Indy Boyz is a peer-led social/support group for assigned female at birth (AFAB) transgender people in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Typical attendance at a meeting ranges from 15 to 25 people with equal representation of trans folks and SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family, and allies).
The Indy Girlz support group meets at the same time and location. Typically the two groups start out meeting together and then break out for separate discussions.
We provide support to our members and our community through open monthly meetings, information booths at pride festivals, resource sharing, and general mentorship.
Who We Serve
The group welcomes persons assigned female at birth or raised as female who are exploring more masculine or male gender identities. We also welcome friends, family, significant others, and allies of FTM-identified persons, including MTFs. Our goal is to serve the FTM+/SOFFA community of central Indiana; however, we welcome and have regular attendees from other regions of the state as well as from other states!
Group members may identify as (including but not limited to):
- transman, guy
- gender non-binary
- transgender, transsexual
- male, female, neither, both
- tomboy, boi
- drag king
- femme, stonefemme
- butch, stonebutch
- gay, lesbian, straight, asexual, bisexual, pansexual
- parent, husband, wife, sibling, son, daughter of trans person
- those questioning and
- Significant others, friends, family, and allies (SOFFAs)
Indyboyz has been meeting regularly since 1998. We began as small groups of two or three friends each, who came together looking for support from others like ourselves. IndyGirlz support group came along a few years after IndyBoyz and began to have meetings in the same space. The group has grown and evolved over the years and now meets in space provided by LifeJourney church.