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Youth

BAGLY (Boston)
Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning youth. BAGLY meets WEDNESDAYS at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA The best way to arrive is by the MBTA, and the best stations are Copley Square (Green Lines B, C, D, and E) or Back Bay (Orange Line and Commuter Rail). The Community Church of Boston is across the street from the grassy/lawn area of Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets, on the same block as the CVS and Copley Flair. The entrance is next to the Globe Café (which has an outdoor café area and a large painting of a globe on the window). Meetings happen at the 2nd floor. There should be youth and/or signage outside when you arrive. Every Wednesday BAGLY holds several meetings designed to provide an environment where people can socialize and discuss relevant issues. At six there is an orientation session called New Person's Meeting. At seven there are choices for people; Transgender Identities Meeting, Men's meeting, Women's meeting,Youth of Color, and Open Forum. At eight there is a large community meeting where there is either a game or a topic of interest is discussed. (Link Checked 8/12)

AANE Asperger/Autism Network
Support group for transgender-identified adults on the spectrum. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA 02472, from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Boston Trans Support Group
Boston Area Trans Support (BATS) is a peer-run support group for young college-age and twentysomething transgender people in the Boston, Massachusetts area. It is inclusive of those who identify as transgender or who are questioning their gender, from MTF to FTM to genderqueer to whatever other gender description you prefer. It is for those who are seeking others of similar age for support in realization of one's gender identity, help with coming-out, transition concerns, and anything else that members wish to bring up. BATS is an LGBTIQ friendly safe space, with confidentiality respected among members.

Meetings will continue every 2 weeks and will always be on Tuesdays (2nd and 4th Tues) at 7pm in Cambridge, MA (Link Checked 5/15)

Boston GLASS (Boston)
A drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25. No cost! New drop-in hours at Boston GLASS Community Center. 11am to 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday 11a to 6p, and Fridays will be from 12p to 5pm. Boston G.L.A.S.S. is located at 25 West Street, 3rd Floor, Boston near Boylston St green line stop or china town orange line Phone: 617.266.3349 (Link Checked 8/12)

The Meeting Point New groups for youth
Phone: 857-719-4237
Address: 3464 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (Link Checked 8/12)

The Stonewall Center of U Mass Amherst
256 Sunset Avenue
Office Crampton House/SW
Amherst, MA 01003-9324
1413 545 4824
Fax: 1413 545 6667
E-mail: queer@stuaf.umass.edu
(Link Checked 8/12)

"What is Gender?"
CIGSYA House
56 Barnstable Road
Hyannis, MA
1508 778 7744
E-mail cigsyahouse@aol.com
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 8-9 pm.
The Cape and Islands Gay and Straight Youth Alliance is proud to announce the formation of a new Conversational Group for people who have questions about gender. Is it natural? Biological? Un-changeable? Does it have to be the same as your sex? Have you ever questioned yours? Or others’? Have you ever questioned gender itself? Ever thought it might just be a construct of society? Want to find out? The group is open to persons in their mid-30s & under.

Peer Support Groups Run By and For Trans People

Becoming Women™
Becoming Women™ is a group founded in 2009 that meets twice a month at the New Yee Dynasty,830 South Willow Street in Manchester,NH. They meet the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month around 9 pm. This location is a mainstream venue that has worked very well! They provide a safe, fun location with good food, a dance floor, karaoke and plenty of seating. The groups prime mission is to encourage closeted transgender people to come out and express their inner selves among friends and supporters. The group name has changed but the mission remains the same. Becoming Women™ also maintains a Facebook page.

(Link Checked 6/13)

Transgender Vet to Vet Group Veterans Supporting Veterans
When: Every Other Thursdays
Time: Noon - l:00pm
Where: Jamaica Plain Campus of VA Boston, Room 4C-12
(Link Checked 8/12)

Transgender is a hard word to define. Any veteran, who for whatever reason, has felt that expressing their gender has been a conflicting issue, is welcome. We provide a safe, welcoming environment to share our experiences and needs. This is peer-run support group for veterans.Email: [janicejosephinecarney@gmail.com]

Transitions - TG Support Group Facilitated Transgender Support Group at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Every Thursday evening at McInnis Health Group/Boston Medical Center at Jean Yawkey Place, 780 Albany Street · Boston MA 02118 Free - all welcome

Compass (Boston)
1781 899 2212
E-mail: compassftm@cox.net
First Thursday night of the month
Compass is 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. Compass meets every month. (Link Checked 8/12)

Tiffany Club of New England
Social and support groups for CDs and MTFs
PO Box 540071, Waltham MA 02454-0071
Info Line 781-891-9325 or 781-899-3230(Answered Live Tuesday Evenings only 7P-10P and on the first and third Saturdays from 7P-11P) E-mail: info@tcne.org
Tiffany Club of New England (TCNE) is a social and support organization for the transgender community. We strive to provide the following: (1) A confidential, respectful and safe physical location so that members can be who they are as they best feel comfortable doing. Members and visitors can express their true gender in the way most comfortable for them. You don’t even have to attend crossdressed! You can come to TCNE and change in our ample changing and makeup areas. (2) A place for spouses and partners to express their feelings and gain support from people in similar circumstances (3) Opportunities to give back, serve the community and help others. (4) Fun! TCNE has many opportunities for fun activities including holding our yearly First Event in January, one of the largest Transgender Conferences in the U.S. (4) Support, TCNE features two support groups for trans-persons. Our groups are led by Boston area therapists who specialize in gender concerns. (Link Checked 8/12)

