Resources

GLAAD.org – Resources – Resources for transgender people who are struggling and people who want to learn about trans identities with an emphasis on media coverage of trans people (I used to work here)

TransYouthEquality.org – Foundation – Specifically for youth, resources for learning about being transgender!

TransGenderLawCenter.org – legal resources – (My roommate works here)

GLSEN.org – Supporting Trans and GNC Youth (My former supervisor works here)

TheTrevorProject.org – 24/7 Call 1-866-488-7386, chat online confidentially with a counselor or text START to 678678. Find helpful Resources for trans youth to learn about trans identities.

TransLifeline.org – Trans-specific suicide hotline for all ages. Call 877-565-8860 for support. *Note: If you look up this org, you may read some bad press detailing the arrest of two of their original founders for embezzling $350K from the org. The organization is in new hands, and I feel more confident in regards to its trajectory. Read the new founders’ comments on TransLifeline.org/blog

 

HEALTHCARE

Trans-competent services in NYC

Apicha.org – Community Health Center – Offers trans and HIV/AIDS-competent medical care and community health education in Lower Manhattan. Has its own pharmacy. Call toll-free at 866-274-2429.

Callen-Lorde.org – Community Health Center – Offers trans and HIV/AIDS-competent medical care, support groups, an adolescent-specific health program called HOTT, and dental services. They have two locations: one in Chelsea, Manhattan (212-271-7200) and one in the Bronx (718-215-1800). I’ve been to both and personally had really great experiences. Chelsea location has its own pharmacy. Additionally, they will keep seeing you even if you can’t pay your medical bills because they are more interested in helping people than making money (last year, they had $4M in un-repaid debt).

GayCenter.org – The LGBT Center – Offers a variety of services and support groups for LGBTQ+ people, as well as adolescent-specific programming. Located on 13th st. between 7th and 8th avenues. I interned here for a bit and have several friends who work here, and I really admire how much thought and time goes into creating their programming. The Center was founded in the 1980s, so they have a long history of supporting the community.

AliForneyCenter.org – Services for homeless LGBTQ+ youth.

PCYP.urbanjustice.org – Legal services for LGBTQ+/homeless youth. Call toll-free at 877-542-8529 or e-mail  pcyp@urbanjustice.org.

 

TV SHOWS

TLC.com – I am Jazz — TLC show documenting the life of transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings and her family.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

PFLAG.org — With nearly 400 chapters in cities around the US, PFLAG offers support groups for LGBTQ+ people and their families. Many chapters have both an LGBQ+ group and a TGNC (Transgender/Gender non-conforming) group. Their website also provides information on how to start a new chapter if there is not one accessible to you.

GenderSpectrum.org — Online groups for TGNC youth and adolescents and their families. Divided by age group (pre-teens 11-12, teens 13-19). Groups are sometimes centered around one topic, such as “Home for the Holidays,” or for one group of people, such as grandparents or fathers. Offer groups in English and Spanish.

 

BOOKS

PenguinRandomHouse.com – Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt — This book documents the life of transgender actress and activist Nicole Maines (Supergirl) and her family.

DianeEhrensaft.com – The Gender Creative Child by Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D — Resource guide to help families understand gender non-confirming children and adolescents

 

FOR LOVED ONES

Resource Guides

PFLAG.org – Our Trans Loved Ones — Extremely thorough and frequently updated, this guide offers information and resources for families of TGNC people.

TransEquality.org – NCTE’s Families for Trans Equality — Helps teach families of trans people how to fight alongside us for transgender equality

Dropbox.com – PDF – Communicating with Family and Friends about Your Child’s Gender — Gender Spectrum resource guide

TransEquality.org – PDF – Parenting a Transgender or Gender-Expansive Child — How to Protect Your Family Against False Allegations of Child Abuse — Collaborative guide by NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights), Gender Spectrum, NCTE (National Center for Transgender Rights), HRC (Human Rights Campaign), and GLAD (Legal Advocates and Defenders)

 

FOR SCHOOLS

Nea.org – PDF – Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools — National Educational Association in collaboration with NCLR, Gender Spectrum, HRC, and the ACLU

 

GLOSSARIES

TransYouth Family Allies — Trans glossary in Imatyfa.org – PDF – English and Imatyfa.org – PDF – Spanish

TheTrevorProject.org – Resource Center — Offers a glossary of LGBTQ+ terms for beginners