Support Services & Groups

This list represents resources, agencies, practitioners, professionals, and organizations that are Trans and LGBTQIA+ welcoming and affirming based upon community recommendations. While each has been recommended or referred by at least two community members, individual experiences may vary. If any mistakes, errors, or omissions have occurred, please reach out via for correction/addition. 

TES assumes no liability for the use of any listed resource. The presence of a provider on this site does not constitute a TES endorsement of that provider.

Growing American Youth    
Support group for Queer/LGBTQIA youth up to 21 years of age. 
Meets on Tuesdays at 7pm in St. Charles and Thursdays at 7pm in the Central West End, St. Louis.

Metro Trans Umbrella Group of St. Louis (MTUG)
Facilitated Peer Support groups, St. Louis, MO
Expression Spectrum-for people 18+ who identify as gender non-binary, genderqueer, gender fluid, Agender, androgynous, etc.
     The FemSpec: for Trans-feminine folk 18+. Anyone who identifies on the feminine end of the gender expression/identity spectrum is welcome. Meets every Wednesday evening. Contact FemSpec for specific information about meeting times and locations.    
     The Locker Room: Trans-masculine support group ages 18+. Anyone who identifies on the masculine end of the gender expression/identity spectrum is welcome.    
     QTPOC STL: for people self-identified as a person of color (POC) and LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual).
Space to share support, connect and build community.
For event details, find QTPOC STL on Facebook or via email.
     The Family Room: A discussion and resource group for family and partners of folks who identify as transgender. All who are the partners and family of Trans identified folks who are seeking support are welcome. Supported by MTUG, but self-facilitated.    

St. Louis Gender Foundation (STLGF)-Gender Support Group
The Gender Foundation is a resource group for transgender persons, cross-dressers, transsexuals, androgynous individuals and those who care about them. St. Louis Gender Foundation
Meeting Details: call for meeting information.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) St. Louis
PFLAG provides support to parents of LGBTQIA+ children for both sexual orientation and gender identity, and for LGBTQIA+ persons seeking support. 
Participants are not required to give their name, join anything or pay anything.  
Meeting format varies and includes group discussions, guest speakers, watching a documentary DVD, etc. Meetings end with a social gathering to meet other members individually. 
P.O. Box 410114
St. Louis, MO 63141
Contact Information:
Meeting Details
Meets: 3rd Saturday, 7:00 p.m.    
Location: Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) St. Charles, MO
PFLAG St. Charles, MO
(636) 928-5639

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Belleville, IL
PFLAG Belleville, IL
(618) 977-5078

Pride St. Charles
Pride St. Charles Mission Statement: PSTC will promote equality within St. Charles County and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community through positive events, support, education, and resources
P.O. Box 241
St. Peters, MO 63376
O: 636-344-0134

Pride St. Louis, Inc.
Mission Statement-"To foster an understanding of and equality for the LGBT community in the general population by raising awareness through educational programs and events ultimately leading up to the annual PrideFest in St. Louis."
3738 Chouteau
St. Louis, MO 63110

Black Pride St. Louis
“As a year round MOVEMENT, St. Louis Black Pride provides a multitude of programs, events and activities, all geared to build equity of life within the community it serves.” 
P.O. Box 300286
Saint Louis
Missouri 6313
O: 314-319-5420

Metro East Pride (St. Louis Metro, IL side)
“The main purpose of Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to promote unity, viability and self-esteem among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender persons and to promote a positive image in the Metro East area and throughout the Southwestern Illinois community activities and services.”
P.O. Box 831O'Fallon, IL 62269

TRANSPARENT is a St. Louis-based organization dedicated to providing connection and support resources to parents and caregivers of transgender and gender-independent children of any age. Programs available for children and teens aged 5-15.
Contact Information: Kim Hutton
Meeting Details: 3rd Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:  St. Louis Children's Hospital, Parent Meeting Room: PL27; Kids Meeting Room: 11e34, 1 Children's Place, St. Louis, MO  63117