Today I received an email from Carter Brown telling me about a new group here in the Metroplex, Black Transmen Inc.

According to Brown’s email, Black Transmen, with a Carrollton address, is “the first national nonprofit organization of African-American transmen solely focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy and empowering African-American transmen. Our services include: providing resources to aid in a healthy female-to-male transition, peer-to-peer mentoring, HIV/AIDs education and awareness, employment training, financial consulting and sponsoring local and national events — to name a few.”

The group has a Facebook page, located here.

I don’t know much about the new group yet, and I hope to be able to talk to Carter Brown and other members soon to find out more information that I can then pass along to our readers. But I do know that services and resources for transgender and transsexual people are few and far between here in North Texas. There are some groups out there — for instance, GEAR — that do a great job. But there are still a lot of gaps that need to be filled, especially when it comes to services for trans men, and African-American trans men in particular.

So here’s wishing Black Transmen all the best. I hope to talk to you soon.