Support Groups

Support groups around Ohio

 

Akron
TransAlive! Support Group
4th Tuesday of every month
6pm–8pm
Fairlawn West UCC
2095 W. Market St. Akron, 44313
Facilitated by Jake Nash.

Cincinnati

The Varieties of Gender (VōG) group
VōG will be a professionally-facilitated and peer-led support group for individuals who identify as gender non-conforming (gender queer, transsexual, transgender, bi-gender, non-binary, etc).

The 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, from 4:30-6:00 pm.
Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church (HUUC)
2710 Newtown Road, Cincinnati, 45244

HUUC has the status within the Unitarian Universalist Association of being a “Welcoming Congregation” – open to diversity, especially to LGBTQIA. Their Board of Directors has generously given us use of church space for this community group.

On months when there is a 5th Sunday, we have a social “potluck meal and movie” where family members and friends are invited to join us.

Please feel free to invite your gender non-conforming friends to join us.  For more information, email Cori Yaeger, PhD at Cori@fuse.net

 

Cincinnati Trans* Community Group (CTCG)
http://transqueerwellness.org/CTCG
The Cincinnati Trans* Community Group (CTCG) is a social community building group parented by the Midwest Trans* Queer Wellness Initiative. CTCG works to build community and social support networks within the Greater Cincinnati Trans* (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, fluid, and gender questioning/processing) Community. CTCG meets regularly to talk, make new friends, and have fun!

 

CROSSPORT

Crossdresser Peer Support Group
Meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:30pm. The purpose of the group is to address the issues relating to the needs of the cross dressing members of Crossport. Spouses, Significant Others (S O’s), and family are also welcome to attend. Every month we will offer all or part of the meeting for open discussion.

Transsexual (and other Gender Non-conforming) Peer Support Group
Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:30pm. The group, which focuses on pre-operative, post- operative and non-operative female-to-male and male-to-female transsexuals, offers an opportunity to network in a supportive forum. Spouses, Significant Others (S O’s), and family are also welcome to attend. Every month we will offer all or part of the meeting for open discussion.

Crossport Social Meeting
The social is held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm at a local restaurant and its purpose is to provide an opportunity for all transgender individuals to get out and socialize at a safe environment. Spouses and partners are also welcome to attend.

Crossport Board Meeting
The board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm to discuss club matters. All members are welcome to attend.

Crossport Members’ Night Out
This is an evening out at a local nightclub It is tentatively scheduled for the last Saturday of alternating months. The location of this event will change with each occurrence. For more information on all meetings

Call Crossport at 513-334-0166 or crossportcincy@yahoo.com for locations.

 

Columbus

Trans* Support Group 

  • 1st Wednesday of every month at 7pm-9pm
  • 3rd Sunday of every month at 3pm- 5pm

Meetings are held on the 1st floor at 1160 N. High St, Columbus, 43201

Support Group for Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming/Questioning Youth Ages 5-11
Parent permission required. Email Erin Upchurch for details.

Gender-Scope Youth Group Meeting (Columbus)
Meets bi-weekly at Kaleidoscope Youth Center from 7-8:30pm.
Contact Michelle at michelle@kycohio.org for more details.  Visit KYC’s calendar at http://www.kycohio.org/calendar.html for upcoming meeting dates.

 

Partners’ Discussion Group
Contact our facilitators at Partners@transohio.org for group meeting info.

 

Toledo
Toledo Transgender Support Group will be held on the 4th Sunday of every month from 2pm-4pm

Slyvania United Church of Christ
7240 Erie Street
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Drop-ins welcome! Email Aran at aran@transohio.org or Audrey at naosu@hotmail.com if you have questions or need additional information.