Transgender Resource Guide

Below is the full text of our Resource Guide.  For a version in Word format, click here.

Our grateful thanks to Colby Wuillerman, L.A.C., for her loving labor in putting this Guide together!  Additional grateful thanks go to Erika Gray for integrating many more resources into the Guide and for her many hours of editing and making it all work.

Transgender resources are constantly changing and we do our best to keep the guide up to date.

Comprehensive Resource Guide for Transgender Clients & Allies

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Act Now: Crisis Hotlines
Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence
Anti-Violence Project Hotline
24 Hr. Bilingual Hotline: (212) 714-1141
Assistance for LGBT survivors of violence.
NYC 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 942-6906 (English)
(800) 942-6908 (Español)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE / (800) 799-7233
Safe Homes Project
Hotline: (718) 499-2151
Assistance for LGBT homeless people in NYC
Safe Horizons Hotlines
Domestic Violence: (800) 621-4673
Crime Victims: (866) 689-4357
Rape, Sexual Assault and Incest: (212) 227-3000
TDD for all hotlines: (866) 604-5350
LGBT Support
www.glnh.org
NYC Hotline: (212) 989-0999
National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743
Free and confidential helpline for GLBT community.
(800) SUI-CIDE / (800) 784-2433 (English)
(800) SUI-CIDA / (800) 784-2432 (Español)
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline. Online chat support at imalive.org
US: 877.565.8860 / Canada: 877.330.6366
Crisis and suicide support for Trans and gender nonconforming people.
Youth and Young Adults
Ages 12-21
(800) RUN-AWAY / (800) 786-2929
Crisis intervention, referrals, assistance getting home, and advocacy for runaway youth.
Ages 13-24
Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
Advocacy and Education
Centers and Supportive Services for Adults (Ages 18+)
Manhattan, NY: 147 West 24th St., 3rd Floor
Phone: (212) 463-0342
Brooklyn: 85 South Oxford St.
Phone: (718) 596-0342
Works with LGB, Two Spirit, and TGNC (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color toward mobilization, education, and capacity-building, for community wellness and social and economic justice.
3rd Space Support Program addresses barriers to employment, education, health care, and immigration status, and runs a health and wellness program that offers acupuncture, Reiki, meditation, yoga, health screening, and registered nurses.
Manhattan, NY: 172 Allen St.
Phone: (212) 777-6028
Radical bookstore, fair trade café, and activist center. TGNC-specific books. Frequent community events and readings that feature work by TGNC people.
Bronx, NY: 1067 Ogden Ave.
Phone: (347) 881-7005
Offers a transgender support group (RSVP required), a scholarship for gender-confirming surgeries, and runs the CK Life Trans Clinic in partnership with Bronx-Lebanon.
Phone: (212) 564-4847
CDI is a support and social activity group for MTF cross-dressers, transgender women, drag queens, and genderqueers.
San Francisco, CA: P.O. Box 14431, CA 94114
Resource and information for, by, and about the deaf queer community. Specific pages for Deaf Queer Youth and Deaf Transgender/Transsexual people. Planet Deafqueer is a project of the Deaf Queer Resource Center.
Scholarship & Financial Aid resource for LGBTQ students. The guide provides a comprehensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ students planning for their graduate education.
Jersey City, NJ: 32 Jones St.
Phone: (201) 963-4779
Social and supportive services including groups: GLITZ (Girls Living In the Trans Zone), BLITZ (Boys Living In the Trans Zone), SAGE-NJ, and Youth Connect.
Phone: (212) 243-8181
Manhattan, NY: 208 West 13th St. @ the LGBT Center
Walk-in hours: Saturday and Sunday 6-8pm. Provides LGBT and questioning people with drop-in supportive peer counseling, referrals, and support groups.
Manhattan, NY: 208 West 13th St.
Phone: (212) 620-7310
Social, supportive, and mental health services to the LGBT community, including social events, youth services, and recovery services.
Offer many different wellness groups, including recovery and 12-Step groups, health, support, and education.
Offers individual peer counseling, referrals, identity-based support groups: Masculine Spectrum; Feminine Spectrum; Partners, Family, and Friends; and TGNC Parents.
Provides support groups, counseling, education, outreach, and early detection services to lesbians, bisexual women, women who partner with women, TGNC people, and friends/family/partners/caregivers.
Guide for LGBTQ students and their guardians to better understand which campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive for all.
White Plains, NY: 252 Bryant Ave.
Phone: (914) 948-2932
Support groups, transgender support groups, AA, SAFE )Spirit and Faith for Everyone); adult education groups; a library and computer center; referrals for services; Pro-Bono Name Changes Project for TGNC people and Drop-in Legal Clinic for LGBT legal questions; HIV testing and counseling; group for LGBT parents and their children.
Bay Shore, NY: 34 Park Ave.
Phone: (631) 665-2300
Garden City, NY: 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110
Phone: (516) 323-0011
Long Island Trans Experience (LITE) offers support groups for Trans people and partners/family/friends; periodic Name Change Clinic; Mental Health; 12-Step Recovery; services for GLBT Seniors; Anti-Violence Project; Adoptive Parent Prep Class; Parenting Support Group; SAGE-LI, Youth programming, and computers.
Brooklyn, NY: 301 Grove St.
Phone: (718) 418-7690
Queens, NY: 92-10 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights
Phone: (718) 565-8500
Staten Island, NY: 479 Port Richmond Ave.
Phone: (718) 727-1222
Free bilingual English-Spanish legal and supportive services aimed at holistic support; Assistance with Public Benefits, SSD/I, Fair hearings, Housing, Immigration, Healthcare and Insurance access, Civil Rights Issues; Community organizing advocacy.
Phone: (646) 351-7360
Education for communities regarding indigenous and Two-Spirit histories and traditions; community building among Two-Spirit people in the NE by promoting health and spiritual well-being; building alliances with allied community organizations.
Manhattan, NY: 50 Broad Street, Suite 1520
Phone: (212) 825-0028
Neighborhood Guides for finding food sources in NYC. Searchable online database of available food sources. Food sources include food pantries, soup kitchen, information about applying for food stamps and WIC, and Greenmarkets. Neighborhood-specific info available.
NY Chapter Phone: (212) 463-0629
Support for parents, families, and friends of LGBT people. Regional support networks and national resources. Transgender Network (TNET) supports loved ones of TGNC people.
Highland Park, NJ: 85 Raritan Ave., Suite 100
Phone: (732) 846-2232
Community center and supportive services for LGBTQ Adults and Teens. Support groups include “True Selves” for TGNC people.
Queens, NY: 76-11 37th Ave., Suite 206, Jackson Heights
Phone: (718) 429-5309
Social and support groups, including Transgender Discussion Groups, health education, and referrals. Drop-in center with computer lab and lending library.
Manhattan, NY: 123 William St., 16th Floor
Phone: (646) 602-5617
Provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. Online resource guide available on SWP website.
Staten Island, NY: 25 Victory Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Phone: (718) 808-1360
Social and supportive services, TRANSistors support group for TGNC people, free counseling services, “Clean, Sober, and Happy!” group, seniors group, prospective parents group, and other group services. Youth services, HIV testing and counseling, computer lab, and referrals.
Mobilizes TGNC people of color around: access to jobs, housing, and education; Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related service, job-training programs; and resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.
Centers and Supportive Services for Elders (Ages 50+)
Brooklyn, NY: 25 Flatbush Ave., 5th Floor
Phone: (718) 246-2775
Culturally diverse social and supportive services for LGBT elders 50+. Buddy program, support group for people living with HIV/AIDS, computer classes, and more.
Manhattan, NY: 305 7th Ave., 6th Floor
Phone: (212) 741-2247
Advocacy, social and supportive services for LGBT seniors. SAGEWorks provides employment assistance; SAGECAP provides assistance and support to caregivers; SAGEConnect is an online resource library and wen discussion for providers and advocates. Community Services at the LGBT Center on 13th Street, including Drop-in; discussion series’ case management; and individual and group counseling; SAGEHarlem provides events and support to LGBT seniors in upper Manhattan.
Bay Shore, NY: 34 Park Ave.
Phone: (631) 665-2300
Garden City, NY: 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110
Phone: (516) 323-0011
Advocacy, social, and supportive services for LGBT seniors. Discussion groups, Gay-Straight Alliance at Huntington Senior Center, advisory groups, PFLAG meetings, and training for providers working with LGBT seniors.
Jersey City, NJ: Hudson Pride Connection, 32 Jones St.
Phone: (201) 963-4779
Weekly support group referral services for LGBT seniors.
Brooklyn, NY: 87 Irving Place
Phone: (347) 599-0716
Summer Rock Camp and yearlong rock music education (Instrumental, Ensemble, and Band) at the Willie Mae Music Lab in Brooklyn for people who self-identify as female, Trans, and gender non-conforming. Adult “Ladies Rock Camp” for people 18+ including elders.
