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FTM International Meetings
Scroll down the list to find a meeting near you (California Meetings). FTMInternational with FTMI Sacramento Charlie Parkhurst Chapter, FTMI San Buenaventura Reed Erickson Chapter, FTMI Atlanta TransForming Chapter, FTMI Georgia StealthWorld Chapter, FTMI Albuquerque Dr. Alan L. Hart Chapter, FTMI Ohio Dr. M. Edwards Walker Chapter, FTMI Memphis Willmer M. Broadnax Chapter, FTMI Philadelphia Sgt. Frank Mayne Chapter and FTMI Texas Mario Martino Chapter join in welcoming you to come to our meetings. Would you like help to start an FTMInternational chapter in your country, state or city?
Where the lone wolf howls...
Calling all FTMs who are lone wolves. If you want the benefits that come with running with the pack to watch your back, then team up with other lone wolves in your area to start your own FTMInternational chapter with help from FTMInternational. You will have the solid backing of the strong FTMInternational home team working with you each step of the way.
To see what it's all about, send an email to FTMIChapterLeadersfirstname.lastname@example.org
CONNECT WITH FTMS EVERYWHERE: We have a supportive community around the clock and around the world, our online FTM_International_Discussion community just for FTMs where the meeting goes on 24/7 with friendly help and support. Family members and friends who are not FTM can join FTM_International_AFLOAT (Allies, Friends, Loved Ones and Tribe) a safe, moderated online community and everyone can join our open group FTM_International for announcements about FTM meetings and events (all welcome) and learn more about FTMS at FTMInternational Law Resources, Mens World, FTMInternational HealthCare and Trans-Medicine.
FTM International Meetings
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FTMI Sacramento Charlie Parkhurst Chapter
Charley Darkey Parkhurst (1812-1879) was the first documented anatomically female person to ever vote in America. He was a famous stagecoach driver and early California settler. Parkhurst, also known as One Eyed Charley or Six-Horse Charley, was born as Charlotte Darkey Parkhurst in Lebanon, New Hampshire and grew up in an orphanage there. He worked as a stable boy in Worcester, Massachusetts and later in Providence, Rhode Island. About 1849 he began working as a stage driver for the California Stage Company. Shortly after arriving he lost the use of one eye after a kick from a horse. He had a reputation as one of the finest stage coach drivers on the west coast. Parkhurst retired from driving some years later in Watsonville, California. After lumbering, cattle ranching and raising chickens in Aptos, California he moved into a small cabin near Watsonville where he died on December 18, 1879 of cancer. When the neighbors came to the cabin to lay out the body for burial, they discovered that the renowned stagecoach driver was anatomically female. The San Francisco Morning Call wrote on December 28, 1879: He was in his day one of the most dexterous and celebrated of the famous California drivers... the fearless Charley Parkhurst... In 1955 the Pajaro Valley Historical Association erected a monument on Parkhurst's grave site that in 1868 he was historically the first documented anatomically female person to ever vote in America.
FTMI San Buenaventura Reed Erickson Chapter
FTMI San Buenaventura Reed Erickson Chapter meets Sundays 7-9 pm at 433 E. Main Street, Suite 10, Ventura, CA 93001 FTMISB
Levi Alter President FTMI San Buenaventura Reed Erickson Chapter is the President of FTMI. Reed Erickson was a great philanthropist who single-handedly supported the entire trans movement through founding the Erickson Educational Foundation. He provided support for the ONE Institute affiliated with the University of Southern California and funded the work of endocrinologist Dr. Harry Benjamin MD, Dr. "Mickey" Milton Diamond, surgeon Dr. Donald Laub MD at Stanford University Gender Identity Clinic and Dr. Paul Walker. His home was in Ojai in San Buenaventura County in California. Twentieth century university hospital based gender clinics, early international conferences on transgender health care held throughout the world and the publications of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health were all funded by FTM Reed Erickson.
FTMI Atlanta Trans(forming) Chapter
FTMI Georgia Atlanta Trans(forming) Chapter meets last Sundays 2-5PM in Atlanta http://trans-forming.org/
Dr. Maxwell Scott Anderson (August 26, 1956 – January 14, 2010) served on the Board of Directors of FTM International and appeared in the documentary film Southern Comfort. He was a native of Atlanta who had lived in Chicago then Fort Lauderdale where he led the Eden Society. Maxwell was a tax accountant and a well known therapist in Atlanta who transitioned in the mid 80s. In 2000 he co-chaired the 10th Southern Comfort convention in Atlanta. He died of brain cancer at the age of 53.
