Gender Resources

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. 

 

TRANS LIFELINE – Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. Runs 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. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

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. 

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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdBLPGNZtt8

 

A Mother Stands Up for Her Child, And All Transgender Children:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkHx_2dpEbw

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.

 

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. 

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

http://impactprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Kuper-2014-Puberty-Blockers-Clinical-Research-Review.pdf

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: https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/gsc/assets/hormones_MTF.pdf

Hormones: A Guide for FTM's: https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/gsc/assets/hormones_FTM.pdf

Drawing up for Hormone Therapy Injection:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApWiQH4rzlA&fbclid=IwAR28RWdoaktZdJH8zxoZNcDOdD5sG_z1TNs0HppBUe4jVEN1O7cx8T5n3MU

Instructions for Intramuscular Injection (IM):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3y6wuTJ3PW8fQ7YalbjzfQJ2rAE6CswYdWcDjLCjeCK5j8WDkayK-ABTA&v=FgCCO9Gqt1Q&feature=youtu.be

Instructions for Subcutaneous Injection (SubQ):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJd02xCNNc0&fbclid=IwAR3L0vgJHYKHWVygBFL3rUIqrIzLAcKnsneGLdKqVF6xEqOimiAHd9LOW1M

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. https://extendfertility.com/egg-freezing-for-transgender-men/

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

Legal

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 Youth Handbook is a legal resource guide that covers the rights of trans youth across such a wide spectrum of situations, including identity documents, school, health care, non-affirming care environments, and work.

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. ​

Employment

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

National Center for Transgender Equality’s Health Coverage Guide
The National Center for Transgender Equality offers a step-by-step guide to accessing gender-affirming care through insurance plans.

 

Legal’s Transgender Insurance Roadmap Videos
A video series explaining the process of accessing gender-affirming care through insurance, including guidance on challenging denials.

Transbucket
A surgery outcomes resource for the trans community, offering photos and first-hand accounts shared by people who have undergone different medical procedures.

TLDEF’s Trans Health Project
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund’s (TLDEF’s) Trans Health Project aims to ensure that all transgender and non-binary people can access the trans-related health care that they need. They offer a comprehensive tutorial to accessing gender-affirming care through insurance, as well as resources including sample letters, guides to finding providers, and more information about appeals and grievance processes.