Resources

Maryland Trans & Non-binary Support Groups

Maryland Support Groups   

Washington, DC Support Groups

 Washington, DC Support Groups

Northern Virginia Support Groups

Northern Virginia Support Groups

Gender Affirming Health Care

Gender Affirming Health Care

Social & Emotional Health, Legal Service, & Advocacy

Social & Emotional Health, Legal Service, & Advocacy

Films, TV, and Books

Films, TV, & Books

Maryland Transgender Support groups

Maryland Trans*Unity

 Adults

Maryland Trans*Unity                 

1st & 3rd Sundays 2:00pm - 3:30pm                         

Maryland Trans*Unity is a peer- facilitated support group for the trans* community in Montgomery County, Maryland. We meet two times per month, on the first and third Sundays - even on holidays. Our first Sunday meetings are in person, and our third Sunday meeting are virtual. Contact: hello@marylandtransunty.org

Trans Maryland T4T Support Group

Adults

Trans Maryland T4T Digital Support Group 

Weekly on Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm

T4T (Trans for Trans) is an online space for peer-to-peer support weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Intake Form here: https://forms.gle/1EQfhWtVQBjsiuRK7 

The Frederick Center

All Ages

The Frederick Center Support Groups

Healing Pride, Trans Teens, Trans Partners, Trans Family, Trans & Gender Non-Binary Community Group, Young Group Junior, Young Adult Group, Youth Group

The Frederick Center has several support groups for the trans and non-binary community.

Read more about them here: https://thefrederickcenter.org/group-category/support-groups

PFLAG

Adults

Howard County Trans Support Group

1st & 3rd Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Owen Brown Interfaith Center 7246 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 443.953.8631             

Email:                   info@pflaghoco.org

https://www.pflaghoco.org/

Adults

Cedar Lane Trans* Families

Second Tuesday of each month
7:00-9:00 pm

The Cedar Lane Trans Families group is currently meeting virtually via Zoom. People in Montgomery County seeking Trans Family support are encouraged to join them. Send an email to the contacts below to get Zoom info.

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 9601 Cedar Lane Bethesda, MD 20814

Contact: Julia Dubner, Peter Megginson
transfamiliesmoco@gmail.com

Washington, DC Transgender Support Groups

DC Area Transmasculine Society (DCATS)

  Adults

DCATS    

Transmasculine Support Group, Transmasc & Non- Binary Social Hour, Partners of Transmasculine Folks Support Group          

 DCATS (DC Area Transmasculine Society) is a trans-led nonprofit organization that serves to advance the lives of transmasculine folks by providing resources that help overcome the social, economic, and health-related barriers to l living authentically. Founded in 1998 as a monthly support group, DCATS has transformed into an organization that offers a variety of services to meet our community's needs.

More info about each group's meeting day and time here:  https://www.dcats.org/supportmeetings

Whitman-Walker Health Support Groups

Adults

 Whitman-Walker Health Support Groups

 Transgender Peer Support Groups, Transfeminine Group, Transmasculine: Beyond the Binary, Gender Expansive Group, Queer and Gender-Expansive BIPOC* Emerging Adults   

More info about each group's meeting day and time here:  www.whitman-walker.org/care-program/peer-support-general

 Peer Support Program Coordinator at 202.939.7646    peersupport@whitman-walker.org.

An initial screening appointment is necessary for admission.

The DC Center Support Groups

Adults

The DC Center Support Groups

Center Trans, Genderqueer DC

Center Trans is a peer-led support group that welcomes all who identify under the trans umbrella or are unsure, and seeks to always reinforce principles of respect, acceptance and protection via ongoing input from attendees. People of all classes, races, sexual orientations and gender identitie are welcome.

Genderqueer DC is a peer support group which covers issues related to nonbinary/trans gender identity. The group is a welcoming space to share experiences. People of all gender identities are welcome to attend, but our meetings are focused on the needs of nonbinary/ trans/questioning people. Friends, family, and allies are welcome.

Read more about them here:  https://thedccenter.org/transnbsupport/

Us Helping Us Support Group

Adults

Us Helping Us Support Group

Transpire

Us Helping Us People Into Living has a Trans and Gender Expansive support group that currently meets via Zoom. Registration required.

Contact: Taylor Chandler Walker twalker@uhupil.org

Northern VIrginia Transgender Support Groups

PFLAG Fairfax Trans Families

All Ages

PFLAG Fairfax Trans Families  

3rd Sunday of each month
2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Fairfax Trans Families group is only meeting online via Zoom at this time.  

