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.”
Perpetual Transition is our core Transgender Services peer-led community group, meeting continuously since 2005. PT is a safe and welcoming space for transgender folks of any flavor, identity, expression, or gender to meet and socialize with other like-minded individuals.
PT is open to anyone who identifies as transgender or is questioning, and is a safe and confidential space to ask questions, meet other people, and form bonds with the Memphis transgender community.
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 as well.
Every Friday, 5:30-6:30 PM
Trans ID Workshop
Trans ID Workshop FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions:
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 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. 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