Centers and Supportive Services for Youth (Ages 24 and Younger)
Ages 8-15
New England and California Locations
Phone: (617) 467-5830
Week-long overnight summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth Ages 8-15. Southern California and Southern New England locations.
Ages 8-17
Seattle, WA: 1122 E Pike St., PMB #1488
Phone: (206) 288-9568
Offers one camp for LGBT youth and allies Ages 8-17 and another for the children of LGBT and/or non-traditional families. Washington State location.
Ages 12-21
Manhattan, NY: 555 Broome St.
Phone: (212) 941-9090
Social and supportive services for Ages 12-21. Drop-in center, college advisement and tutoring, counseling, creative arts, English Language (ESOL), foster care and support, GED prep, jobs and internships, legal and immigration services, health and dental care, sexual health and birth control, LGBT programming, support for runaway and homeless youth, and supportive housing.
Ages 13-24
Manhattan, NY: 147 West 24th St., 6th Floor
Phone: (646) 336-6789
Leadership development, political education, community building, youth-led campaigns, and cultural expression through arts and media.
Ages 12-21
Manhattan, NY: 2 Astor Place, 3rd Floor
Phone: (212) 674-2400
Newark: YES Center, 200 Washington St.
Social and supportive services for LGBTQ young people. Drop-in center, mental health services, case management, arts and culture, health education, and HIV testing/counseling. NY location also works closely with the Harvey Milk School, a public high school for LGBT students.
Ages 13-18: Youth Connect
Ages 19-25: CRAVE
Jersey City, NJ: 32 Jones St.
Phone: (201) 963-4779
Youth Connect: (youth support group, tutoring, empowerment workshops, job development assistance, computer access, meals); CRAVE: Creating Relationship and Visions of Empowerment (young adult support group addressing employment and education, relationships, sexual health, and domestic violence, HIV testing and prevention education, and more); Transgender Support Groups – Glitz (Girls Living In the Trans Zone), and BLITZ (Boys Living In the Trans Zone).
Ages 13-21
Manhattan, NY: 208 West 13th St.
Phone: (212) 620-7310
Offers social, supportive, and mental health services to the New York’s LGBT community, including drop-in center support groups, social events, youth programming, supportive counseling, and recovery.
Ages 12-21
Crisis intervention and information and referrals for runaway youth as well as help connecting with families and/or agencies, free bus tickets home, prevention and education, and online resources.
Ages 16-24
Meets at Marble Collegiate Church
Manhattan, NY: 50 E 7th St.
Social and supportive services, including: case management, life skills workshops, community building, educational and discussion groups, hot meals, food pantry, clothing, and toiletries. Walk-in Sundays 6-8pm and Tuesdays 5-9pm.
Ages 13-21
Bay Shore, NY: 34 Park Ave.
Phone: (631) 665-2300
Garden City, NY: 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110
Phone: (516) 323-0011
Social and supportive services for LGBT and Questioning young people in Nassau and Suffolk County, including drop in center, computer lab, support groups, referrals, safe school initiative, HIV testing and counseling, and leadership development.
Highland Park, NJ: 85 Raritan Ave., Suite 100
Phone: (732) 846-2232
Community center and supportive services for LGBTQ Teens and Adults. Support groups include “True Selves” for TGNC people.
Up to Age 25
Manhattan, NY: 123 William St., 16th Floor
Phone: (646) 602-5600
Free legal services to homeless and street involved youth. Any young person can call (877-LGBT-LAW / 877-5428-529) to make an appointment with PCYP (though youth have to be members of Streetwork or AFC to come to our legal clinics). In addition to general legal services (including name changes) we also do immigration work.
Transition Youth Family Allies
Phone: (888) 462-8932
Support for TGNC youth and their families. Online message boards, newsletters, educational programs, and support for educator, health care practitioners, and other service provider in working with TGNC youth. Reading lists for youth and adults. Spanish language resources.
Ages 8-18
Brooklyn, NY: 87 Irving Place
Phone: (347) 599-0716
Summer Rock Camp and yearlong rock music education (Instrumental, Ensemble, and Band) at the Willie Mae Music Lab in Brooklyn for people who self-identify as female, Trans, and gender non-conforming. Adult “Ladies Rock Camp” for people 18+.
Community Advocacy and Education
Manhattan: NY: 332 Bleecker St., Suite G5
Diverse, non-partisan group united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.
A nonprofit clearinghouse for information about transgender and transsexual issues.
Manhattan, NY: 16 West 22nd St., 2nd Floor
Phone: (212) 627-0305
Political advocacy for LGBT New Yorkers, including advocacy for TGNC New Yorkers.
A national organization focused on the needs, issues and concerns of gender variant people in human society.
Manhattan, NY: 104 West 29th St., 4th Floor
Phone: (212) 629-3322
Promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive media representation of LGBT people to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Ages 16-18
Manhattan, NY: 2 Astor Place
Phone: (212) 477-1555
Public transfer high school for school-aged LGBTQ students that works closely with the Hetrick Martin Institute.
Washington, DC: 1640 Rhode Island Ave N.W.
Phone: (800) 777-4723
Local Office: (202) 628-4160
Advocacy and organizing for LGBT Equal Rights. HRC has a number of resources for TGNC people including guides for TGNC people and employers and the Corporate Equality Index which measures workplace inclusivity.
           –Transgender Visibility Guide: A Guide to Being You:
IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of all people.  In addition to other contributions on its website, IFGE has also compiled a list of 70 carefully selected books on transgenderism and gender, crossdressing, transsexualism, and related topics which can be viewed at: www.ifge.org/books/bookstore_catalog.htm
Washington, DC: 1325 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 700
Phone: (202) 903-0122
Federal advocacy. Conducts government oversight and builds alliances. Provides Facts Sheets and Guides for TGNC people on topics like correcting Passports and interacting with the TSA (airport security).
Manhattan, NY: 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1504
Phone: (212) 604-9830
Transgender Civil Rights Project provides leading legislative, policy, and strategy assistance towards increasing the rights of transgender people. Guides for TGNC people include:
Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People: The Nine Keys to Making LGBT Organizations Fully Transgender-Inclusive:
Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People: http://www.thetaskforce.org/lgbt-youth-an-epidemic-of-homelessness/
Manhattan, NY: 24 West 25th St., 9th Floor
Phone: (212) 675-3288
NYAGRA advocates for freedom of gender identity and expression for all.
Washington, DC: 815 16th St., NW
Phone: (202) 637-5014
AFL-CIO LGBT Constituency group mobilizing support Labor movement and the LGBT community to support LGBT workers social and economic justice.
Phone:(610) 636-1990
A non-profit, non-political, educational and social support organization founded and designed to educate and support persons regarding transgender issues, sexual orientation, sexual identity or gender identity without prejudice.
Washington, DC: 1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 700
Phone: (202) 903-0112
Online resource for TGNC people to share information about policies and practices of colleges and universities across the U.S. Projects of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
Manhattan, NY: 151 West 19th St., Suite 1103
Phone: (646) 862-9396
THINY is TLDEF’s community group that works to improve access to trans-specific health care in New York
Promotes rights of TGNC students across the globe. Resource for students, teachers, and administrators and online community for TGNC activists and organizers.
Phone: (877)366-3888
A non-profit organization which provides aid, support and assistance to Trans-identified individuals. Has access to many resources, including online support forums for FTM, MTF, and SOFFA.
Scholarship Programs
Source describes a number of scholarships available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students.
Phone: (866) 337-6468
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Transgender Scholarship & Education Legacy Fund (TSELF)
www.tself.org
Phone: (781) 899-5703
Financial Assistance for trans-identified students in the helping and caring professions including but not limited to social services, health care, religious instruction of all denominations, teaching, & law.
Veteran Advocacy
Akron, OH: P.O. Box 4513, Akron, Oh 44310
Support and advocacy for TGNC veterans, aims to create a better understanding of the individuals in the military who identify as being gender-different. Works to ensure that TGNC vets are able to access health care and are treated fairly and equally. Collaborates with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

OutServe-SLDN

OutServe-SLDN represents the US LGBTQ military community world-wide with a mission to educate, provide legal services, advocate for authentic transgender services and support local and community chapters.

Workplace Advocacy and Resources
Assists with all aspects of transition in the workplace. Consults with employers and HR professionals to guide them through an employee’s change to a different gender presentation. Offers diversity training specifically on transgender issues for all levels of management and workers
Awesome resource produced by The University of Vermont consisting of answers to common questions that transgender people have in terms of employment.
Washington, DC: 1640 Rhode Island Ave N.W.
Phone: (800) 777-4723
Local Office: (202) 628-4160
Advocacy and organizing for LGBT Equal Rights. HRC has a number of resources for TGNC people including guides for TGNC people and employers and the Corporate Equality Index which measures workplace inclusivity.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocate’s site for the LGBT workforce. Find jobs, learn about employment at diversity-friendly companies and research careers by networking with your LGBT and allied colleagues.
