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The Bay Area T-girl / G-girl Mutual Admiration Society was formed to create connections across the spectrum of female identifying individuals -- from genetic women to transgender women. Many genetic women (g-girls, genwomen, bio-women, cis-women), blessed with a plurality of X chromosomes, appreciate the unique qualities of those individuals who do not fit into one of the two traditional gender roles. And many transgender women (t-girls, transwomen, MTF transsexuals, crossdressers, and other Y-chromosome challenged females) yearn to meet genetic, cisgendered women for friendship, support, advice, and companionship. These gender fluid people often express the best aspects of both male and female, while leaving behind the unpleasant behaviors that tend to drive others away.
BATGMAS (pronounced ba-TAG-miss) meetups will focus on facilitating social interaction and leisurely conversation. Thus, we will meet at friendly bars, restaurants, and lounges. Some meetups could incorporate outdoor activities, such as picnics, walks, visits to museums, etc. And to ensure the safety of all, our venues will be those that have previously demonstrated respect and regard for the transgender community.
Update: BEFORE APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PLEASE READ
Based on the recent applications, there seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding about what this group is, that needs to be addressed. This is a place, as mentioned, for WOMEN of all genetic dispositions to meet, chat, gossip, learn to be pretty, socialize - to be women in a GIRLS' NIGHT OUT. This is NOT a group where straight/gay/bisexual men can meet transgenders to be in a relationship/have an encounter with. There are other groups on Meetup for this, there is Tribe.net, which has several forums where straight men can meet transgenders, although tribe is pretty dead; and most of all, there is "Divas!" club in SanFran where people can meet trans individuals.
Update of update: Tribe.net is nearly dead, we now reccomend people interested in meeting trans individuals go to DIVAS! club, check out their site at www.divassf.com