Frequently Asked Questions
We meet at 7:00 pm with PFLAG Sacramento for announcements then split into a confidential gender support group meeting where each person can give a review of where they are and what has happened in the last month.
Must I be a member to attend?
No. Guests are always welcomed. You do not even need to know a regular.
Is there a dress code?
Dress in the attire in which you are most comfortable. Many of those attending our meetings come dressed in the gender of their choice or change clothes when they arrive.
Can I bring family, spouse or friends?
Yes. We encourage their attendance. This helps them better understand your feelings. Their acceptance may, in turn, help others understand their friend’s transition.
Will I feel out of place because of my age?
NO. Our group is made up of people of all ages. Most are between twenty and sixty but teens and seniors are not uncommon.
Where else can I meet other trans youth?
See Sacramento Area Rainbow Kids (ages 4-18) and the Gender Health Center for trans youth group meetings.
Our group is not a membership organization and there is no charge to attend. Attendees may offer a voluntary donation to help defray the costs of meeting supplies and special events.
Any special events?
Occasionally we will have a speaker do a presentation for us. At these events a small donation may be requested to help defray the presenter’s expenses.
Where and when do we meet?
Our group meets at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of every month together with PFLAG/TransFamilies Sacramento.
Place: St. Mark's United Methodist Church
2391 St. Marks Way
Sacramento, CA 95864
DIRECTIONS TO MEETINGS
We meet together with TransFamlies Sacramento on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:30 P.M. at Saint Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 Saint Mark's Way, Sacramento CA 95864 on the second floor of the Education Building. It is located at the corner of Saint Mark's Way and Lusk Drive, behind Country Club Plaza, near the Southeast intersection of Watt Avenue & El Camino Avenue. Access is through the parking lot on Lusk Drive.
Who founded our group?
Rev. Chadwick K. Pifer (d. May 29, 2009) founded our group in 1999 when it met at the Metropolitan Community Church at Mather Field. With the closure of that facility in May 2008, the group meetings moved to Sutter Medical Center Sacramento.
In May 2018 we merged support groups and meet concurrently with PFLAG/TransFamilies Sacramento.