Where to Meet Trans in Tallahassee

Tallahassee is a decent city for trans individuals, but meeting them might require effort because the community is quite introverted.

Unless you’ve been living in the city for a long time or attending university, finding a trans person can be even more challenging.

And the fact that there are a limited number of TG centered places doesn’t help either.

But don’t worry because there are still some hidden gems in the city that we will cover in this article.

So without wasting any time, let’s talk about the best places to meet trans men and women in Tallahassee.

List of TG Friendly Venues in Tallahassee

1. Bars and Clubs

Tranny Friendly Bars and Clubs in Tallahassee

One of my biggest complaints with Tallahassee is that it doesn’t have good LGBT+ nightlife.

There are only a limited number of bars and clubs, and you’ll mostly be visiting places that also cater to a cis crowd.

Keeping that in mind, meeting trans at these venues often boils down to luck.

But anyway, here’s a list of night spots that are relatively more popular among trans individuals.

926 Bar & Grill – Definitely one of the best places to meet queer/trans folks in town. They host drag shows every Friday night which usually have plenty of T’s in attendance.

The Rose Room – This is an awesome queer bar that hosts drag and burlesque performances. Don’t miss out on the VIP dinner with a show that supports a TGs project.

Waterworks – This isn’t exclusively an LGBT+ bar but it attracts trans folks due to the inclusive atmosphere. The ideal time to visit is on a Saturday night as it gets really busy.

The Bark – This is a vegan restaurant but it’s a popular spot among LGBT+ folks. They have karaoke nights on Wednesdays that are great for socializing with open-minded individuals.

2. Community Centers and Organizations

Trans at Tallahassee Pride Fest

Tally might not offer much in terms of trans focused night venues but there are more than enough organizations and support groups.

I’ll start with Capital Tea. They organize monthly support group meetings for transgender individuals and provide training sessions.

Additionally, they host events aimed at raising visibility and awareness for the TLGBQ+ community. But most of their events have an older crowd.

If you’re looking for younger people then you can join the FSU Pride Student Union. They often provide resources, support, and events for transgender students and allies.

They even have a group chat on Groupme full of trans and queer students in which they plan meetups and events.

Even if you’re not a student, it doesn’t hurt to ask them for community resources. I’m certain they would be willing to offer help, especially if you’re trans.

Lastly, it’s also keeping an eye on Tallahassee Pride. Aside from the yearly Pride Festival, they also host social events throughout the year that are great for connecting with TGs.

3. Trans Dating Sites

Trans Dating Sites at Tallahassee

Online dating sites can be a great way to meet trans individuals in Tallahassee.

However, the best site for you depends a lot on personal preference.

For instance, if you’re looking to befriend or date trans men and women, OkCupid is an excellent choice.

It’s one of the few apps that allows you to specify that you’re trans and also enables users to filter transgender profiles.

On the other hand, if you’re seeking something more casual, TSDates won’t disappoint.

It’s one of the largest T4M dating sites in the world and is also my favorite when looking for quick hookups.

4. Online Groups and Events

Unfortunately, the majority of trans-focused social media groups in Tallahassee are inactive.

The only one that’s worth mentioning is LGBTQ Tallahassee. Even if it isn’t too big, members create new posts every other posting info about meetups so it’s worth joining.

And if you’re into art of any kind then Queer Tallahassee Artists Collective hosts both virtual and in-person events that are also attended by TGs.

5. Other LGBT+ Spaces

Trans at Mickee Faust Club in Tallahassee

There are a lot of queer-owned businesses spread across the city where you can potentially meet transgender folks.

But one that everyone talks about is the Mickee Faust Club. It’s a house theater that’s been acting as a local voice for the LGBT+ community in Tally for over 30 years.

They do original plays, cabarets, and all kinds of other cool stuff. You’re almost guaranteed to find trans and crossdressers here.

If you’re looking for trans friendly gyms then consider going to Alchemy Climbing.

It’s a rock climbing gym that is regularly visited by large groups of queer/trans folks who are just looking to have a fun time.

And of course, there’s also a new feminist bookstore in town called Common Ground Books.

They host plenty of LGBT+ oriented social events and even on regular days, it’s just a great place to socialize with trans individuals.

What It’s Like to Be Transgender in Tallahassee

Tallahassee is like a blue dot in the red state of Florida. It has a large trans population and certain areas near the city center are quite welcoming.

But you might not find the same level of inclusivity out in the suburbs.

The only complaint I have is that there are only a few LGBT+ nightlife spots here.

And most queer owned businesses are spread across the city, so there isn’t a particular place to hang out with trans folks.

Nonetheless, it’s at least far safer than most cities in Florida like Destin.

In fact, as you can see, the city was even recently recognized for its work for the LGBT+ community by the Human Rights Foundation.

So this says a lot about why it’s one of the better cities for trans in Florida.

Wrapping Up: Enjoy Meeting Trans in Tallahassee

You’ll find that some areas and businesses are more welcoming to LGBTQ+ folks than others.

Places around Midtown, Railroad Square, and Gaines Street are generally very inclusive.

When it comes to nightlife, options are limited, and trans individuals are also very selective about the venues they visit.

But luckily, there are some great queer owned businesses that are popular among TGs and they do make life a bit easier.

So yeah, while finding trans friends or partners in Tallahassee can be challenging, it isn’t impossible.

Go out there, or use online dating sites, either way – just throw the dart and eventually, you’re gonna hit something.   

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