Out for Work functions as a complimentary component in the total educational experience of LGBT students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation and implementation of career plans and opportunities.
A free service provided to assist members of the transgender community gain employment
Information about work transition for transgender people.
Provides resources specifically about transgender issues in the workplace. Since workplace harassment is something experienced by nearly all transgender people, this site is a great place to start for ways to better the workplace environment for people of all gender identities.
Youth Advocacy Initiatives
Phone: (212) 727-0135
GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools.
Phone: (510) 567-3977
Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. We provide consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression. Website has extensive resource list for parents, families, schools, and providers.
Phone: (503) 252-3000
An internationally recognized non-profit focused on serving the diverse needs of transgender (TG) and gender nonconforming (GNC) children, youth, their families and allies.
Phone: (202) 309-1416
TrueChild is an action tank of leading experts that promotes “gender transformative” approaches to reproductive health, gender-based violence, and educational achievement.
Anti-Violence, Violence Prevention, Self Defense, and Resources for Survivors
Manhattan, NY: 240 West 35th St., Suite 200
Office Phone: (212) 714-1184
24 Hr. Bilingual Hotline: (212) 714-1141
Free, confidential assistance for LGBT and HIV-affected people who have experienced intimate partner/family/domestic violence and/or hate violence in NYC. English and Spanish speakers available.
Brooklyn, NY: 327 7th St., 2nd Floor
Office Phone: (718) 788-1775
Self-defense classes for women, girls, LGB, and TGNC people. Free classes available to survivors. Power Action Change Program for teen women and TGNC youth.
Oakland, CA and National
Hotline: (510) 251-8552
Through survivor and bystander leadership development, community prevention and intervention, public action, and cross-movement building, generationFIVE works to interrupt and mend the intergenerational impact of child sexual abuse on individuals, families, and communities. Puts on leadership training events, provides resources, and collects survivors and bystanders stories.
New York City Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 621-HOPE / (800) 621-4673
24 Hr. NYC Hotline that helps callers locate available shelter beds in safe locations. English and Spanish speakers available. Can also call 311 to ask for hotline.
Right Rides
Brooklyn, NY: 26 Court St., Suite 505
Office Number: (718) 522-0822
Dispatch Numbers: (718) 964-7781 and (888) 215-SAFE / (888) 215-7233
Right Rides operates on Friday nights from 12-3am and provides free rides home within their service area (see website for more info) to women and all TGNC people.
Phone: (212) 349-6009
Counseling, shelter, legal and supportive services for survivors of intimate partner/domestic violence and their children in NYC. Work with clients from all backgrounds; specialized services for immigrants, LGBTQ people, and victims of sex trafficking.
Hotlines:
Domestic Violence: (800) 621-4673
Crime Victims: (866) 689-4357
Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest: (212) 277-3000
TDD for all Hotlines: (866) 604-5250
Provides counseling, shelter, legal, and other services to victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, stalking, trafficking, and child abuse in New York City. Special programs for youth and young adults and families of homicide victims. Offers shelter, supportive services, counseling, court advocacy and legal assistance, child advocacy centers, youth drop-in centers, and more. Project SAFE provides free lock replacements.
Manhattan, NY: Mt Sinai Hospital: 1468 Madison Ave.
Phone: (212) 423-2140
Counseling for survivors of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and intimate partner violence and support services for friends and families of survivors; Takanot Project, counseling and support services for Orthodox Jewish survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; Legal advocacy; Education and training; Emergency room advocates called in at these hospitals:
Manhattan: Harlem Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital; Metropolitan Hospital; The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Queens: Elmhurst Hospital Center; Queens Hospital Center; The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens.
Phone: (503) 288-3191
A non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action.
Phone: (212) 337-8550
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.
Clothing, Shoes and Transition Products
Phone: (410) 377-7722
Baltimore based company that carries larger women’s shoe sizes up to size 15.
Phone: (877) 634-7495
Breast Forms and other products/accessories for sale online. Site is dedicated exclusively to the needs of the transgender and crossdressing community.
Phone: (888) 898-8787
Custom made butt, hip, and breast enhancers
A number of prosthetic tools to pack and pee, for sale online.
Phone: (877) 217-4084
Tall & large women’s clothing sizes for sale.
Tall & large women’s clothing sizes for sale.
The ultimate online resource for women who are 5’10 and over.
Offers a wide range of products including packers & STP (Stand To Pee) devices.
Phone: (800) 242-4224
Binders, compression vests and shorts, and bathing suits for Trans men.
Phone: (800) 245-6288
Offers a wide selection of wigs to order online.
Coming out Resources
A Guide produced by P-FLAG’s Transgender Network, offers suggestions for how to come out to the people in your life as transgender.
Conferences and Events and TGNC-Supportive Conferences
Conferences and Events
Is an annual conference for families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender non-conforming or transgender child. As one of the only opportunities in the country to find valuable resources, information and networking opportunities, Gender Odyssey Family provides real tools to support and encourage your child’s gender self-discovery.
Is an annual celebration of gender diversity for all children and teens. A weekend gathering dedicated solely to the needs of gender nonconforming children and teens, their loved ones, and the community of professionals who surround them, it is an inspiring experience for all involved.
Is a FREE annual conference that offers three full days of workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities and allies.
Is a day in which transgender and gender non-conforming people of color and allies take to the streets of NYC to demand justice to let their voices be heard against transphobia, racism, classism, homophobia, sexism and other forms of oppression.
An annual day of memoriam in which community members pay homage to those trans people who have lost their lives due to transgender discrimination. The vigils held on the annual day of remembrance express profound love and respect for those lives who have been lost. The event also brings attention to transgender issues, particularly transphobia, and strengthens the sense of community for trans-identified people.
TGNC-Supportive Conferences
Crossdresser Resources
Page contains links to valuable resources about faith, fashion & makeup tips, transgender issues and support.
Weekly meetings and social events for crossdressers. The meeting space on 40th St in NYC includes a dressing and storage area. They also have a gender hotline every Weds from 5-9pm. Contact (212) 564-4847
Phone: (610) 636-1990
A non-profit, non-political, educational and social support organization founded and designed to educate and support persons regarding transgender issues, sexual orientation, sexual identity or gender identity without prejudice.
Phone: (201) 923-3645
An international social and support group for heterosexual crossdressers, their partners, the spouses of crossdressers and their families. To find out about support groups in your area, please contact.
Phone: (609) 392-1132
Meets the 4th Saturday of each month in the Trenton, NJ Metro area. If interested, please call or email.
Phone: (717) 364-2949 or (570) 364-2949
Meets toward PA on the 1st Saturday of every month. If interested, please call or email.
Family and Youth Resources
Family and Parent Support
An annual conference for families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender non-conforming or transgender child. As one of the only opportunities in the country to find valuable resources, information and networking opportunities, Gender Odyssey Family provides real tools to support and encourage your child’s gender self-discovery.
Raising children who don’t fit neatly into male or female boxes brings a wealth of questions and uncertainties. Parenting choices, issues at school, medical options and legal considerations all represent areas requiring careful reflection and sometimes, difficult decisions. Here you will find information, resources, and support to assist you in your search for answers.
Addresses concerns frequently voiced by parents and families of trans youth.
Phone: (503) 252-3000
An internationally recognized non-profit focused on serving the diverse needs of transgender (TG) and gender nonconforming (GNC) children, youth, their families and allies.
Trans Youth Equality: Childhood Gender Non-Conformity for Adults
Helping adults understand what their child may be trying to express.
Guidance for parents and caregivers of gender non-conforming youth.
Families, Parents and Partners Support
Highland Park, NJ: 8 South Third Ave.
Phone: (866) 957-1790
The Institute for Personal Growth.  IPG runs monthly support groups for parents and guardians of gender non-conforming youth, facilitated by our therapists.  We also hold groups for youth on the same day, also facilitated by our therapists.  These groups are held on Saturdays in our Highland Park office; we will soon begin monthly groups in our Jersey City office as well.
Seattle, WA: PMB 136, 10002 Aurora Ave N. #36
Phone: (347) 987-1068
Advocates for equality and fairness for unmarried people, including those who are single, who choose not to marry, who cannot marry, or who live together before marriage. Provides support and information to constituents, fights discrimination based on marital status, ans educates the public about related social and economic issues. Specific support and information or LGBT people, about domestic partnerships, and about parenting.
San Francisco, CA: 1550 Bryant St., Suite 830
Phone: (415) 861-5437
COLAGE is a NATIONAL movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent(s). We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.
Local group to support LGBTQ parents in NYC area.
Washington, DC: 1640 Rhode Island Ave N.W.
