Support Groups

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Transfeminine Support Group

1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00pm

This group is for trans women and all gender nonconforming people who identify with the female spectrum.

Transmasculine Support Group

1st & 3rd Thursday @ 7:00pm

This group is for trans masculine and all gender nonconforming people who identify with the masculine spectrum.

NonBinary Support Group

2nd and 4th Monday @ 7:00pm

This group is for anyone identifying as nonbinary, genderfluid, agender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, questioning, or any of the spectrum of nonbinary identities, including those who cannot articulate their identities.

Partners of Trans & Gender Variant Persons

2nd Thursdays @ 7pm

A meeting for cisgender (i.e. not transgender) partners of transgender and gender non conforming people to discuss issues related to their lives and experiences. Contact us at tgrcnm@tgrcnm.org for more info.

Youth Group (25 and Under)

1st & 3rd Sunday @ 2:00pm

The group meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 2-5pm. This group is a gathering place for young transgender/gender non-conforming/non binary young people to support each other and have a place to explore their identities and what that means for them.

ABQ Kids’ Playgroup and Parents’ Support

2nd Saturday

This is a playgroup for young transgender and gender variant children, generally ages 12 and under. The kids play together at the park and their parents are able to talk with each other about family issues and concerns. Contact us at tgrcnm@tgrcnm.org for time and location!

Parents of Trans/GNC/NB People Support Group

4th Thursday @ 6:30pm

This group is intended for parents, guardians, and caregivers of transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and gender-expansive people. This is a chance to talk with other parents and caregivers, share experiences, concerns, and celebrations, and to gain support around your child’s/family member's experience and how that may be impacting you and your family. We provide a separate space, snacks, and activities for kids if they will be attending with you.

Las Cruces Transgender Support Group

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 6pm

A meeting for everyone! The LC support group is an adult co-ed support group open to all transgender, gender nonconforming, questioning, agender, and gender fluid people & their significant others, friends, family, and allies (SOFFAs). You can contact the group for more details at lcgroup@tgrcnm.org.

Santa Fe Trans, NonBinary & Gender NonConforming Support Group

2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 7:00pm

The SF support group is an adult co-ed support group open to all transgender, gender nonconforming, questioning, agender, and gender fluid people & their significant others, friends, family and allies (SOFFAs). You can contact the group for more details at sfgroup@tgrcnm.org.

Meeting Location: Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, Santa Fe, NM. (West of the La Farge Library; South of The Screen Theater; Northeast Intersection of Yucca & Siringo Road. Room # varies.)

Training & Education

TGRCNM offers exceptional training on transgender lives and issues for any class, workplace, or group that invites us.

Our Transgender 101 one-hour training covers basic terms, definitions, and concepts. It also covers how to begin to be a good ally to transgender and gender nonconforming people.

We also provide a Transgender 201 which covers more topics in greater depth and can be tailored to the type of environment in which the training is held. This training typically takes two hours.

TGRCNM advocates for individuals and the transgender communities of New Mexico in many varied settings.

schedule a traininG

 adrien@tgrcnm.org
505-440-3402

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Drop-In Center

149 Jackson Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Corner of Jackson & Copper


TGRCNM offers drop-in services including snacks, a place to rest, someone to talk to, and a place to be yourself.

We also have:

  • a computer lab;
  • a lending library;
  • support groups;
  • free confidential HIV testing;
  • syringe exchange;
  • an open donation closet for folks who need clothes, binders, and other items;
  • informal case management;
  • medical care;
  • information and referrals on name change, and more.
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TGRCNM also engages the community with social events and partners with many organizations and agencies around the state to make New Mexico a better place for the transgender community. We provide free counseling with volunteer therapists, employment search assistance, interview prep, and resume building.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday through Friday, 1pm-6pm

INFORMATION / QUESTIONS
505-200-9086

Food Access

TGRCNM works to address the issues of food insecurity and chronic hunger in the transgender community within a critical, social justice framework. TGRCNM is often the sole place through which our clients can access food assistance of any kind

We work to create greater access to healthy food by providing a food pantry, daily hot meals, cooking classes, nutrition classes, transportation to and assistance with accessing local food pantries, and assistance with grocery shopping and accessing SNAP benefits for any participant who wishes to access these services.

