Promoting the well-being of the transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, agender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and questioning community in a safe, empowering space. Trans Pride is dedicated to empowering transgender and gender non-conforming people, and their allies through social opportunities, community building, resource sharing, and advocacy.
Trans Meet n Greet
Informal gatherings take place from 6-7 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Rainbow Cafe at 332 Hudson Ave in Albany. This is a great way to meet new people, socialize in a safe environment and connect with friends. Allies welcome!
Trans Pride Discussion Group
A topic-centered discussion takes place at the Pride Center from 7-8 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Topics range from legal issues to successful transition in the workplace to coming out. Join us for a discussion or volunteer to present a topic of interest! This is a Trans* Exclusive Space. For more details call the Pride Center at 462-6138 or send us an email
Training and Education on Transgender issues
The Pride Center of the Capital Region offers free educational and professional development training to people interested in increasing their awareness of transgender communities. We offer training devoted to understanding the “T” in the LGBTQ population. Despite the increasing prevalence of the term Transgender, there are still many misconceptions and misunderstandings.
Non-Medical/legal Transgender specific resources in the Capital Region
The Northeast Gender Alliance
This Yahoo group is designed to promote unity for crossdressers, transsexuals and anyone who identifies as transgender in any way, who live anywhere within a wide circle of Albany, New York, the New York State Capital Region. Open to family, partners, friends, and anyone who is supportive of the transgender community. The purpose of this list is to bring together all of the above-mentioned people so that we share information, meet, learn and enjoy ourselves. This list acts as a clearinghouse for any number of local organizations, social groups, inspired individuals who additionally want to meet to talk, socialize, support and learn from each other. To access, search TNGA on Yahoo Groups.
Jack Pickering, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
College of Saint Rose
1009 Madison Avenue, Room 243 Albany, NY
Voice training classes; a non-surgical method that attains realistic, safe results.
Medical/legal Transgender specific resources in the Capital Region
For information and referrals regarding specific physical or mental health or legal concerns, call the Pride Center at (518) 462-6138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bassett Healthcare Network
The Gender Wellness Center at Susquehanna Family Practice offers services tailored to meet the needs of gender nonconforming and transgender patients. Caring and professional staff has advanced training in providing health and psychological services to the transgender community.
For a comprehensive list of statewide services and resources, please check out the Empire State Pride Agenda’s NYS Trans Guide