F2M Support Groups

Trans Thrive

TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers.

Drop-in Center
We are here for you! Stop by Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 PM to say hello, meet people, hang out and help out! We have a shower facility, computer lab, clothing closet, library and more.

Educational Workshops
We cover different topics each week, including self-esteem and coping skills, HIV education, harm reduction, sex and dating.

Support Groups
We offer a range of support groups for FTMs, MTFs, gender variant folks, and everyone in between.

Social Events
In addition to support groups and movie nights, we host special events and go on field trips.

Testing and Counseling
Stop in for weekly free HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling. Get your HIV results in 20 minutes.

Hooking You Up
We collaborate with local agencies to bring you employment counseling, legal resources, art projects, yoga, meditation, mental health services, health education and more.


Santa Cruz Organization Uniting Transmen (SCOUT)

“SCOUT is a Diversity Center support and social group for anyone who is FTM, transgender or exploring their gender identity. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Diversity Center. The meeting is open to all and partners are especially encouraged to attend. SCOUT is a forum for exchanging ideas and resources about gender issues and a support network for local folks living transgender and transsexual. We also coordinate fun excursions and educational forums on gender issues.”

South Bay Transmen Social and Support Group

“Silicon Valley guys, come and hang out with other FTM/questioning guys at our social and support group, the South Bay Transmen. Enjoy an easy-going atmosphere and good camaraderie.”

“We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:30–9:00 pm, at the Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 938 the Alameda, in San Jose, CA. Check the schedule on the wall as you come in the front door to find out which room we'll be in.”

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