Need Assistance With Food?

Want to Donate or Volunteer?

Contact our Project Coordinator

NICKOLE GARCIA
nickole@tgrcnm.org
505-200-9086


We are a proud partner of

 
 

A mobile grocery service that works to increase access to fresh foods for poor folks.

Weekly food boxes with 8 different fruits & veggies are available for a sliding scale cost of $5 to $25. EBT accepted! Contact nickole@tgrcnm.org to place an EBT order. Otherwise you can order at mogro.net.

Orders must be placed by the end of the day each Monday and folks can pick them up on Wednesdays from 4-6 or Thursdays from 1-6 at TGRCNM.


Our Values

  • We believe access to food is a human right, and choices about the frequency, variety and culturally grounding are very individual.

  • We believe everyone is entitled to access to a variety of nutritious, regular, culturally appropriate meals.

  • We espouse body positivity and food positivity.

  • We understand that food is political and that creating greater access to food is a harm reduction strategy.

  • We understand that without access to basic human needs such as food, individuals experience greater difficulty in accessing other resources and one’s physical and mental health are greatly impacted.

  • Every person deserves full autonomy over what they eat and how often they eat and no one should ever go hungry.

ID Documents

New Mexico Name Change Laws

To obtain a legal name change in New Mexico, an applicant must submit a petition to the court. Before filing the petition, the applicant must publish notice of the petition at least once a week for two weeks; the publication requirement can be waived for the applicant’s safety. (N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 40-8-1 to 40-8-3). The Health City Sun is typically the best option for applicants living in Bernalillo County.

To help guide applicants through the process, a New Mexico Name & Gender Change Guide is available in English and Spanish, brought to you by the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and Cooley LLP.

Forms by County & District Court Jurisdiction

Click here for forms specific to counties and district court jurisdictions. Keep in mind that forms are periodically updated by the courts and we do our best to keep the most current ones available here. If you don’t see forms for your county, please email us and we will send them to you.

New Mexico Drivers License Policy & Procedures

In order to update name and/or gender on a New Mexico ID, the applicant must submit (1) a court order certifying the name change and/or (2) a form signed by a licensed provider certifying the applicant's gender identity.

New Mexico Birth Certificate Laws*

New Mexico Department of Vital Records will issue an amended birth certificate upon receipt of "a statement signed under penalty of perjury by the person in charge of an institution or from the attending physician indicating that the sex of an individual born in this state has been changed by surgical procedure, together with a certified copy of an order changing the name of the person."  NM Stat. §§ 24-14-25.

To apply for an amended birth certificate the applicant should submit a birth certificate request form, a certified copy of the court ordered name change, a signed statement from the physician or facility stating the individual has completed surgical procedures for sex reassignment, and any applicable fees.

*In January 2017, TGRCNM and Equality New Mexico together with Sen. Jacob Candelaria introduced SB 120 to the New Mexico State Legislature, which would remove the requirement of surgery to amend one's birth certificate. The bill passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate, but was pocket vetoed by Governor Martinez (she took no action on the bill within the required timeframe). The bill will be reintroduced in 2019 legislative session.

Need information about another state? Click here.

Are you experiencing sex discrimination or harassment at work, school, or with your health care?

TGRCNM has been funded by the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™ to help transgender and non-binary folks find free legal advice if they have experienced sexual discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in their workplace, school, or in a healthcare setting.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Fill out an intake form via this link: https://nwlc.org/legal-assistance. Need guidance? Watch this video.

  2. If they can help, you will be sent the names of three lawyers from the Legal Network for Gender Equity in your area.

  3. You are responsible for contacting the lawyers.

  4. If they can’t help, they will send you other resources. Here are some you can check out now: https://nwlc.org/resources/additional-resources

Lawyers in the Legal Network agree to do a free initial meeting with people coming to them through the Legal Network. Some of these lawyers also offer lower rates or free assistance, but others require payment after the first meeting.

If your case involves sex harassment at work, the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™ may be able to help pay for your legal case and for media and storytelling assistance.

Click here to get the process started: https://nwlc.org/legal-assistance