The Transcend program for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary people is now offering monthly community group sessions at our Queens LGBT Center (Q-Center) in Astoria. Group sessions provide a safe space to learn from each other and discuss issues of importance to our community, such as coming out and being out, processes for name and gender marker changes, self-advocacy in healthcare, and more. The Transcend program offers many services for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary (TGNCNB) people.  Our HIV/STI prevention services offer testing and PrEP linkages for Young (ages 13-34) TGNCNB people of color.  You can earn $25 when you test or refer a friend. 

 

Transcend also offers monthly community group sessions at our Queens LGBT Center (Q-Center) in Astoria for all TGNCNB people. Group sessions provide a safe space to learn from each other and discuss issues of importance to our community. Check out our past sessions below, check back regularly for new sessions, or fill out the form below to be updated when new sessions are available

HIV PREVENTION

Transcend offers FREE HIV & STI testing and PrEP linkages for Young (ages 13-34) TGNCNB people of color.

Interested in PrEP to prevent HIV?  The first step in getting on PrEP is a negative HIV Test. See below to schedule an appointment or request more information.

Get tested, get paid.

All trans and nonbinary people of color ages 13-34 who test with us can receive a $25 gift card! Schedule a test today to learn your status and get paid.

3 EASY WAYS TO SCHEDULE A TESTING APPOINTMENT:

· To book an appointment online, click here:  Book an Appointment

· Call or text 646-784-9112, state that you want an HIV test, and/or PrEP information, and a staff member will respond quickly

· Click the button and fill out the form to get more information 

Refer a friend, get paid.

Refer a friend who identifies as a trans/nonbinary person of color ages 13-34 and receive a $25 gift card for each referred friend who completes an HIV test with us! Click here to refer a friend 


Past Transcend Community Programs Include:

 

I’m Coming OUT 

Tuesday, September 12 • 6:30pm – 8:00PM

In preparation for October’s National Coming Out Day (NCOD), this month’s community program is a Trans Speak Out! All of our trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary siblings are encouraged to share their coming out journeys as we support each other in speaking our truths! Together, our individual coming out stories will weave a collective narrative of our community’s diversity, struggles, resiliency, and visibility.

Legal Name & Gender Marker Changes

Tuesday, OCTOBER 3 • 6:30pm – 8:00PM

For many of us, securing a legal name change is an important step in our journey toward more authentic living. In collaboration with Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), this month’s community program is an information session detailing the process of how to change one’s legal name and gender marker here in New York City. Whether you are ready to start the process now or if you simply want to learn about options available to our community, this educational program is one you won’t want to miss!

Trans Healthcare & Self-Advocacy 

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 14 • 6:30pm – 8:00PM

As trans and nonbinary individuals, it can feel like we are in an endless battle when seeking healthcare and that we must become master self-advocates to simply access gender affirming care. In collaboration with the Transgender Health & Wellness Program at Lenox Hill Hospital, this month’s community program offers tools and tips to navigate the healthcare system more effectively and to become even stronger advocates for ourselves in medical settings.