I often get asked about resources and information suggestions and I have this listed on my main page. I thought I’d post it all here so readers will be aware of exactly what I have available. Hope you find some things that are helpful for your situations.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.
While PFLAG provides support, education, and advocacy for the whole LGBT community, PFLAG’s Transgender Network – or TNET – specifically focuses on support for transgender people and their parents, families, and friends. It provides education on some issues unique to the transgender community, and focuses on issue advocacy to ensure equal rights for the transgender community at local and national levels.
PFLAG group in Greensboro, NC. They have a lot of great information on their site.
Trans Youth Family Allies, educating families of transgender children and their schools, about safe supportive environments for these children.
Children’s National Medical Center (Gender Variance Issues Research)
The Family Acceptance Project™ is the only community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness – in the context of their families. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.
Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) this organization works to end bullying and support GLBTQ and ally youth in school settings
Safe Schools Coalition is another group that works to prevent bullying and create a safe environment for all of our children.
School Bullying: to report it in Missouri - School Violence Hotline
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a wonderful resource for legal problems you may encounter. They help people with safe schools, anti-bullying, and generally can give advice on your rights in various situations.
HeartStrong (HeartStrong is a truly unique organization. You will not find another place solely for students from religious educational institutions who are struggling with feeling that they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT).)
National Center for Transgender Equality (The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people)
The Trevor Project 866-488-7386 (866 4-U-TREVOR) Suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth
TransHealth article from UCSF 4/11
The Art of Transliness: Advice on Life for the Modern Transman (two transmen sharing a large variety of information- my son Zak is a co-moderator)
Transboys (two transmen share their personal stories)
PROMO (Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education)
All Mixed Up: Madeline H. Wyndzen, Ph. D., a transgender professor of psychology, discusses her personal experiences with gender dysphoria and critiques the mental illness model of “gender identity disorder”.
EX-GAY, reparative therapy- the truth about it, the dangerous truth. RESOURCES