Incorporated in 2011, TGI Network of Rhode Island is the only statewide organization providing support and advocacy for the TGI community in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. 
 
Our mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education. We seek to be a resource for TGI people navigating their life journeys as well as the legal and medical systems through our own programs and through collaboration with other organizations. In addition, we seek to serve as a resource to professionals working with the TGI community and as a liaison between the TGI and LGBT communities as well as the community at large.




Spotlight Announcement

  • Rhode Island says Transgender Health Insurance Exclusions are Prohibited under State Law                                                  For immediate release:  November 24, 2015 Contacts: Ethan Huckel, 774-217-0379 Ethan.Huckel@gmail.com;  Carisa Cunningham, 617-426-1350 ccunningham@glad.org Rhode Island says Transgender Health Insurance Exclusions are Prohibited under State Law Yesterday, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner released a bulletin Regarding Prohibited Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Expression. The bulletin is a significant step toward increasing access to critical health care for transgender residents of Rhode Island, who have long been arbitrarily denied coverage for medical treatments related to gender transition. The guidance states that "denial, exclusion or other limitations of coverage by a health insurer for medically necessary treatment otherwise covered by a health insurance policy or ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2015, 10:22 PM by TGI Network of RI
  • RI Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner releases guidance on Trans Health Insurance Discrmination Today, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner released guidance Regarding Prohibited Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and ExpressionTGI Network wants to thank Governor Gina Raimondo for her strong support and leadership on this issue. This guidance is the result of years of advocacy by TGI Network and our many community partners including GLAD, to educate state leadership on the needs of the transgender community. The guidance states that "Denial, exclusion or other limitations of coverage by a health insurer for medically necessary treatment otherwise covered by a health insurance policy or contract based solely on an individual's gender identity, expression or gender dysphoria is sex discrimination prohibited under Rhode Island Law".This is ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2015, 2:43 PM by TGI Network of RI
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The 2016 Trans* Health Conference is here!
Saturday, January 30th 
at Rhode Island College
The conference has 3 tracks:
Medical, Behavioral Health and Community
Based on feedback from last year's conference, this year will have more opportunities for tracks to overlap. See the schedule for more details. Each of the tracks will have some closed sessions due to the sensitive nature of the content. 








New Health Insurance Guidance Issued for Trans* Rhode Islanders