The trans experience can be a lonely one — but it doesn’t have to be. Here are three support communities that can help you meet other trans, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals as well as cisgender allies.
One of the newest networking platforms out there, Fiori’s mission is to provide a safe space for both cisgender and trans people of any sexuality, where they can network and date. The developers achieved this by taking the necessary measures to ensure security for all of its users. This means that nobody gets unfairly banned or mistreated.
This is especially important for trans and gender diverse people. It’s common knowledge that even on apps designed for the LGBTQ+ community, they suffer from discrimination and bullying. With these problems in mind, Fiori has a team dedicated to reviewing reports. The purpose is to not only prevent hate speech, but to keep transphobic reports from getting users unfairly banned from the application, an issue that plagues other apps.
Such a well-protected platform paves the way for a new era in which people of all genders and sexualities can make friends, get support, and find people to date. We understand that respect is the foundation of any thriving community.
Fiori is a dating app for transgender people and their allies. Interested in more? Click here to download the app!
As the name suggests, this organization wants to treat gender as it really is: a spectrum, and not a binary category.
Through many different peer groups online, it offers a platform that helps the trans community connect with their families, cisgender friends, and professionals relevant to their cause, to collaborate and share important resources.
Each group is organized according to the needs of its members, who interact through group activity streams, comments on each other’s walls, video and photo sharing, and direct messages.
With over 200,000 members in the US, this large organization’s community has a diverse network of LGBTQ+ people and their allies.
To foster solidarity between all genders and sexualities, PFLAG offers online learning programs, advocacy support groups, media training workshops, guides for political and legal activism, coalitions, and an educational outreach program.
By providing support to the LGBTQ+ community, and equipping their allies with effective ways to take action, the organization fosters acceptance, respect, and equality.