Transgender Michigan

TransPages: Groups

Campus Groups

Central Michigan University
  • Office of Gay & Lesbian Programs, LGBT Commission, Michigan Student Assembly, Michael L. Stemmeler, Coordinator, Ozell Hayes II, Chairperson; 313-549-2045

Eastern Michigan University
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Resource Center, 201-C Goodison Hall, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 TEL: 313-487-4149 Ken Papineau

Grand Valley State University
  • Transspectrum, Student life dept., Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. "So as of March 19th GVSU now has a school recognized support setting for transgender & gender nonconformist individuals. The group meets every Thursday from noon until 2pm in the Kirkhof building. For more information feel free to contact Grand Valley Student life at 616-331-2345. Or contact the Grand Valley LGBT resource center at 616-331-2530"

Michigan State University
  • LBGT Resource Center
  • Courses: WST: Lesbian & Gay Studies: Sociology, Psychology, & Cultural Issues (Gershen Kaufman & Anita Skeen, 1991) Gershen Kaufman vps48@msu.edu

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan, Flint, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Center

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University
  • LGB fraternity Delta Lambda Phi


Community Groups, Michigan

Ann Arbor
  • American Friends Service Committee, 1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Michael Gibson-Faith, Director of lgbT issues program, 734-761-8283, afscgibsonfaith@yahoo.com
  • Creative Expressions Group for LGBT & questioning teens ages 13-18, teens of queer parents, & straight allies 13-18. Meets Saturdays, 1-4 pm, at Ozone House, 1705 Washtenaw/Oxford, Ann Arbor, east of Hill St. Call Ozone House 734-662-2265 for more information.
  • Jim Toy Community Center (formerly Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project - WRAP), PO box 7951, 325 Braun Ct, Ann Arbor, MI 48107, 734-995-9867, http://www.wrap-up.org
  • See Also Campus Groups, University of Michigan.

Calhoun County
  • 3Ci (Calhoun County Coalition for Inclusion)  This group is for members of the Calhoun County Coalition for Inclusion (3Ci), as well as members of GSAs in Calhoun County and all supporters of LGBTQIAA Calhoun County residents!  The purpose of this group is to give you a place to schedule meetings, network with each other, and support open and affirming places in Calhoun County!  inclusion.coalition@yahoo.com

Comstock Park
  • Puff 'n Stuff. Or After Six, P.O. Box 126 Comstock Park, MI 49321 Support group in Grand Rapids for Transsexuals.

Ferndale

Flint
  • Flint Trans Spectrum, We meet at 7pm every 3rd Friday of the month at Wellness, 311 E. Court St., Flint, MI 48502., Call (810) 232-0888, http://www.transgenderflint.com transgenderflint@gmail.com  All transgender, transsexual, crossdresser, genderqueer, intersex, or questioning people are welcome, as well as friends, family, allies, and partners. Come dressed as you prefer; there is a changing area available if you need it.
  • Team T at Genesee County PFLAG, Team T, a Transgender Support group, meets as part of PFLAG Genesee County.  Contact Charlie Ford transgenderflint@gmail.com for information about Team T.  He is also available outside of the PFLAG meeting times if anyone needs support or has trans related questions, especially about in the Flint area.  PFLAG Genesee County Chapter Meeting, Meets the second Sunday from 2-4pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint, 2474 S Ballenger Hwy. Flint, MI 48507, www.pflagflint.com pflagflint@yahoo.com, Call 810-496-8302.  PFLAG is Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbian and Gays. Originally PFLAG started as a support system for parents, family, friends, and loved ones of transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Now, PFLAG supports all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender/gender non-conforming people and their friends, family, spouses, and loved ones.  PFLAG runs support groups for friends/family/allies, lesbian, bisexual and gay people, and transgender people. After every meeting is an educational portion.

Detroit
  • City Angels, The Ruth Ellis Center, 16525 Woodward Ave. #19, Detroit.  Contact Kim at 313-867-6936.  http://www.ruthelliscenter.co  "A group to inform, educate, and uplift the transgender community.  We are here to assist trans individuals with community recourses, outreach, and assist with daily living.  Designed for transgender people and those who admire them.  Twice a month rap sessions, once a month guest speakers, girls night out, & weekend getaways."
  • Detroit Queergroup meets every Sunday at 7:30 at the queer art house at 3407 Trumbull in Detroit, 313-303-1275 or email jeanofarc@yahoo.com    "We are all transgendered or gender activists.  This group definitely has a more transgendered bent than the a typical gay and lesbian group.  We meet about political issues surrounding gender discrimination and issues that most GLBT groups overlook.  We are artists, anarchists and activists and want more people to join us that want to take part and/or support us.  We talk about our issues and do something about them.  We also have outings. We are compiling stories from generations past about transgendered and gay/lesbian life by talking with elders.  We are putting out zines and doing street art.  We are renovating the house to be a gallery/meeting place/resource library/drop in center/venue/community art and food garden and need more members to participate.  We want to gain strength by joining with other similar groups and finding more individuals that may want to join us."
  • See also Ferndale, Troy, & Utica.

