Important Announcement about Spectrum (Summer 2022):
For almost two decades, the Spectrum Transgender Group of Western New York held monthly meetings in Buffalo. With the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as changing trends in our local trans community's needs and interests, our in-person meetings have been suspended indefinitely.
We will no longer be able to offer personal guidance to individuals, but will try our best to refer any inquiries to reputable local resources whenever possible. We intend to maintain a limited online presence with periodic updates on this site and on our Facebook page for archival purposes. Our members continue to be active within the WNY LGBTQIA community in other local organizations.
We are proud of our accomplishments from 2003 to 2022 in creating a supportive community for trans people, and for increasing awareness of gender identity and trans issues in Western New York.
Learn more about the history of our organization here:
Janet Mock Statue Dedication - May 11, 2021
A bronze statue of Janet Mock, a transgender rights activist, writer, TV host and producer, was dedicated on May 11, 2021 at the corner of Bidwell Parkway and Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. This was created by renowned artists Gille and Marc Schatter, and is one of four statues of inspirational women donated to the Griffis Sculpture Park by the Schattners.
2019 Buffalo Pride Parade & Festival
2018 Buffalo Pride Parade & Festival
2017 Local Trans Rights Advocacy
WBFO Interviews WNY Trans Rights Activists, Diana Patton and Camille Hopkins, on Trump's Transgender Military Ban - July 26, 2017 (Audio & Text)
Camille Hopkins on the City of Buffalo's Gender Transition Policy - Loop Magazine, July 2017 (PDF)
2015 Buffalo Pride Parade & Festival
2014 Buffalo Pride Parade & Festival
2012 Transgender Day of Remembrance
2012 Buffalo LGBT Pride Celebration
Speak Up for GENDA:
2011 Buffalo Pride Weekend
2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance
2009 Transgender Day of Remembrance
Buffalo Pride Celebration 2009
Spectrum Receives 2009 EmbraceWNY
Community Service Award
Buffalo says NO to Anti-Gay Hate
2009 Valentine's Day Rally for Marriage
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.
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Spectrum no longer hosts regular meetings or other support services. We still check email and Facebook messages periodically, but please note that responses may be delayed. We will do our best to address any questions, but cannot guarantee a timely reply.