Parents, Partners, Friends of TG

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Metro Boston Area

Support Group for Parents with Trans Youth 2x a month: one evening during the week in Boston and one Saturday in Waltham

Greater Boston PFLAG in collaboration with the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center is offering a support group for parents who have a transgender child. The group will meet 2x a month and will be parent-driven and facilitated by Sidney Borum and/or PFLAG. This is not a therapeutic group. It is an opportunity for parents who have a transgender child to meet and talk to other parents. It will offer support and education on specific topics such as the family process to acceptance; whom to tell, why and how; hormone intervention/transition kid carrier decisions; the educational system; legal issues; deconstructing sex and gender; plus occasionally there will be guest speakers. The group will be ongoing and it is not required that parents attend every week. To join the group and get more information contact Melissa MacNish [melissamacnishlmhc@gmail.com]

Greater Boston PFLAG Greater Boston PFLAG provides support groups for parents of LGBT people in the Boston and surrounding areas. Our support groups, which we call chapter meetings, are a great place to get to know other people with LGBT family members and friends, and to receive information and support. Meetings are relaxed and informal, and everyone is welcome. We start with a brief information/business session and devote the remaining time to support. Each person has an opportunity to speak, but no one is pressured. Discussions are completely confidential.(Link Checked 6.28.11)

Boston FTM SOFFA group Offers support and socialization for the Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies of FTM (Female To Male) Trans people. We are based in the Boston, MA area, and welcome people of all sexual and gender identities. This group is open to SOFFAs whose FTM is at ANY stage of transition, from questioning to many years post-op. URL: [1] Join at [2] (Link Checked 6.28.11)

Western Mass

PFLAG Franklin-Hampshire Chapter (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays) is now starting a monthly Northampton meeting. We offer welcoming support, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their families, friends and allies. Our new group will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting on Tuesday, July 12th, 7:00 at the conference room of Highland Valley Elder Services in the Cutlery Building, 320 Riverside Dr. Northampton Mass. Helpline 413 625-6636 e-mail jcmalinski48@gmail.com Link Checked 6.28.11)

TransParent Support group for the parents of trans and gender-nonconforming offspring that meets monthly in Holyoke. Email [pvtransparents1@gmail.com] for more info

Rhode Island

TransPartners New England Meets in Providence TransPartners New England provides loved ones of transgender people with a confidential, safe space to explore the impact of a loved one's gender identity on their relationships and to connect with other loved ones of transgender people. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month in Providence, RI from 6:30-8:30pm. The meeting location is withheld for participant privacy. Contact [partners@tginetwork.org] for details.

Maine

The Trans Youth Equality Foundation of New England Provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Based in Portland, Maine. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.(Link Checked 6.28.11)

New Hampshire

Being Who You Are Meetings: First Tuesday of each month 6:00 - 8:30 PM Place: Nashua NH: The Exact location is disclosed only to members Contact us for more info. Children are welcome. To lend our support and commitment to Gender Variant Youth, their families and friends. To learn together to make this new world a better one. We provide monthly meetings events and get togethers for social interaction, support and guidance.

National

TransYouth Family Allies, Inc. TransYouth Family Allies empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. Their vision is a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated. National Organization (Link Checked 6.28.11)

TransFamily TransFamily was founded to provide support and education for transgender persons, their families, friends and significant others. (Link Checked 6.28.11)

PFLAG Transgender Network (TNET) TNET is focused specifically on promoting the health and well-being of transgender persons, their families and friends, and provides resources to PFLAG chapters and to the National Office. (Link Checked 6.28.11) About Our Transgender Children and their Families from PFLAG Email: pflag@pflag.org A good on-line brochure from PFLAG to help introduce parents and family to what being transgender means. (Link Checked 6.28.11)