Phone: (800) 777-4723
Local Office: (202) 628-4160
Advocacy and organizing for LGBT Equal Rights. HRC has a number of resources for TGNC people. Parenting page offers guides on adoption, assisted reproduction; foster parenting, protecting your family, and schools. Not Trans specific, but useful information.
New York City
Provides free emotional, physical, and informational support to people across the spectrum of pregnancy. Offers low-cost birth doula services to pregnant people, works with an adoption center to provide doula services for birth mothers, and works with abortion clinics to provide doula services for those seeking abortions. Experience with TGNC people.
Manhattan, NY: 208 West 13th St. NY
Phone: (212) 620-7310
*Center Families: Support groups (TGNC Parenting Group, Parenting Support and Networking, Parenting Partnerships and more); support around family-making processes (insemination, adoption, fostering, cooperative parenting relationships, and more); forums on LGBT families; financial planning, and events for families with young children.
*Marriage Resource Project: Resources for LGBT marriage in NY.
*LGBT Foster Care Project: Collaborative project between the center and ACS to train and support foster care agencies in supporting LGBT young people in foster care, including parent resources on fostering and adoption, and resources for young people in foster care.
*Gender Identity Project: Trans Parenting Group; Individual peer counseling, Referrals, Support Groups: Masculine Spectrum; Feminine Spectrum; Partners, Family, and Friends.
Washington, DC: 1828 L St., Suite 660 NW
Phone: (202) 467-8180
Offers support to LGBT people and their families through the coming out process.
*PFLAG Transgender Network (TNet) focuses on support for transgender people and their parents, families, and friends.
Meets 3rd Monday of every month from 7-9pm in the Church House of the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury; 352 Sycamore Avenue Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. Use rear parking lot, enter rear door, go up the stairs and to the right to the meeting room.
Parents of Trans Kids Support Group
Group in Manhattan that meets either monthly or every two months, email Judy Sennesh.
Phone: (206) 665-5990
A nonprofit support group open to all transgender individuals, their spouses, significant others, family, and friends. To attend a meeting, please use the contact form on the website. Our meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 PM in Washington’s Crossing, New Jersey. Doors open around 7:00 PM. Charge a fee of $10 for members and $15 for non-members. There is no charge to attend your first meeting. Food and refreshments are supplied at each meeting and generally a program related to transgender issues. At 9:30 PM, we provide an optional group support session. Here you can share your feelings and talk to others like yourself. Please arrive before 8:00 PM if you need to change at the meeting. For additional info please call (206) 666-5990 or email: info@njsg.org
Phone: (646) 556-9300
A monthly drop-in group for family members and friends of someone who is transgender, transsexual, gender-different or gender questioning. Come together with other moms, dads, uncles, siblings, grandparents, friends and adult children of transgender individuals. Drop-in. No registration required. $5 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. Meetings are Wednesdays, 6 PM – 7:30 PM. January 4, February 1 and March 7 at the LGBT Community Center located at 208 W. 13th St. NY, NY (between 6th and 7th avenues).
Phone: (646) 556-9300
A monthly drop-in group to provide support and community for people of all genders to discuss and explore their attraction to and relationships with trans-identified or gender non-conforming individuals.
Group is open to people currently or formerly in partnerships with trans-people and those exploring their attractions. Drop-in. No registration required. $5 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. Meets Wednesdays, 7:30 PM – 9 PM. January 4, February 1 and March 7 at the LGBT Community Center located at 208 W. 13th St. NY, NY (between 6th and 7th avenues).
Phone: (207) 478-4087
Provides education, advocacy, and support for TGNC children, youth, and their families. Fact sheets, reading lists, and resource lists for children, youth, and adults.
Trans Youth Support Group
Beth Zacher Phone: (212) 423-2928
For parents with a youth from 13 to 19 years old Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center at 320 E 94th St. weekly group starting May 2nd, 2012.  *If your child is not a current patient in Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, please contact Beth Zacher at (212) 423-2928 or via email.
Youth Resources NJ
IPG Highland Park Office
Highland Park, NJ: 8 South Third Ave.
Phone: (866) 957-1790
Monthly support group beginning Saturday June 16th at 1:00pm, call for more information.
Phone: (617) 467-5830
A summer camp for transgender & gender-variant youth. Aranu’tiq has two locations: Southern New England and Southern California.
The Hudson Pride Connections Center
Jersey City, NJ: 32 Jones St., 07306
Phone: (201) 963-4779
Hudson Pride provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth to interact with their peers as well as a place to interact with, learn from, and be mentored by LGBT adults. The Youth Connect program provides academic tutoring, empowerment workshops, job development assistance, computer access, meals, a social support group, HIV testing and prevention education, and much more. Members plan fun social events including movie nights, ice cream parties, & BBQ’s. They learn how to be healthy and powerful young LGBT individuals. Meetings are every Friday from 3:00-8:00pm at The Hudson Pride Connections Center.
For LGBTIQ youth and their straight allies ages 17 and under. Meets second and fourth Saturdays at The Pride Center in Highland Park at 1:00 p.m.
Youth Resources NY
Queens, NY: 97-45 Queens Blvd., Suite 1220
Phone: (718) 896-2500
Weekly support group for LGBT youth at AIDS Center of Queens County.
Phone: (718) 596-0342
Brooklyn, NY: 85 South Oxford St., 11217
Programs for LGBT people of color, plus summer youth program.
Phone: (617) 467-5830
A summer camp for transgender & gender-variant youth. Aranu’tiq has two locations: Southern New England and Southern California.
Phone: (212) 941-9090
Offers health, legal, education, leadership, & career services; also provides a wide range of programs and services specifically catered to its LGBTQ members.
Manhattan, NY: 147 West 24th St., 6th Floor
Phone: (646) 336-6789
Community organizing and advocacy for LGBT youth of color M-F 4-8pm.
Brooklyn, NY in Bushwick: 301 Grove St. (between Myrtle & Knickerbocker)
Phone: (718) 418-7690 x207
Youth projects and after school drop-in group for LGBT youth in Bushwick.
Phone: (212) 677-7288
Has a long history of serving Trans youth. The NYC branch of Green Chimneys operates a wide range of residential, social service and educational programs that specifically focus on the needs of GLBTQ youth and their families.
Ages 21 and younger
Phone: (201) 674-2400
Manhattan, NY: 2 Astor Place (near Broadway and 8th St.)
After-school program for LGBT youth. Home of the Harvey Milk High School. Call to make an appt for an intake to become a member or drop by the center from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Mon – Fri. Free and confidential, bring ID if possible.
New Neutral Zone
Ages 14-21
Phone: (917) 251-6535
Manhattan, NY: 2273 3rd Ave. (between 123rd & 124th Street), Top Floor.
Drop-in center for LGBT youth, and straight allies, ages 14-21.
Trans Youth Support Group
Ages 13-19 and their families
Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center
New York, NY: 320 East 94th St.
General Phone: (212) 423-3000
Beth Zacher Phone: (212) 423-2928
For youths from 13 to 19 years old & their families at Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center at 320 E 94th St. weekly group starting May 2nd, 2012.  *If your child is not a current patient in Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, please contact Beth Zacher at (212) 423-2928 or via email to pre-register your child for the support group meeting.
Phone: (212) 875-4218
New York, NY: 5 West 63rd St., 10023
Support group for GLBTQ youth.
New York, NY: 208 West 13th St.
Phone: (646) 556-9300
Center Youth provides LGBTQ young people and allies ages 13-21 with community support to foster healthy development in a safe, affirming, sex-positive environment. Center Youth offers: peer leadership training, discussion groups, art workshops, college and career readiness support, connection to the community, social activities, and performing arts programming.
Groups and Resources
Email Groups
Female-Spectrum Groups and Resources
LGBT Community Center
New York, NY: 208 West 13th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Phone: (646) 556-9300
Wednesdays, 7:30 PM – 9 PM. February 1 – March 21 at the LGBT Community Center. A weekly drop-in group for those assigned male at birth who now identify as trans-femme, trans-women, women, trans-female, cross-dresser, drag queen, transsexual, femme queen, exploring, etc. to explore and discuss their feelings and concerns about gender, trans-identities and their histories. Drop-in. No registration required. $5 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Provides a multitude of resources for trans women.
Site provides access to the photos and stories of Trans women who have successfully transitioned as well as links to support sites and resources.
Jersey City, NJ: 32 Jones St., 07306
Provides support to HIV+ Transgender women. The group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at The Hudson Pride Connections Center, from 6pm-9pm for discussions, fabulous parties, and other social events.
Male-Spectrum Groups and Resources
LGBT Community Center
New York, NY:  208 W. 13th St., (between 6th and 7th avenues)
Phone: (646) 556-9300
Wednesdays, 7:30 PM – 9 PM. February 1-March 21 at the LGBT Community Center. A weekly drop-in group for those assigned female at birth who now identify as trans-masculine, trans-men, men, trans-male, boi, gender-queer, AG/Aggressive, transsexual, androgynous, exploring, etc. to explore and discuss their feelings and concerns about gender, trans-identities and their histories. Drop-in. No registration required. $5 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Provides extensive information on the hormone testosterone.
