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Transgender Programs

Santa Cruz Trans Support Group and Services

The Diversity Center offers people who find themselves somewhere on the transgender spectrum a place to meet others, access transgender resources, and explore the possibilities in a respectful and caring environment. Our Trans Community Coordinator is available to answer your questions and help you to access appropriate services and resources in Santa Cruz County. Call (831) 425-5422 or access our email list server.

The Diversity Center is proud to be in collaboration with Planned Parenthood Mar Monte's Westside Health Center, bringing Santa Cruz Trans Care to you. This means that besides providing social and emotional support resources, trans clients now have access to low or no cost health care services. The Westside Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services, delivered with care and compassion to our transgender community. Our community collaboration efforts are increasing providers' knowledge, commitment and skills in delivering state of the art transgender care. 

Transgender Peer Support Group

Our moderated, open group allows everyone to share their experiences and meet others in friendly surroundings. All transgender brothers and sisters are welcome to attend.We meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month:

7:30-9:30 pm.
Diversity Center
1117 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Transwomen Peer Support Group

This moderated group provides a space for transwomen in their 20s and 30s (or for those who are questioning) to speak freely about anything ranging from their transition to simply the ups and downs of their daily lives.  We meet at The Diversity Center from 7:30 to 9 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.   For more information call Darby at 831-332-8586.


Trans Men Peer Support Group

This is an FTM support and social connections group. We meet every second and fourth Sunday of the month. We welcome SOFFAS (Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies) on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Please check the Diversity Center Community Calendar

6:00-7:00 pm.
Diversity Center
1117 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Seth Kennedy is the new group facilitator.  He arrives half an hour early for anyone who wants to talk one-on-one outside of the group. For more information email   

Transfamily Support Group

We are a community of parents and families supporting our transgender children and each other through shared experience and the process of understanding transgender issues.

Our meetings are generally for parents and support people. We also have family gatherings throughout the year that include our children and all family members.

Date: 1st Saturday of each month
Time: 3:00 to 5:00
Location: rotating (please call for information and location)

Contact: Heidi Koronkowski  (831) 251-7749 or
For additional resource information go to


Blender - Trans Support Group at UCSC

We are a safe space community made up of all variations under the Trans* rainbow and Allies. Whether you are actively out, just recently questioning, or are simply looking for a community, we are the place for you. Come join us for practical advice on transitioning or coming out; watch a movie with us; or plot to take over the world. It's all up to you!

So, whether you are: Transgender, Intersex, Two Spirit, Genderqueer, Questioning, an Ally...or something we haven't yet heard about we are talking to you! Hope to see all you lovely people there! 

We meet on Friday's from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Cantu Queer Center. Click this link for directions. Please note: Our meetings are open to allies every 4th Friday of the month only. 

To email us: 


Transgender Resources

Transgender Day Of Remembrance