OUTMemphis Board Statement of Support:
“OUTMemphis supports the work of Perpetual Transition and actively works with the group to address transgender issues and concerns. The Board of Directors of OUTMemphis believes in and supports our Mission which states: “OUTMemphis is a mechanism for change in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to facilitate long-term positive growth in themselves and in the community of the Mid-South.”We fully include all members of our community. We are committed to nurturing a relationship of cooperation and striving towards the full institutional inclusion of transgender members at OUTMemphis. In an effort to better serve our members, we will offer trans-inclusive and trans-specific programming, actively recruit transgender people for leadership roles in OUTMemphis endeavors, and seek out input from the transgender community and be open and receptive to the feedback received. We support transgender-led initiatives and include among our goals those considered priorities for the transgender community. We acknowledge the diversity among transgender people as well as understand the similarities and differences with the cissexual LGB community.We recognize that Cissexism is and has been present historically in the larger cissexual LGB movement. We actively and specifically work to include transgender people and concerns in all of our endeavors at OUTMemphis.”
Transgender Services Committee
This is the first meeting of a program committee for transgender services at OUTMemphis. We invite Trans/GNC community members of the Mid-South to join us to help provide assistance, feedback and input in planning events as well as to help in event outreach and promotion.
OUTMemphis wants to create trans-centered events that are accessible and representative of ALL of our community members. We want our events to celebrate and highlight the broad spectrum of amazing people in our community. Therefore, we are inviting Trans/GNC identified community members who are committed to helping plan trans-centered community events. Together, we will plan events, awareness campaigns, and aid in event promotion and outreach.
If you’re a Trans/GNC community member and have interest in attending this first meeting, please RSVP using this form.
Meetings are held at our community center located at 892 Cooper Street.
Please contact our Transgender Services Manager to find out when the next committee meeting is.
Perpetual Transition is our peer-led community group, which has been meeting continuously since 2005. PT is a safe and welcoming space for transgender folks of any identity, pronoun, or expression to meet and socialize with other trans and gender non-conforming community members. All ages 18 and over are welcome to attend.
PT is open to anyone who identifies as transgender or is questioning their gender. It is a safe and confidential space to get peer support every week.
Every Monday, 6:00p-8:00p
Delta Trans Masculine
Delta Trans Masculine is a peer-led community social group for trans and gender non-conforming folks who identify more on the masculine side of the spectrum. This is a safe place for transmasculine folks to be authentically themselves around like-minded people who share similar identities. This group is open to friends, family, partners, spouses, and supportive allies who are accompanying a trans attendant as long as they are respectful and give priority for trans attendees to utilize the group.
Every Friday, 5:30-6:30 PM
Trans ID Workshop
Trans ID Workshop FAQ
Q: What does this workshop involve?
A: The Trans ID Workshop is designed to help transgender individuals navigate the legal documentation and processes of transitioning, including name change, gender markers, and other such paperwork. Where applicable, blank documents and applications will be provided as part of the workshop.
Q: Do I need to bring anything?
A: Nope! All materials necessary will be on hand.
Q: Do I need to RSVP to come to the Trans ID Workshop?
A: No. This workshop occurs on the first and third Monday of every month, and happens directly after those weekly meetings of Perpetual Transition, our core transgender services group. You may come to the workshop alone, but we also invite you to join us beforehand for PT.
Q: I’m not sure if I’m ready to transition, or I’m not sure what my transition will end up looking like. Can I still attend?
A: Of Course! This is merely an informative workshop, and attending certainly does not commit you to anything. However, should you decide it is something you want to move forward with, we have resources to assist.
The Trans ID Workshop is designed to help trans/GNC community members navigate the processes of updating legal identity documents through their transitioning; including name change, gender markers, and other such paperwork. It can be overwhelming and sometimes difficult to find information on how to update your documents. We try to break it down and present the information in a way that makes it feel more accessible and a less intimidating process. Where applicable, blank documents and applications will be provided as part of the workshop upon request. This workshop is open to any community members, so if you’d like to attend, please email us (see below).
Every First and Third Monday, 7:45p-8:45p
Trans Best of Memphis Guide
TransParent is a group for parents and caregivers of transgender individuals of any age. This group is meant to be a place for people in this situation to meet others facing similar issues, to learn and grow together, and to ask questions in a safe and affirming environment.
TransParent is facilitated by Dr. KT Hiestand, a certified and licensed psychologist. Please email Dr. Hiestand to RSVP for this group before attending.
Third Sunday of each month, 2:00p-3:00p