Below you’ll find items available in the AIDS Library and resources in Philadelphia. I want to stress that the distinction between info for trans* people and for their providers is not precise. If you’re looking for something specific, you might want to check both sections. Or contact us in the AIDS Library and we can work together to find what you need!
(I’m going to use “trans*” as an umbrella term below, even though it describes a lot of different people who identify themselves differently. When a different term is being used, it’s because I’m quoting the resource.)
GALAEI – Trans Health Information Project provides health and safety workshops, support groups, case management, free HIV & STD testing, and resource referral for transgendered clients. TIP is a program run by and for transgendered individuals. They have drop-in hours, Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm at GALAEI, 1207 Chesnut St, 5th Floor. Contact the Co-Coordinators Naiymah Sanchez, 215-851-1760 and Zora Berman 215-851-1763.
PFLAG Philadelphia – T-Net is a support group that focuses on Transgender issues. PLAG meets the 3rd Sunday of every month at the LGBT Center of the University of Pennsylvania, 3907 Spruce St. 215-572-1833 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Evolutions is a drop-in support group for anyone identifying along the transgender spectrum that meets Thursdays, 6-7pm at the Mazzoni Center, 21 S. 12th St, 8th Floor. Contact Julia Gottlieb, 215-563-0652 x509.
Sister’s United is a MTF support group run by and for Transwomen that meets Tuesdays 6-8pm at Colours, 112 N. Broad St, 3rd Floor. 215-851-1975 or email@example.com
Trans Masculine Advocacy Network (TMAN) is a support group for transmen, FTMs, butches, studs, aggressives, bois, gender queer and anyone identifying along the transgender spectrum. TMAN is a group run by and for people of color. The group meets Mondays from 7-9pm at Washington West, 1201 Locust St, 2nd Floor. 215-985-9206.
Transwomen Employment Empowerment Group is a support group for transwomen focusing on emotional support and employment networking. The facilitators also offer We Transition Too, which is not a group, but a drop-in support service for partners of gender-variant people. It meets the first Saturday of every month, 2-4pm at Washington West, 1201 Locust St, 2nd Floor. 215-732-1207.
Transway is weekly drop-in social group for anyone identifying along the transgender spectrum and gender nonconforming community on Thursdays from 7-9pm at the William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. 215-732-2220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Young, Trans, & Unified is a closed support group for all transgender or gender non-conforming youth, 13-23, meeting Thursdays 7:15-8:45pm in the library at the Attic Youth Center, 255 S. 16th St. 215-545-4331.
Philadelphia TG, TS, Transgender Meetup Group is a MeetUp.com group that’s online at www.meetup.com/patgirls/. The information at that site is not attributed to any formal organization, but the majority of the events listed are at prominent “gayborhood” establishments.
The Renaissance Transgender Association (www.ren.org) has chapters in Wayne, Mountville, and Trexlertown in PA, and Wilmington in DE, though none in Philadelphia. The Greater Philadelphia chapter meets the 3rd Saturday of every month, 7-8:30pm at “The Woods” Office Complex, 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Wayne, PA. The Wilmington chapter meets the 1st Saturday of every month, 7-8:30pm. 610-636-1990.
In addition to hosting some groups listed above, the Mazzonni Center: