Transgender Support

Welcome to the Transgender Support section of the Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride website


"Transgender" is a broad term covering individuals who are gender non-conforming. Each distinct group under this umbrella has different social, emotional, physical, medical, and legal needs. Transgender and transsexual are often used interchangeably when in reality they both cover different groups of people with very different needs. 

In addition to this page, there are other online forums for transgender people in Upper Michigan. (Many require a Facebook account) 

Facebook - Upper Peninsula Transgender Support Group 
Facebook - TGMI - Sault Ste Marie Chapter 
Facebook - TGMI - Marquette Chapter 
Facebook - TGMI - Transgender Michigan 

This Page will no longer be updated. Our new resources page is located at Make sure you update any links to this page as it will be deleted soon.

TG Coffee currently meets mondays at Noon in the Huron Mountain Bakery in Marquette. 
It meets in a public space in a local LGBTQIA-friendly Coffee shop/bakery; all are welcome to meet, socialize, plan events, seek support, etc. The person who set up TG Coffee, Marissa Jayne Wolfe, will try to make it weekly, but other obligations may come up and she may not always be able to be present. 

One-on-One transgender support is also available to meet as needed.

This can provide assistance to anyone who falls under the transgender umbrella who is considering transitioning from male-to-female or from female-to-male or anyone who has other transition-related issues. Topics are covered as needed, including where to turn for help, coming out to parents and friends, dressing, passing, shopping, hormones, therapists, etc. This support group is also open to family members of transgender individuals who may be looking for ways to support their loved one. 

Privacy is important and everything that happens in the meeting concerning other individuals is not to be discussed outside of the meeting. 
Please email for more info. 

Note: The Transgender Support Group is NOT a part of UP Rainbow Pride. 

Beginning November 2nd, 2015, Dr Debra Smith will be holding a transgender therapy/support group

for adolescent up through about age 30. This group will meet in her office (112 West Washington Street Suite C) on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month beginning Nov 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Call (906) 225-1776 for more information! 

Finding Transgender-Friendly Healthcare in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan


Dr Jennifer Dehlin and Dr Christopher Dehlin (107 West Main Street, Suite 2, Marquette, MI 49855)
(906) 662-4070

Laura Santoro, MD, MPH

Family Medicine

Lakewood Clinic

5089 US-41

Harvey, MI 49855

(906) 249-5589


Dr. Debra Smith (Marquette, MI 49855)
(906) 225-1776

Marquette V.A. Clinic

Mqt Medical Center

P.A. Chris Kivala

By Appointment

For Veterans Only



Veterans Hospital (Iron Mountain, MI 49801)
(800) 215-8262 ext 3254


Dr. Mary Pelton-Cooper (Marquette, MI 49855)

(906) 360-3544 (office)


Dr. Steve Woodworth (Laurium, MI 49913)
(906) 337-6500 (Informed consent clinic)


Dr. Jordan Sennett (Marquette, MI 49855)
(906) 225-3910


Houston Electrology (Marquette MI 49855)
(906) 273-0193

The Hair Shed (Marquette MI 49855)
(906) 228-7288
706 Chippewa Square

If you know of a transgender-friendly healthcare provider to add to this list please email

Other Resources

A Joint Publication of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Transgender Equality 


Superior Vitality in Marquette sells breast forms and wigs and is transgender-friendly! 


Transgender Michigan
Help Line



Trans Lifeline 
Trans Lifeline is a suicide hotline based out of San Francisco 
(877) 565-8860 is a forum specifically for transgender individuals in which they can ask questions, receive advice, etc. THIS FORUM IS ONLY FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE! 


National Suicide Prevention Helpline 


Veterans Crisis Line (for veterans, military personnel, and their families) 
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 


The Trevor Project 
The Trevor Project is a phone and internet chat hotline for LGBTQ people. For those participating in this survey, The Trevor Project will speak or chat with people of all ages. 


FORGE Transgender Sexual Violence Project 


National Sexual Assault Hotline 
800-656-HOPE (4673) 

Rx Outreach

A non-profit pharmacy whose mission is to provide affordable medications.


for the trans and gender non conforming community

If you know of any additional resources please email them to us at

You can locate more resources under Resources/Support on the main menu at the top.