I am Trans.
I am alive and breathing.
I am not afraid or ashamed.
I am not vulgar, disgusting, gross, perverse, nor a pedophile.
I think, feel, love, and toil, just like you.
I am not confused, or insane.
When I came out as me, all of my guilt, shame, and fear vanished.
I am Ashley, and have always been.
I have not changed, you just know more about me now.
I am making my body and my life fit me as it never has before.
My feet are sure and strong, as I know that the road I trudge is the right one. I will not retreat, nor will I change course.
Whether I stand with a fist, or cry over foolish whims of fleeting, heart-felt moments; I am real.
I am sensitive and compassionate, in my mind, heart, and soul.
My life is a journey, it is my journey. We either walk forward, or we move back; The only time we stand still, we are dead. Please don’t hate on me; I am good and decent people.
I am alive and breathing, as are you.
Please walk with me, or stand aside.
I will be your friend, if you will be mine.
My road is not easy, but it is worthy; As am I.
Celebrate as I emerge from my cocoon, and take flight.
I am Ashley, and I am free.
Please take my hand, and walk a peace with me.
Our transgender group is for all transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people, our partners and allies residing in and around the Great Lakes Bay Region. We strive to make a safe place for transgender people and their allies to meet and socialize together.
This is a vibrant community group that enjoys getting together to learn, grow, and have fun together.
Our purpose is to create a safe and welcoming environment for transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people, our partners, and allies to facilitate social interaction, open discussion, educational dialogue, and other opportunities.
Our groups will be run by Master Students from the Saginaw Valley State University Social Work program. We start our meetings at 6 pm and each group will meet for the first hour from 6 – 7. From 7 – 8 pm, all groups will come together for snacks and socializing.
We are also expanding out social gatherings. Keep checking back for more information and events. Our Transgender Picnic is August 26, 2018 at the Bay City State Park, Pavilion 3. We had a great time last year with over 60 people attending. Watch for more information about the picnic on our Facebook page. Plan to attend and enjoy some food, games, and friendship!
Please spread the word to those you think might benefit from connecting with the group. We hope to see you there!
Come join us!
|Where:||Trinity Episcopal Church
815 N Grant St
Bay City, MI 48708
|When:||First Thursday of Each Month|
There is a parking lot on the 5th street side of the building where you can park and enter through the glass sliding doors.
We meet in the basement.
This is a closed group. Please click the join button and we will open the door and welcome you in. We will protect our group and anyone posting hateful things will be removed. Our goal is to keep everyone safe.
For more information about our meetings email our Transgender Group page.
For information on Female to Male transition resources see the Female to Male page on the Transgender Michigan website.
For information on Male to Female transition resources see the Male to Female page on the Transgender Michigan website.
Do you want to change your name, but don’t know where to get started? Click on this image to find more information on how to change your name in the state of Michigan.
Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can call us at 800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336), text us by texting “TEEN” to 839863 or email us here. Teen Line also offers message boards, resources and information.
Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Crisis Line – 1-800-327-4693
Midland and Gladwin County CMH Crisis Line – 989-631-2320 CMH 24-Hour
Crisis Line Number: 989-772-5938
24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE
(989) 792-9732 or (800) 233-0022
|Our Saviour Lutheran Church
2525 Hemmeter Rd at Weisss
Saginaw, MI 48708
|When:||Third Sunday of Each Month|