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Transgender Resources


International Transgender Certification Association Offers the education, training, and certification to healthcare providers and community providers for the delivery of professional, ethical and knowledgeable care to transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming community

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health


TransYouth 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.

Trans Youth Equality Foundation
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.

National Center for Transgender Equality
NCTE is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

Transgender Law Center (TLC)
TLC is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

TransActive Gender Center
TransActive Gender Center provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.

Trans Women of Color Collective
TWOCC’s mission is to uplift the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-conforming people of color, our families and comrades as we build towards collective liberation for all oppressed people.

Gender Spectrum
Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.

Transgender American Veteran’s Association
TAVA acts proactively with other concerned GLBT organizations to ensure that transsexual and transgender veterans receive appropriate care for medical conditions in accordance with the Veterans Health Administration Customer Service Standards. Further, TAVA will help in educating the VA and the US military on issues regarding a fair and equal treatment of transgendered and transsexual individuals.

Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. A think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high-quality research with real-world relevance and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public.

Original Plumbing
OP is the premier, theme-based print publication dedicated to trans male culture created by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos.

Trans Lifeline
This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self-harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us.
US: (877) 565-8860 / CANADA: (877) 330-6366

Susan’s Place
News and Support for the Transgender and Transsexual community! Also contains a database of transgender related websites. chat, message boards, and wiki.

New Jersey

African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC)
The T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness I’m Fabulous) Peer Advocate Project is here to provide young African-American and Latino Transgender girls a safe space, especially the “ballroom” and “sex work” girls. The T.G.I.F. Peer Advocate Project introduces and supports behavior change through community support, HIV/STI prevention education and safer sex information to reduce the transmission of HIV within these communities.

NJ Guide to Legal Name/Gender Marker Change
Resources for name and gender marker changes on NJ identity documents, including policies for court system, drivers license, and birth certificate

Rutgers Center for Transgender Health
The Rutgers Center for Transgender Health (RCTH) is a collaborative center that will provide a full spectrum of medical, psychiatric and surgical care for the transgender person.

Tertium Quid
A free weekend camp for transgender and gender creative children (12 & under) and their families located in northern NJ.

Transgender Support Groups in NJ
List of transgender small-scale support groups in New Jersey Area. Groups usually meet once a week.

New York

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

Live Out Loud inspires, nurtures and empowers LGBTQ youth to build a successful future by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community.

Trans Oral History Project a community archive devoted to the collection, preservation and sharing of trans histories, organized in collaboration with the New York Public Library

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBT health issues.

APICHA Community Health Center‘s Transgender Health Clinic is committed to providing whole person Primary Medical Care to address the distinct needs of transgender and gender non-conforming, gender variant and genderqueer individuals. Our Trans/GNC Health Clinic provides individualized primary medical care to people from all backgrounds in an affirming and safe environment.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

The Mount Sinai Health System’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery provides compassionate and comprehensive health care services for the transgender community. A team of professionals within the Mount Sinai Health System help patients in their journey from initial assessment and screening through hormonal therapy, surgical procedures, and post-transition care. Through a holistic approach, we refer patients to primary care and to specialists in the areas of endocrinology, behavioral health, plastic surgery, urology, and gynecology, working together to guide you through a successful transition.