Dealing with transition – whether it is your own or someone else’s – can be one of the most challenging events in one’s life. Having the support of others who can share their own experience is indispensable.
Transgender Foundation of America provides direct support to the following groups so that they may better carry out their mission of being there for one another.
Below is a list of the support groups. For more information about starting a group or existing groups, call 713-520-8586. Group attendance is free; there are no dues or fees for group membership.
NOTE: As TFA makes the move to the new TG Center location, groups will be in a state of flux. Noted times and meeting locations may be inaccurate until the move is complete. Check the Calendar of Events for up-to-date meeting times.
One of the oldest groups in Houston (started in 1990), Helping TransGenders Anonymous is a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family and significant others. HTGA meets every Monday night from 7 to 9 PM.
Some Transgenders Are Guys is one of the most dynamic FTM goups in the country. STAG is a facilitated bi-monthly group for female-to-male identified individuals, supporters, family and significant others. STAG meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM and again on the 4th Saturday of each month from 5 to 6 PM. More…
Robin Mack, a certified massage therapist and Hatha Yoga instructor, will begin holding yoga classes again at the TG Center Tuesday. According to Robin, Yoga is “… a great practice that centers people back into their body and breath. The mindful stretching combined with breathing opens up the muscles offering flexibility and more range of motion. This overall practice leaves the class with an emotional high that grounds the students for the rest of the day.” TG Yoga meets every Tuesday from 7:30 – 8:30 PM.
The Significant Others Support is a group that provides support to the wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends of individuals whose partners are considering transition. This group meets the 4th Saturday of each month.
TG Self Defense
This is real self defense taught by transgender martial arts teachers. The sessions are free/donation-based and meet each Thursday from 7 to 9 PM.
The City of Houston TransGender Task Force is charged by the City of Houston to ensure that transgender Houstonians are able to access the medical and social services in order to reduce the incidence of HIV within the transgender community. TGTF meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM.
The Transgender Center’s Community Advisory Board is a TFA Board composed of representatives from each group. The CAB is open to all and seeks to support the overall health and wellbeing of groups and their members. The CAB meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
The TransGender History Committee is charged with the management, preservation and interpretation of the Transgender Foundation of America’s transgender archive. Individuals interested in participating in this important effort can sign up at any of the meetings located at the TG Center in Houston, Texas. TGHC meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 – 9 PM.
The Friday Night Transgender Social is a special, once-a-month event hosted by the TG Center for the Houston area transgender community, supporters, family members, friends, community providers and significant others. Each themed social consists of a dinner*, movie, games and/or presentation. Friday Socials take place on the 1st Friday night of each month from 7 to 11 PM.
The Families of Gender Variant Youth group is support group for the parents of transgender/gender variant youth (up to the age of 21) who are seeking support from others. Meetings are held at the University of Houston. For more information concerning meeting times and locations, please email the TG Center at email@example.com .
The Houston Transgender Unity Committee is responsible for the Houston TG Day of Remembrance, The Unity Banquet and the Peggy Rudd Scholarship. HTUC meets on the first Monday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. More…
This therapist-led group meets each Wednesday from 7 to 8:30PM.
A trans/trans affirming motorcycle and scooter club. More…
*NOTE: The dinner costs 10 dollars. Those who are not able to afford the dinner can elect to help set up and clean up in exchange for the dinner. The Friday Social is BYOB. Alcohol may be present during the social. Beer and wine are the only alcoholic beverages allowed at the social. Doors open at 6:30 PM.