Transgender Services

Bold & Beautiful

NOTE: Bold & Beautiful will be on hiatus until further notice while we rework our programming to better suit the needs of the community. If you are a Trans Woman of Color and would like to be notified when B&B resumes, email us.

Bold & Beautiful is a peer-led community group for trans women of color.  During these meetings, trans women of color meet to discuss issues and topics that affect them, provide support for each other from a place of understanding, and build community with others who share similar identities.  

The purpose of B&B is to promote education, community involvement, and provide a safe space for trans women of color to be authentically themselves.

Meeting Time

Every Thursday, 7:30p-9:30p

Contact 

[email protected]

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.

Meeting Time

Every Monday, 5:00-6:00 PM

Contact

[email protected]

Perpetual Transition

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.

Meeting Time

Every Monday, 6:00p-8:00p

Contact

[email protected]

Trans Best of Memphis

The Trans Best of Memphis is an annual handbook curated by OUTMemphis’s Trans Service Department. It is created for navigating transgender-friendly organizations, businesses, non-profits, and faith communities in Memphis. The guide is updated annually in November and is compiled based on interviews and surveys taken by transgender people in Memphis and the Mid-South.
 
To access the Trans Best of Memphis Guide for this year, click the button below!
 

TransID Workshop

The TransID Workshop is designed to help transgender individuals navigate the 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.

For more information, please contact us via email.

TransParent

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 Heistand, and certified and licensed psychologist.  Please email Dr. Heistand to RSVP for this group before attending.

Meeting Time

Last Sunday of each month, 2:00p-3:00p

Contact

[email protected]

Trans Committee

NOTE: The Trans Committe will be on hiatus until further notice while we rework our programming to better suit the needs of the community. If you would like to be notified when this committee resumes, email us.

Are you looking for more ways to get involved with outreach and programming at OUTMemphis? Join us for our Trans committee meetings. This committee will focus on organizing our annual Trans Awareness Week, create trans-specific events, and more!

This meeting is open to any and all people!

 

Meeting Time

Second Wednesday of each month, 5:00p-6:30p

Contact

[email protected]

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.