Transgender people in crisis should contact The Trevor Project’s 24/7 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386), Trevor Chat, the Trevor Projects’ online messaging service, or The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- Transtalk 26/4 – Straight talking opinion on transgender issues and news of a new show on PMR.
- Gires: provides information and education, based on research into gender variance, for all those who can improve the circumstances in which transgender people live, including politicians, policy makers, service providers in the public and private sectors, employers, the media and families.
- Freedom Center for Social Justice – offers legal services w for the transgenders who are disadvantaged , but take all and work out charges and fees for those who have the income. The trans* employment is for Charlotte for now, and the transfaith is nationwide.
- FTM London: diverse and exciting group that offers support as well as information, resources and friendly networking for the FTM community.
- Livejournal FTM community
- Livejournal transgender community
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), Boston, MA (advocacy)
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- Planet Maz Radio Limited, which provides an online radio service about the LGBT+ community and is aimed at everyone. PMR also provides a confidential online support resource for transpeople and their allies, friends, and, families. PMR is also available to others in their lives from school, higher education, work, councils, government or any other public or private organization that needs help and/or education about transpeople.
- Road map for the male-to-female transsexual
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), New York, NY (legal services)
- Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC), Washington, DC (advocacy)
- Trans Youth Family Allies, Holland, MI (support services)
- Transgender Law Center (TLC), San Francisco, CA (legal services)
- Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), New York, NY (legal services)
- TransgenderZone (UK)
- Tennessee Vals
Transgender Programs at LGBT Organizations
- GLAAD Transgender Media and Education Program, New York, NY/Los Angeles, CA (media)
- Gender Identity Project at the NYC LGBT Center, New York, NY (support services)
- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Transgender Rights Project, Boston, MA (legal services)
- National Center for Lesbian Rights – Transgender Law, San Francisco, CA (legal services)
- Task Force Transgender Civil Rights Project, Washington, DC (advocacy)
- TransLife Project at Chicago House, Chicago, IL (support services)
- HRC’s transgender resources, Washington, DC (advocacy)
- L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project, Los Angeles, CA (support services)
- TransJustice at the Audre Lorde Project, New York, NY (advocacy)
- Transgender Support Network at PFLAG, Washington, DC (support services)
Transgender resources for youth and their families
- Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc.
- Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons
- Vancouver Coastal Health: Transgender Health Information Program
- PFLAG Canada
- QMUNITY: BC’s Queer Resource Centre
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Canadian Teachers’ Federation: Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K–12 Schools: A Guide for Educators
- Pride Education Network
- Resource: The Gender Spectrum: What Educators Need to Know
- Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)
- Safe Schools Coalition
- Gender Creative Kids Canada
- International Foundation for Gender Education
- TransYouth Family Allies
- Central Toronto Youth Services: Resources
- Family Acceptance Project
- Resource: Supportive Families, Healthy Children
- Lambda Legal: Bending the Mold: An Action Kit for Transgender Students
Handouts from the Transgender Health Information Program:
The VCH Transgender Health Information Program has a website with many resources for transgender services for patients and professionals. Here are a few of their handouts pertinent to trans youth:
- Caring for Transgender Adolescents in BC: Suggested Guidelines (2006/03/09)
- Sex Reassignment Services in BC: New Standards of Care (for adults) (2012/12/14)
- Getting Surgery (for adults) (2013/01/04)
- How Do I Change My ID? (2010/12/15)
- How Do I Change My Name? (2010/12/15)
- Change of Sex Designation (2013/06/26)
- Transgender Support Groups (2013/11/12)
- For all families: The Transgender Child, by Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper
- For small children: When Kathy is Keith, by Dr. Wallace Wong
- For counsellors: Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children, by Dr. Diane Ehrensaft
- Video: I’m Just Anneke, by Media That Matters
- Human Rights for Trans People in BC: Making Your Way Through the Maze, by barbara findlay QC
- Article: When Boys Would Rather Not Be Boys, in Macleans magazine
General trans info
–interview on glbtq enyclopedia about deconstructing gender.
HRC (Human Rights Campaign) on trans issues: the HRC may not have the best track record when it comes to trans, it does have nice resources such as Trangender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding and the Coming Out as Transgender Guide.
Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide: on hormones, surgery, hairstyles, clothes, “passing”…
I AM: Trans People Speak is a campaign created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and sponsored by GLAAD to raise awareness about the diversity of transgender communities. It lifts the voices of transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies.
Primed: safer intimacy guide for queer transmen and their partners (mature content; not safe for school or work).
The full “Injustice at Every Turn” report, with breakdowns by race and ethnicity. “Injustice at Every Turn” is a survey of over 6,400 transgender people detailing the discrimination faced by this community.
The Trans 100, sponsored by GLAAD, is a list of 100 amazing and inspiring trans Americans who are visible within their communities.
TSER, Trans Student Equality Resources, provides trans*-related information on school issues and supports efforts for creating policy change in school districts.
Vancouver Coastal Health’s resources for trans people, family and friends: tons of pdf booklets about trans youth, advocacy, hormone therapy, surgery, and diverse health issues. I found the trans youth booklet to be especially useful: it explains in a clear, complete way how it feels to be trans, plus tips on coming out and transitioning.
We Happy Trans is a website devoted to sharing positive stories from trans people everywhere.
Yay genderform!: list of almost 1000 gender terms; create your own unique, complex gender!
For people who are questioning their gender
Trans Living at Youth Resource: for questioning, genderqueer and transgender youth.
For cisgender (non-trans) people
Suggested Rules for Non-Trans People Writing about Trans.
Beyond Masculinity – essays by queer men on gender & politics
Queer zines: list of several trans and gender-related zines.
GQ: “a stencil portrait series honoring genderqueer individuals who have shaped the ‘female masculinity’ landscape”.
Visual artist Del Lagrace Volcano’s portfolio.
Genderfork (curator blog)explores androgyny and gender variance through artistic photography. Now it’s also a nice community for discussing androgyny, fluidity and genderqueer.
Sociological Images (Seeing is Believing): briefly-commented media images that represent cultural attitudes towards different subjects; for instance, the construction of gender, transgender, sexual orientation and intersex.
The Transgender Book Project includes pictures of trans individuals alongside handwritten texts where they talk about their identities.
Wrong Bathroom: hilarious yet realistic account of gender-diverse people’s restroom troubles.
Gender Rebel: documentary about three female-born genderqueer people, one of whom is physically transitioning.
Transgender Basics: nice introduction to the gender binary (and alternatives to it), transmen, transwomen, and genderqueers.
LGBtotheT AtoZ is an alphabetical collection of short videos narrating “biographies, pivotal historic moments and critical contemporary issues facing the trans community”. They’re pretty shallow, in my opinion, but good for a quick intro to new subjects. For instance, I hadn’t ever heard of the Dewey’s Lunch Counter protest, a trans protest that happened years before the Stonewall riots.
MUSIC & PODCASTS
The Cliks: great rock band with a superhot transman singer, Lucas Silveira.
Gender Talk: radio talk show about gender and trans issues. Available for online listening or download.
Gender Blender: radio show on transgender and gender in general.
SPOKEN WORD & SLAM POETRY
Below the Belt: deconstructing gender, one kick to the groin at a time.
Genderkid – Thoughts on gender from an Argentinian transboy’s perspective.
Sugarbutch: the sex, gender and relationship adventures of a kinky queer butch top.
By/about trans and gender-diverse people
A Gender Agenda Blog: Gender rights are human rights.
Being a teenage crossdresser: Wearing a skirt has never been so difficult…
Gender 3.0: A San Francisco trans dyke’s tales of life in and beyond the gender binary. (no longer updated)
Gender Outlaw: FTM transition journal.
gender, rants and sodomy: an eighteen year old, queer identified, tranny fag.
Labels Are For Jars: blog by a mother who doesn’t force societal gender norms onto her boy.
Tboy Jacky: Just another FTM chronicle
TRANS∙pose: Gender identity, transition, and sexuality through the eyes of a queer, genderqueer living in Los Angeles. (no longer updated)
Gay, lesbian, queer
Lesbian Dad is a personal essay/photography blog about parenthood generally, and lesbian parenthood in particular, with especial attention to the experiences of non-birth and/or butch mums and the many larger questions our unique kind of parenthood opens up.
Queers United: The activist blog Uniting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual community & Allies in the fight for equality.
blue milk: thinking + motherhood = feminist
Kate Bornstein: Blog for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws