Carolina Transgender Society (CTS) formerly KAPPA BETA, is a social and support group for people identifying as members of the "TRANSGENDER" community (i.e. crossdresser, transgender, transsexual, transvestite, etc.) and their families. Our membership is open to all members of the Transgender Community and their wives/husbands or significant others. We are a social and support group with the goal of helping our members accept and become comfortable with them self.
Carolina Transgender Society is not a sex club or dating service and will not respond to solicitations.
Carolina Transgender Society (formerly KAPPA BETA) was founded in 1988 as the first North Carolina chapter of the Society of the Second Self (more commonly known as "TRI-ESS"), but has now dropped that affiliation because that organization is not inclusive of the transgender continuum. We are centrally located in Charlotte and have been serving NC and surrounding states for over 20 years with a significant following in many areas of both North and South Carolina, and attract members from as far away as Virginia and Kentucky.
We meet on the third Saturday of each month primarily at mainstream public hotels and gay/lesbian restaurants. Contrary to popular belief you do not have to pass or be wealthy to become a member. There are no age restrictions, except that attendees must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
The first and foremost purpose of Carolina Transgender Society is to provide a private secure location for people that want to dress in a gender different than their biological gender. CTS is a place to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening, meeting people with like desires and share conversation with people just like yourself. A place to laugh, feel free, and not to have to look over your shoulder and ask, "can anyone see me except those I want to see me?"
That is why Security and Privacy are very important concerns for our membership. We are particular about whom we invite to our meetings, as well as who we invite to join us on a regular basis as full members. Those who are able to join us find it is worth their time. For information on joining CTS please contact our InfoLady. We do not collect personal information about our members and do not sell or otherwise provide information on our members.
Who are our members? What is our dress code? Look around your office, look around a mall; you will see different types of people with different styles of dress. That is the same as it is in the Transgender society and that is what you will find at a CTS meeting. Learn more at http://carolinatransgendersociety.com
Charlotte Gender Alliance is a monthly discussion group welcoming any adult who identifies as transgender or transsexual. This includes both male to female and female to male. No distinctions will be made as to racial, religious or sexual orientation. Diversity will not only be respected; it will be honored.
Our purpose is to provide a secure environment in which there will be a mutual sharing and discussion of goals, information, opportunities and problems which are unique to this segment of the community.
We welcome opportunities for outreach to local organizations or businesses that have an interest in, or interact with the transgender community. Participation by any member or visitor will never be mandatory.
There shall be no annual dues or meeting fees.
Charlotte Gender Alliance is NOT intended to replace or compete with any other transgender support group which may exist now, or in the future. These organizations will have our full and unwavering support.
We are intended to be more than a social group, although we will have an opportunity to form common bonds. Membership in other organizations is encouraged.
Our meeting date will be the first Saturday of each month 5pm-7pm.
NOTE: Meetings are usually held at the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Community at 820 N. Hamilton St.
To ensure the security of our members, if you are interested in attending a meeting, or request further information, please visit http://charlottegenderalliance.info.
The Awareness Movement is a chapter of the Trans People of Color Coalition. Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC)- North Carolina Division is the only national social justice organization that promotes the interest of Trans People of Color. TPOCC is an organization to inspire and nurture collaboration among communities of color dedicated to anti-racism and fighting transphobia. TPOCC’s mission is also to promote the empowerment of all transgender persons of color. We work to strengthen and mobilize individuals, families, and communities by changing laws, educating the public, and building social and economic authority among all persons of color.
Learn more at http:/www.transpoc.org.