Support Groups

*Special note: The GIC Youth Group is not currently running. Check out the Gender Expansive Kids Group at the Community Care Collective from 11:00am to 1:00pm on the first and third Sunday of every month. The Gender Expansive Kids Group is sponsored by PFLAG Denver and provides support for children ages 3-13 who may identify as transgender, non-binary, gender nonconforming, gender fluid, or those exploring gender identity/expression. The group welcomes siblings and creates a safe space for kids to express themselves. A facilitator will divide the kids into age-appropriate groups and offer a fun activity, craft, or game related to a supportive topic. Group topics may include confidence, bullying, making friends, activism, creativity, and celebrating our differences. Please contact Jessie Read (former GIC intern and group facilitator) at jessiereadtherapy@gmail.com for more information.

Active GIC Support Groups                                                All groups are expected to adhere to the Gender Identity Center Code of Conduct

Non-binary Group
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
(See GIC calendar details)
Non-binary Group is open to individuals who identify outside of a strict binary and anyone who is questioning their own identity. We will be meeting under a peer-led, open discussion format every Monday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, with a brief break around 7:30pm. Supportive family and friends are welcome to attend on the last Monday of each month.

Transitions Support Group
Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm
(See GIC calendar details)
This meeting is for trans* people who are in transition and are needing help and support with the issues associated with their ongoing transition. This meeting is open to anyone going through transition, F2M/M2F/Nonbinary or any gender variant person who is going through a  gender role transition.

Young Adult group
Every Thursday 6:00 pm
(See GIC calendar for details)
This group is for trans* and gender variant individuals under the age of 30.  The goal of this group is to be a safe and open space for people to share and process any and all parts of their transition experience with peers. Drop in on this group is you want to work though and develop your personal goals, skills building,  anxiety management, and create healthy social connections.

Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies (SOFFA) Group
The SOFFA group will resume starting Wednesday October 10, 2018 at 6:30pm.
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
(See GIC calendar for details)

The SOFFA group is only for the significant others, families, friends and allies of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.

Until the GIC SOFFA Group is resumes please go to
PFLAG or PFLAG – Denver or
PFLAG – Denver Support Groups

PFLAG has multiple chapters. Please check for the one in your area.

Currently Inactive GIC Support Groups

*Youth Social Support Group:   As noted at the top of this page, this group is currently on hiatus.  Anyone interested in helping to facilitate this group so that we can resume it as soon as possible, please let us know! Email  jessiereadtherapy@gmail.com
This group is for 3 to 13 year old trans* children, their siblings, and children of trans parents.  Parents/Guardians hang out in a separate group.

Trans-Masculine Support Group
This group was for transmen.

The group is inactive because there currently isn’t a facilitator for the group. Ideally the facilitator should be from the Trans-Masculine community. If you are interested in being a facilitator for the Trans-Masculine Group please send an email expressing your interest to info@giccolorado.org

Until the GIC Trans-Masculine Group is reestablished please go to https://glbtcolorado.org/ or
https://glbtcolorado.org/programs/transgender/ for their Transgender FTM Support groups.

Intersex Support Group
This group was for those who are intersexed.

This group is inactive because it went on hiatus due to low attendance. If you are interested in the intersex group please send an email expressing your interest to info@giccolorado.org

Other Local Area Support Groups

GLBT Community Center (The Center) located in Denver Colorado has support groups for Transgender MTF, Transgender FTM, Non-Binary Gender, Asexual and Aromantic spectrum people. For details goto:
https://glbtcolorado.org/programs/transgender/ or their main page at https://www.glbtcolorado.org/

Splash Youth of Northern Colorado hosts inclusive youth groups. For details go to:
https://splashnoco.org/

It Takes a Village – TransAction located in Denver Colorado hosts groups for the Denver metro transgender community. For details go to:
http://www.ittakesavillagecolorado.org/programs/transaction.htm

Out Boulder County hosts Gender Support Groups in Boulder Colorado and Longmont Colorado. For details go to:
https://www.outboulder.org/trans or
https://www.outboulder.org/

Peak Area Gender Expressions (PAGE) located in Colorado Springs hosts two Transgender support groups in
addition to a Family group. For details go to:
http://cospage.wixsite.com/pagecosprings

SAGE of the Rockies located in Denver Colorado provides services and advocacy for GLBT Elders. For details go to:
http://www.sageusa.org/what-we-do/sagenet-national-affiliates/colorado-state-sage-affiliates-listing/ or
https://glbtcolorado.org/programs/sage/

The Gathering Place is a daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty. For details go to:
https://tgpdenver.org/

Last Updated 11/19/2018