Transmen and Transwomen, Intersex, and any other Gender Variant, their partners, family... and/or other allies.
What we'll do?
We've been established for quite some time now. Events vary from regular social meetups to see a play to casual support groups to attending Q-related meetings of importance. We have a large enough group now that we're seeing a good variety on the boards. Note: I set up many public events but may not always be there. In those cases, I ask another person to step up to be the point of contact for everyone.
Why join this group and not one of the LGBTQIA groups that already exist?
Well, of course you can join other groups! But this one is specifically for those non-conforming to traditional gender norms and the people who are close to them. We want to create a space/social group where members feel comfortable enough to just relax and be themselves ... have fun, play some games, go on some hikes... and possibly make some great connections with other people.
But we also want people to feel safe enough to share their (allies and partners included) experiences if it'll benefit others.
Can I date other members in this group?
As I've already stated, this group is intended strictly as a social / support venue for the gender non-conforming, family, and allies. Please do not include solicitations or descriptions beyond a platonic nature in your group introductions.
That being said, I understand that natural connections can and may occur. I have absolutely no desire to control nor even be aware of such situations. Its none of my business as long as it doesn't affect me or cause harm to others. If two or more people find love and/or happiness with each other within this group, I see no reason to stand in the way. I simply want to ensure that all current and future members feel comfortable knowing that they can participate in any activity/event without the pressure of being judged as a potential "partner" by others in the group.
I'm not "out" at my job, school, etc... wouldn't I be outed if I join this group?
Gee whiz, I hope not. Again, in the hopes to create a safe & comfortable space, the number one rule would be... DO NOT OUT SOMEBODY OUTSIDE OF THIS GROUP. I'll use myself as an example... you meet me in the group and want to discuss "trans-specific" subjects.... no problem. You run into me at the grocery store and start asking how to do your own T injections and I'll probably act like I don't know you and be extremely irritated.
Additionally, the meetups in this group are kept private and viewable only to group members. You can take a further step in adding privacy by hiding your groups list to the public. This option can be found after clicking the "My Groups" link at the top of the page.
So... this is the first meetup group I've ever attempted. Cut me some slack if I screw some things up, huh? Now come on and hit that join button!
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