Eastern PA Trans Equity Project

Transgender Pennsylvanians

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project

What We Do

EPTEP Provides Direct Services To Transgender And Gender-Diverse Pennsylvanians In A Thirty-Three County Region In Eastern PA.

Whether you are seeking help with a transgender legal name change, need access to gender-affirming garments, need a support group or are seeking information, we can help!

Legal Name
Education &


Will Help Our Community

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project

Creating Positive Change

Building Our Culture By Providing Positive Assistance.

Transgender people come from all walks of life. We are dads and moms, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. We are your coworkers, and your neighbors.  We are 7-year-old children and 70-year-old grandparents.

Unfortunately, many trans folk encounter obstacles to living complete and fulfilling lives.  These can include coming out to family; transition on the job; navigating the name change process; seeking affirming medical care and even getting advice about clothing and presentation.  The good news is that the EPTEP team has the resources to assist.


“Everyday a transgender Pennsylvanian wonders ‘Can I do it… Can I transition?’  At EPTEP, our answer is a resounding “Yes!”
Corrine Goodwin Board Member


“EPTEP’s Lehigh Valley Renaissance support group has been wonderfully positive and affirming for my spouse and me.
We’ve made many wonderful friends and received a lot of great information and support on our journey”

Mel Marek

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project


Throughout Eastern Pennsylvania

We actively work to advocate for trans people in our local communities.  This includes assisting educators, medical providers, legislators and community leaders with their questions about the issues that impact gender-diverse Pennsylvanians.  We also work with local media to spread the word about trans-inclusivity!

TEP Community

News & Events

Latest News

Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience – 2021

This year, we will be saying the names of 57 trans and gender non-conforming people that we know were killed…

Read More

We Honor Those Lost in 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance This year, forty-two Americans have lost their lives due to transphobia and hate. That’s Forty Two…

Read More

Tips for Working with Transgender Coworkers

Transgender people are employed in every industry and profession.  Based on recent estimates by the Williams Institute at UCLA there…

Read More

7 Things You Can Do for Transgender Day of Visibility

There are many ways we can improve transgender visibility. In some cases, you can take action as an individual but, like most things, the power of our actions is multiplied when we work together. With that in mind, here are some activities you may want to consider on our upcoming TDOV!

Read More

Supporting Transgender Pennsylvanians

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project is dedicated to empowering transgender Pennsylvanians.

Transgender services include Pennsylvania Legal Name Change for Transgender people, Transgender support Groups, Financial Assistance Programs, Education and Advocacy.

We provide supportive services for transgender Pennsylvanians.  If you are seeking a Pennsylvania Legal Name Change we can provide guidance, mentoring, court instructions and finaincial assistance.

We also help transgender Pennsylvanians with rent, food, and other basic needs.

Our Pennsylvanian transgender support groups provide opportunities to learn and socialize.

Our transgender service programs are available to residents of thirty-four (34) Pennsylvania counties. These include Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Carbon, Columbia, Schuylkill, Bradford, Wyoming, Montour, Northumberland, Lebanon, Sullivan, Tioga, Susquehanna, Lycoming, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Perry, Snyder, Union, and York County in Pennsylvania. Some counties have limited services available so please verify for the program you are interested in.

Our programs empower transgender Pennsylvanians so that they can do more than survive… Instead, they can thrive!