Transgender Children: Resources

Stephanie Grant and Renee Jennings, two of the mothers who appear on Barbara Walters' special, have joined together to launch a new foundation called TransKids Purple Rainbow:

(http://www.transkidspurplerainbow.org/).

Their goal is to fund research and education about transgender issues.

Below are other resources for adults and young people who are transgender or are just interested in learning more.

For Parents

TRANSFAMILY: http://www.transfamily.org/

A support group for transgender and transsexual people, their parents and families.

PFLAG TRANSGENDER NETWORK: http://pflag.org/TNET.tnet.0.html

Focuses on support, education and advocacy for trans people and their families.

CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: http://www.dcchildrens.com/gendervariance

Support groups for parents who want to affirm young children with gender-variant behaviors.

GENDER ODYSSEY CONFERENCE: http://www.transconference.org/family/index.htm

National conference for families with gender variant and transgender children.

FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PROJECT: http://familyproject.sfsu.edu

Research on LGBT adolescents and young adults and their families. Developing family education materials, and assessment and intervention materials for providers.

GENDER SPECTRUM EDUCATION AND TRAINING: http://www.genderspectrum.org/

Provides education, resources and training to create a more gender sensitive and supportive environment for all children.

For Children and Teens

SMYAL -- SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH ASSISTANCE LEAGUE: http://www.smyal.org/

A social services organization for lesbian, gay and transgender youth.

GLSEN -- GAY LESBIAN STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK: http://www.glsen.org/

Works with school officials to ensure that transgender, gay and lesbian students are not harassed or bullied.

NATIONAL YOUTH ADVOCACY COALITION: http://www.nyacyouth.org/

Advocacy organization for young people, including transgender youth.

PROJECT 10: http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/offices/eec/project10.htm

A Los Angeles Unified School District program that offers technical and educational support to schools and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

HETRICK MARTIN INSTITUTE: http://www.hmi.org/

A social services agency for transgender and gay youth in New York City. Also supports the Harvey Milk High School, a public school for LGBT youth.

For Adults

FTM INTERNATIONAL: http://www.ftmi.org/

Runs support groups for female to male (FTM) transsexuals in cities around the world.

TS ROAD MAP: http://www.tsroadmap.com/

An on-line guide for people in the process of transitioning.

THE TRANSITIONAL MALE: http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/

Resources and information specifically for FTMs.

Health and Medicine

WORLD PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSGENDER HEALTH: http://www.wpath.org/

A professional medical organization formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association.

GENDER MANAGEMENT SERVICES CLINIC, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BOSTON: http://www.childrenshospital.org/views/april07/new_clinic_addresses_intersex_and_gender_issues.html

A unique, all-purpose clinic that treats transgender and intersex children.

DIMENSIONS CLINIC: http://www.dimensionsclinic.org

Drop-in groups, mental health, medical care, and hormonal treatment for transgender teens.

BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER: http://www.howardbrown.org

Full youth support services including drop-in groups, mental health, medical care, hormonal treatment.

THE MAZZONI CENTER: http://www.mazzonicenter.org/

LGBT health center in Philadelphia.

WALKER-WHITMAN CLINIC: http://www.wwc.org/

Provides health services for LGBT people in Washington, DC.

CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER: http://www.callen-lorde.org/

A primary health center serving New York City's LGBT population.

Homeless Shelters for LGBT Youth

THE ARK OF REFUGE: http://www.arkofrefuge.org/

San Francisco, CA

JEFF GRIFFITH YOUTH CENTER OF THE L.A. GAY & LESBIAN CENTER: http://www.lagaycenter.org/site/c.mvI4IhNZJwE/b.893343/k.B313/Homeless_Services.htm

Los Angeles, CA

WALTHAM HOUSE: http:www.thehome.org

Boston, MA

RUTH ELLIS CENTER: http://www.ruthelliscenter.com

Highland Park, MI

THE ALI FORNEY CENTER: http://www.aliforneycenter.org

New York, NY

SYLVIA'S PLACE: http://www.sylviasplace.org

New York, NY

GREEN CHIMNEYS: http://www.greenchimneys.org/

New York, NY

Advocacy Groups

GENDERPAC: http://www.gpac.org/

Works to promote freedom of gender expression.

GENDER EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY: http://www.gender.org/

Focuses on the needs and issues of gender variant people.

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR GENDER EDUCATION: http://www.ifge.org/

An advocacy and educational group promoting free gender expression.

NCLR TRANSGENDER LAW PROJECT: http://www.nclrights.org/projects/transgenderproject.htm

Lawyers who represent transgender youth and adults on a range of legal issues.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY: http://www.nctequality.org/

Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people.

TRANSGENDER LAW & POLICY INSTITUTE: http://www.transgenderlaw.org/

Works on law and policy initiatives on behalf of transgender people.

SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT: http://www.srlp.org/

Works to protect the right of gender self-expression.

TRANSYOUTH FAMILY ADVOCATES: www.imatyfa.org

Advocates for the rights of transgender and gender variant youth.