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General Social & Support Meetings

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Meetings are resuming and will typically occur on the third Monday of the month around 6PM and last until 8PM. Exceptions to this will be made on an ad-hoc basis, please check the community calendar for a listing of our upcoming meetings.

Location

For member safety, our meeting location is confidential.

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact us by email or through our Facebook page at LTMA Member Chat.

What to Expect

The purpose of our group is to provide a safe, open, and non-judgmental environment to discuss identifying as a gender diverse person and its impact on our lives. Individuals are encouraged to speak from the heart in our open-topic meetings. Our belief is that if we build a strong community, then support will come naturally.

Past Support Meeting Topics & Themes

  • Advocating for yourself
  • Spirituality
  • Being Gender Diverse in Louisville
  • Pride & Pride Parade Prep
  • Yoga and Craft Night
  • Non-Binary Identities
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Costume Party & Social
  • Group Birthday Party
  • Game Night
  • Annual General Meeting and Committee Voting
  • Navigating Intimate Relationships
  • Navigating Friend & Family Relationships
  • Gender Affirming Surgery
  • Intersectionality

We do have an active Facebook group; please contact us for further details.

Confidentiality and Limits

The success of our social and support group depends on our commitment to confidentiality. All people who attend our meetings are asked to adhere to the following Confidentiality and Limits statement. 

Confidentiality is the anchor of mutual support. By creating and maintaining trust we can share, support and connect more deeply. In order for this group to grow and thrive, confidentiality must be established and agreed to by all members.

By participating in this group, you agree to the following:


Do not discuss with other people (such as family, friends, neighbors, etc.) any personal information about another person obtained in conversation with the group and/or its Members without that individual’s explicit permission. This agreement extends to any interactions through our group’s Facebook page.

You should be aware that some members of this group may not be out publicly as a gender diverse individual. Please respect the privacy of group members if you see them in public and be mindful of the context in which you find them. Being approached by a group member in public can make a closeted individual highly stressed and anxious, or even put them in danger.

Please understand that breaking confidentiality could result in the termination of your membership in the group. Confidentiality extends not only for the duration of the time you are in the group, but also continues indefinitely once your membership with the group has ended.

There are two legal exceptions to confidentiality that you should know about:

1. Incidents of child abuse; and 2. If someone declares a plan to harm themselves or another person.

Both of these require appropriate authorities being contacted for assistance.

During our meetings, we strive to provide support and information to people who identify, in any way, as transmasculine. The meetings may be therapeutic in nature, but they do not replace therapy. We encourage all members to seek ongoing, professional mental health support outside of the group with a licensed therapist. Members are welcome to share their individual opinions, personal journeys, and local recommendations; this information should never be construed as medical or legal advice and does not serve as a replacement for such.