Trans Student Alliance (TSA)
The TSA is in the process of changing its name to the Gender-Identity Resource Network ("Grin") and a new mission statement is upcoming
Format of Grin
Grin is a resource hub through which programs and events can be sponsored. The signers hold open organizing meetings where programs are planned. The signers + whoever shows up to organizing meetings are Organizers. Organizers either bring programs forward for the sake of organizing them or Organizers come up with programs together and organize them. This format allows ongoing non-temporal programs to continue existing without relying on regular attendance or use of other programs.
We are currently working on the following programs
Gender-Identity Social Space
Fridays at 5pm, after our weekly organizational meeting, we have a space in the CFF alternating between a social drop-in space and planned workshops or other events. Attending the organizational meeting is not mandatory to attend the social space.
We're currently working on getting 2 campus-wide events.
One of them is a screening of Wandering Son
The Box Program
We're currently figuring out a so-far unnamed program involving a box and clothing, the mission statement will go here when we innaugurate the program.
Listserv & Facebook Group
Grin has a listserv! You should subscribe to it! Anyone can use this listserv to advertise or ask for resources. It is a communication network! Email email@example.com to send emails to the listserv! If you're comfortable with it, you can also join our Facebook Group for all the same great stuff as the listserv but in facebook group format!
Links to Resources!
We will post links to permanent resource pages here when we make them them
Patricia Jenkins is a therapist in Northampton who specializes in gender issues
Baystate Health Transgender Services Aleah Nesteby is a Nurse Practitioner who is a gender specialist. She can prescribe hormones as well as be your regular doctor. She has offices in Northampton and Springfield
The Fenway Health Tollfree Listening Line is a hotline run by Boston-based Fenway Health Center, an LGBT health center based in Boston.