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Madison Area Transgender Association


The Madison Area Transgender Association was founded by Laura Gutknecht in 1998. At the time it was known as the Madison Transgender Support Group.

In May of 2002, Dawn, Ann Knittel, and Rose took over the reigns from Laura. In June 2002, the Wisconsin Transsexxual Support Group was born.

Leaders came and went through the years as did different meeting types. Currently, MATA runs a support group that meets every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month at 7pm and 1st & 3rd Sat of the month at 3pm.

As of November 2020, MATA has become an official group of OutReach and no longer just a project of the center.

To join MATA on our Facebook Group click HERE.

To join MATA on our Facebook Fan Page click HERE.

For more information email Maddison at or Gabriel Loredo at

For MATA Rules and By-Laws, click the link below


Current Groups ran by MATA:

Support and Social Groups:

Currently meetings are done over Zoom

Every 2nd & 4th Friday at 7pm and 1st & 3rd Sat at 3pm; Contact:

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