This guide is intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones.
Phone: (415) 553-5987
FTMInternational chapters provide educational activities, support meetings, information, networking and referral services for the FTM community since 1986.
Website dedicated to raising awareness about the sexual health of trans men and sharing knowledge around our complex bodies, sexualities and sex lives.
Site devoted to providing information and support to the FTM community. Includes resource lists (general resource index, surgeons, insurance), information about transitioning (“all about testosterone,” surgical procedures), and more support/advice oriented pages (disclosing advice, presenting tips, a list of support groups).
Trans Support Groups NJ
Social Meetings & Events
Meetings and events for the Trans community can often be found at:
*NJ Pride Centerwww.pridecenter.org/calendar
Highland Park, NJ: 1119 Raritan Avenue  (Rt. 27), 08904
Phone: (866) 957-1790
At the Institute for Personal Growth.  IPG runs monthly support groups for gender-nonconforming youth, facilitated by our therapists.  We also hold separate groups for their parents on the same day, also facilitated by our therapists.  These groups are held on Saturdays in our Highland Park office; we will soon begin monthly groups in our Jersey City office as well.
Shrewsbury, NJ: 352 Sycamore Ave., 07702
Meets 3rd Monday of every month from 7-9pm in the Church House of the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury. Use rear parking lot, enter rear door, and go up the stairs and to the right to the meeting room.
The Community Alliance of Transsexuals (CATS)
A trans-oriented support group, meets on the 4th Saturday of each Month in Mount Holly, NJ
Phone: (206) 666-5990
A nonprofit support group open to all transgender individuals, their spouses, significant others, family, and friends. To attend a meeting, please use the contact form on the website. Our meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 PM in Washington’s Crossing New Jersey, doors open around 7:00 PM. We charge a meeting fee of $10 for members and $15 for non-members. There is no charge to attend your first meeting.
Food and refreshments are supplied at each meeting and generally a program related to transgender issues. At 9:30 PM, we provide an optional group support session. Here you can share your feelings and talk to others like yourself. Please arrive before 8:00 PM if you need to change at the meeting
Phone: (570) 223-8484
Two transgender oriented weekends are held each May and October at this LGBT owned and operated resort in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. For a complete calendar of events please visit the website.
Phone: (610) 636-1990
A non-profit, non-political, educational and social support organization founded and designed to educate and support persons regarding transgender issues, sexual orientation, sexual identity or gender identity without prejudice. To find out about support groups closest to you call or visit the website.
Phone: (732) 846-2232
The Pride Center of NJ
Highland Park, NJ: 85 Raritan Ave., Suite 100
3rd Sunday, 4 -6 PM at The Pride Center of NJ. A facilitated support group exclusively for and about transgender-identified individuals, regardless of where on the transgender spectrum you believe you live. TrueSelves is a safe place where you can share your feelings and experiences in an open, non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere. TrueSelves does not meet during the months of July and August. For more information please contact Stephanie Battaglino at stephaniefyh@gmail.com
Trans Support Groups NY
Calendar of events can be located on the website.
Social events can be located on the website.
The Trans Hands On Team! We are a group of transgender, gender non-conforming people and allies who meet on an ongoing, monthly basis. Join the GIP to develop, plan and conduct community events & outreach. T-HOT meets monthly on a Wednesday, from 6 – 7:30pm at The Center in Manhattan 208 W. 13th St between 6th and 7th Ave, and is open to transgender, gender non-conforming people and allies. This is a drop-in, no registration required. Free to all.
Trans Peer Support Group
Where on the gender spectrum do you see yourself? Do you identify as transgendered, intersex, pre-op, post-op, non-op, or cross-dresser? Or are you a spouse, significant other, ally or friend? Wherever you are along the gender continuum, we invite you to participate in our group that will explore the process of gender identification, gender conformity—including issues of positive self-identification, coming out, and relationships—and other critical topics our members will bring in week to week.
Join in a safe and open environment for support, community, and sharing. An orientation meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16th 2012 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The 8 weekly meetings will begin on Wednesday, May 23nd from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. A $25 donation is requested to cover expenses. If interested in joining this group or to find out additional information please contact Ed, the group’s organizer, at edscz@yahoo.com
Trans Justice Meeting
Phone: (212) 463-0342 x13
Elliot Fukui Email: efukui@alp.org
New York, NY: 147 Wwest 24th St. 3rd  Floor
Meets every 2nd Wed of the month 6:30-8:30pm at the Audre Lorde Project.
TransJustice is a political group created by and for Trans and Gender Non-conforming people of color. TransJustice works to mobilize its communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues they face, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.
Hair Services
Hair Removal Electrolysis
Shelley Mayron, C.E.
New York, NY: 201 West 21st St., #15D, 10011
Phone: (212) 633-1503
Electrolysis. Out transgender provider. TGNC and LGB friendly practice. Does not charge extra for pre-SRS electrolysis.
Manhattan, NY: 347 5th Ave., Suite 1207
Phone: (212) 689-3254
Electrolysis and waxing. Package deal available for 10 sessions. TGNC friendly.
Queens, NY: 107-25 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills
Phone: (718) 544-4234
Electrolysis and laser at discounted rates, by students in accredited training programs. TGNC friendly.
Bonnie Electrolysis and Laser
Bonnie Brandt, C.E.
New York, NY: 330 W. 58th St., 10019
Phone: (212) 246-4699
Queens, NY: 85-15 Main St., #9N
Phone: (718) 206-2744
Electrolysis, Skin Care, and Massage. TGNC friendly.
Phone: (609) 520-9632
Princeton Location: Princeton, NJ: 12 Roszel Rd., Suite A-201 08540
Highland Park Location: Highland Park, NJ: 320 Raritan Ave. Suite 309 08904
421 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 917.658.4866
Effective results at reasonable prices.
Manhattan, NY: 150 East 5th St.
Phone: (212) 486-9740
Hair removal using their own “integrated system.” Locations in NYC; Cherry Hill, NJ; Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr, PA; Brentwood, TN; and Dallas, TX.
NYC: 19 West 21st St., Suite 904
Phone: (917) 210-4388 x101
Electrolysis and TGNC friendly.
Bronx, NY: 35-10 Bainbridge Ave.
Phone: (718) 231-1313
Electrolysis and skin care available.
Stephanie Fischman C.E.
New York, NY: 530 East 84th St. #3B 10028
Phone: (917) 612-1139
Staten Island, NY: 97 New Dorp Lane, Suite D
Phone: (917) 596-9701
Electrolysis and TGNC friendly.
Vinessa Anthony L.E., CPE
Email: VAelectrolysis@yahoo.com
Lyndhurst, NJ: 531 Ridge Rd. 07071
Phone: (201) 935-8354
Hair Removal Laser
Queens, NY: 107-25 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills
Phone: (718) 544-4234
Electrolysis and laser at discounted rates, by students in accredited training programs. TGNC friendly.
Bonnie Brandt, C.E.
www.electrolysisandlaser.com
New York, NY: 330 W. 58th St. 10019
Phone: (212) 246-4699
Manhattan: 22 West 19th St. (at Complete Body & Spa)
Phone: (646) 926-7202
Laser hair removal, spider vein removal, pigmented lesion removal, rosacea therapy, and skin tightening.
Manhattan, NY: 700 Park Ave.
Phone: (212) 517-6555
Laser hair removal, discounts for TGNC community members (as per NYAGRA directory), Board Certified Dermatologist.
Queens, NY: 87-08 justice Ave., Suite 2J, Elmhurst
Phone: (718) 507-1921
Laser, electrolysis, and skin rejuvenation. TGCN friendly.
Manhattan, NY: 481 Eighth Ave., Suite 815
Phone: (212) 268-7799
Laser, spider vein removal, skin tightening, and skin resurfacing. Donates 15% of sales.
Hair Restoration
New York, NY: 360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1102
Phone:  (866) 409-5078
Healthcare Services
Advocacy and Education
Phone: (802) 453-5370
Offers transgender awareness training for health care providers, medical students, & human service providers.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
www.wpath.org
Phone: (612) 624-9397
The mission of WPATH is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.
Doctors (Primary Care & Endocrinology)
Stirling, NJ: 1390 Valley Rd., 07980
Phone: (980) 647-1688
M.K. Bartalos, MD
New York, NY: 30 W. 60th St., Suite 1F, 10023
Phone: (212) 262-5291
Wylie C. Hembree, MD
New York, NY: 161 Fort Washington Ave., Fl 4-448, 10032
Phone: (212) 721-3622
Walter Futterweit, MD
New York, NY: 1172 Park Ave., 10028
Phone: (212) 876-6400
Edward Merker, MD
New York, NY: 35 E. 85th St., 10028
Phone: (212) 288-1110
Craig Metroka, MD
New York, NY: 116 Central Park S., Suite 7, 10019
Phone: (212) 586-7800
Healthcare Resources
A website devoted exclusively to transgender health care issues
A website that provides information on health and fitness exclusively for transgender and transsexual people.
