This is a compilation of support resources that may be of interest to our community, including both general transgender resources as well as more social groups.
Please be aware that listing here does not constitute an endorsement by DCATS itself, but you may be able to find or solicit opinions from DCATS members on our mailing list or at meetings. If you are disrespected or mistreated by anyone listed here, though, please let us know.
The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) is a volunteer, grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, dignity, and liberation for transgender, transsexual, and gender-diverse (hereafter: trans) people in the District of Columbia.
The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. To fulfill our mission, we focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts & culture, social & support services, and advocacy and community building.
SMYAL supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy.
Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
Casa Ruby is the only Bilingual Multicultural LGBT Organization providing life saving services and programs to the most vulnerable in the LGBT community.
Peer / Social Groups
MAGIC DC (Metro Area Gender Identity Connection of Washington DC) is a peer support group for Transsexual, Gender Queer and other Gender Identity Questioning people living in the greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Active for over 25 years, we discuss everything from philosophy and feelings to practical matters such as legal issues and medical problems and solutions.
T-Families is for all people who identify as transgender or gender variant (regardless of where they fall on the gender spectrum or where they are in the transition process), their parents, spouses, other family members, friends and allies. We invite you to come and listen or share your experiences, concerns or questions in a confidential, supportive environment. It is an opportunity to meet others, seek resources or simply hear what others have to say.
We, the Fraternity; Alpha Omega Kappa understand the need for an organization for men of unique gender origins. Potential interests and members for an organization of this caliber will exhibit such qualities as being an upstanding individual, dedicated to serving the community at large, and also uplifting members of the Fraternity through Brotherhood and fellowship.
The mission of Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Incorporated is to provide knowledge of existing gender issues and dispel any misconceptions of our community. We are dedicated to providing service to the community by addressing the potential concerns that may arise.
This is a Yahoo Group for women who are in relationships with FTMs. It is owned and run by women to give a safe space for women partners to talk about any issues that relate to their lives as female partners of male-identified FTMs (and those female-bodied people who are questioning their gender identity and expression).
Outside DC Metro
Baltimore Trans-Masculine Alliance - Baltimore, MD
Created for and by people who identify as transgender and masculine, the BTMA is a safe space to share stories, struggles, and triumphs. This is a support group for FTMs and and other people who identify on the transmasculine spectrum (MTF persons, please see the Tranquility group). We welcome people at any stage and type of transition, as well as those who are questioning. While we sometimes have social events where significant others (friends, families, and partners) are welcome, our regular, monthly meetings are only open to transmasculine individuals.
Richmond Transformers - Richmond, VA
Richmond Transformers is a peer-facilitated social and support group in the Richmond, Virginia 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. Richmond Transformers includes, but is not limited to, those who identify as FTM, transmen, genderqueer, butch, etc.
Indy Boyz - Indianapolis, IN
Indy Boyz is a peer-led social/support group for female-to-male transgender people (FTMs) in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. We have been meeting regularly since 1998. We began as small groups of two or three friends each, who came together looking for support from others like ourselves.
Black Transmen Inc.® is the 1st National Non-Profit 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 with necessary tools to secure identity and equality within our society regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sexual identity or sexual expression.
FTMInternational is the longest-running, largest organization serving the female-to-male trans community in the world.
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
An Privately Owned Educational Resource with Focus on Enhancing The Lives of Transmen - Long-timers, In-Between and Those About to Transition to Male -