Tacoma Transgender Meetings and Resources The Gender Alliance of the South Sound sponsors at least seven support meetings each month.

Tacoma Meetings:
G.A.S.S. meets every SECOND, FOURTH & FIFTH Friday and SECOND Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM in Tacoma. We meet at the Oasis Rainbow Center, located at 2215 Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma. Meetings go until approximately 9:00PM.


Regular meetings generally involve a bit of socializing, and a discussion of topics of interest. Snacks are usually available. Donate what you can. $5.00 - $10.00 donation is suggested. The confidentiality and privacy of all attendees is always respected.

at Tacoma Rainbow Center, 2215 Pacific Ave.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7-9pm
Pruning and Gardening
A Viable Part-Time Business
"Happy Gardening" with Pat B. Gallagher of Pat's Premiere Pruning Service
(253) 841-4563
Tree and Shrub Analysis and Assessment, Specializing in:

  • Rhodies
  • Ivy Removal (to prevent root rot at base of trees)
  • Fruit Tree Pruning
  • Ornamental Pruning with Customer Workshop on site so you can finish it yourself and save $$

Learn how to specialize in small pruning jobs, without the need for a vehicle Learn how to build a customer base and sell your services

More Coming in Future Months:
April 11:: Job Interview Skills (how to win the interview), with Kathryn Mahan

May 9:: Making Movies (writing, acting, filming, making props), with Jennifer DiMarco and Lonness Valenna

To be scheduled: Sewing Pattern use, etc., with Khrystal Mountaine; Business Planning (rummage sales and profit) with Brooke Guinn

Often, after regular meetings, members of the group gather at a local restaurant to continue our conversations. Guests, significant others, etc. are welcome to accompany us, as well.

On months that have a FIFTH Friday, G.A.S.S. presents its "Fifth Friday Potluck", a more casual gathering that also usually takes place at the Rainbow Center. Everyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share if you can.

Olympia Meetings:
In conjuction with the Olympia Trans Discussion Group, G.A.S.S. also offers meetings in Olympia. Currently meetings are held EVERY WEDNESDAY (except holidays) from 8-10PM. Location is 4th floor, 317 4th Ave. East (next door to Jake's). Please arrive before 8:15pm, and ring the "UCAN" buzzer outside to access the building. Map/Directions

Kitsap County Meetings:
G.A.S.S. offers monthly meetings in Kitsap County, as well. Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY from 7-9pm. The location is sy Olympic College Bremerton campus at 600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337, in room BSC 118. All trans people, allies, friends and interested persons welcome.

Calling all TransMen! We do want you to participate in the general G.A.S.S. meetings and events, so please feel very welcome to join in any of the events listed above. We need your energy and creativity. There are also F-t-M specific gatherings in both Tacoma and Olympia. The Tacoma T-Men meet up at the Oasis-Rainbow Center on the FIRST & THIRD TUESDAY of each month at 7pm. This is a discussino group open to those who were born female-bodied (or assigned female at birth) and identify as male, transmale, transmen, FTM,, transmasculine, Trans* or trans-questioning. All stages, types, and desires for transition are welcome. Contact Transmen@rainbowcntr.org for more information. If you are in the Olympia area, check out the New Boyz Club website for further info on the Olympia meetings.

Sign up for the Yahoo Group to keep informed of these special events, and everything else going on with G.A.S.S..

If you have any questions or concerns, just e-mail us at the link below.

Come on now... get dressed... and get on down here!