New England Transwomen's Alliance (NETA) Support Group
A New England transgender community resource in the North Shore MA/Southern NH area. They provide both health services and caring support for transgender people. Transitioning is simply a journey from one part of your life to another. NETA exists to help attendees set their priorities, address concerns, and assist attendees with their experiences that you encounter daily. Many activities and informative discussions will take place on a weekly basis. Guest speakers from our Community will be on the agenda once a month and you are welcome to come in and seek answers to the multitude of questions you are asking yourself, as you interact with your family, friends, and co-workers. New England Transwomens Alliance is YOUR place. We are all here for each other. Bring your thoughts, ideas, concerns and anything else you wish to share or take away. For more information, please visit their web site at http://netranswomensalliance.org/index.htm (Link Checked 8/12)

New Horizons (Worcester)
New Horizons is open to anyone who is transgender identified, gender variant, or questioning. Join us for lively discussions, free coffee, and snacks. We meet every Sunday evening from 6-8PM at AIDS Project Worcester. For more information, contact AIDS Project Worcester at (508)755-3773 or jessep@aidsprojectworcester.org. (Link Checked 8/12)

North Central Transgender Alliance
It is for all transgender people or people who are questioning in the Leominster area. It will be a safe place to find support, to ask questions and be yourself. It will be meeting on the second Thursday of the month. We will have different topics every month. For more information, contact nctransalliance@yahoo.comn

GAY FTM Social Group There is a new social group for gay FTMs in Boston. bostongayftms@gmail.com

East Coast Female-To-Male Group (ECFTMG) (Northampton)
2nd Sunday of every month from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m
Email: betpower@yahoo.com
Find us on Facebook: Enter "East Coast FTM Group" in search.
Phone: 413-584-7616
http://www.facebook.com/bet.power
East Coast FTM Group is a free peer-support group since 1992 for the full spectrum of masculine-identified, female-born or intersex-born persons: female-to male transgender persons, transsexuals, cross-dressers, gender queers, dual gendered, gender blended, gender non-conforming, stone butches, queer, questioning, and our partners. We meet monthly in Northampton, Massachusetts and we offer a private group on Facebook at "East Coast FTM Group."

We are all-inclusive, diverse, safe, confidential, and non-judgmental. We respect the right of each of us to decide our individual path, whatever that may be. We don't believe that there is any one "right way" to transition or to move forward and live happily; rather, our diverse situations and identities can be joined together in united community. It is this community that we build and for this community that we exist.

The Sunshine Club (central/western MA)
P.O. Box 564, Hadley, MA 01035-0564
1413 586 004
A social, support, and educational group for the Transgender community, significant others, friends, family, and allies. The monthly meetings are on the fourth Saturday of the month and provide a safe space for socialising, and peer support.
(Link Checked 8/12)

Pioneer Valley UniTy
A transgender support group that meets in Springfield intended for the support of Transgender persons, their allies and all GLBT people. (Link Checked 8/12)

Investments (Cape Cod)
A non-sexual organization founded to support and to provide a socially acceptable outlet for the crossdresser, transvestite, transsexual and Transgender community located primarily on CAPE COD, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts. (Link Checked 8/12)

The Officers Club Support Group (New Hampshire)
Contact via e-mail for details: theofficersclub@gmail.com
We meet monthly and have a consecutive SO Support Group as well as online support groups for communications with members between meetings.We also participate in a monthly Pot Luck that is held after our meetings. The FTM Support Group and SO Group are "closed" and confidential, but the Pot Lucks are open to FTM's,SO's,MTF's, Families, Friends and Allies.

Borderlands Support Group
Borderlands is a peer-led support group open to TGI people and to those who are exploring whether a TGI identity is a good description of their experience. Meetings are held from 7-9pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month in Providence. There is no "dress code" for the meeting; come in whatever clothes make you comfortable. There is a single-stall, gender-neutral restroom in the building available to anyone who would like to change clothes on-site. The meeting location is withheld for participant privacy. Please email [info@tginetwork.org] for more information. (Link Checked 8/12)
See also [1] (Link Checked 8/12)

Boston Area Trans Support BATS™
We are a peer-run support group for transgender young adults based in Cambridge, MA. We are inclusive of both female-to-male (FTM), male-to-female (MTF) spectrum individuals, folks who identify as bigender, genderqueer, agender, non-binary, or who are intersex, and anybody questioning their gender identity. We are intersectional, anti-racist, and committed to providing peer support and a safe space for trans* people of all identities and abilities.

Other Support Groups

Rainbow Support Group of Massachusetts

The goal of the Rainbow Support Group (RSG) is to provide opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities to find their voice, be heard and be supported in a safe, friendly environment. The RSG began in 2008, and now has 5 different groups that meet in different parts of Massachusetts. Each group has its own schedule of meetings and activities. For more information, contact: Pauline Bosma. Rainbows_58@yahoo.com; 1-866-426-2253, and then go to the MASS Website [2] and click on regions to find a group near you. (Link Checked 8/12)

PFLAG's Transgender Network
In 2002, the PFLAG Transgender Network (TNET) became PFLAG's first "Special Affiliate," recognized with the same privileges and responsibilities as PFLAG chapters. TNET is focused specifically on providing resources to PFLAG chapters and to the National Office.
The purpose of TNET chapters is to promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
(Link Checked 8/12)