A monthly drop-in advocacy group working to create a community-based trans-access to healthcare movement.
Health Services for Adults (Ages 18+)
Manhattan, NY: 400 Broadway
Phone: (212) 334-7940
Adult primary Medical Care with emphasis on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) LGBT Health and Wellness. Transgender Health Clinic, HIV care, Sexual health services, Chronic disease management (Diabetes, Asthma, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Hypertension), short term mental health counseling and referrals.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
New York NY: 356 W. 18th St., 10011
Phone: (212) 271-7200
Provides quality, sensitive primary care, women’s health, HIV/AIDS care, adolescent care, adult, and senior care on LGBT health and wellness, transgender care. Hormone treatment, transgender sexual health clinic, trans-affirmative gynecology, alternative insemination program, STI screenings, dental care, sexual health, supportive services, mental health services and pharmacy.
Bronx, NY: 1027 Ogden Ave.
Phone: (347) 881-7005
Offers Primary care, HIV care, Hormone therapy, Trans-Affirmative GYN, STI screening and HIV counseling/testing, short term mental health counseling and referrals. Additionally, offers assistance in accessing transition related surgeries.
General Phone: (866) 246-8259
Bronx, NY: 975 Westchester Ave.
Phone: (718) 320-4466
Queens, NY: 90-04 161st St., Jamaica
Phone: (718) 523-2123
Multiple locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Queens. Visit the website to find the clinic location nearest you. Adult and Senior primary health care, HIV care, Mental health services, gynecology, STI screening and HIV testing and counseling, podiatry, and dentistry. Transgender people have specific healthcare concerns and oftentimes face bias, discrimination, or ignorance when seeking medical care. CHN understands these concerns, and offers a unique and welcoming environment with high quality medical care.
Phone: (877) 296-9264
Many locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Services for low-income people who are HIV+, including: Medical, Dental, and Mental Health Care; COBRA Case Management; ADHC; Emergency assistance and referrals; Substance use counseling; Legal services; Transgender Services; Transgender Support Group, and Transgender Transitional Housing Program.
Philadelphia, PA: 1201 Chestnut St,. 19107
Phone: (215) 563-0652
Transgender services include: primary care, hormone therapy and monitoring, supportive counseling and referrals as needed.
Upper West Side, NY: 110 W 97th St., Manhattan
Phone: (212) 749-1820
Midtown West, NY: 645 110th Ave., Manhattan
Phone: (212) 265-4500
Lower East Side, NY: 279 E 3rd St., Manhattan
Phone: (212) 477-8500
Family primary health care (Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric), HIV primary care, Dental care, Optometry, Allergy, Dermatology, Neurology, Nutrition, Podiatry, Prenatal care, Sexual and Reproductive health care, Sonograms, Urology, Case management, and Mental health services.
Institute for Family Health
Manhattan, NY: 16 East 16th St.
Phone: (212) 206-5200
Adult and Senior primary care, HIV care, diabetes care, STI testing and treatment and HIV testing and counseling, sexual and reproductive health care, mental health, and case management.
Manhattan, NY: 121A West 20th St.
Phone: (212) 337-9290
Adult and senior primary care and HIV primary care, AIDS day treatment, Adult Day Health Center, treatment adherence, community services for seniors, community case management, residential care, skilled nursing and independent living for older adults.
Health Services for Youth (Ages 24 and Younger)
New York NY: 356 W. 18th St., 10011
Phone: (212) 271-7200
Health Outreach To Teens is a welcoming, non-judgmental, confidential program designed specifically to meet the medical and mental health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning adolescents and young adults ages 13-24.
New Patients Ages 21 and Younger, and care offered until 24.
Bronx: 1067 Ogden Ave.
Phone: (347) 881-7005
Services offered to people under 18 who are emancipated minors or who have parental consent. Offers Primary Care, HIV Care, Hormone Therapy, Trans-Affirmative GYN, STI screenings and HIV Counseling/Testing, short term mental health counseling and referrals. Additionally, offers assistance in accessing transition related surgeries.
Ages 13-24
King County Hospital
Brooklyn:760 Parkside Avenue, Room 308, New York, 11226
Phone: (718) 467-4446
HEAT provides comprehensive medical, case management, transgender health services including hormones, HIV counseling and testing and care, perinatal HIV care, outreach, STI screening, and support services to LGBT youth. Anal Paps, Mental Health services, sexual/reproductive health care, and pre-natal health care for young mothers.
Ages 10-22
Manhattan: 312 East 94th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues New York, NY
General Phone: (212) 423-3000
Clinic Phone: (212) 423-2873
Beth Zacher: (212) 423-2928
Confidential HIV/AIDS services, general medical care and counseling services available to those ages 10-21 years of age. Comprehensive medical, mental health and supportive services for young people. Reproductive health services, SEEK Peer Educator Program, eating disorders program, nutritionist, teen parenting program, substance use prevention and treatment, teen sexual assault survivor program, learning disabilities evaluation, and legal services.
Health Services National Clinics
There are many similar clinics in the U.S. These are a few. Also check your local LGBT Center for Referrals.
Directories
National
www.plannedparenthood.org
Services vary by affiliate, but may include: general health care, LGBT health, PAP smears and pelvic exams, clinical breast/chest exams, hormonal therapy, sexual and reproductive health care, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, pregnancy testing and services, emergency contraception, and abortion services.
East
Baltimore, MD: 1001 Cathedral St.
Phone: (410) 837-2050
Primary care, hormone therapy, dental care, mental health services, HIV care, psychiatry, and podiatry, STI screening and HIV testing, gynecology.
Boston, MA: Ansin Building: 1340 Boylston St.
Phone: (617) 267-0900
Boston, MA: Borum Health Center: 130 Boylston St.
Phone: (617) 457-8140
Adult and adolescent primary care, HIV primary care, transgender care and hormone therapy, dental care, optometry, STI testing and treatment and HIV testing and counseling, LGBT parenting services. Violence Recovery Program, sexual and reproductive health services, support groups, psychiatry, mental health services, and case management. The Borum offers care to young people Ages 12-29.
Philadelphia, PA: 809 Locust St.
Phone: (215) 563-0658
Adolescent and adult primary care, HIV care, drop-in health clinic for young people under 24, transgender health services and hormone treatment, laser hair removal, sexual and reproductive health care, STI screening and treatment and HIV testing and counseling, counseling and recovery services, support groups, mental health services, case management, and legal services.
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center: 1701 14th St., NW
Max Robinson Center: 2301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE
Phone: (202) 745-7000
Adult primary medical care, transgender health care and hormone treatment, sexual and reproductive health care, and cancer screenings, STI screening and treatment and HIV testing and counseling, Breast Health Imitative, medical adherence services, dental clinic, PEP mental health services, legal services, and case management.
Midwest
Chicago, IL: 4025 N. Sheridan Rd.
Phone: (773) 388-1600
Primary care, hormone therapy, mental health, HIV care, substance use treatment, case management, smoking cessation, alternative insemination, older adult services, youth services. Many private insurances, IL Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding scale.
McCafferty Health Center
Cleveland, OH: 4242 Lorain Ave.
Phone: (216) 957-4905
Primary health for children, adolescents, and adults, transgender health care and hormone therapy, chronic disease management (hypertension, diabetes, lung disease), sexual and reproductive health care, mental health services, and case management.
South
Broward County/South Florida
Phone: (954) 467-4700 x5604
Referrals to TGNC Medical Care, HIV/AIDS services, social and supportive services, and TGNC community in South Florida.
Atlanta, GA: 1924 Cliff Valley Way NE
Phone: (404) 248-5445
Annual physicals, pelvic exams, clinical chest exams, STI screening and lab work for non-trans women, intersex, and transmasculine-spectrum people.
Atlanta, GA: 730 Ponce de Leon Pl., Unit B
Phone: (404) 541-0944
Primary care, HIV care, hormone replacement, psychiatry, STI testing, laser hair removal, other laser treatments. Accepts many private and public plans, including Medicare and GA Medicaid.
Nelson-Tebedo Community Clinic
Dallas, TX: 4012 Cedar Springs Rd.
Phone: (214) 528-2336
Low-cost hormone therapy and lab monitoring with no-fee consultation.
Memphis, TN: 1726 Poplar Ave.
Phone: (901) 274-3550
Hormone therapy, primary care, STI testing and treatment, pelvic exams and PAP, fertility services, HIV testing, HIV case management. No insurance, sliding scale.
ACCESS AIDS Care
Norfolk, VA: 3415 Granby St.
Phone: (757) 640-0929
Hormone therapy, referrals to primary care, confidential HIV testing, psychological evaluation.
