Community Resources: trans

FORGE

FORGE provides peer support primarily to those on the female-to-male (FTM) gender spectrum and local Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies (SOFFAs). Over the years, our scope has grown to include everyone in the transgender community, and many of our programs have become national. You’ll find information about the training and technical assistance we provide, plus descriptions of our major current projects.

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FTMResourceGuide

This Guide is intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones. Non-trans men have also found the pages on men’s grooming and clothing to be helpful. Transsexual, non-transsexual, intersex, transgender, genderqueer, questioning, and “just plain folks” are all welcome.

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FTMInternational

FTMInternational serves the Female-To-Male community. FTM International Leaders focus on Strong Rights, human rights, multiple oppressions, immigrant rights and anti-oppression work with all our members, families, friends, allies, donors, volunteers, chapter members and leaders. FTMI has many local chapters that meet for support, information and community building. To find out when and where your local FTMI chapter or group meets this month, visit our website.

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Gender Youth Group

We meet the first Wednesday of every month at The SPOT in the Central West End in St. Louis. If you are youth (13-24) and are self-identified as transgender or gender variant or you wonder if you might be, say so in your request to join and you will be welcomed.

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I Am Trans People Speak

I AM: Trans People Speak is a project to raise awareness about the diversity that exists within transgender communities. It gives a voice to transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies. Together we can make our own media and continue to make a positive change in the representation of transgender people. We do this by focusing on the full individual. Transgender people come from a range of experiences and backgrounds, including age, race, ethnicity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. This is the space to empower yourself and your community by sharing your own experiences.

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Jim Collins Foundation

The Jim Collins Foundation raises money to fund gender-confirming surgeries for those transgender people who need surgery to live a healthy life, but have no ability to pay for it themselves. We recognize that for those people who require surgery for a healthy gender transition, lack of access to surgery may result in hopelessness, depression, and sometimes, suicide. The Jim Collins Foundation is a community-based initiative promoting the self-determination and empowerment of all transgender people.

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Massachusettes Transgender Political Coalition

Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.

We envision a world where persons of all genders are treated with respect and fully participate in all areas of society, free from fear of prohibition, harassment or violence based on their gender identity and/or expression. To that end we educate the public, advocate with state, local, and federal government, engage in activism, and encourage empowerment of community members through collective action.

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National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. NCTE provides this presence by monitoring federal activity and communicating this activity to our members around the country, providing congressional education, and establishing a center of expertise on transgender issues.

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St. Louis Gender Foundation

Founded 25 years ago, the St. Louis Gender Foundation strives to provide a safe place for people to explore their gender differences. Gender Foundation meetings provide our members an opportunity to network with other individuals exploring similar feelings and provide educational programs from experts in the fields of interest to our members.

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