Please bear with us while we update our website. We are in the process of revamping, but are very much alive and well, and an active transgender support group servicing the Buffalo/Niagara area and surrounding WNY region.


About Us

our organization
calendar of events
in the news
request speakers
contact us

TG Resources

definitions and FAQ
health issues
transition process
youth resources
advocacy & activism
western new york
useful web links


creative corner
discussion group

Email us:

2017 Local Trans Rights Advocacy


Join WNY veterans in speaking out against President Trump's attack on transgender rights and the desegregation of the military. The key to the military is diversity and character of the volunteers that make up our armed forces.
Organized by We Exist Coalition
Saturday, July 29 - 10:00 a.m.
Lafayette Square, Buffalo


WBFO Interviews WNY Trans Rights Activists, Diana Patton and Camille Hopkins, on Trump's Transgender Military Ban - July 26, 2017 (Audio & Text)

Buffalo Trans Activist on Trump: 'He's a liar' - Siobhan Fitzgerald-Matson & Diana Patton on Spectrum TV News, July 26, 2017 (Video & Text)

Camille Hopkins on the City of Buffalo's Gender Transition Policy - Loop Magazine, July 2017 (PDF)

2015 Buffalo Pride Parade & Festival
click to open photo albums

2014 Buffalo Pride Parade & Festival
click to open photo albums

2013 Transgender Day of Remembrance

Tuesday, November 19
6pm - 9 pm

Join us in a candlelight vigil to commemorate the lives of those who suffered from anti-trans hatred around the world.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
3107 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

2013 Buffalo Pride Festival
May 28 - June 3

click to open photo albums

The Amour Project 1
In recognition of LGBT Pride Month and Juneteenth, the Amour Project is an historic review of the East Side's transgendered Black community by Spectrum co-founder Ari Moore.
click to open gallery

2012 Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2012
Photos by Liz Marshall

2012 Buffalo LGBT Pride Celebration
June 1-3
click to open photo albums

Speak Up for GENDA:
Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act
Download and send a letter to your State Senator today!
Transgender New Yorkers are being fired at will without cause, denied adequate healthcare, and evicted from their homes without cause...and it's all LEGAL!
GENDA Letter: (163 KB PDF file)

2011 Buffalo Pride Weekend
Spectrum wins award for "Best Interpretation of Parade Theme"
click to open photo albums

2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance
Unity Fellowship Church, Buffalo, NY - 11/18/2010


2010 Buffalo Pride Weekend
click to open photo albums

2009 Transgender Day of Remembrance
Church of the Ascension, Buffalo, NY - 11/19/09

Audio recording of entire event
<Low bandwidth version> <Full 128 kBit (75 MB)>

Buffalo Pride Celebration 2009
Spectrum wins second place for 'Best Parade Float'
click image to open photo albums

Spectrum Receives 2009 EmbraceWNY Community Service Award
Local trans activism, support, and community education recognized at 13th Annual Buffalo Brunch

(Left to right): Madeline Davis, Patricia Jones, Sandy Flynn, and Ari Moore

Buffalo says NO to Anti-Gay Hate
Silent vigil of "angels" mobilized to protect Flight 3407 families' right to mourn without harassment by Westboro Baptist Church hatemongers - February 2009

2009 Valentine's Day Rally for Marriage
Western New Yorkers stand up for civil rights at OUTspoken for Equality's annual event
click here for photos

Our Mission:

To provide a support structure for transgendered individuals and for their families, friends and allies.

To assist the questioning individual in their search for awareness and comprehension of their gender identity and expression.

To serve as an educational resource both in the TG community and in reaching out to the surrounding community, in order to increase awareness of transgender issues.

To work as advocates in gaining respect, dignity, and basic human rights for transgender people everywhere.


Connect with us on Facebook!


Spectrum's meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month,
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., at


3107 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214 on the corner of Main and Lisbon
(Entrance at the back of the white house next to the church)

Email us: SpectrumWNY [at]

Phone: (716)541-7003


Spectrum is a proud member of Transgender Alliance, the online home of the Upstate New York Trans Community!
Join Transgender Alliance to get news on Upstate NY trans events and connect with other local folks.

Other Local Trans Groups:

Buffalo Belles

Transgeneration & Transgender Health Initiative (at Pride Center of Western NY)

Transgender Couples of Western NY

Southern Tier Trans Network (Jamestown)

Rochester Trans Group

Genessee Valley Gender Variants

The Self Made Men (Pittsford)

Rochester Grrlz

Transgender Health Services Network of Central NY (Syracuse)

Erie Sisters (Erie, PA)



2008 Trans Day of Remembrance


2008 Buffalo Pride Celebration


Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown Proclaims Pride Weekend - 6/7/07
Rainbow Flag Raised in Niagara Square

(click image to enlarge)

Buffalo Common Council Issues Proclamation for 2006 Transgender Day of Remembrance
(click image to enlarge)


POSTER (300 KB jpeg)

IMAGE (98 KB jpeg)

Design by Ari Moore

Spectrum Transgender Group of Western New York | Contact Us