Tranz Guys is a peer-led social support and discussion group that meets on the third Sunday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Q Center. Tranz Guys meeting are exclusively for people assigned female at birth who now identify otherwise, including people who identify as trans*, FTM, genderqueer, affirmed male, two-spirit, Ag/Aggressive, transsexual, androgynous, intersex and questioning.
A typical Tranz Guys group is 15 to 25 people. Meetings are structured and led by volunteer peer facilitators and will usually include group check-ins, a Q&A period, and a discussion topic. Some ongoing topics include:
- Coming out
- Gender presentation
- Intersecting identities
- Hormones and surgeries
- Relationships and sexuality
- Medical and emotional health
There is a social time after every meeting. The group also organizes occasional events such as workshops, panels and group outings.
Group culture and values
Tranz Guys facilitators respect and affirm the diversity of our community, particularly in terms of age, race, class, ability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and where people are at with their transition. Some group members are currently questioning their gender identity and not everyone in the group chooses or is able to use hormones and surgery as part of their transition. Note that the Q Center and its bathroom facilities are wheelchair accessible and its meeting spaces have armless chairs.
- Contact the Tranz Guys facilitators: tranzguys@gmail.
- Visit the Q Center calendar: http://www.
- Learn more about Tranz Guys PDX: http://tranzguyspdx.org
Support for friends, partners and family
The Tranz Guys meeting space is exclusively for people identified female at birth who now identify otherwise. The Q Center also hosts a peer-facilitated SOFFA Support Group for significant others, friends, family members and allies (SOFFAs) of trans* people. The group meets at the Q Center on the third Sunday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.