FTMI Georgia StealthWorld Chapter
FTMI Georgia Atlanta StealthWorld Chapter meets regularly.
FTM hero of color E. Craft's story is told in the book Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom. An African American with light skin, Craft dressed as a young white southern planter with his spouse William as his body servant and the heroic couple escaped in 1848 by train to Philadelphia and later to Boston. In danger of enslavement again by the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, the pair fled to England and eventually they returned as free citizens to Georgia where they set up a school for African diaspora children.
FTMI Albuquerque Dr. Alan L. Hart Chapter
FTMI Albuquerque Dr. Alan L. Hart Chapter meets monthly in Albuquerque http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABQ_FTM_Group/
Dr. Alan L. Hart, MD (1890-1962) was a physician in New Mexico and published author. He successfully transitioned before hormone therapy was available. At his grandfather's farm he dressed and lived as a boy, playing with boys' toys made for him by his grandfather. His grandparents' obituaries in 1921 and 1924 both list him as a grandson. When Hart was 12 the family moved to Albany Oregon. He continued to spend the holidays at his grandfather's farm, living there as a boy among his male friends. He was featured in an article in the Halls Summit Kansas News June 10, 1921. He wrote as Robert Allen in local newspapers, school and college publications. He graduated from Albany College (now Lewis & Clark College) in 1912 and Stanford University and received his MD from the University of Oregon in Portland in 1917 with top academic honors. In Germany in 1906-7 Karl M. Baer, born Martha Baer, had gender affirmation surgery setting precedent for Hart's transition. He obtained gender affirmation hysterectomy at the University of Oregon Medical School over the 1917-1918 winter vacation then legally changed his name. He held positions in tuberculosis sanitariums and x-ray clinics in New Mexico. He obtained a Masters degree in radiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1930 and a Masters degree in public health from Yale in 1948. Hart was a prominent figure in the tuberculosis field, and for the last 16 years of his life he headed mass x-ray programs in Connecticut for the State Health Department. He wrote many articles and published These Mysterious Rays (Harper & Brothers) still a standard text on x-rays, translated into several languages. After WWII male hormones became available which he prescribed for himself. He was married for many years, gave numerous lectures, led many organizations and was vice president of his local Unitarian Church council. He wrote four novels, published by Norton in 1935, 1936 and 1937 and Harper in 1942, reviewed in The New York Times, The New York Herald-Tribune, Saturday Review of Literature and other leading publications of the times. His work in TB prevention saved hundreds of thousands of lives. The interest on his estate is donated annually to research in cancer.
FTMI Ohio Dr. M. Edwards Walker Chapter
FTMI Ohio Dr. M. Edwards Walker Chapter meets monthly in Cincinnati (pop. 1.5 million) Cleveland (pop. 2 million) Columbus (pop. 1 million) and Toledo http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTM-I_Ohio
Dr. M. Edwards Walker, MD (1832-1919) is the only doctor to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor. The hero of the Civil War, Dr. Walker wore men's clothes and advocated for an end to laws that discriminated against trans men for wearing men's clothing. He was born on November 26, 1832 in Oswego, New York, into an abolitionist family. His birthplace on the Bunker Hill Road is marked with a historical marker. He graduated from Syracuse Medical College in 1855 at age 21. Dr. Walker wore trousers and a man's uniform jacket and carried two pistols at all times as he worked as a field surgeon near the Union front lines for almost two years (including Fredericksburg and in Chattanooga after the Battle of Chickamauga), then was appointed assistant surgeon of the 52nd Ohio Infantry. After spending four months in a Richmond prison, he was released back to the 52nd Ohio as a contract surgeon. Dr. Walker was awarded the nation's highest honor, the Medal of Honor, by President Andrew Johnson the 11th of November 1865. He wore full men's evening dress to lecture on women's rights and was elected president of the National Dress Reform Association in 1866. He invented the return postcard for registered mail. He wrote extensively, including a biography, Hit, and a second book, Unmasked. His life partner Belva Lockwood was by his side for decades. He died in Oswego on February 21, 1919. A US postage stamp honoring Dr. Walker was issued on June 10, 1982.
Jake Nash MS President of FTMI Ohio Dr. M. Edwards Walker Chapter is an experienced leader of FTM groups. Jacob received the TSELF General Achievement Award for his Cleveland State University, Master in Psychology, Diversity Professional Specialization. As President of FTMI Ohio Jake was honored with two Illumination Awards at Transgender Day of Remembrance in Cleaveland in 2007, Transgender Activist of the Year and Transgender Leader of the Year. Ohio refuses to correct the birth certificates of post-transitioned FTMs, and FTMI Ohio is working to change that.
