Resources

Social Media

Genderlines Facebook Group - This is a closed Facebook Group where all the discussions are visible to only the members of the group.

Genderlines Facebook Page - Public Facebook presence for the group.

Medical

Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group - This is a site featuring medical professionals in the Charlotte vicinity who are knowledgeable in working with the transgender community.

Rosedale - Known for their work with infectious diseases and HIV, they are also very knowledgeable in transgender healthcare.


Rhett Brown, MD - GP at Novant Health Midtown Family Practice in Charlotte, NC.


Carl A. Hughes, MD - Dr of Internal Medicine at Mecklenburg Medical Group in Charlotte, NC.


Laura Levin, MD - Pediatrician at Piedmont Pediatrics in Concord, NC.


Richard Smits, MD - Cabarrus family medicine in Concord, NC.  He does not specialize in trans health care, but he is learning and seems to be knowledgeable and competent.


Richard Wynn, MD - Physician at Ballantyne Family Medicine in Charlotte, NC.



Surgeons

Keelee MacPhee, MD - Dr. MacPhee has been performing gender reassignment procedures since 2005. Working with the transgender and non-binary patient population, she has seen first-hand the positive and profound effects that surgical reconstruction can have on a person’s life. She describes her transgender work as the most rewarding aspect of her practice, and she is grateful for the ability to help patients transition to the bodies that align with who they truly are.


Mental Health

Kathy Barr, LCSW - 704-651-2996. Kathy's passion is to help others find joy and balance in their lives. Her broad knowledge base and clinical expertise allow her to tailor a treatment plan that best fits the needs of her clients, respectfully taking into account their level of motivation, the acuity of the situation, and the availability of various resources. 

Eli Branscome, LPCS, LCAS, CSI, NCC - 704-496-9757.  Eli specializes in working with people who want to clarify or define a sense of self, people who are asking “who am I or who do I want to be?” We are all in transition. Eli helps clients recover from chronic illness, addictions, anxiety, and significant life changes. 

Scott Lurie, MD - 704-376-6577.  He is board certified in General Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Lurie treats adults of all ages. His peers have selected him as a member of "Best Doctors in America".

Ethan Musgrave, MD - 704-362-2663.  Dr. Musgrave is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the North Carolina Psychiatric Association, the North Carolina Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the North Carolina Medical Society.  

Holly Savoy, Ph.D. - 704-362-4041.  Dr. Savoy is a licensed doctoral-level psychologist with over 15 years experience helping people with a wide range of emotional and life issues. 


Jennifer Segura, MD - 980-213-3530.  A board-certified physician trained in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She has experience caring for a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and substance use disorders in a range of settings.


Allyson Siegel - 828-320-4811.  Her modality of therapy is integrative, combining Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behaviorism & Existentialism. Her therapy is centered on Self-awareness, Behavior Changes & Personal Responsiblity. 

Jocie Sweeney, PhD - 980-236-0734.  Specializing in areas of LGBT, military, PTSD, among many others.


Wesley Thompson, MHS, PA-C, AAHIVS, DFAAPA - 704-208-4134.  Wesley Thompson is the medical director of Ballantyne Family Medicine. He sees patients at two locations, Ballantyne Family Medicine East at 6010 E. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28215 and Ballantyne Family Medicine South at 16147 Lancaster Highway, Suite 140, Charlotte, NC 28277. He has been in practice for 30 years providing primary care to the HIV/AIDS population of Mecklenburg County and surrounding counties as well as routine medical care to the LGBT community.

Sarah Yum, MA, LMFTA - 980-253-3833.  Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy. She specializes in working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse in their lives, the LGBTQ community and their families, and those struggling with PTSD and related symptoms. My office is conveniently located in South Charlotte



Speech Therapy

Gretchen McGinty, MA, CCC-SLP - 704-295-3000.  Presenter at Transgender Communication and Wellness Conference, UNC-Greensboro, May 2010 “Using Spoken Language and Nonverbal communication to Portray your Gender”.