MCC-NOVA
10383 Democracy Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030

Contact:
Libby McKnight
TransFamiliesVA@gmail.com
(202) 460-6002 *                       

* texts only, please

Transgender Education Association

All Ages

TGEA Support Groups

Second Friday, Parent's Group, Teens and Tweens, Significant Others, Transmasculine and Gender Non-Binary, Play Group

TGEA seeks to serve the needs and interests of all the people in trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming gender community, those affected by our community and those who serve our community.

Read more about TGEA's support groups here: https://www.tgea.org/?page_id=748

MAGIC DC (Metro Area Gender Identity Connection of Washington DC)

Adults

MAGIC

 3rd Friday of each month
8:00pm

MAGIC (Metro Area Gender Identity Coalition) is a peer facilitated support group for the transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people that meets in Falls Church, VA.

Falls Church Presbyterian Church 225 E. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Contact:
info@magicdc.org

NoVA Trans Youth

Young Adults

NoVA Trans Youth

2nd Saturday, 6:30pm

NoVa Trans Youth is a peer-facilitated support group for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth, ages 18-35.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington 4444 Arlington Boulevard Arlington, VA 22204

Contact: novatransyouth@gmail.com 

Gender Affirming Health Care

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of Maryland & DC

Gender Affirming Care         

Both Planned Parenthood of Maryland and DC offer:

  • Gender affirming hormone therapy for individuals aged 16 and older. Parental/guardian consent required for <18 years.

  • Resources and referrals for primary care, mental health, surgery, dental care, legal services, electrolysis, support groups, and more

  • Sensitive sexual/reproductive health care and preventive screenings

More info about Planned Parentood in Maryland: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-maryland/gender-affirming-care

More info about Planned Parentood in Washington, DC: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-care/our-services

Whitman-Walker Health

Whitman-Walker Health

Gender Affirming Care and Services

The Gender Affirming Care and Services Program at Whitman-Walker Health [WWH] supports people as young as 13 years old with gender affirming care.

WWH recognizes that no two people have the same goal for themselves in their gender affirmation journey (sometimes called a transition), and aims to provide a variety of services to meet the needs of trans* and non-binary people in the DC Metro Area.

These services may include medical care, behavioral health care, surgical referrals, assistance with name and gender changes, insurance navigation and other supportive services to help reach your health and wellness goals. WWH also has info about services in the community if there are resources that it does not provide, or if you’re weighing all of your options.

Call 202.797.4457 or email: Transhealth@whitman-walker.org for more information about our Gender Affirming Care services.

Chase Brexton Center for LGBTQ Health Equitycenter-lgbtq-health-equity

Chase Brexton Center for LGBTQ Health Equity - Baltimore

LGBTQ Care Navigation, LGBTQ-Informed Primary Care, LGBTQ Behavioral Health, Gender Affirming Care

The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity understands that being trans and/or non-binary can be confusing and non-linear. Chase Brexton supports trans* and non-binary adults and gender diverse children at all points of their gender affirmation journey.

Chase-Brexton will help you find the health care that’s right for you via:

  • Behavioral health resources and support groups for mental health and/or addiction issues

  • Sexual health resources, including PrEP, HIV testing and treatment, and more

  • Gender-affirming health care and support services for gender diverse children, teens, adults, and their loved ones

  • Prescription assistance to help you get the medications you need

  • General health and wellness guidance 

  • Social services resources, transportation help, housing, and financial assistance

Call The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity if you have any questions about your care options with Chase-Brexton: 410-837-2050 x1049

STAR TRACK Adolescent Heath Program

STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program

Gender Affirming Care         

The STAR TRACK Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Health Program’s at the University of Maryland Medicine provides health services, expertise and leadership throughout the State of Maryland by:

  • Providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary, individualized and confidential health care to infants, children, youth, and young adults living with or at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.

  • Providing youth centered reproductive health care, health education, prevention, and early intervention services to people living with or at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.

  • Offering general health care, school and sports physicals, contraception, and family planning resources to adolescents and young adults.

  • Tailoring our programs to meet clients’ needs and offering specialized advocacy, care and outreach to LGBTQ youth.

  • Training and educating professionals  about gender and sexuality, youth care and engagement, structural oppression, and HIV prevention.

  • Shaping local, state and national public policy that impacts infants, children, youth and young adults living with or at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.

