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< Atlantic TransGender (ATG) was founded in 1995 by JenniferLynn after she moved to Halifax. She was in the process of coming out as a transgendered woman & identified the need in her life for peer support, but found none here in Halifax. Rather than wait for someone else to form a group she created ATG using the Internet as a means of contacting and bringing together the Transgendered of Atlantic Canada. Initially the group served as a means for Trans people all over the maritimes to find one another and come together for mutual support and social functions.

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> Atlantic TransGender (ATG) was founded in 1995 by Jennifer Nearing after returning to Halifax in 1994. The group was founded as Jenn's reaction to the lack of any organized Trans community locally at the time. As an IT professional she used the small but rapidly emerging Internet as a tool to bring together a very small and isolated community. The group not only provided a means to deal with that isolation & means of anonymous communication, a venue for peer support, and real life social functions.

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< In 2001, ATG split into 2 groups. This was due to the divergent need of the Crossdresser and Transsexual components of the group. The Crossdressers split from ATG and formed a group called GenderExpressionsAtlantic.
< Since the split in 2001, ATG has functioned as a Transexual support group. The group is now primarily used as a resource and peer support group. Anyone who is either questioning their gender that points toward transsexuality, or who is in the midst of their gender journey, can contact ATG if they are in need of support, or have questions regarding the transition process in and around Nova Scotia, Transsexual health care, ect.
< Jennifer is also been active in outreach activities, such as speaking on Trans issues to university classes, giving interviews, and writing articles
on the topic. Educating people about the reality of Transgenderism has and remains a key focal point for ATG.

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> In 2001, the crossdressers in ATG split off to form their own group called GenderExpressionsAtlantic. While the splintering of an already small group was unfortunate it was relatively common in the trans world. In the case of ATG the needs of the primarily straight, white Crossdresser group were not compatiable with the mostly Queer Transwomen of ATG.
> Since the split in 2001, ATG functioned as a Transexual support group. The group was primarily used as a resource and peer support group. With the her transition in 2000 and focus on other activist / educational activities she allowed ATG to become defunct.

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As of 2005 or so, Atlantic Transgender is defunct.

Please search for transgender resources in the Wayves Groups & Services listing.

Atlantic Transgender

A support/resource group for Transsexuals and their significant others/supporters.

Atlantic TransGender (ATG) was founded in 1995 by Jennifer Nearing after returning to Halifax in 1994. The group was founded as Jenn's reaction to the lack of any organized Trans community locally at the time. As an IT professional she used the small but rapidly emerging Internet as a tool to bring together a very small and isolated community. The group not only provided a means to deal with that isolation & means of anonymous communication, a venue for peer support, and real life social functions.

pic In 2001, the crossdressers in ATG split off to form their own group called GenderExpressionsAtlantic. While the splintering of an already small group was unfortunate it was relatively common in the trans world. In the case of ATG the needs of the primarily straight, white Crossdresser group were not compatiable with the mostly Queer Transwomen of ATG.

Since the split in 2001, ATG functioned as a Transexual support group. The group was primarily used as a resource and peer support group. With the her transition in 2000 and focus on other activist / educational activities she allowed ATG to become defunct.

History

1995
ATG founded in 1995 by Jennifer Lynn
2000
Crossdressers leave ATG to form separate group
2005
Defunct