Next Tranz Guys meeting Sunday October 20
6pm to 8pm at the Q Center – 4115 N Mississippi Ave.
Topic: Exploring the Transmasculine Voice
This meeting we will have a guest facilitator, who will lead the group through a workshop exploring the Transmasculine* Voice. Come prepared for a demonstration followed by Q & A.
Comments from our guest facilitator:
Our voices can be difficult to talk about for many of us, so this topic will involve a balance of discussion, presentation, and a demonstration of how to use the freeware program Praat to “see” voice qualities like pitch. Learn about gendered aspects of the voice, transmasculine voice change with testosterone, and some exercises for relaxing and opening the speaking and singing voice. We’ll have plenty of time for discussion.
Some questions to consider: Have you ever thought about having or received voice coaching related to gender? How have you changed your voice? In specific circumstances or with certain people, do you speak differently?
For additional questions consider this link to a form commonly used by voice coaches at intake: http://www.transgendervoice.
Please try the free software at: www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat
After group, we’ll head to a nearby restaurant for social time.
ABOUT THE TRANZ GUYS GROUP
Tranz Guys is a peer-led social support and discussion group that meets on the third Sunday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Q Center. Tranz Guys meeting are exclusively for people assigned female at birth who now identify otherwise, including people who identify as trans*, FTM, genderqueer, affirmed male, two-spirit, Ag/Aggressive, transsexual, androgynous, intersex and questioning.
Tranz Guys facilitators respect and affirm the diversity of our community in terms of age, race, class, ability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and where people are at with their transition. Some group members are currently questioning their gender identity; not everyone in the group chooses or is able to use hormones and surgery as part of their transition.
The Q Center and its bathroom facilities are accessible by mobility device and our group meeting space has armless chairs. Please let us know if there’s something you need to make the space or meetings more accessible: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for friends, partners and family
The Q Center hosts a peer-facilitated SOFFA Support Group for significant others, friends, family members and allies (SOFFAs) of trans* people. The group meets at the Q Center on the third Sunday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact: email@example.com.
For more resources for partners and family of trans-identified people, see our SOFFA section.
- Local and online trans groups and resources
- Legal & ID – Links to legal resources and info, plus how-tos and forms for changing many official documents
- Health & Medical – Lists of trans-friendly providers, links to testosterone and surgery info
- Media – Online trans videos and audiocasts, lists of books and films, and personal sites
Much of what you’ll find here is based on the excellent Resources PDX guide, as well as on personal experiences and information shared by individual members of the trans community. We hope you’ll feel free to actively contribute by giving us suggestions and feedback, sending us additional resources or information, and letting us know about events that are coming up.
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