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WPATH  Standards of Care – The World Professional Association for Transgender Health promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals through the articulation of Standards of Care (SOC) for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People. The SOC are based on the best available science and expert professional consensus.

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health  Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

Endocrine Society - Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.  The 2017 guideline on endocrine treatment of gender dysphoric/gender incongruent persons: (1)Establishes a framework for the appropriate treatment of these individuals, (2) Standardizes terminology to be used by healthcare professionals, (3) Reaffirms the role of the endocrinologist, (4) Emphasizes that a broader healthcare team is needed to provide mental health services and other treatments, such as gender-affirmation surgery.

Trans Youth Family Allies – TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Family Acceptance Project –  The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.

Elevated Access - We are a non-profit organization that enables people to access healthcare by providing flights on private planes at no cost. Our volunteer pilot network transports clients seeking abortion or gender-affirming care across the United States.

TRANS RESISTANCE NETWORK - Growing community defense, mutual-aid, and alternative systems of care for gender diverse people.

Trevor Project – Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.  Ph# 866-488-7386

TRANS LIFELINE – Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. Ph# 877-565-8860


Children’s Books about Gender Diversity:'s.pdf?dl=0

Schools in Transition –  A guide to provide a safe and affirmative environment for schools.

Gender Dysphoria Affirmative Working Group  A group of medical and mental health professionals, academics, researchers, activists, and allies, some trans and others cis, devoted to the health and happiness of transgender and gender nonconforming youth.  Most of us have extensive experience working directly with trans youth.

Stand Up for Children   A Parents Guide to School Board Advocacy by ACLU

Gender Spectrum – Resources geared to help create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.


Camp Aranu’tiq – We build confidence, resilience, and community for transgender & gender variant youth and their families through camp experiences.  California and New Hampshire


How to be a Girl – Marlo Mack and her young transgender daughter share their story in a short cartoon.


A Mother Stands Up for Her Child, And All Transgender Children:

A Mother's Testimony About Her Child's Experience:

Puberty Blocking Medications: Clinical Research Review: Use in Treatment for Gender Dysphoria:

What does the scholarly research say about the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being?


Gender Revolution – A Journey with Katie Couric is a 2017 documentary film about gender identity, produced by Katie Couric, National Geographic, and World of Wonder. It originally aired on the American network National Geographic on February 6, 2017.  Katie sets out across America to meet with leading scientists, physicians and experts to answer questions about gender and gender identity. She speaks with everyday people who find their lives and bodies on the frontline of a rapidly changing world. This film examines the roles of science, society, and culture on gender, shedding light on countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, and love.

EVERY BODY is a revelatory investigation of the lives of intersex people. The film tells the stories of three individuals who have moved from childhoods marked by shame, secrecy, and non-consensual surgeries to thriving adulthoods after each decided to set aside medical advice to keep their bodies a secret and instead came out as their authentic selves. Actor and screenwriter River Gallo (they/them), political consultant Alicia Roth Weigel (she/they), and Ph.D. student Sean Saifa Wall (he/him) are now leaders in a fast-growing global movement advocating for greater understanding of the intersex community and an end to unnecessary surgeries. Woven into the story is a stranger-than-fiction case of medical abuse, featuring exclusive footage from the NBC News archives, which helps explain the modern-day treatment of intersex people.


POSE - is an American drama television series about New York City's ball culture, an LGBTQ subculture in the African-American and Latino communities, throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Featured characters are dancers and models, who compete for trophies and recognition in this underground culture and who support one another in a network of chosen families known as Houses.

DISCLOSURE - Trans filmmakers, including Laverne Cox and Sam Feder, examine the last 100 years of trans representation in TV and film, showing how Hollywood has not only affected how the world sees trans people, but also how trans people see themselves. Historically, the ways in which trans people have been represented have suggested that we’re not real. And yet, here we are. Here we’ve always been.


We’re Here - A trio of drag queens descend upon various American towns and cities to inspire and teach their own "drag daughters" to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred full-on drag.


Heartstopper –  Love meets doubt. Fear meets joy. Boy meets boy. HEARTSTOPPER, an eight chapter story about life, love and everything in between. Based on the bestselling graphic novels from Alice Oseman.

Growing up Trans: An intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.


Born this way: Stories of young transgender children

Gender The Space Between:  Introduces viewers to a handful of non-binary people who identify along this spectrum.

Trans – Trans is an extraordinary documentary feature about men and women, and all the variations in between. It is about the transgender community, perhaps the most misunderstood and mistreated minority in America and around the world. Inspired by the incredible story of Dr. Christine McGinn and her work as a transgender surgeon.

Transsexual documentary – "I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition." From the OWN network:


Unique returns to 'Glee' with 200-person transgender choir to support Coach Beiste:



Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT)

Introduction to Feminizing Hormone Therapy  Dr. Maddie Deutsch, MD, Director of Clinical Services and

Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California - San Francisco's Center of Excellence for Transgender Health discusses male-to-female hormone therapy (estrogen).


Introduction to Masculinizing Hormone Therapy  Dr. Maddie Deutsch, MD, Director of Clinical Services and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California - San Francisco's Center of Excellence for Transgender Health discusses female-to-male hormone therapy (testosterone).

Hormones: A Guide for MTF's:

Hormones: A Guide for FTM's:

Drawing up for Hormone Therapy Injection:

Instructions for Intramuscular Injection (IM):

Instructions for Subcutaneous Injection (SubQ):


Gender Affirming Surgery Resources

Egg freezing for TGD people.  Egg freezing is an amazing technology for transgender men and gender non-conforming people who may want to have genetic or biological children. Here is a guide to gender transition and fertility, and how egg freezing can help achieve your goals.


Sexual Health

Sexual Health for Trans and Non-Binary People - Good sexual health is vital for everyone. Trans, non-binary and gender diverse people often find they are left out of mainstream information relating to health and wellbeing. This can leave us without any tools and relying on guesswork, and reading between the lines as to what is relevant for our health, our bodies and our identities.  This information was written and produced by trans and non-binary staff at Terrence Higgins Trust. It was developed in conjunction with members of the trans community, drawn from community focus groups and trans people working professionally in the field of sexual health and HIV in London, Brighton and elsewhere in the UK, and our peer reviewer Dr Kate Nambiar, clinical lead at Clinic T and sexual health and gender identity doctor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.


Financial Assistance for Gender Affirming Surgery

The Jim Collins Foundation:


Grant applications accepted beginning May 15th.  Review the FAQ section to learn more.


Point of Pride:


Grant applications accepted beginning November 1st.

Trans Family Support Services:  Trans Family Support Services is here to help you navigate your insurance questions and help guide you.



Transgender Law Center – Transgender Law Center (TLC) changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.



Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: A Tool Kit for Employers:

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People:  Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff


Insurance Coverage


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) did provide some long-overdue changes that have helped more transgender people get equal coverage. Previously, transgender patients were often denied coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition, but the ACA has prohibited the denial of coverage on that basis. The health care law also prohibits sex discrimination, and in 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services clarified in a letter that this provision does indeed apply to transgender people. (More information on health care rights and how to file a complaint can be found here:



By the end of 2014, eight states had banned insurance companies from explicitly excluding surgeries for transgender people, and a few states even began offering coverage through Medicaid. 


1/3 of insurance companies provide coverage for gender confirmation surgery.

Resources complied by Adam A. Sauceda, MA, LPC-S, RPT

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