April 27, 2007 -- 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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.