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Support groups in the West South Central States

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

Arkansas

Little Rock

Mu Sigma Tri-Ess
PO BOX 24031
LITTLE ROCK AR 72221-4031
Telephone: 1501 227 8798
Social/support group for heterosexual crossdressers, their significant others, and families.

T-Talk
Meets at: Centre for Artistic Revolution
800 SCOTT ST
LITTLE ROCK AR 72201-4614
Telephone: 1501 244 9690
Email: artchangesu@yahoo.com
Website: http://artisticrevolution.org/
Program for youth/young adults; part of Diverse Youth for Social Change (DYSC). It is a safe space where Transgender/gender questioning youth and young adults can meet together for mutual support, discussions, and information sharing. Meets Tuesday nights 6:30 pm.

Wives’/Partners’ Concerns
Linda Peacock
PO BOX 24031
LITTLE ROCK AR 72221-4031
Membership fee for wives/partners is $10 per year. This includes membership in Tri-Ess and subscription to quarterly Sweetheart Connection. An additional $25 is required if you also want to get the Femme Mirror.
Publishes: Sweetheart Connection

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Louisiana Trans Advocates
Email: info@latransadvocates.com
Website: http://latransadvocates.org/
Monthly social support group in Baton Rouge. The group is open to all people who self identify as Transgender or gender variant, regardless of where they fall on the feminine to masculine scale or where they are in the transition process. Significant others, family, friends, and allies of Trans and gender variant people are also welcome to participate. These meetings are in Baton Rouge and more information can be found on the Facebook event pages that are posted each month. See the Facebook fan page or contact Micah for more information. Online support is always available on the Facebook group page.

New Orleans

LGBT Community Centre of New Orleans
2114 DECATUR ST
NEW ORLEANS LA 70116-2013
Telephone: 1504 945 1103
Fax: 1504 945 1102
Email: crystal@lgbtccno.org
Website: http://lgbtccno.org/
Transgender peer support group meets every second Saturday of the month at 4 pm at the Centre. Purpose of the group is peer support for all Transgender people in the New Orleans and surrounding areas. It is an open, accepting group of people seeking support, guidance, and social events. Open door policy. Email for more information.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Central Oklahoma Transgender Alliance (COTA)
PO BOX 60354
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73146-0354
Website: http://www.ren.org/rafil/cota/c_o_t_a.htm

OK New Men and Women
Oklahoma City, OK
(Contact COTA)

Sigma Beta
PO BOX 42122
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73123
Social/support group for heterosexual male crossdressers, their SOs, and their families.

Sooner Diversity
Contact COTA or:
PO Box 575
NORMAN OK 73070

Tulsa

Cross Dressers International (CDI)
c/o Ms Gwen Pete
PO BOX 50192
TULSA OK 74104-0192
Telephone: 1918 582 6643 or 1918 835 5334
Social organisation and support group. No one excluded based on gender or sexual orientation.
Get-togethers every other Saturday and someone is generally available for telephone contact 7 days a week. We listen, talk, and offer support for all identities and phases of transition.

Desire
c/o Ms Gwen Pete
PO BOX 50192
TULSA OK 74104-0192
For all MTF sisters and their significant others. Will answer all questions on femme males and personal problems.

Gender Outreach
A program of Oklahomans for Equality
621 E 4TH ST
TULSA OK 74120
Website: http://okeq.org
Providing support and social opportunities for transgender and intersex individuals, Gender Outreach meets Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Gender Outreach members and guests may enjoy dinner and a social outing from time to time.

Texas

Abilene

West Texas Gender Alliance
c/o Tami Maloney
PO BOX 6726
ABILENE TX 79608-6726
Group meets the second Saturday of each month in Abilene, Texas. Personal interview.

Amarillo

Alpha Chi Chapter of Tri-Ess
PO BOX 50266
AMARILLO TX 79159-0266
Monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month in Amarillo, TX area. (806) 359-7714, most evenings except Wednesdays and Sundays.

Austin

Alternatives
4506 S CONGRESS AVE STE B
AUSTIN TX 78745-1980
Telephone: 1512 462 0502 (Suzy) or 1512 445 9106 (Group number)
Recovery Support Group/Narcotics Anonymous meeting for gay, bi and Transgender people. Meets on Thurs. and Friday nights at 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Austin Second Image
PO BOX 14965
AUSTIN TX 78761-4965
Telephone: 1512 515 5460 Wed. 7:00p – 9:00p
Monthly meeting, Austin area. Personal interview. All enjoy full membership/ voting rights.

