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Transgender Services/Servicios para personas transgénero

All of The Center's programs are transgender-inclusive and supportive, and we also offer services designed specifically for the transgender community through Project TRANS, our Transgender Services Program. Project TRANS (Transgender Referrals, Assistance, Networking and Services) offers discussion groups, behavioral health services, HIV prevention services, youth services and more. In addition, the program focuses on advocacy, referrals, outreach, sensitivity trainings, social activities and events, workshops and networking with community agencies. Through a partnership with USD School of Law, Project TRANS also provides assistance with name and gender marker change documents. For more information, contact the Project Trans coordinator at or 619.692.2077 x109.

Todos los servicios que ofrecemos en The Center son inclusivos y apoyan a las personas transgénero, también ofrecemos servicios diseñados específicamente para la comunidad transgénero por medio de Proyecto TRANS (Project TRANS en inglés, en donde TRANS son las siglas de canalizaciones, asistencia, redes y servicios para transgéneros). Además, Proyecto TRANS ofrece grupos de discusión de temas, servicios de salud del comportamiento, servicios de prevención del VIH, servicios para jóvenes y más. Además, el programa se enfoca en abogacía, canalizaciones, alcance, capacitaciones para sensibilizar, actividades y eventos sociales, talleres y creación de redes y nexos con agencias comunitarias. Por medio de una asociación con el Transgender Law Center (Centro Legal para Transgéneros), Proyecto TRANS también ofrecerá ayuda con documentación legal. Para mayor información, comuníquese con la coordinación del Proyecto TRANS al o al 619.692.2077 x109.

Transgender Day of Empowerment

Friday, April 5, 6-9pm, Transgender Day of Empowerment
Join us in celebrating the rich diversity of San Diego’s transgender community. As always, this year’s program will include trans speakers, entertainment, refreshments, community awards, and the announcement of the 5th Annual Tracie Jada O’Brien Transgender Student Scholarship recipients! This event is FREE and open to all. Click here for more information.

Feeling Social?

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Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm, Trans Game Night
Join us for a night of laughs, fun, and unforgettable memories at our new monthly Transgender Game Night! All ages welcome. Pizza and refreshments will be available for purchase. Third Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact Project TRANS at The Center at or 619.692.2077 x109.

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, The Michael Dillon Society
The Michael Dillon Society is a Trans Male social group that meets monthly. This is a space for trans-men to socialize and have a good time. Food and drinks will be provided. This group meets the First Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Project TRANS at The Center at or 619.692.2077 x109.

2nd Tuesday & 4th Wednesday, 6:30-9pm, Name and Gender-Marker Change Clinic
USD Pride Law is sponsoring the Transgender Name and Gender Marker Change Program to provide legal assistance to trans individuals seeking name and gender-marker changes hrough the San Diego County court system. Law students and attorney volunteers will assist eligible clients in completing the requisite applications and navigating the process of obtaining a name and/or gender marker change. To schedule an appointment, email Can't make it to our clinic days? contact or Transgender Services Coordinator at or 619.692.2077 x109 for more information.

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Individual counseling and assessment is offered to assist transgender persons in dealing with a variety of life and transition concerns. For more information, contact Heather Marino-Kibbee at or 619.692.2077 x118. To sign up for transgender counseling services, please contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619.692.2077 x208 or

Se ofrece consejería y evaluación individuales para ayudar a las personas transgénero a lidiar con una variedad de situaciones de vida y transición. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto o al 619.692.2077 x208. Para inscribirse en servicios de consejería para personas transgénero, comuníquese con nuestro Especialista en Información y Canalizaciones al 619.692.2077 x208 o al

Servicios para Latin@s/Latin@ Services

El programa Latin@ Services (Servicios para Latin@s) de The Center, ofrece servicios cultural y lingüísticamente adecuados y de acción afirmativa para la comunidad latina transgénero. Para más información, visite el sitio Web, mande un email a o llame al 619.692.2077 x116.

