Mission Statement

The Mid-Hudson Valley Transgender Association's (MHVTA) principal mission is to provide outreach and support for our members, their families, their friends, and to be active in the Transgender Community and the greater community of the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York.

MHVTA is a non-discriminatory group which is structured to allow participation by all those who support the transgender community. We respect and support the right of free and open expression and the right to be treated as equals by society.

We focus on providing an understanding peer support network for transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming people and their families as well as anyone who would like to be a part of it and to assist others who wish to learn more about the Transgender community, acting as a Transgender advocate to other groups and institutions in the Mid-Hudson Valley area.

We welcome new people with sensitivity towards their fears and concerns that accompany revealing themselves to others.  MHVTA aims to accomplish this through regularly scheduled meetings, social events, and frequent and open communication.