Queer Resource Center/LGBTQQIAA

Trans Resources: Community & National

Community

Baystate Health

Baystate Outpatient Center - Northampton
325B King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-387-4100
Website 

Baystate Health's transgender service provides multidisciplinary primary medical care and supportive services to patients seeking hormonal and/or surgical reassignment of gender. We offer a holistic approach to individual health, working closely with local and regional therapists and specialists as needed. Baystate Health has developed services based on the Informed Consent model of care, meaning that we work with our patients to ensure that the risks and benefits of gender-related services are fully understood at all times. Gender-related therapy is an encouraged--but not required--part of treatment for most patients.

East Coast Female-To-Male Group (ECFTMG)

2nd Sunday of every month from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, Northampton
Email: betpower@yahoo.com (or Facebook)
Facebook Group
Phone: 413-584-7616

East Coast FTM Group is a free peer-support group since 1992 for the full spectrum of masculine-identified, female-born or intersex-born persons: female-to male transgender persons, transsexuals, cross-dressers, gender queers, dual gendered, gender blended, gender non-conforming, stone butches, queer, questioning, and our partners. We meet monthly in Northampton, Massachusetts and we offer a private group on Facebook at "East Coast FTM Group."  We are all-inclusive, diverse, safe, confidential, and non-judgmental. We respect the right of each of us to decide our individual path, whatever that may be. We don't believe that there is any one "right way" to transition or to move forward and live happily; rather, our diverse situations and identities can be joined together in united community. It is this community that we build and for this community that we exist. 

Pioneer Valley UniTy

Web Yahoo Group
Facebook Group
Contact: Keri at (413) 231-8834  or  Deja at (860) 604-6343

A transgender support group that meets in Springfield intended for the support of Transgender persons, their allies and all GLBT people. This group is open to people who identify as transgender, as well as their allies, friends, significant others and family members. We are an inclusive group, and very much welcome supportive people from the larger GLBT community.

The meetings provide support to transgendered persons, their allies and all GLBTs. The UniTy group meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 3300 Main Street, Springfield, MA. The meeting runs from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

PO Box 960784
Boston, MA 02196
Phone: 617-778-0519
Website

Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is an advocacy, education, and community-building organization that works to end discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. This includes working towards the empowerment of all persons who have been, are being, or might be deprived of equal rights and/or fair treatment because of their gender expression or identity. Their website includes step-by-step guides to making legal name changes and legal gender changes in the state of Massachusetts.

National 

GenderTalk

http://www.gendertalk.com

Activist radio! Fascinating archives, discussing philosophy, strategy, and results in the ongoing effort to redefine cultural gender boundaries. Boston's worldwide radio program that talks about transgenderism in the first person.

Accord Alliance

http://www.accordalliance.org/

A group dedicated to the promotion of the health and well being of people and families effected by DSD (Disorders of Sex Development, often referred to as intersex), partnering with numerous medical professionals and patients to develop the best care possible.

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition

http://www.ntac.org

NTAC was formed to provide a voice for transgendered individuals. "We focus on a time when no transgendered individual will have to hide in shame. When marriage, family, career, housing is not longer a privilege but a basic inalienable right."

Transgender Law and Policy Institute 

http://www.transgenderlaw.org/

Founded by Paisley Currah, Assoc. Prof. of Political Science at Brooklyn College, The Transgender Law and Policy Institute is dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality. Their website provides an amazing wealth of information and resources on legislation, case law, employer and college policies and other resources.

National Center for Transgender Equality

http://transequality.org/

A group founded in 2003 to promote social justice for transgender people through the use of education and advocacy throughout the United States. It maintains a strong presence in the nation's capital and utilizes an extensive network to the rest of the country as well.

US Passport Name & Gender Changes

In 2010, the US Department of State announced a new process regarding gender changes. There is more information about Name Changes and Gender Changes on their website.

US Social Security Administration Name Change

Check out the Social Security Administration's website for information about how to change your name on your social security card.