Type of organization: Social/support group for all transgendered persons. Membership is primarily heterosexual crossdressers, and support is informal, peer-based. In the past, WBA has had many activities for its membership outside its regular meeting location.
Meeting Time & Location: Usually Every Third Saturday of the Month, except July and August. Location is confidential and given after either a telephone or personal interview. Meeting fees and other information is available on the WBA website.
Gender Identity Group
The Gender Identity Group is a peer-to-peer support group for people with gender identity issues, their friends and their families. We focus on the the real life issues facing transgendered, transsexual (both MtoF and FtoM), genderqueer, a-sexual and cross-dressing people, or anyone experiencing any gender identity based issue. The group encourages an open exchange of information, ideas and experiences.
The GLCCB, located in Baltimore City, offers a safe place for GIG to meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8pm until 10pm. BTMA, a sub-group of GIG, focuses on the needs of transmen and meets on the 4th Saturday of each month from 6pm to 8pm. Tranquility, GIG's other sub-group, focuses on the needs of transwomen and meets on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8pm to 10pm. Starting September 13, 2008, GIG will also offer a support group for partners of trans people, called Ð fittingly - ÒPartners of Trans PeopleÓ. It meets in the same time slot as the GIG meetings Ð second Saturdays of each month from 8 to 10 pm.
If you feel uncomfortable presenting in public, space is provided starting 1/2 hour before each meeting to change into the gender specific style you wish to present. Please feel free to attend anyway you feel comfortable. We offer a relaxed setting. Family and friends are welcome to attend. No membership or pre-registration is required.
Meeting Time & Location: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB), 241 W. Chase St. in Baltimore, second floor, and starts at 8:PM and lasts until 10:PM. There are no fees or dues.
Contact: GIG Gender Identity Group
Mailing Address: Gender Identity Group, c/o GLCCB, 241 W. Chase Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201-4870