Portland Support Groups

Specific groups and times listed below.

We offer several different kinds of support meetings in Portland to fit the many different needs of the local community. The Trans only(including non binary and gender non-conforming identities), Allies only, and Trans & Allied mixed meetings are held monthly at the Charles A. Dana Health Education Center at the Maine Medical Center campus. Nonbinary/Genderqueer support meetings, and Trans Elder Meetings are held in our office at the Equality Community Center at 511 Congress St.

Map of the Charles A. Dana Education Center
Map of the USM campus (#12 on the map)

Maine Med and USM have two gendered multi-stall bathrooms. For cancellations, check the MaineTransNet Facebook page. Questions about these meeting can be sent to Charlie Johnson at jcvjohnson@gmail.com or asmtn@mainetransnet.org.

Trans Only Support Group

When: 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Charles A. Dana Health Education Center, Maine Medical Center Campus, 22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102

This is a peer-to-peer support group for trans identified and questioning people. We welcome everyone, at all phases of gender transition, to come to these meetings. For the comfort and safety of those who attend this group, we ask that it be a trans only space.

Parents & Allies Only Support Group

When: 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Charles A. Dana Health Education Center, Maine Medical Center Campus, 22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102

This meeting is held at the same time as the Trans Only Meeting. It is a group for trans allies, such as partners, family members, and friends. This group serves as a place of support where allies can learn how to be more supportive of the trans person (or people!) in their lives and build community among each other.

Trans and Allies Support Group

When: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Charles A. Dana Health Education Center, Maine Medical Center Campus, Portland, ME

This is a place for trans people and their allies to learn about each other's challenges and triumphs, and receive support. Please note that this meeting is exclusive to trans people and those whom they choose to bring with them. It is not an open forum to learn more about gender diversity.

Non-Binary/Genderqueer Support Group

When: 2nd Monday of every month, 7:00-8:30pm
Where:  MaineTransNet office in the Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St, Portland, ME

At last! Meetings that are specifically for anyone who identifies as non-binary, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, or any gender identity that does not fit neatly into the cisnormative binary.

This meeting location has two single-stall gender neutral bathrooms. For cancellations, check the Maine TransNet Facebook Page. Questions about this meeting can be sent to primarily to Charlie Johnson- jcvjohnson@gmail.com or mtn@mainetransnet.org.

Weekly Drop-Ins

Portland Weekly Trans Drop-In

When: Every Wednesday, 2:00–5:00pm
Where: MaineTransNet office in the Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St, Portland, ME

MaineTransNet Drop Ins are a wonderful opportunity for folks looking for a quieter, informal setting to get and give support, and socialize with other trans people (including non-binary and gender non-conforming identities). The space is open to trans folks and any allies they choose to bring, and provides opportunity to ask questions, get resources, access our clothing exchange, and enjoy the company of a small group of supportive individuals.

For cancelations, check the Maine TransNet Facebook Page.

Questions about this meeting can be sent to mtn@mainetransnet.org

Portland Trans Veterans Drop-In

When: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 3:00–6:00pm
Where: MaineTransNet office in the Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St, Portland, ME

This drop in space welcomes trans veterans who have served in the armed forces. 

For cancellations, check the Maine TransNet Facebook Page. Questions about this meeting can be sent to mtn@mainetransnet.org.

Portland Weekly Youth Drop-In

When: Every Tuesday, 2:30–4:30pm
Where: MaineTransNet office in the Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St, Portland, ME

The space is open to trans youth and any allies or family they choose to bring, and provides opportunity to ask questions, get resources, access our clothing exchange, and enjoy the company of a small group of supportive individuals. 

For cancellations, check the Maine TransNet Facebook Page. Questions about this meeting can be sent to mtn@mainetransnet.org.