FTMI Philadelphia Sgt. Frank Mayne Chapter
Sgt. Frank Mayne, assigned as Frances Day at birth, enlisted in the 126th Pennsylvania Infantry and was mortally wounded while serving in the Civil War. Sgt. John Evans, assigned as Mary Owens at birth, was discovered to have female anatomy after he was wounded in the arm. He returned home to Pennsylvania to a warm reception and press coverage after serving for eighteen months. An 1896 newspaper story about a soldier assigned as Mary Stevens Jenkins at birth who died in 1881, reports that he enlisted in a Pennsylvania regiment when still a student, remained in the army two years, received several wounds, and was discharged without anyone ever aware that he had female anatomy.
FTMI Memphis Willmer M. Broadnax Chapter
Willmer "Little Ax" M. Broadnax, (December 28, 1916-1994) also known as "Little Axe," "Wilbur," "Willie," and "Wilmer," was one of the great post-war Black gospel quartet singers. An African-American man of short stature with glasses and a high, powerful tenor voice, he worked and recorded with many of the most famous and influential groups of his day. Broadnax was born in Houston in 1916. After moving to Southern California in the mid-40s, he joined the Southern Gospel Singers, a group which performed primarily on weekends. He formed his own quartet, the Golden Echoes as lead singer. In 1949 they recorded a single of "When the Saints Go Marching In" for Specialty Records. In 1950, Broadnax joined the Spirit of Memphis Quartet. Along with Broadnax, the group featured two other leads, Jethro Bledsoe and Silas Steele. This was one of the most impressive quartets in history. The Spirit of Memphis Quartet recorded for King Records, and Broadnax appeared on these releases until 1952. Shortly after he worked with the Fairfield Four, and, in the beginning of the 60s, as one of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi. Until 1965 he headed a quartet called "Little Axe and the Golden Echoes," releasing singles on Peacock Records as he continued to record with the Blind Boys into the 70s and 80s. Upon his death in 1994, it was discovered that Broadnax was anatomically female.
FTMI Texas Mario Martino Chapter
Mario Martino wrote the first full length autobiography of an FTM who successfully transitioned with hormones and surgery. His memoir inspired countless FTM readers. He was a healthcare professional and set up a counseling service along with his wife that guided men through the transition process and answered hundreds of letters from readers with questions about transition.
FTM Support Group meets Wednesdays 6:30–8PM at the Pacific Center, 2712 Telegraph, Berkeley CA 94705 email@example.com 510-548-8283 www.pacificcenter.org This is a drop-in peer support group for trans-masculine and FTM-identified folk.
TransMission Youth meets Thursdays 8-9:30pm at the Pacific Center, 2712 Telegraph, Berkeley CA 94705 510-548-8283 www.pacificcenter.org
T Group meets Fridays 8-9:30PM at the Pacific Center 2712 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, CA 94705 510-548-8283 www.pacificcenter.org
UGU meets Tuesdays 7-8:30PM at the Pacific Center 2712 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, CA 94705 510-548-8283 www.pacificcenter.org
Rainbow T meets 1st Thursdays 7-8:30pm at Rainbow Community Center 3024 Willow Pass Road, Suite 200 Concord, CA 94519-2588 925-692-0090 Contra Costa County Ben-David Barr www.rainbowcc.org
Lighthouse Hayward Alameda County serves the community www.lgbtlighthouse.com PK Fili firstname.lastname@example.org
The FTM Coming Out Support Group sponsored by FTM International and GenderQueer Revolution meets Wednesdays 7:30-9PM at LAGLC 1625 N. Schrader Bld, Los Angeles, CA 90028, facilitator Alexander Yoo MFTI
FTM Alliance of Los Angeles (pop. 10.5 million) throughout the year. Everyone is welcome. FTM Alliance meets 3rd Sundays 11-1pm at Plummer Park Community Center 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046 www.ftmalliance.org
