Bold and Beautiful
Bold & Beautiful (B&B) is a social support group for all Trans Women of Color. We meet every Thursday from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. The creation of B&B was necessary to bridge the gap between Trans Women of Color and OUTMemphis. We share life experiences, learn how to empathize with others more and, most importantly, we share in preparing a meal that we enjoy together. Our purpose is to promote education, community involvement, and healthier living habits. We also promote safer sex practices, and provide access to testing and preventative care.
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Delta Trans Masculine
Delta TransMasculine is a support group for trans men with a focus on care and peer education. Additionally, DTM does advocacy work for the Memphis trans community, and facilitates social activities! We are an inclusive group, welcoming masculine identified transpeople, including FTM, genderqueer, gender-questioning individuals, and any assigned female at birth who feel that gender assignment is no longer complete or accurate. (All are welcome: every race, religious preference, physical appearance, disability, hormonal or surgical gender status, legal name or gender status, marital status, FTM identity or expression, amount of time living in male gender role or “passability”) Family members, significant others, friends, partners, spouses, and allies are also welcome to accompany.
Perpetual Transition is a support and social group for transgender people in the Memphis metropolitan area that has been meeting since 2005. The group has recently expanded to address the growing needs of our community. Perpetual Transition is safe and confidential, and is open to transgender people of any variety.
Trans Best of Memphis
Trans ID Workshop
The Trans ID Workshop is designed to give transgender people in Memphis the information they need to navigate a legal transition. This includes information about how to legally change name and gender on a whole range of legal documents. Where possible, blank documents and applications are provided to participants as a part of the workshop. The workshop will cover:
- legal name change
- changing name and gender on driver’s license, social security card, and on passport
- changing name and gender at other government agencies, including IRS
- planning for the legal transition
- tips for transitioning in other parts of a person’s life (school, work, etc)
To RSVP, please email Kayla Gore, Transgender Services Specialist.
TransParent is a group for parents of Transgender individuals of all ages. The group is facilitated by licensed Psychologist, Dr. KT Hiestand. Come join us and meet some other parents who are in similar situations.
Last Sunday of each month
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.