Gaylord

Grand Rapids
  • After Six, Grand Rapids area support for transsexuals, PO  Box 126, Comstock Park, MI. 49321 USA.
  • IME of Western Michigan, P.O. Box 1153 Grand Rapids, MI 49501 Support group for Crossdressers and Transsexuals. Bi-monthly newsletter.
  • See also Comstock Park

Holland

Houghton
  • The Keweenaw Peninsula GLBT Group meets every Thursday evening starting at 7:30 pm at the Cyberia Café coffee House in Houghton for a social time, this group includes several TG folk. A confidential support group meets weekly as well, for further information contact Dianne  at dsprague@mtu.edu or phone (906) 482- 7183, or contact Sue at (906) 487-2538.

Iron Mountain
  • The Veterans Hospital, in Iron Mountain, MI is forming a group to address the needs and concerns of any former Military personnel that deal with or have dealt with the Gender Dysphoria issues in their life.  The contact person is Cory, in the Mental Health Dept. the Circle of Care section.at 800-215-8262  ext 32541

Kalamazoo
  • The Kalamazoo Gay & Lesbian Resource Center, 629 Pioneer Street, Kalamazoo, MI. 49008, http://www.kglrc.org

Lansing

Ludington

Mount Pleasant
  • Transgender Central Michigan, Meeting on the 3rd Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 PM. 201 S. University, SE corner of University and Michigan St., Mt. Pleasant MI  48858, 989-572-0246, Email:  Deanna@deannaheath.com, People who are transgender or questioning and their significant others are welcome.  Flyer.

Petoskey
  • Northwest Michigan Gender Society, CD/TS support group. SOs or partners support also available. PO Box 271,Petoskey, MI 49770

Port Huron

Rochester Hills
  • Transitions - Gender Variant Support Group, Rockafellow Psychological Services, 1055 East South Blvd, Suite 210, Rochester Hills, Mi 48307,  (586) 838-0825.  "This is an open support group, offered at no cost. Providing continued support for those who find stereotypical gender boxes restrictive and confining. The goal of this group is to offer a place where participants can embrace equality, support, and inclusion in a non-judgmental atmosphere, and provide interaction with others to discuss, and harvest resources and information on all topics that affect the Transgender and Gender Variant communities.Advocates, Allies, Friends and Loved Ones are always welcome. The group meets weekly on Friday evening from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, as well as every Sunday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  This new location begins on Friday, April 18, 2104

Traverse City

Troy

State-wide

See also Campus Groups.

Community Groups, Neighboring States

Illinois

Indiana

Ohio

Wisconsin

Community Groups, Other States

Arizona
  • TGNet Arizona, Tucson, AZ.  The organization that Alexander Goodrum founded, TGNet Arizona, has merged with the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA). You can visit both web sites via http://www.sagatucson.org or www.tgnetarizona.org.

British Columbia 
  • The Vancouver GNO Club, Vancouver, Canada, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vangno.  "The club is for local and out of town  T-Girls/CD's and their SO's to meet, chat, and plan outings together.  If you plan to come this way, or would like to meet on-line friends,  we welcome you to look us up." --Tora Roberts

California
  • The Butterfly Project, AIDS Project East Bay, 1755 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, 510-663-7979, http://www.apeb.org

Colorado

New Mexico

Ontario
  • Meal-Trans, 519 Church St, Community Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,  416-392-6874 the 519, Toronto, Canada.

Pennsylvania

Community Groups, National
  • Gender Education & Advocacy, Inc., http://www.gender.org, info@gender.org, Main Office:  PO Box 65, Kensington, MD 20895, West Coast Office:  5245 College Ave, #142, Oakland, CA 94618, Southeastern Office:  PO Box 33724, Decatur, GA 30033.
  • Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, http://www.hrc.org
  • International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), PO Box 229, Waltham, MA 02254, 617-899-2212, http://www.ifge.org.
  • S.P.I.C.E., PO Box 8159, Minneapolis, MN 55408, spice@tri-ess.com. Supports wives of crossdressers, part of Tri-ESS.
  • Society for the Second Self (Tri-ESS), 8880 Bellaire B-2 #104, Houston, TX, triessinfo@aol.com
  • Transgender Officers Protect and Serve (TOPS), 3210 Tom Matthews Drive, Lakeland, FL 33809, 888-983-3222, 812-752-9228,tg-tops@onelist.com

Community Groups, Youth
  • Ozone House, 1705 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 734-662-222. Teen support.
  • Transgender Youth Group meets every Wed, 7:30-9:00.  The group is targeted for youth 16 and older, but anyone is welcome.