If seeking a trans-friendly medical professional, please refer to our separate page. Sources below include support groups, social supports, nightclubs and restaurants, shopping and clothing, personal services, and trans-affirming faith congregations.


Trans Equality Society of Alberta: TESA's mission is to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning trans-identified Albertans. (website)

Support GroupsEdit

Alberta Trans Peer Support Group: Currently an online Yahoo Group only. This forum has been created as a safe haven for Trans related discussions. It is open to Alberta Transsexual, Transgendered, Intersexed, Two-Spirited and Questioning individuals at any point in transition. (Yahoo Group)
Illusions Social Club of Calgary: A transgendered social and support club especially for crossdressers which meets on the first Friday of every month, 7:00 - 10:00PM, at Outlink. (Yahoo Group)
MiscYouth: A website designed to provide and increase education, support and resources with regards to and for gay, bisexual, lesbian, queer, questioning, two-spirited and transidentified (GBLQQTT) youth and the community through youth friendly gatherings and educational programs. (website)
New Directions: a TS support group which emerged from Calgary's Illusions, and meets the 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 at Calgary Outlink.

Social Supports and HousingEdit

Gay Calgary: Calgary's resource for Business, Tourism, Events, Bars and Entertainment for the Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Gay Friendly Community. (website)
Calgary Outlink: Calgary's GLBT Community organization designed to create networking and community building among all people by providing GLBTQ (Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transsexual / Two Spirited / Questioning) support, education, and resources. (website)
PrideCalgary: Committee for the summer Pride Festival in Calgary. (website) a project formed to address the gaps in violence prevention services offered to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgendered and questioning youth in Alberta. (website)

Nightclubs and RestaurantsEdit

The Twisted Element (1006 11th Avenue SW) (at times trans-excluding).

Clothing and ShoppingEdit

The Breast Form Store: A web-based mail-order service located in Richmond B.C. which specializes in breast forms at decent prices, as well as pocketed bras.
Deva Dave Salon Boutique: Professional stylist. (website)
Fifth Avenue Jewellery: A web-based mail-order service located in Peace River.

Personal ServicesEdit

Ambber Professional Esthetics Salon & Training Centre: (4911 Marlborough dr NE, Calgary -- phone before going: 245-0022, ask for Salma. Note from May 2007: tell her Darla sent you, and you will get her best price.)
Champion Laser (#222, 1632 - 14 Ave NW -- 2nd floor, North Hill Mall): they have even offered a discount for trans people, in the past. Very trans-friendly. (website)

Faith (LGBT-Affirming Congregations)Edit

Deer Park United Church: 77 Deer Point Road SE. 278-8263