Local Resources & Support for Trans People
Richmond Transformers is a free peer-facilitated social and support group in the Richmond area for anyone on the transmasculine spectrum. “We are persons born or assigned female at birth who feel that this is an inaccurate or incomplete description of who we are today, including but not limited to, those who identify as FTM, transmen, genderqueer, butch, etc.” Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at Fan Free Clinic, 7-9 p.m., with every other meeting being open to advocates, allies, family, and friends. For more information call (804) 358-6343.
The James River Transgender Society is a support group based in Richmond, Va., that offers help and support for those in gender transition. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings. We encourage our members to bring family, friends, and even co-workers to the meetings.
Black Transmen Inc.® is the first national nonprofit organization of African-American transmen solely focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy, and empowering transmen with resources to aid in a healthy female to male transition. Black Transmen Inc. programs provide all female to male transmen and SLGBTQI individuals education and outreach in identity, culture, religion, family, health, wealth, careers, education, business, legal, community and youth services. Transgender Sensitivity Training is also available for employers, educators, and business organizations. Contact Charley Burton, BTMI Virginia State Chapter, at (855) BLK-TMEN or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SIDE BY SIDE offers a youth support group for any youth age 14 to 20 who is dealing with issues surrounding gender identity and/or gender expression. This group meets each Thursday evening, 6:30-8 p.m. at 2311 Westwood Ave. in Richmond. This group is free to attend.
He, She, Ze and We is a completely confidential Virginia support group for parents of children on the gender spectrum: transgender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, gender fluid, gender independent, gender creative, and genderqueer. They provide a safe place for parents to ask questions and share their stories, a safe space for an open conversation to begin amongst caring parents. Meetings are typically once a month, with occasional family get-togethers and featured guests related to the needs and wants of our community in the future. A parent may contact email@example.com for meeting times and locations.
The Virginia Transgender Referral and Resource List is the result of a collaboration between the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Transgender Taskforce, who compile a running list of resources for the trans community, including but not limited to: therapy, counseling, support groups, alternative medicine, and clinics. The Virginia Transgender Referral and Resource List is committed to providing contacts for trans communities, transitioning individuals and various identities on the gender spectrum. Contact Ted Heck with any questions at Ted.Heck@vdh.virginia.gov or (804) 864-8012.
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