Being transgender can be a lonely, isolating experience. Many of us have felt at some time that we were alone, and there was no one with whom we could share our true selves. The first support groups that appeared in the 1960s arose from this universal need. Although the internet has now made it much easier to find kindred spirits, there is still no substitute for meeting other transgender people in person. If you are concerned about a friend or family member, we are here for you, as well. We do our best to make everyone feel at ease. Spouses, partners, siblings, friends, and parents of their adult trans children have all found help on their journey. Some guests say they were nervous about attending their first meeting but then express their relief and appreciation.