Kevin Dorman, MS, CCC-SLP (they/them pronouns) - 336-609-6258.  Kevin is a non-binary speech-language pathologist and the owner of Prismatic Speech Services in Greensboro. They specialize in transgender vocal training for individuals who feel dysphoric due to their vocal quality, or simply want to explore an alternative mode of communicating with others. They use video conferencing software to work with clients all over North Carolina to prevent distance from being a barrier to accessing vital services. Free Consultations available!


Aesthetics

Brow Uptown - Eyebrows.  Tends to be booked as far as a month out.

Porch Swing Spa - Electrolysis.  Charlene Poole and staff are HUGE allies of the trans community.

Poza Salon - Hair Styling.

Studio M Hair and Beauty - Hair Styling.

Legal

Dara Duncan Larson - She is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and California but chose to make Charlotte her permanent home.  Dara grew up in North Carolina but has spent several years in Florida and then Los Angeles, California.  She moved back to Charlotte to be closer to friends and family and establish her legal practice.

Connie Vetter - Attorney Connie J. Vetter opened her law office in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1994. Her practice focuses on the needs of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender individuals and couples, as well as straight individuals and couples. In addition to practicing law, Connie is an experienced mediator and is available to help people resolve disputes without going to court.


Transgender Law Center - Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.


Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) - TLDEF is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.


Support Groups

Transcend Charlotte - Transcend Charlotte is a nonprofit organization out of Charlotte, North Carolina created to provide services and support to transgender adults and others struggling because of their identity and/or experiences.

Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative (SETAI) - The Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative was founded by members of the Greensboro transgender community and their allies. As an advocacy group, our mission is to support and assist transgender people in transition. We provide a safe space for transgender people, their families and friends to meet and share their experiences, as well as financial assistance.


Triad Gender Association - The Triad Gender Association is a social support group in Greensboro, NC for all Transgender, Non-Binary, or questioning. We welcome all regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. We welcome all ages and our membership includes kids, adults, and seniors. We also welcome parents, spouses, and allies.


Phoenix Transgender Support - The Phoenix Transgender Support Group has grown over the years. Founded in 1986 by Holly Boswell and Jessica Britton, they are the oldest open group in the Southeastern USA. They are an empowerment/support group based in Asheville, North Carolina.


Trans* Port Student Organization - A transgender support group at UNC Charlotte.


​UNCC SpectrumPRIDE Spectrum shall be conducted as a safe place for any and all members of the LGBTQIA community to come and meet. We will discuss topics and issues pertaining to the community, and serve as an outreach organization for the greater Charlotte area.

Beautiful Lives United in Safety & Honesty (BLUSH) -  A group for the trans community, ran by the trans community. BLUSH is not your average support group, and its not facilitated in that fashion either.  At BLUSH we have very real conversations targeting 18+ crowd, we discuss topics such as safe sex work, HRT options,  Name Changes, and being trans all while being a minority, and the conversations don't stop there. Feel free to join us at anytime for one of our meetings. We meet twice a month, second & fourth Tuesdays.


Join us with any questions, maybe someone here can help guide you on your journey, or maybe you can help guide someone. Either way we would love to have you.


704-670-7306


Other Local LGBT Organizations

PFLAG Charlotte - PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Time Out Youth - Time Out Youth Center offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 11-20. 


Military Support

American Military Partner AssociationThe American Military Partner Association is the nation’s largest resource and support network for the partners, spouses, families, and allies of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members and veterans. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by the partners of active duty service members, AMPA has grown to the strength of over 45,000 members and supporters and is proud to be leading the nation in education, advocacy, and support for our modern military families. Through our unprecedented work, we’re building strong resource and support networks like no other.

American Veterans for Equal Rights (Only group recognized by the VA)American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is a non-profit, non-partisan, chapter-based Veterans Service Organization of active, reserve, and veteran service members dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender current and prior military personnel who have been historically disenfranchised by armed forces policy and discriminatory laws governing military service and benefits.

SPART*A - ​SPART*A is a group of LGBT people who currently serve or have served in the military and our families as well as veteran and uniformed allies. We are a membership organization, built by, for and with members from all parts of the LGBT military community.


Want to add your group or organization to our resource page?  Please contact us at info@genderlines.org.

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