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 Maine Medical Center Campus (Dana Center toward bottom left)
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.

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 (Enter through rear entrance off of Casco St and Bank of America Parking Lot. Ring doorbell "Equality Community Center” and someone will let you in).

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.

Trans Ages 35+ Support Group

When: 3rd Sunday of every month, 2-4pm
Where:  MaineTransNet office in the Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St, Portland, ME (Enter through rear entrance off of Casco St and Bank of America Parking Lot. Ring doorbell "Equality Community Center” and someone will let you in).

This meeting is designed for trans people (including non-binary and gender non-conforming identities) 35 years and older. Topics are varied, but special attention is given to aging while trans, transitioning later in life, and issues involving significant others, children, and grand children.

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

Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Meeting

When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6-7:30pm
Where: Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St, Portland, ME, 04101 (Enter through rear entrance off of Casco St and Bank of America Parking Lot. Ring doorbell "Equality Community Center” and someone will let you in).

This meeting is open to anyone who identifies as queer or transgender, including cisgender queer folk, AND who are people of color, to come together and build community around shared and related experiences throughout their lives, and unique to people who live at the intersections of racism, queerphobia, and cissexism. If you are not sure if this group is an appropriate fit for you, drop us a line at mtn@mainetransnet.org and we can help you figure it out.