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Support and Community

MIT Trans-Focused Groups   |   Local Boston-Area Groups

New! MIT trans-news email list
The trans-news at MIT email list is a moderated list providing MIT/local news, event announcements, and other items of interest to trans people and allies at MIT. Go to http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/trans-news for additional information or to subscribe.

Trans Issues Group at MIT
The Trans Issues Group is an independent group of MIT staff, faculty, and students (trans people and allies) who are working to explore and assess the areas of MIT policy and community life where trans concerns may be better addressed. The Group also advocates for improvements as needed in those areas.

If you wish to know more about the work we are doing, or if you would like to join the Group, please feel free to email the Trans Issues Group. Your confidentiality will be protected. (Click here to read the Trans Issues Group Confidentiality Statement).

Local Boston-Area Support/Social Groups

Boston Area Trans Support
groups.yahoo.com/group/boston-area-trans-support
A peer run support group for young (teen, college, twenty-something) transgender people in the Boston area. This group was formed in response to other groups that already exist that do not meet the expectations and concerns for those in this age group, therefore joining the group is based on this. It is otherwise inclusive of those who are questioning their gender, from MTF to FTM to genderqueer to whatever gender descriptor you prefer. It is for those who are seeking others of similiar age for support in realization of one's gender identity, help with coming-out, transition concerns, and anything that else that members wish to bring up. Emphasis on group participation with the flow of each meeting not to be dictacted by any one member, and no particular end is promoted over another (to transition or not to transition, etc.). A LGBTIQ friendly safe space, with confidentiality agreement among members to respect other member's discussion.

Meetings will be held at MIT's LGBT student space in Cambridge.

Boston Trans Social
groups.yahoo.com/group/BostonTransSocial
A social and meetup group for Transgender and Gender Varient folks (along with allies and questioning folks) in the Boston area. People on the Female to Male (FTM) spectrum, Male to Female (MTF) spectrum, and genderqueer spectrum are welcome.

Compass
www.geocities.com/ftmcompass/index.html
A New England area female-to-male (FTM) trans support, information, and social group for people assigned female at birth who feel that is not an accurate or complete description of their gender. Meets monthly in Boston.

Boston FTM SOFFAS
groups.yahoo.com/group/BostonFTMSOFFAgroup
A group offering support and socialization for the Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies of FTM (Female To Male) Trans-people.

Tiffany Club of New England
www.tcne.org
The Tiffany Club's mission is to provide outreach and support and to be active in the Transgender Community. The club is mainly comprised of people on the MTF spectrum. TCNE holds weekly Tuesday meetings at their clubhouse in Waltham, MA. They also sponsor 'You Are Not Alone," and informal support group open to all transgender or questioning people.

Tri-ESS, New England Chapter
www.geocities.com/tri_ess_ne
Tri-Ess is a social and support group for heterosexual crossdressers, their partners, the spouses of married crossdressers and their families. TSNE meetings are scheduled on the second Saturday of each month in the Derry, New Hampshire area.

 

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