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How to Find a Support Group

If there is a gay and lesbian organization in your area, they may be able to point you toward a local transgender support group. Many larger lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) centers offer support groups and other services for transgender people.

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a national organization that provides support for family members and friends of LGBT people, as well as LGBT people themselves. Click here to find a PFLAG chapter near you.

If you work for a medium to large company, there may be an LGBT employee resource group you can access. Check Out & Equal's ERG Registry to to see if your company is listed.

If you attend or live near a college or university, there may be an LGBT group on campus. They may be able to refer you to a support group in your community if they don't provide services that meet your needs.

There are several web sites that list transgender support groups in the US or world wide. Here is a partial list:

IFGE
TG Now
Laura's Playground
Google Support Group
Open Directory

You can use Google or other search engines to find transgender supports groups in your area. Type in "transgender support" and your city or state. Some of the results you get may be narrowly targeted, such as Tri-Ess chapters for straight male crossdressers; others may be overly broad, such as LGBT organizations that lack services for transgender people. Instead of "transgender support," you can try searching for "transsexual support," "ftm support," "intersex support," "crossdresser support" or whatever applies to you.