GLAAD.org Resources—Resources for transgender people who are struggling and people who want to learn about trans identities with an emphasis on media coverage of trans people.
Hudson’s FtM Guide—The most comprehensive guide for anyone masculine who was born female, from transitioning, to legal information, to surgery information. The website looks spare, but that’s because he wants even our brothers in low bandwidth areas to more easily access the site.
PFLAG.org — With nearly 400 chapters in cities around the US, PFLAG offers support groups for LGBTQ+ people and their families. Many chapters have both an LGBQ+ group and a trans-focused support group. Their website also provides information on how to start a new chapter if there is not one accessible to you.
Gender Spectrum—Online groups for trans youth and adolescents and their families. Divided by age group (pre-teens 11-12, teens 13-19). Groups are sometimes centered around one topic, such as “Home for the Holidays,” or for one group of people, such as grandparents or fathers. Offer groups in English and Spanish.
TGNC Speech and Voice Training—Based in Princeton, NJ, trans vocalist/activist Daya Mirabai Deuskar specializes in guiding both feminine and masculine trans voices through social and physiological transition. She works on a sliding scale and is available for lessons either in person or via Zoom. Visit her website for specifics/details.
Strands for Trans — Online database of salons and barbershops that have adopted trans-affirming practices, such as gender-neutral pricing. If you’re a business manager/owner and would like to get involved, connect with them via the form on their website.
TransGenderLawCenter.org—Legal resources for the trans community.
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund—Legal resources for the trans community. Their Name Change Project helps connect low-income individuals seeking a legal name change with pro-bono lawyers (only available in certain states, but name changes are something you can do without a lawyer).
Bee’s Fund Microgrants at Stonewall Foundation—Offering grants between $25-$650 to help queer and trans women who have lost family support due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Eligible expenses include (but are not limited to) GED tutoring, work uniforms, college application fees, and name change fees.
TheTrevorProject.org—Call 1-866-488-7386, chat online confidentially with a counselor or text START to 678678. Available 24/7.
TransLifeline—Trans-specific suicide hotline for all ages. Call 877-565-8860 for support. *Note: If you looking them up, you may read some bad press detailing the arrest of two of their original founders for embezzling $350K from the org. The organization is in new hands, so ignore all the old bashing how they don’t help out. Read the new founders’ comments here.
***If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911 instead of one of the services above.***
TransBucket—Online resource to help trans people seeking to physically/medically transition connect with surgeons and their patients.
Plume—Online medical service to help trans individuals medically transition. Founded by the trans community, to help the trans community. They can help you obtain HRT, write letters for surgery, write letters for name and gender changes, and connect with trans-friendly primary doctors and therapists. Currently does not accept insurance, but HSAs can pay for it. Usually $99/month, though NJ and NY residents pay $90/month as labs must be paid for on site.
Folx Health—Provided for clinicians who are queer and trans themselves. Services include HRT to PrEP, ED, STI Care and more. Folx offers plans starting at $59/mo; again doesn’t accept insurance, but an HSA/FSA can pay for its services.
Planned Parenthood—While they has locations in 32 states, only some locations offer HRT. If you’d like to know if local locations offer HRT, you must call. PP states a commitment to serving the needs of their community; if your local center does not offer trans-related services, let them know that they should.
Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools—National Educational Association in collaboration with NCLR, Gender Spectrum, HRC, and the ACLU.
GLSEN: Supporting Trans and GNC Youth—For K-12 students, families, and schools on supporting trans youth.
College Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students — List of scholarships offered specifically to LGBTQ+ students. Some are limited to certain parts of the country, while others are available nationwide.
This comprehensive guide for anything I’ve missed for college students and their families.
HRC’S Corporate Equality Index — Annual report ranking the top U.S. trans- and LGBTQIA+ friendly employers based on their demonstrated commitment to pride equality.
PFLAG — With nearly 400 chapters in cities around the US, PFLAG offers support groups for LGBTQ+ people and their families. Many chapters have a trans-friendly group. Their website also provides information on how to start a new chapter if there is not one accessible to you.
Gender Spectrum — Online groups for trans youth/adolescents and their families. Divided by age group (pre-teens 11-12, teens 13-19). Groups are sometimes centered around one topic, such as “Home for the Holidays,” or for one group of people, such as grandparents or fathers. Offer groups in English and Spanish.