Richmond, VA: 1010 North Thompson St.
Phone: (804) 358-6343
Primary care, hormone therapy, support services, STI screening, and mental health referrals.
Published by the Virginia DOH, Division of Disease Prevention and The Virginia Transgender Taskforce on behalf of the Virginia HIV Community Planning Group.
West
McDonald/Wright Building
Los Angeles, CA: 1625 N Schrader Rd.
Phone: (323) 993-7518
Primary health care for TGNC people, including pap smears and pelvic exams, prostate exams, hormone therapy, post-surgical care for those who have had gender confirming procedures.
Castro-Mission Health Center
San Francisco, CA: 3850 17th St.
Phone: (415) 934-7757
Primary medical care, HIV care, Transgender care, STI testing and treatment and HIV testing and counseling, sexual and reproductive health care, PAP and pelvic exams, pregnancy testing, birth control, immunizations, mental health care, and case management.
San Francisco, CA: 1748 Market St., Suite 201
Phone: (415) 565-7667
Primary care, HIV care, hormone therapy, pelvic exams and PAPs, breast/chest exams, mental health services, behavioral health services, referrals. Accepts Medi-Cal, SF Health Plan, Medicare, Healthy San Francisco, Family PACT, Every Woman Counts, and sliding scale payment.
San Francisco, CA: 50 Lech Walesa (Ivy) St.
Phone: (415) 355-7588
Primary care, hormone therapy, HIV cares, mental health, social services, and nutrition.
Portland, OR: 1132 SW 13th Ave.
Phone: (503) 535-3800
Services for youth and adults, focusing on homeless youth and medically marginalized people, including transgender people. Primary medical cares, sexual and reproductive health care, transgender health services and hormone therapy, STI testing and treatment and HIV testing and counseling, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, chiropractor, dental care, psychiatry, tattoo removal, syringe exchange, and case management.
Published by Gender Alliance of the South Sound and has resources for Western Washington.
Holistic and Wellness
Audre Lorde Project
Manhattan, NY: 147 West 24th St., 3rd Floor
Phone: (212) 463-0342
Brooklyn, NY: 85 South Oxford St.
Phone: (718) 596-0342
Addresses barriers to employment, education, health care, and immigration status, and runs a health and wellness program that offers acupuncture, Reiki, meditation, yoga, health screenings, and registered nurses.
Classes are balanced between vigorous Vinyasa flow, breath, anatomical awareness, self-reflection, and care. Encourages students to take mental & physical journeys by deepening internal awareness, challenging the body & adjusting their practice based on individual needs. Combines yoga with social justice & specializes in yoga for youth, activists & those dealing with injury.
Brooklyn: 388 Atlantic Ave., 3rd Floor
Phone: (347) 871-6736
Offers individualized acupuncture and herbal treatments from skilled practitioners in a comfortable community setting. Sliding scale.
Phone: (917) 459-8779
Founder and Owner of VIPRtrainingNYC. Offers one-on-one personal training sessions as well as small group sessions.
Phone: (646) 641-4508
Pilates, gyrotonic, gyrokinesis, and acupuncture. Brings passion, caring, and reverence for the human body to every session.
Manhattan, NY: 32 Union Square East, Suite 411
Phone: (888) 375-2835
Chiropractor with experience with TGNC people. Offers Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Nutrition Counseling. Some private insurance accepted.
Brooklyn, NY: 380 Marlborough Road
Phone: (718) 940-9343
Provides holistic, collaborative care in an accessible and sustainable manner. Offers Queer & Trans Yoga and offers TGNC friendly services. Community and Individual Acupuncture, Massage-Tuina and/or Shiatsu, Yoga, Herbal and Nutritional Consults, and Community Health Workshops. Sliding Scale.
Surgeons
Papillon Gender Wellness Center
18 Village Row Suite 43, New Hope, PA 18938
Phone: (215) 693-1199
7025 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 302 Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: (480) 657-7006 or (866) 876-6329
The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery
19 Montgomery Ave. Bala Cynward, PA USA
Phone: (610) 667-1888
Email: DrShermanLeis@DrShermanLeis.com
45 Castro St. Suite 150 San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 626-2888
Facial feminization surgeon.
995 De Salaberry Montreal, Quebec H3L 1L2 Canada
Phone: +1 (514) 288-2097
Clinics in San Mateo, CA. and Seattle, WA.
Phone: (719) 846-9500 or (877) 439-9922
Email: mail@marcibowers.com
Surgery Scholarships
Bronx, NY: 1067 Ogden Ave.
Phone: (347) 881-7005
Offers scholarships for gender-confirming surgeries, runs a transgender support group & the CK Life Trans Clinic.
North Branford, CT: P.O. Box 1002
Offers scholarships for gender-confirming procedures.
HIV/AIDS Service Organizations
Queens, NY: 161-21 Jamaica Ave., 6th Floor
Main Phone: (718) 896-2500
Jamaica Hillside, NY: (718) 739-2525
Far Rockaway, NY: (718) 868-8645
Long Island City, NY: (718) 472-9400
Case Management, Housing, Legal, Preventative Education, Mental Health, Harm Reduction and a Syringe Exchange program for HIV-positive and HIV-affected people in Queens.
Manhattan, NY: 400 Broadway
Phone: (212) 334-7940
Adult primary Medical Care with emphasis on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) LGBT Health and Wellness. Transgender Health Clinic, HIV Care, Sexual Health Services, Chronic Disease Management (Diabetes, Asthma, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Hypertension), and Short term mental health counseling and referrals.
Manhattan, NY: 446 West 33rd St.
Phone: (212) 367-1000
Social supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS, including case management and referrals, legal services, counseling, nutrition, wellness, workplace readiness, and more. Experience with transgender people, services in English and Spanish, and services for young people.
Manhattan, NY: 213 West 35th St. Floor 12
Phone: (212) 563-4500
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Queens, NY: 62-07 Woodside Ave., Suite 300, Woodside
Phone: (718) 803-2766
Supportive services for HIV+ people. Queens location has supportive groups and services for women of transgender experience.
Manhattan, NY: 15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor
Serves HIV+ Bronx and Manhattan residents with housing, immigration, benefits, and healthcare. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Phone: (877) 296-9264
Many locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY
Services for low-income people who are HIV+, including: Medical, Dental, and Mental Health Care; COBRA Case Management; ADHC; Emergency assistance and referrals; Substance use counseling; Legal services; Transgender Services; Transgender Support Group, and Transgender Transitional Housing Program.
Housing and Shelter
Youth (Ages 13-24)
Ages 16-24
Manhattan, NY: 224 West 35th St., Suite 1102
Phone: (212) 222-3427
Emergency housing, transitional housing, and social services for homeless LGBTQ young people. Day program, street outreach, case management, medical care, HIV testing & counseling, mental health, food, showers, employment assistance, and housing
Ages 16-20
www.greenchimneys.org
For information and referrals: (718) 732-1501
Referrals for homeless young people: (718) 732-1507
The NYC Division of Green Chimneys provides housing and social services to LGBTQ young people who are homeless or in foster care in multiple NYC locations.
Ages 18-24
Metropolitan Community Church of New York Charities
Manhattan, NY: 446 West 36th St.
Phone: (212) 629-7440 x226
6-bed shelter for LGBTQI runaway and homeless young people. Offers social and supportive services.
Ages 24 and under
Phone: (800) 708-6600
Drop-in centers with meals, supportive services, social activities, support groups, syringe exchange, medical care, and referrals to residential programs.
Manhattan, NY: 209 West 125th St.
Phone: (212) 695-2220
M, T, Th, F 12-5pm
Lower East Side Drop-in Center
Manhattan, NY: 33 Essex St.
Phone: (646) 602-6404
M 2-5pm (injection drug users only); T, Th, F 2-7pm
Includes resources for youth, but not youth-specific.
On-line clearing house of available housing options, including couches, apartments, shelters, and other resources.
Ages 18-24
Manhattan, NY: 164 West 100th St.
Phone: (646) 580-7045
10-bed transitional shelter for LGBTQ young people. Referrals to medical, social, and supportive services.
Ages 18-24
Manhattan, NY: 267-269 West 154th St.
Phone: (212) 873-6300
Permanent supportive housing and social services for runaway and homeless young people. A part of
Phone: (212) 870-3360
Adult (Ages 18+)
Brooklyn Women’s Shelter
Brooklyn, NY: 116 Williams Ave.
Take the C Train to Liberty Ave.
City Intake Shelters
30th St. Men’s shelter
Manhattan, NY: 400-430 30th St. at First Ave.
6 Train to 28th St. and walk to 30th St. & 1st Ave.
Franklin Women’s Shelter
Bronx, NY: 1122 Franklin Ave. at East 166th St.
Take the 2 or 5 Train to 149th St. / 3rd Ave. and the 55 Bus to 3rd Ave. and East 166th St.
