to 10pm on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Baltimore.

TransGender Education Association
PO BOX 16036
ARLINGTON VA 22215-1036
Telephone: 1301 949 3822
Email via http://tgea4u.squarespace.com/email/
Website: http://tgea.net/
Open support group for all Transgender people and their spouses and significant others. Meets monthly year round, usually the first Saturday, at a church in a DC suburb. There is usually a program as well as an opportunity for socializing and rap sessions. Changing area available. Food provided at meetings. Excellent monthly newsletter (The Pinnacle) with membership. Outreach to professional psychological groups, hotline services and crisis intervention centres, and to the larger Gay and Lesbian community. Interview required before attending.

Transgender Support Group of Baltimore
c/o Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Baltimore
241 W CHASE ST
BALTIMORE MD 21201-4802
Telephone: 1410 837 5445
Telephone: 1410 837 8888 (Switchboard – 7-10 pm)
Open peer support group. Meets monthly at the GLCCB. Contact for more info.

Transmasculine Alliance of Baltimore
BTMA
c/o GLCCB
241 W CHASE ST
BALTIMORE MD 21201
Email: btma@glccb.org
Website: http://transmaryland.org/
For FTMs, trans men, and gender diverse or questioning female-born people. Meets every fourth Saturday from 6 to 8 PM in room 202 of the Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Baltimore to discuss physical, emotional, social, and legal aspects of transition. Also regularly hosts guest speakers, movie nights, and other special events. People in all stages of transition, including those who have not yet had, or who have chosen not to have, hormonal or surgical changes, are welcome. All female-born persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other factor, are welcome. Also welcome are significant others, friends, and family.

Tri-State Transgender Club
c/o Diane Terrant
PO BOX 3102
DEER PARK MD 21550-1002
Telephone: 1301 453 3538
Open peer support group in western Maryland. Meets monthly with occasional guest speakers. Will try to help with referrals to helping professionals and business open to your patronage.

North Carolina

Carolina Transsensual Alliance
Divinity (J.G.)
PO BOX 25100, Suite 188
CHARLOTTE NC 28229-5100
(Please note: This address is undeliverable. Post sent to this address will be returned. If you know of a more accurate postal address, please add it here!)
Telephone: 1704 531 8838 (voice mail)
While not specifically a support group, we make every effort to assist anyone to come out, to get help with wardrobe, makeup, etc. Not strictly a social club.
No regular meetings to date, as we are still growing in size and shaping our direction. SOs welcome. Referrals to merchants, consultants, clubs.
Publishes: All the Beautiful People!

Chi Chi Rho, Tri-Ess
Crystal Coast Rose
PO BOX 733
BRIDGETON NC 28519-0733
Tri-Ess chapter, for heterosexual male crossdressers.

Crystal Coast Rose
PO BOX 733
BRIDGETON NC 28519-0733

Kappa Beta, Tri-Ess
Attn: Correspondence Secretary
PO BOX 12101
CHARLOTTE NC 28220-2101
Email: djones@infoave.net or leilla@innocent.com
CD Social support group serving the Carolinas and Southern Virginia. Meets every third weekend, all year round, in Charlotte.
Publishes: The Pink Slip

Phoenix Transgender Support
PO BOX 18332
ASHEVILLE NC 28814-0332
1704 253 9882
Email: jessicaash@aol.com
The Carolinas’ oldest all-inclusive support network. Small weekly gatherings and large meetings every other month. Open discussions, programs, referrals.
Publishes: Gender Quest

Sigma Rho Delta
Attn: Correspondence Secretary
PO BOX 61406
RALEIGH NC 27661-1406
Email: sigmarhodelta@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/westhollywood/heights/6299/
CD support group meets 1st weekend each month.

Tarheel Transmen
Winston-Salem NC
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tarheeltransmen/
For Transmen/FTM-spectrum folk in NC. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month, currently at 7pm. To meet the needs of everyone, some meetings will be designated “Transmen only” and others will be designated “partner inclusive.”

Tau Gamma – Winston Salem/Greensboro
Tau Gamma
Attn: Correspondence Secretary
PO BOX 25282
RALEIGH NC 27611-5282
Email: tgtriess@juno.com
CD support group. Meets 2nd weekend each month.

Triad Gender Association
Greensboro NC
Email: drew724u@hotmail.com
Social support group for all Transgender-identified individuals regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. We also welcome all spouses and significant others. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month, usually starting around 7pm.

South Carolina

Charleston Area Transgender Support (CATS)
Email: info@chasareatsupport.org
URL: http://chasareatsupport.org/
Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, from 9:00 to 11:00 PM, in a secure Charleston area location. Non-restrictive group, open to everyone. Contact for more info.

Virginia

Hampton Roads Transgender Outreach
PO BOX 61606
NORFOLK VA 23466-1606
Telephone: 1757 627 4652

LGBT Centre of Hampton Roads
247 W 25TH ST
NORFOLK VA 23517
Telephone: 1757 640 0929
Email: dsube@accessaids.org
Website: http://www.lgbtcenters.org/Centers/Virginia/1266/The-LGBT-Center-of-Hampton-Roads.aspx
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheLGBTCenterofHamptonRoads
The Centre is at the corner of 25th and Llewellyn. It is committed to enhancing the lives of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning people who live in south-eastern Virginia. It offers counselling services to the LGBT community, family, and friends. The Centre also has social and peer support groups, and facilitated support groups. It offers services, educational and social activity programming in a variety of activities and events.

Metro Area Gender Alliance (MAGA)
PO BOX 16036
ARLINGTON VA 22215-1036
Telephone: 1301 949 3822
Formerly affiliated with the DCEA, and was known as JANUS. General meetings the third Friday of every month, small group meetings the first Friday of each month.

Trans Guys Night Out
Roanoke VA
Email: baselinerecordlabel@yahoo.com
For FTM-spectrum persons (assigned female at birth).

TransGender Education Association
PO BOX 16036
ARLINGTON VA 22215-1036
Telephone: 1301 949 3822
Email: tgea@juno.com
Website: http://www.tgguide.com/Guide/dc/tgea-ndx.html
Open support group for all Transgender people and their spouses and significant others. Meets monthly year round, usually the first Saturday, at a church in a DC suburb. There is usually a program as well as an opportunity for socialising and rap sessions. Changing area available. Food provided at meetings. Excellent monthly newsletter (The Pinnacle) with membership. Outreach to professional psychological groups, hotline services and crisis intervention centers, and to the larger gay and lesbian community. Interview required before attending.

Virginia’s Secret
c/o Jamie Vaughan
230 N NEW AVE
HIGHLAND SPRINGS VA 23075-1830
1804 328 0126
Email: jmichelev@hotmail.com
Meets every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at Babe’s and every third Saturday at 7 pm at Godfrey’s.

West Virginia

CD/SO – Trans-WV
PO BOX 2322
HUNTINGTON WV 25724-2322
Non-sexual. Monthly meetings the third Saturday of the month. Well established group for friendship, fun, makeup tips and more. Screening interview required. Security respected.
Publishes: Newsletter