Transcend Charlotte aims to create a safe, trauma informed space for transgender & LGBQ adults as well as those impacted by oppression and/or trauma. We believe in person-centered rather than identity-centered language and do not discriminate based on sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, age, ability, mental illness/injury, or beliefs – we respect all identities.

We strive to promote authenticity, connection, and social justice by educating the public/organizations on topics that are misunderstood by a majority of the population. In doing so, we hope to reduce feelings of isolation, suicide rates, homelessness, and other poor outcomes for those struggling because of their minority status or traumatic experiences.

     
     

We offer an in person support twice per month on the 2nd & 4th Sundays at our Monroe Road location for adults 18 and older. Support groups are open to those struggling with identity. Allies, partners, family members, & friends are also welcome to join our main group or our Partners & Family group. We also have a Facebook group where you can communicate with others online. See our calendar for the schedule.

 

Buying a new wardrobe is expensive and stressful, especially when you are figuring out how to express yourself authentically for the first time. We offer a safe space to go through a variety of clothes, so you can discover what works for you. All of our clothes are free to transgender people and anyone struggling with issues related to gender expression. Fill out our Appointment Request Form to access our closet!
The TransCloset was featured on ABC’s What Would You Do? in October 2017. Click here to watch the video.

Transcend Counseling is a counseling service provided onsite at Transcend Charlotte’s main office.  We specialize in working with transgender individuals, survivors of sexual abuse/assault and other traumatic experiences, and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety (generalized anxiety, PTSD, social anxiety, etc.) and other mental health issues. Contact us to get started.

 

     
TRANSGENDER

adjective. denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.

NONBINARY

adjective. denoting or relating to a gender that is not defined in terms of traditional binary oppositions such as male and female. Some non-binary identities include Agender, Intergender, Bigender, and many more.

GENDERFLUID

adjective. denoting or relating to a person who does not identify themselves as having a fixed gender but may experience shifts and changes in their gender identity and/or expression.

CISGENDER

adjective. denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex; or, non-transgender.

INTERSEX

adjective. denoting or relating to a person born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals.

GENDER DYSPHORIA

noun. unease or dissatisfaction with some or all gendered aspects of one’s body (typically sex characteristics such as their chest or genitals) and/or gendered terminology (e.g. pronouns, gendered names, or gender exclusive terms like “guys” or “ladies”).

GENDER IDENTITY

noun. one’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither.

GENDER EXPRESSION

noun. how one chooses to express gender identity through behavior, clothing, hairstyle, voice, body characteristics, etc.

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

noun. a person’s sexual identity in relation to the gender(s) to which they are attracted.

TRANSWOMAN

noun. a person assigned male at birth whose gender identity is female.

TRANSMAN

noun. a person assigned female at birth whose gender identity is male.

TRANSPHOBIA

noun. intense dislike of or prejudice against transgender people.

     
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