Transgender Thanksgiving (Tgiving)


The annual Transgender Thanksgiving Potluck is a tradition started in the mid-90s by Brenda Thomas, a fierce activist in Houston’s transgender community. Brenda unfortunately passed away in 2006, but her legacy remains today. For the past few years, the Montrose Center has worked alongside the transgender community to continue this tradition every year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

2021 Celebration

Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, socializing with our friends and chosen family is still not safe. As a community, we have decided to continue that tradition of “togetherness” by hosting our TGiving Drive Thru Celebration on November 23 from 4 – 7 PM at the Montrose Center. This event is open to all members of the transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities, regardless of financial need. For this event we will be following all the CDC recommendations to ensure the safety of everyone taking part in this event. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our community members!

Registration is Open!

In need of a Thanksgiving meal? Use one of the links below to sign up!

Sign Up for a Food Box

We are creating a wait list for shelf-stable food boxes in order to continue serving our trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming community members. Please fill out one of the forms below, and a Center staff member will follow back up after Tgiving regarding your request:

Donate to Tgiving

Want to support our annual Tgiving Celebration? You can donate to our Emergency Pantry by shopping our Amazon Wish List! Visit to shop our list of high-priority and other items. You can even have them shipped directly to the Center! Questions? Contact

You may also donate monetarily to the Center by clicking here.