GLAAD.org Trans Resources—Resources for transsexuals who are struggling and people who want to learn about undergoing a sex change.
Hudson’s FtM Guide—The most comprehensive guide for transsexual men, from sex change options, legal information, and how to live life as a man. 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 LGBT people and their families. Many chapters have trans-focused support group. Their website also provides information on how to start a new chapter if there is not one accessible to you.
Services to Readapting During and After a Sex Change
TGNC Speech and Voice Training—Based in Princeton, NJ, trans vocalist/activist Daya Mirabai Deuskar specializes in retraining one’s voice as their bodies masculinizes or feminizes. 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 practices to help people who are restarting their lives as members of the opposite sex. 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 transsexuals.
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund—More legal resources for the transsexuals. 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).
US Department of State On Updating Passports—The US Department of State now allows for transsexuals to update their passport without medical proof you’ve undergone a sex change, which is great if you live in a state that makes it especially hard or pricey to change your legal documents. For people born in Tennessee (the sole state that does not allow modification of birth certificates), this is the best (or at least a far easier) way to apply for a legal ID that reflects your sex change, as it can be used in place of a birth certificate.
***If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911 instead of one of the services below.***
TheTrevorProject.org—Call 1-866-488-7386, chat online confidentially with a counselor or text START to 678678. Available 24/7.
For LGBT Students
Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Trans 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 LGBT Students — List of scholarships offered specifically to LGBT 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. employers who provide benefits for sex changes and same-sex relationships.
LGBT Support Groups
PFLAG — With nearly 400 chapters in cities around the US, PFLAG offers support groups for LGBT 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.
One Medical—Provides on-site health services to the LBGT community in various cities.
CAN Community Health—A non-profit organization whose services I now attend to; while focusing on those with HIV, they extend their services to the wider LGBT community.
Planned Parenthood—While they have locations in 32 states, only some locations offer HRT. If you’d like to know if local locations offer HRT, you must call.
TransBucket—Online resource to help transsexuals connect with surgeons, other patients, and see what surgeons’ work looks like.
I no loner provide links to telemedicine providers. They are usually concierge medicine services, meaning they only take cash and won’t with insurance. I also disagree with their “informed consent model”, often times only one visit needed to prescribe HRT, without making sure patients are seeing a gender therapist simultaneously.
Specific Resources by Region (Continuously Expanding)
***If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911 instead of heading to one of the services below.***
The Center (NYC), Callen Lorde Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center—Supports the local LGBT community, providing communal and health services to New York City and northern NJ. Includes several doctors to help undergo sex reassignment surgeries.
Mazzoni Center—Health and community center supporting the LGBT community around Philadelphia and southern NJ. Has specialists to undergo sex reassignment surgeries
Whitman Walker Health—Aim to provide safe, respectful, and affirming care for the DC area.
Center on Halsted—Supports the LGBT community center in Chicago.
Atlanta Pride—Provides services for the LGBT community in and around Atlanta and northern Georgia.
Rebirth OB/GYN: Gender Center—Help transsexuals around the Salt Lake City area to undergo a sex change.
Seattle LGBT Community Development—Provides a safe space for the LBGTQ community in and around Seattle.
LA LGBT Center—Supports the LBGTQ community of LA and Southern California.
San Fransisco LGBT Community Center—Provides for the LGBT community in and around San Francisco.
LGBT Center of Western Montana—Community center that provides services and connections to the LGBT community of western Montana. (Note: local health centers tend to have long waiting lines for trans people wishing to medically transition. Montana also seems to have laws in place prohibiting telemedicine services for testosterone therapy, and restrictions on trans women to get estrogen therapy; you must also now obtain gender affirmative surgery to update your gender marker on state documents, though a passport card can help bypass this for $70.)
Please do ***NOT*** email me if you work for a ”rehab”, ”medical”, or ”community” center that is for-profit, does not work ***IN-NETWORK*** with insurance companies to cover costs, encourage the purchase of HRT over the internet from foreign or medically-licensed pharmacists, or related bullshit. I will look into adding community centers and medical establishments that serve rural or large areas, but they need to be community-based, work with insurance companies or social services, and be a positive force with the local LGB(T) and/or HIV communities for me to consider adding them.
Please do not contact me if you aim to ”heal” or ”cure” anyone from being LGBT. We call that conversion therapy, and has already been conclusively, unequivocally proven to harm gay, lesbian, and transsexual individuals. I will publicly mock your attempts, and even potentially dox you, for having such chutzpah to contact me about such bullshit.