The Santa Barbara Trans* (Transgender) Meetup Group

• Are you someone who feels that the standard “male” and “female” gender labels are rather limiting?

• Do you sometimes feel that you’re a mixture of both genders?

• Or that you’re the opposite of the one you were born with?

• Can you relate to the comments and perspectives on this website?

“Gender Fluid” is a gender identity that’s a dynamic mix of boy and girl. A person who is Gender Fluid may feel like a mixture of the two traditional genders every day, or they may feel more like a man on some days, and more like a woman on others. Being Gender Fluid has nothing to do with one’s sexual orientation - in spite of what many people may think!

Among the thousands of people I’ve met in the Santa Barbara community, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover a “third gender” - men and women who seem to defy the stereotypes on what it’s like to be a typical male or female.

If you’re someone for whom the traditional male and female labels don’t always apply, then this is the meetup group you’ve been dreaming about - but have never seen anywhere - until now! This is a meetup group for a diversity of gender identity-based friends who just want to hang out together and have fun.

                   “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for!”
                                           Come out, come out, wherever you are!

                      We are NOT a support group, but rather a group to celebrate life!!

This meetup group is for anyone who feels that stereotypical male and female labels don’t fit them, and for people who would like to meet and become friends with others who feel the same way. All sexual orientations are welcome to join us, and one needn’t be gay, lesbian, or transgender to apply (although all such people, and their partners and close friends are welcome!). Because of the potentially sensitive nature of this topic, we are requesting that anyone interested in joining this group please answer a short list of questions so we can determine if you and this group as we envision it would be a good fit. Our plans include group discussions and we're open to suggestions about other ideas too!

We are a group of people who identify as trans*, genderqueer and genderfluid. We embrace all forms of self-expression including masculinity, femininity and everything in between - and beyond!  We meet socially for fellowship and good conversation. Join us and take part in the fun!  This group and all of our activities are offered free of charge. To join this group, simply click on the "Join Us" box and follow the step-by-step instructions!

We're 47 Trans* Friends

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00 PM

    Let's go out for pizza and get to know each other!

    9 Trans* Friends attending
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 1:00 PM

    Go to the Pride Festival!

    1 Trans* Friends attending
Founded Apr 24, 2014
  • Trans* Friends 47
  • Upcoming Meetups 2
  • Past Meetups 16



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