Supporting Transgender Pennsylvanians

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Support For Transgender People

The Eastern PA Trans Equity Project is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of transgender Pennsylvanians located in Eastern Pennsylvania including the Lehugh Valley, the Philadelphia suburbs and the Pocono Region. We are dedicated to supporting transgender Pennsylvanians through:

Financial Assistance

  • Legal Name Change Micro Grants
    • We make it easier for transgender Pennsylvanians who want to legally change their name to match their true identity.  We do this through providing financial assistance to qualified transgender people throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. Click here for more information.
  • Gender Affirming Garment Microgrants
    • Being able to present in the gender with which you identify is a matter of safety and mental health. We provide financial assistance to transgender people in need of gender affirming garments and prostheses such as binders, packers and breast forms.  Click here for more information.
  • Conference Scholarships & Ride Share
    • Keystone Conference Scholarship – Each year we sponsor two or more people to attend the Keystone Gender Diversity Conference.  Scholarships include all conference fees and hotel accommodation. Click here for more information.
    • Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference Ride Share – We provide free transportation to and from the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference for over two dozen people each year. Click here for more information.
  • Emergency Assistance
    • Food Programs If you are a transgender person or the parent of a transgender child and are dealing with food insecurity, we want to help. We can assist with donations of grocery store gift cards to ensure you stay healthy and well fed. Click here for more information.

Supportive Services

  • Peer-Led Support Groups
    • Lehigh Valley Renaissance is a support group that is open to all transgender and gender nonconforming people, their allies and family members.  Meetings take place the second Saturday of the month.  Click here for more information.
    • Partners is a support group for spouses and partners of transgender and gender-diverse individuals.  Meetings take place the second Saturday of the month and run contiguously with the Renaissance meeting.  Click here for more information.
    • Breaking the Binary is a newly forming group where Gender Nonbinary and Gender Queer people can meet, socialize and learn from like-minded peers.
  • Trans-Friendly Resource Listing
    • Whether you are looking for a reputable therapist, doctor, dentist, voice therapist, electrologist, hair stylist, make-up artist, or other service provider, we have a complete listing of trans-friendly service providers. Click here for more information

Education and Outreach

  • Workshops, Training and Public Speaking
    • If your organization is seeking to become more trans-inclusive or you simply want to learn more about the experience of being transgender we can assist.  Click here for seminars and programs.
  • Community Events
    • Transgender Day of Visibility – Each Spring we develop a community education program focused on telling the stories of transgender people including our triumphs and challenges
    • Transgender Day of Remembrance – Transgender people are subject to high rates of violence and homicide due to hate crimes. November 21st is the day we remember and honor our victims so that their names are never forgotten.
    • Pride and Tabling Events – Every year, we staff booths, distribute information and interact with the community at Pride events and other local programs.
  • Media Appearances
    • If your are input on a news story that is related to transgender and Gender-Diverse topics our organization can assist you in finding the right person to talk to. Click here to contact us.
  • Downloadable Assets & Videos

We Support Transgender People Throughout Eastern Pennsylvania:

We are based in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania including Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the surrounding communities.

We are focused on supporting transgender Pennsylvanians in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Carbon, Columbia, and Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania. Please note that not all programs are available in all counties.

Our services for transgender Pennsylvanians include support groups, mentoring, access to resources, legal name change assistance, emergency food grants and more.