LGBT Center of Raleigh

324 South Harrington Street - Raleigh NC 27603 - 919-832-4484

Transgender Initiative

Transgender Initiative


The Transgender Initiative is built around the idea of creating a communal, safe place for people from all across the gender spectrum, along with their allies, to meet, gather, and provide a supportive and welcoming social environment.

Our mission is to help build community with self-identified or perceived transgender, gender variant, or gender non-conforming individuals and trans-positive organizations in the greater NC Triangle region.

We move into facilitation and actualization of our thriving co-created community by nourishing and expanding support, education, activism, awareness, the arts, advocacy, wellness, health, resource creation, empowerment, visibility, acceptance, and self-determination for all transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming people.

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For Families, Friends and Allies:


SoFFA is an off shoot of the Transgender Initiative to create a peer support and social network for Significant others, Friends, Family and Allies of people in transition or questioning whether transition is appropriate, as well as gender fluid or gender queer individuals. We extend our communal safe space  to address the special needs, concerns, and questions those with gender non-conforming loved ones face.

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Additional Resources

Trans Health Access Wiki



Gender Support Group

Second Monday • 8pm

An open and welcoming environment for all people of the gender spectrum, including anyone who is unsure of or is questioning their gender. Support group meetings are held in the LGBT Center of Raleigh on the second Monday of the month at 8 pm. All transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming people are invited. As this is a closed support group wherein people discuss deeply personal issues, we ask that people who do not identify as transgender not attend unless they are coming as support for someone already in attendance or for the sake of discussing their own lived issues with gender.

Gender Social Club

Fourth Monday • 8pm

An open and welcoming environment for all people of the gender spectrum as well as friends, allies, and significant others. Game night, book club, movie night. It can be whatever you want! Take some time to meet others in the community in a welcoming environment. The social starts at 8 pm.


Transgender Initiative on Facebook

Upcoming Events

SAGE Raleigh Lunch Group
11:30am - 1:30pm
HIV/STI Testing
6pm - 7:45pm
6:30pm - 8pm
TGMC Chorus Rehearsal
7:30pm - 9:45pm
Affirming Faith Forum
6:30pm - 8:30pm
HIV/STI Testing
6pm - 7:45pm

Center Sponsors


Center Hours:
Mon-Fri noon to 8 pm
Sat & Sun noon to 6 pm
Mon & Thur HIV/STD Testing 6 to 7:45 pm

Twice a month Email Newsletter

Daily Email of All Upcoming Events

Help Lines

Do you need help NOW?


The Trevor Project  blockbullets 866-488-7386
Suicide Prevention Lifeline blockbullets 800-273-8255

Wrenn House/Haven House Crisis Line

  • 919-832-7866

InterAct of Wake County

  • Domestic Violence - 919-828-7740
  • Sexual Assault - 919-828-3005