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.
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.
National Center for Lesbian Rights - The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) was the first national LGBTQ legal organization founded by women and brings a fierce, longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and our community’s most vulnerable. Since 1977, NCLR has been at the forefront of advancing the civil and human rights of our full LGBTQ community and their families through impact litigation, public policy, and public education. Decades ago, NCLR led the way by establishing the first LGBTQ Immigration Project, Transgender Rights Project, Youth Project, Elder Law Project, and began working to end conversion therapy through what is now the Born Perfect campaign.
Lambda Legal - A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
American Civil Liberties Union - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
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
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 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.
Children’s Books about Gender Diversity:
Schools in Transition - A guide to provide a safe and affirmative environment for schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
A Mother Stands Up for Her Child, And All Transgender Children:
A Mother's Testimony About Her Child's Experience:
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.
Puberty Blocking Medications: Clinical Research Review: Use in Treatment for Gender Dysphoria:
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health - Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People
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
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
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, NCC and Dr. Faith Harper, LPC-S