Bulverde

Boulton and Park Society
PO BOX 17
BULVERDE TX 78163-0017
Telephone: 1210 980 7788
Peer support for people with any gender transposed nature. Meetings the first Saturday of each month, local referrals, outreach, reference library, sponsors annual Texas T Party, spouse/partner support through Women Associated with Transgender Support (WATS), couples support, Trans issues group. Screened prior to meeting attendance.
Publishes: Gender Euphoria

Corpus Christi

Coastal Benders
PO BOX 18338
CORPUS CHRISTI TX 78480-8338
Email: cdinyc@aol.com

Dallas

GEAR: Gender Education, Advocacy, and Resources
2701 Reagan St
Dallas TX 75219
Telephone: 1214 528 0144 (information and helpline)
Email: gearrc@gmail.com
Website: http://rcdallas.org/

Help Me, Accept Me
PO BOX 610563
DALLAS TX 75261-0563
See also the listing under “Delta Omega”.

ReCast Educational and Informational Network (ReCast)
PO BOX 224001
DALLAS TX 75222-4001
Telephone: 1214 641 4842
National FTM support organisation. Interacts with psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other professionals. Gives seminars on gender issues. Offers FTM educational material. Local bi-monthly meetings, international FTM network.
Publishes: En*Gender

Significant Other Support (SOS)
c/o ReCast
PO BOX 224001
DALLAS TX 75222-4001
Telephone: 1214 641 4842 (Rebecca)
Support and information for partners, families and friends of Female-to-Male-spectrum persons. Group works through a quarterly column in several FTM newsletters. Call or write to share with someone who has been down the same path.

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Transgender Support
FORT WORTH TX
URL: http://fortworth-transgender.org/
Monthly meetings in Fort Worth. See website for more info. Website also has a forum for online support and chat.

Houston

Gulf Coast Transgender Community (GCTC)
PO BOX 66643
HOUSTON TX 77266-6643
Telephone: 1713 780 GCTC (4282)
Social organisation. Meetings second Saturday each month. Group discussion, noon on first Tuesday and evening on third Thursday. Co-sponsors International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy. Interview for new members.
Publishes: Gulf Coast Transgender Community

Houston Transgender Social Club (HTSC)
c/o Jewels
2404 TAFT ST
HOUSTON TX 77006-3110
Telephone: 1713 523 3557
Email: lillycath@aol.com or janet_cd@hotmail.com
Membership is open to all people of the TG community and their friends, partners, etc.
A social group that has two get-togethers a month: One is an “in” event, and the other is an “out” event. In the “in” events they gather at someone’s home to watch movies, have covered dish dinners, etc. On the “out” occasions they may go to a play, Trans friendly club or restaurant, etc.

Houston Transgender Unity
Website: http://www.htuc.org/
The Houston Transgender Unity Committee is organised to coordinate and plan events and activities for the Houston Transgender community, including the annual Unity Banquet (held the third Saturday in April), the Pride Parade, Empower, and other events that benefit or enhance the Houston Transgender community.

International Conference on Transgender Law & Employment Policy
5707 FIRENZA DR
HOUSTON TX 77035-5515

STAG (Some Transgenders Are Guys)
Meets at:
Transgender Centre
604 PACIFIC ST
HOUSTON TX 77006
Telephone: 1713 520 8586 (helpline and general info)
Fax: 1713 583 5400
Email: info@tgctr.org or ftmresearch@gmail.com
Website: http://stag.transhouston.com/
FTM social support. Has a Yahoo group too, which you can join via their website.

Tau Chi Chapter – Tri-Ess
PO BOX 1105
ALIEF TX 77411-1105
Telephone: 1713 988 8064
Meetings the third Saturday of the month in the Houston area. Wives and Partners Auxiliary meets the second Friday of the month. Boys R Us meets monthly (meet male self) Heterosexual Cross-dressers Anonymous (HCDA) meets every Wednesday evening. Screening required for new members.
Publishes: Femme Forum

Texas Association for Transsexual Support (TATS)
PO BOX 142
BELLAIRE TX 77401-0142
Telephone: 1713 827 5913 (voice mail)
TATS is a support group for transsexuals, their families, partners,and friends. We hold regular social and support meetings on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, and have other social, and educational activities throughout the year. We publish our own newsletter containing our meeting schedule, announcements of other events of interest, and articles on issues of concern to the Trans community.
Publishes: Newsletter

Irving

Delta Omega Chapter, aka Metroplex CD Club
PO BOX 141924
IRVING TX 75014-1924
Telephone: 1214 264 7103
Serving the Transgender community of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Meetings every second Saturday of the month in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Help Me, Accept Me discussion group meets on third Monday of each month at 7:30pm.
Publishes: The Texas Rose

Laredo

Transgender Group
c/o Forward Foundation, Inc.
PO BOX 1042
LAREDO TX 78042-1042
Email: forfound1@aol.com (Jean Carlowe)

Plano

Agape
1631 DORCHESTER DR STE 112
PLANO TX 75075-6312
Telephone: 1214 424 1234
Support for FTM-spectrum and MTF-spectrum Trans folk. Call for more information.

San Antonio

WATS
PO BOX 17
BULVERDE TX 78163-0017
Telephone: 1210 980 7788, before 9:00pm CT, please.
A support group for women involved with Transgender men. Names are confidential. Publishes: Partners

Waco

Triplex Gender Association
PO BOX 381
RIESEL TX 76682-0381