The Center's Latin@ Services program offers culturally and linguistically affirming services for transgender Latin@ community members. For more information, visit the website, email or call 619.692.2077 x116.


Hillcrest Youth Center

HYC offers programming for LGBTQ+ youth and allies, ages 14-18, with special hours on Tuesdays for youth 10-13. For more information, visit the website, email HYC@ or call 619.497.2920.

Sunburst Youth Housing Project

Transgender youth are at particularly high risk for homelessness as a result of being rejected by their families. Sunburst Youth Housing Project provides supportive housing for 23 formerly homeless youth, ages 18-24. For more information, visit the website, email or call 619.692.2077 x207.

Discussion Groups

Transgender Coming Out Group

This group supports transgender people in all stages of exploring gender identity. Open to transgender women (MTF), transgender men (FTM), genderqueer/gender non-conforming people, people who are intersex and those questioning their gender identity. SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family, allies) are welcome to attend with their transgender loved ones.
Mondays, 7-8:30pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Gender Identity Group /// 10-13 Year-Old Youth Program

This is a closed discussion group for anyone identifying as Transgender, non-binary or questioning their gender identity.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
619.692.2077 x209 or

Diamonds in the Rough

Therapist-lead support group for transgender women and transfeminine individuals, topics vary. Group is closed format and must meet with group facilitator prior to joining. Contact Paty 619.692.2077 x208 for more information or email
2nd & 4th Wednesdays monthly at 12pm-1pm (with referral)
619.692.2077 x208 or

Trans Masculinities Support Group

Support group for male-identified, questioning or self-identifying on the male spectrum folks who were assigned female at birth. Significant others are invited on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Trans Allies join the group on the 4th Wednesday of every month.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays monthly, 7-8:30pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Trans Veterans Support Group

Meet other Veterans and active duty folks to support and share resources for smoother transitions within the military and VA. This is a great place to share your hopes and struggles. The group meets at The Center every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm. For more information, contact us at or call 619.692.2077 x109.
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30pm

Non-Binary Gender Identity and Exploration

This is a discussion and support group for non-binary, genderqueer and gender non-conforming individuals. Anyone who identifies with any part of the non-binary gender spectrum or anyone questioning/exploring their gender identity is welcome to join. Group facilitators bring topics of discussion while leaving plenty of space for group members to steer the conversation where they would like it to go. This group also serves as a social gathering space for non-binary individuals, and casual social interaction is integrated with more structured discussion.
1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly, 7:30–8:45pm
619.692.2077 x113 or

Grupo de apoyo "Transgenero 2000"

Este grupo se lleva a cabo de 6pm a 8pm, es un grupo abierto a familias, amigos y personas que quieran comprender y dar apoyo a personas transgenero, en este grupo se dan diferentes temas educativos y tambien las chicas comparten sus experiencias de la vida. Viernes primero y cuarto mensual.
Viernes primero y cuarto, 6-8pm
619.692.2077 x116 o

Gender Identity Group @ HYC

A discussion and support group for transgender, gender non-conforming, and trans-questioning youth ages 14-18. The group is also open to youth who are interested in learning more about gender identity.
Fridays, 8-9pm at Hillcrest Youth Center (ages 14-18)
619.692.2077 x209 or

Transgender Discussion Group

A discussion and support group for transgender and trans-questioning folks ages 18 and up.  Meet lots of different members of the Trans and Gender Non-binary community.  Discuss ideas and share resources.  Occurs every Saturday except when the Center is closed for Holidays or LGBT events. For more information, contact transgender services at
Saturdays, 5:15-6:45pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Transgender-Friendly Healthcare

For a list of knowledgeable, friendly healthcare providers, visit our Health Care Providers page.

Local Resources

Neutral Corner

Hillcrest Family Health Center

Transgenero 2000

Transgender Law Center

National Resources

GLAD Transgender Resources

HRC Transgender Resources

National Center for Transgender Equality

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Rights Toolkit