GenderQueer Revolution meets quarterly for Coffeetalk
Under Construction California’s longest-running support and educational group for FTMs Jeff
UCLA TransBruins meets Tuesdays 7:30-9pm at UCLA LGBT Resource Center Library http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transbruins
Bay Area Parents of trans children meets at Children's Hospital Oakland, CA Stephanie Brill email@example.com www.genderspectrum.org
OCFTM meets 4th Sundays at 5pm at The Center Orange County 12800 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite F Garden Grove CA 92843 http://www.ocftm.org
FTMI Sacramento Charlie Parkhurst Chapter
Sacramento FTMs meets 1st Tuesdays 6pm at the Lavender Library Lambda Community Center 919 20th St. Sacramento, CA 95821 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTMSacramemento
Sacramento MCC T Group meets 3rd Saturdays 6:30PM at 10500 Chaplain Way, Mather, CA
Spectrum Marin County T Group meets Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm at 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. #10 San Anselmo CA 94960 415-457-1115x206 firstname.lastname@example.org www.spectrummarin.org
FTMI San Buenaventura Reed Erickson Chapter meets Sundays 7-8 pm at 433 E. Main Street, Suite 10, Ventura, CA 93001 FTMISB
Diego Boyz meets 4th Wednesdays 7-9pm at The Center, 3909 Centre St, San Diego, CA 92103 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SDFTM-SO
Transgender Community Coalition PROJECT S.T.A.R. Supporting Transgender Access to Resources, Monitored hormone therapy, case management, hiv testing, health services http://www.sandiegotcc.org North Park Family Health Center, 3544 30th St., San Diego Ca 92104 619-515-2411
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FTMs and Friends social Wednesdays 7-10pm at Muddy Waters Church Street Cafe and Coffee House 260 Church St. San Francisco, CA 94114
TRANS:THRIVE FTM meets Tuesdays 6-7:30PM API 815 Hyde St. 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA www.transthrive.org email@example.com 415-409-4102 www.transthrive.org
Dimensions Clinic T youth 25 and under group meets Thursdays 6:30-7:30 Adam Yerke or Dafna Wu RN 415-487-7589 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Waddell Clinic 50 Ivy Street (aka Lech Walesa) San Francisco, CA 415-554-2950x2663 meets Tuesdays 6:30-8pm.
SFTEAM at the Center holds quarterly events JoAnne Keatley email@example.com www.sfteam.org
Transgender San Francisco (TGSF) provides educational and social activities and referrals www.tgsf.org Allison Laureano firstname.lastname@example.org
BAAITS serves the Native American community www.baaits.org
Fresh Meat provides cultural programming www.freshmeatproductions.org Sean Dorsey
TEEI Trans Economic Empowerment Initiative at the Center links trans employees with employers Yavante' Thomas-Guess email@example.com 415-865-5632
South Bay Transmen meets 4th Tuesdays 7:30-9pm at the Billy DeFrank Center, 938 the Alameda San Jose, CA and Silicon Valley SOFFAs meet at Crema Coffee next door www.defrank.org Aejaie Sellers
San Luis Obispo
TransCentralCoast meets 3rd Saturdays at GALA of San Luis Obispo Max 805-452-1202 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TranzCentralCoast
Pacific Pride Foundation GLBT Center 621 E. Haley St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-963-3636 http://www.pacificpridefoundation.org
SCOUT meets 4th Mondays 7pm. at the Santa Cruz LGBT center, 1328 Commerce Lane Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz T meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm at the Diversity Center, 1117 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 831-425-5422 www.diversitycenter.org
Stanislaus County T meets 4th Thursdays 7:30pm-9pm stanislauspridecenter.com
Bay Area Inclusion 251-450-1060 100 South Florida Street, Suite C Mobile, AL 36606 www.bayareainclusion.org T group.