  • Working in collaboration with other Maryland organizations that improve outcomes for youth in systems such as juvenile justice, housing, reproductive justice, and education.

Call STAR TRACK if you have any questions about your care options: (410) 500-2335

Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

Gender Affirming Care and Services

The Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health offers comprehensive, evidence-based and affirming care for transgender youth and adults that is in line with the standards of care set by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

We offer services for children and adolescents, dermatology, facial gender surgery, fertility, gynecology and obstetrics, hormone treatment, hysterectomy, mental health, penile construction (phalloplasty/metoidioplasty), primary care, top surgery (mastectomy or augmentation), urology, vaginal construction (vaginoplasty), and voice therapy.

Embracing diversity and inclusion, the Center for Transgender Health provides affirming, objective, person-centered care. We improve health and enhance wellness; educate interdisciplinary health care professionals to provide culturally competent, evidence-based care; inform the public on transgender and non-binary health issues; and advance medical knowledge by conducting biomedical research.

Call the Center for Transgender Health to request an appointment: 844-546-5645

Social & Emotional Health, Legal Service, & Advocacy

HIPS

HIPS 

Harm Reduction and Advocacy

HIPS provides mobile and in-house Syringe exchanges, safer sex materials and HIV testing and counseling; street outreach; peer education and case management; client advocacy for trans people and sex workers; 24/7 Hotline (1-800-676-HIPS)

Trans Maryland

Trans Maryland

Gender Affirming Health and Wellness Resources, Building Community and Trans Leadership, Name and Gender Change Project

Trans Maryland promotes trans wellness throughout Maryland by increasing access to affirming services and resources, while nurturing young trans leadership, and spreading trans joy. Trans Maryland is run by the trans community, for the trans community.

La Clinica Del Pueblo

La Clinica del Pueblo

Clinical Health Services, Social Services, Mental/Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Programs, HIV Prevention,  Support Groups

La Clinica Del Pueblo primarily serves low income people and the Latina/o community, including programming for trans people.

DC Safe Haven

DC Safe Haven

Trans-Led Drop In Center, C0mputer Lab, Case Management, Peer Education, Engagement & Advocacy, Mobile Outreach, Harm Reduction, STI Testing, 100% Free

DC Safe Haven knows  the Streets of DC -  and knows Your Struggle. Are you a person who is part of the TLGBQIA community in survival mode, or experiencing housing insecurities?  DC Safe Haven is here for you. DC Safe Haven is Washington DC’s only   trans-led drop-in wellness center.

Us Helping Us

Us Helping Us

Case Management, Interventions and Training, The DENIM Collection

Case management at Us Helping Us is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination and advocacy to meet your unmet service needs. Case management includes medical, non-medical, and PrEP servives.

Intervention and training initiatives include RAW, Crossroads, Healthy Relationships, and Pillow Talk. To learn more about each of these, click here.

Baltimore Safe Haven

Baltimore Safe Haven

Trans-Led Drop In Center, Transitional Housing, Genesis Project,  Engagement & Advocacy, Mobile Outreach, Services for Incarcerated Siblings, 100% Free

Baltimore Safe Haven knows  the Streets of Baltimore -  and knows Your Struggle. Are you a person who is part of the TLGBQIA community in survival mode, or experiencing housing insecurities?  Baltimore Safe Haven is here for you. Baltimore Safe Haven is Baltimore’s only trans-led drop-in wellness center.


The Resilient Brain Project

The Resilient Brain Project

A comprehensive library of resources to support you on your journey towards a happier, healthier life

The Resilient Brain Project draws from the knowledge that the human brain is capable of remarkable growth and transformation. It is  an online platform where individuals can acccess the lastest research, tools, and techniques to enhance their brain function and improve their lives. The experts at the Resilient Brain Project are committed to creating a supporting and engaging community of learners, where individuals can connect, share, and learn from one another. 

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline

Crisis Hotline by Trans folks, for Trans folks 

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people. Trans folks want to live in a world where we can trust that the help we seek during a crisis will be supportive, not harmful.

Trans people deserve hotlines that center safety, agency, and have transparent policies. We should not be hurt, criminalized, deported, or forced into treatment we don’t consent to.

Trans Lifeline also provides microgrants for name changes, incarcerated or recently released trans people, gender affirming hair removal, a holiday commissary fundraiser, and works in collaboration with the Trans Migrant Project, and the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project

US HOTLINE: 877-565-8860

Trans* Films, TV, & Books