Peer Support Groups
We currently offer four peer led support groups that meet via Zoom.
Borderlands is open to Trans/Gender Diverse/Intersex (TGI) people and to those who are exploring whether a TGI identity is a good description of their experience.
Trans-Masculine Borderlands is open to people who are on the trans-masculine gender spectrum or exploring if a trans-masculine identity is a good description of their experience.
Families and Friends: The Way Forward is open to family members and friends of someone identifying as Trans/Gender Diverse/Intersex (TGI).
Ground Rules for All Groups
This is a peer led group. It is not a therapy group nor a substitute for professional counseling or emergency services.
What's said in the group stays in the group. Don't share anyone's personal information and/or TGI or questioning status with anyone outside of the group for any reason unless you have their express permission beforehand. Be mindful that group members may not want to be addressed or identified outside of the group space and/or may use different names in public.
Be respectful of how people are comfortable identifying themselves and/or their partner(s) and the pronouns they use when referring to themself and/or their partner(s). Respect other people's choices about how to live their lives. Not all people take the same path through life.
It is important for each person to have a chance to talk without being interrupted. Also, please turn all cell phones off or on vibrate and leave the room if you absolutely must take a call.
Please speak about yourself and your own experiences without making broad generalizations about other people. We are all individuals with unique experiences. Your way does not work for everyone.
Scent Free Space
If meetings resume in person, please refrain from wearing perfumes or strong scents so that people with chemical sensitivities may attend.
For the safety of our members, the meeting Zoom link is kept confidential. If you know of someone who may be interested in the group, please have them email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information as we prefer to touch base with new people before they attend their first meeting so that they know what to expect.