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Transgender Resources (From New York Times 5/6/15)


The Trevor Project

Counseling for young people in distress, via phone or online chat.

24-hour hotline: (866) 488-7386

Transgender Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Run by transgender volunteers to support the transgender community.

(877) 565-8860

New York City Anti-Violence Project

Offers education, counseling and advocacy.

24 hour hotline: (212) 714-1141


TransYouth Family Allies

Resources for parents, educators, health care practitioners and youths.

Trans Youth Equality Foundation

Education, advocacy and support for transgender youths and their families.

It Gets Better Project

Collects videos geared toward L.G.B.T. youth, and BetterLegal uses the video library to support the efforts of legal services organizations.

Campus Pride

A national student-led organization that offers the Campus Pride Index, a list of L.G.B.T.-friendly colleges and universities.


A national organization for the families, friends and allies of L.G.B.T.Q. people, with many local chapters.

Gender Spectrum

A community for families, schools, professionals and organizations that fosters gender-sensitive environments for all young people.

TransActive Gender Center

Provides support groups, voice coaching and education services for transgender and gender-diverse youths.

Live Out Loud

Connects transgender high school students with transgender professionals in their community.

GLSEN: Transgender Student Rights

Provides resources, legal support and a student network for creating safe schools.

Law and advocacy

The National Center for Transgender Equality

A national advocacy group with a legal document service center.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

Offers legal services, test-case litigation and public education.

American Civil Liberties Union

Updated information about transgender rights.

Human Rights Campaign

A national L.G.B.T.-advocacy organization.


National coalition of L.G.B.T. community centers.

The National LGBTQ Task Force

Trains activists to address a range of issues.

Transgender Law Center

Provides information about relevant laws.

Interest groups


A national nonprofit agency for older L.G.B.T. people.

Black Trans Men

Provides resources and advocacy, including scholarships.

Black Trans Advocacy

A national social-justice organization that provides education, outreach and case management.

Trans Women of Color Collective

A national social-justice organizing group.

Casa Ruby

A Washington-based organization that supports Spanish-speakers and offers legal counseling.

Honor 41

A national Latino L.G.B.T.Q. online community.

Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project

Works to organize and empower L.G.B.T.Q.-identified immigrants.

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

Focuses on grass-roots organizing and leadership development.


Palm Center

Sponsors research about transgender people in the military.


L.G.B.T. military group that offers legal referrals, peer support, professional development and policy advocacy.

Work and health


Builds ties between organized labor and the L.G.B.T. community.

Out and Equal

Workplace-equality advocates for L.G.B.T. employees.

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)

International multidisciplinary association that publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, about psychological, medical and surgical treatment.

Resources for families and allies


Allyship, Gender Equity Resource Center

Offers resources on a range of issues.

Athlete Ally

Builds solidarity with the L.G.B.T. community in athletics.

Further reading

Williams Institute

A research center at the University of California at Los Angeles, focusing on gender identity law.


An Internet magazine for transgender men.

Susan’s Place

Transgender resources, news and an online forum.

Original Plumbing

Quarterly print magazine about transgender male culture.


A resource site offering videos and documentaries about transgender people.


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