Transgender in Alaska meets Fridays 7-9PM at Community Centre 336 E 5th Ave Anchorage AK 99501-2633 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TransgenderedInAlaska
M-Spectrum Phoenix http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mspectrum
Phoenix T-men http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PhoenixT-Men
Dezert Boyz meets Tuesdays 7pm at Wingspan 600 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dezertboyz
FTM Arkansas http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ftm_arkansas/
Denver (pop. 1.5 million) Colorado FTM meets 3rd Sundays 5-7pm at Gender Identity Center, 1455 Ammons St., #100, Lakewood, CO 80215
PAGE T-Gents meets 3rd Tuesdays 7pm Tyler firstname.lastname@example.org Colorado Springs, CO
Tallahassee Tau Gamma Beta Brotherhood http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taugammabeta/
FTM Florida http://groups.yahoo.com/group/floridaftms/
FTMI Atlanta Georgia Trans(forming) Chapter Atlanta (pop. 2 million) Trans(forming) (Chapter of FTMI) an Atlanta membership based FTM peer support/resource/social group that meets once a month for anyone who IDs under the Female to Male, trans male Spectrum (including those who don't ID as trans but male and those who are questioning). Meet last Sundays 2-5PM. Agenda: Sign In, Dues/Donations, Introductions/Check-in, Topic Discussion, Congrats on recent and upcoming surgeries (questions), Burning questions or issues not topic related, Announcements, Adjourn http://trans-forming.org
Trans(forming) Too - AFLOAT - joint organization of Trans(forming) support/social group and resources for Allies, Friends, Loved Ones and Tribe
FTMI Atlanta Georgia StealthWorld Chapter
FTMI Atlanta Chapter http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Atlanta_FTM/
FTM Idaho http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTM_PacificNW/
Chicago (pop. 8 million) Gender Work meets Sunday January 6, 5-6:30pm at 4753 N. Broadway St. 608 Chicago, IL 60640 Gender and spirituality Nick
Indianapolis (pop. 1 million) Indy Boyz meets 4th Saturdays 3-5pm at MCC 2950 East 55th Pl Indianapolis, IN 46220 www.indyboyz.org
INTRAA PO Box 20386 Indianapolis, IN 46220-0386 888-657-1854 www.intraa.org email@example.com
FTM Iowa Support http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iowa_FTM_Support/
FTM Iowa meets 2nd Saturdays 1pm Iowa City, IA http://groups.google.com/group/iowa-ftmsoffa
FTM Kansas City http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTMSupportofKC/
Louisville (pop. 1 million) FTMinKY http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTMinKY/
Baltimore (pop. 2 million) Baltimore-DC-Annapolis Guys http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BaltWashAnnapGuys/
TransMan’s Info Project P.O. Box 1145, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1145 http://www.trans-man.org
Gender Identity Group at 241 W. Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-837-5445x10 GIG-http://groups.yahoo.com/group/giginmd/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston (pop. 4 million) Keshet
Minnesota FtMs http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MNTransGuys/
FTM Minnesota http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MNFTM/
Kansas City (pop. 1.5 million) FTM Kansas City http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTMSupportofKC/
St Louis FTMs http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stlouismo_ftms/
FTM St Louis MO http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stlouisbois/
FTM Nebraska http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTM_mentor/
Nevada Transgender Advocacy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transgenderadvocacy/
FTM New Hampshire http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/TheOfficersClub/
Gender Rights Advocacy Association of NJ http://www.graanj.org
FTMI Albuquerque New Mexico Dr. Alan L. Hart Chapter Albuquerque (pop. .85 million) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABQ_FTM_Group/
New York City (pop. 17 million) FTM35+ Group meets Mondays 8-10PM at the NYC LGBT Center (ask at front desk to be let into basement) FTM25+ meets Wednesdays at the NYC LGBT Center Buffalo (pop. 1 million) Rochester (pop. 1 million)
Tarheel Transmen http://www.geocities.com/tarheeltransmen/ FTMs in North Carolina
FTM-I Ohio Dr. M. Edwards Walker Chapter Cincinnati (pop. 1.5 million) Cleveland (pop. 2 million) Columbus (pop. 1 million) Toledo http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTM-I_Ohio
Cocquesure Portland FTMs, SOs Chris (FTM) and Hillary (SO): 503-471-1515
FTMI Philadelphia Pennsylvania Sgt. Frank Mayne Chapter Philadelphia PA
WeXist meets 2nd Saturdays 5:30-7pm William Way Community Center Philadelphia PA
Transgender Health Action Coalition (T-HAC) Organizational meetings 2nd and 4th Thurs. 8-9:30 pm, 4th floor, Washington West Offices, 1201 Locust St., Philadelphia PA 19107.
FTMI Memphis Tennessee Willmer M. Broadnax Chapter
Knox Boyz of East TN meets 2nd Thursdays in Knoxville. http://www.knoxboyz.org http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/KnoxBoyz_of_East_Tennessee/
FTMI North Texas Mario Martino Chapter PO Box 190869 Dallas TX 75219 (pop. 3 million) Houston (pop. 3 million)
TG Support Group 142 W. York St. #815, Norfolk VA 23510. Maggie Chubb. LCSW: 757-625-2992. Open MTF/FTM support group Gender Reassignment Team.
Gender Spectrum Family Support Group For Parents of Gender Variant and Transgender Children meets 3rd Sundays 5-7pm 2115 ˝ 2nd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 (alley entrance) Aidan 1-877-809-4159
FORGE meets 6-10pm LGBT Center 315 Court Street Milwaukee, WI 53201
Gemini Gender Group PO Box 44211 Milwaukee, WI 53214. 414-297-9328. The local "professional" TG program is Pathways. Offers a connection to endocrinologists, surgeons, etc. Separate FTM, MTF groups: 414-774-4111.