Social & Support Groups

Brown Univesity Groups

Queer Alliance (QA)

The Queer Alliance (QA) is a student organization that provides meetings, activities, and affinity group-based events throughout the academic year.  Each year the activities vary.  To find be added to their weekly e-newsletter and find out the most current information please email [email protected] for more information.  

CAPS Support Group

Brown University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) coordinates a weekly support group for trans, nonbinary, and questioning students throughout the academic year.  To obtain the most current information please email the Director of the LGBTQ Center at [email protected].

Providence Area Community Groups

Youth Pride Inc. provides various support services to LGBTQ+ youth including groups for trans, nonbinary and gender questioning youth.  For more information visit Youth Pride Inc. Support Services.

The TGI Network of RI coordinates multiple support groups.  The information below is provided to give you an idea about what each group provides, but may not always be 100% current if a change occurs so please visit the TGI Network website and/or email the groups to get the most updated information available. 

BORDERLANDS is a peer-led support group open to TGI people and to those who are exploring whether a TGI identity is a good description of their experience.  Meetings are held from 7-9pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month and 1-3pm on the first and third Saturday of the month in Providence.

Our NON-BINARY Borderlands group meets on the Third Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm.

There is no "dress code" for the meeting; come in whatever clothes make you comfortable. There is a single-stall, gender-neutral restroom in the building available to anyone who would like to change clothes on-site.

The meeting location is withheld for participant privacy.  Please email [email protected] for more information.

The TransPartners New England support group meets on the FIRST Tuesday of the Month from 7-8 PM. For location information please email us [email protected].

Families and Friends: The Way Forward is a free and confidential group meeting for family members and friends of someone identifying as transgender, gender variant, or intersex.  We offer space to explore the impact of a loved one's TGI identity and an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations. The Trans Family Group will meet from 7-9 pm every month with a fifth Tuesday (the next meeting is July 31, 2018) in central Providence near bus lines and a variety of parking options. Every meeting will include trans basics, discussion time, a "didactic" (teaching and learning) on a central aspect of trans family life, Q&A, and a networking time.

Sign-in is required at the building's entrance, but you can sign in under any name you choose. This is not to identify individuals in the building, but is to keep record of usage.  Feel free to use an alias if it makes you feel safer.  Also, since the building is public and can be busy, your presence will disclose nothing about where you are going or why you are there.  

The Group is for parents, siblings, and families of trans people as well as immediate friends (not observers). The meeting location is withheld for participant privacy. Contact [email protected] for more information.