Know Your Rights
Under DHS policy, you have the right to be housed according to the gender you identify as. Shelter workers are required to call you by the name and pronouns you use and to place you in a shelter that matches your gender, regardless of what your ID documents say.
-You cannot be forced to use or go to a facility that does not match your gender.
-You cannot be forced to dress in a way that does not match your gender.
-For more information, or for assistance if you are experiencing Trans discrimination in the shelter system, contact SRLP at (212) 337-8550
New York City Shelter System
If you are homeless, you have a right to shelter in New York City. You can seek assistance by going to any of the intake shelters listed below. There are no adult LGBT or Trans-specific shelters in New York City. If you are having difficulty applying for shelter or receiving a bed, or if you have any questions, you can get help at the Coalition for the Homeless Crisis Intervention Program: Manhattan, NY: 129 Fulton Ave.
Arrive before 9am to receive help on first-come-first-serve basis.
Prevention and Temporary Housing (PATH)
For families with children under 21
Bronx, NY: 151 East 151st St.
Take the 2, 4, or 5 Train to 149th Street/Grand Concourse. Walk north on Grand Concourse two blocks, to East 151st St., and turn left. Walk two blocks to Walton Ave.
Includes resources for youth, but not youth-specific
On-line clearing house of available housing options, including couches, apartments, shelters, and other resources.
New York City Housing Programs
Phone: (212) 971-0626
People who are HIV+ and meet HASA’s medical and financial eligibility requirements many be eligible for housing and financial assistance from HASA. If you are interested in HASA please see a case manager at your medical facility or at an HIV/AIDS service organization.
Phone: (718) 707-7771
Bronx/Manhattan, NY: 478 E Fordham Rd., 2nd Floor, Bronx
Brooklyn/S.I., NY: 787 Atlantic Ave., 2nd Floor, Brooklyn
Queens NY: 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 4th Floor
Very long wait lists (2+ years). Eligible applicants will be added to waitlist. Must meet the income limits, be a citizen or documented resident, and be over 18. Call to get an application, or visit a Customer Contact Center (open M-F 8-5).
Section 8 Housing
New Section 8 applicants are not being processed.
Other Drop-In Centers, Shelters, and Housing
Manhattan, NY: 129 Fulton St.
Phone: (212) 776-2000
Assistance for people who are homeless or at risk. Including: problems at shelters and intake centers; benefits; mailing address; housing; referrals for: shelter, clothing, food, counseling, legal services, recovery and detox, job training, medical and mental health services, domestic violence counseling, immigration services, assistance with IDs, and more. Walk-in M-F before 9am for first-come-first-serve basis.
Phone: (212) 595-3066 and (212) 785-6690
Provides outreach to street-homeless people in NYC residing in specific areas, including the subway system.
Brooklyn, NY: 2611 Pitkin Ave.
Phone: (718) 827-8700 x150
Transitional housing for transgender people living with HIV?AIDS. The program has 23 scattered-site apartments and residents also participate in Housing Works East Adult Day Health Care Programming.
Manhattan, NY: East 32nd St.
Phone: (212) 883-0680 x301
Food, clothing, showers, space for resting, and social services including housing assistance, treatment referrals, and employment counseling. Has some experience working with transgender people.
Phone: (212) 349-6009
Provides counseling, shelter, legal, and other services to victims of domestic violence and their children in New York City. Work with clients from all backgrounds, with specialized services for immigrants (including targeted outreach to African women and Spanish-speaking women), LGBTQ people, and victims of sex trafficking.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, can Sanctuary for Families: (212) 349-6009
Hotlines:
Domestic Violence: (800) 621-4673
Crime Victims: (866) 689-4357
Rape, Sexual Assault and Incest: (212) 227-3000
TDD for all Hotlines: (866) 604-5350
Provides counseling, shelter, legal (including court advocacy), and supportive services to victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault, stalking, trafficking, and child abuse in New York City. Special programs for youth and young adults and families of homicide victims. Project SAFE provides free lock replacements.
On-line clearing house of available housing options throughout the U.S., including couches, apartments, shelters, and other resources.
Immigration and Services for Immigrants
Phone: (646) 344-7245
Provides free and confidential immigration law services. Many locations. One-on-one consultations assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assists with applications. Referrals to community, educational, and volunteer opportunities. Tutoring in English and for immigration exam. Not LGBT specific.
Queens, NY: 72-18 Roosevelt Ave.
Phone: (718) 205-3036
Builds leadership in low-income South Asian immigrant communities, particularly of women and youth, undocumented immigrants, and immigrants who are detained, in NYC. Runs several projects including the Immigrant Justice Program, Azaadi Legal Defense Project, Youth Power! And the Queens Drivers License Coalition.
Manhattan, NY: 80 Maiden Lane
Phone: (212) 226-9890
Assists in applications for asylum based on human rights violations. Experience working with TGNC people.
Manhattan, NY: 40 Exchange Place, St. 1705
Phone: (212) 714-2904
Free immigration legal services for HIV-affected and LGBT people, including asylum seekers.
Manhattan, NY: 199 Water St.
Phone: (212) 577-3300
Provides Civil and Criminal legal services to low-income New York residents.
Immigration Law Detention Hotline: (212) 577-3456
Community Law Office: (212) 426-3000
Employment Law Project: (888) 218-6974
Health Law Project: (212) 577-3575
HIV/AIDS Representation Project of Harlem
Homeless Rights Project: (800) 649-9125
Low-Income Taxpayers Clinic: (212) 426-3013
Prisoners’ Rights Project: (212) 577-3530 or write to Prisoners’ Rights Project / The legal Aid Society: 199 Water St., New York, NY 10038
Lorena Borjas Community Fund
Supports low-income LGB and TGNC immigrants to deal with the collateral consequences of arrest, criminal conviction, jail time and court appearances including the financial burdens, loss of personal property, and many pressures to accept unfavorable pleas.
Manhattan, NY: 7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
General, Immigration, and Family: (212) 613-5000
LGBT Law Project: (212) 613-5000 x5107
Offers legal support to low-income New Yorkers: General Legal Support, Immigration Protection Unit, LGBT Law Project, Matrimonial and Family Law, Legal Health, Total Life Choices (wills, proxies, and powers of attorney), Special Litigation, Special Education, Financial Counseling, and Holocaust Compensation Assistance.
Brooklyn, NY: 301 Grove St.
Phone: (718) 418-7690
Queens, NY: 92-10 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights
Phone: (718) 565-8500
Staten Island, NY: 479 Port Richmond Ave
Phone: (718) 727-1222
Free bilingual English/Spanish legal and supportive services aimed at holistic support; Assistance with public benefits, SSD/I, Fair hearings, Housing, Immigration, Healthcare and Insurance access, Civil Rights issues; Community organizing and advocacy.
Phone: (212) 627-2227
Manhattan, NY: 137-139 West 25th St., Floor 12
Policy/advocacy work, education, technical assistance, and leadership development to support immigrants in NYS: focus on health, education, immigration, housing, and parks, civic participation, and language access. Offers a comprehensive list of low-cot immigration service providers in NY.
Manhattan, NY: 147 West 24th St., Floor 5
Phone: (212) 337-8550
Provides free legal services to TGNC people of color and low-income TGNC people, call for drop-in hours.
Intersex/DSD Resources
Whitehouse Station, NJ: 531 Rt 22 East #244, 08889
Phone: (908) 349-0534
Provides education and advocacy for people and families affected by DSD (Disorders of Sexual Development) or intersex conditions, including support information.
ISNA is no longer an active organization; however, its website hosts a wealth of information about intersex conditions, both for people who have them and for parents/family/friends. An organization devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
The Organisation Intersex International (OII) is a global advocacy group for people born with bodies which have atypical sexual characteristics. It is the largest intersex support group in the world, with branches on six continents. Provides education, support, and advocacy information.
Legal Services and Legal Advocacy
Legal/Litigation Services and Referrals
Manhattan, NY: 125 Broad St., 18th Floor
Phone: (212) 549-2500
Advocacy, impact litigation, and legal services for LGBT people focusing on: LGBT right, relationships/marriage, parenting, youth & schools, and TGNC discrimination.
Phone: (973) 642-2084
Gay and Lesbian Rights and Discrimination cases, has experience working with TGNC people.
Manhattan, NY: 125 Broad St.
Provides legal services, advocacy, and public education to fight for civil rights
Manhattan: 15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor
Phone: (212) 577-3001
Serves HIV+ Bronx and Manhattan residents with housing, immigration, benefits, and healthcare.
New York, NY: 120 Wall St. Suite 1500
Phone: (212) 809-8585
A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Manhattan, NY: 199 Water St.
Phone: (212) 577-3300
Provides Civil and Criminal legal services to low-income New Yorkers.
Project Includes:
Community Law Office: (212) 426-3000
Employment Law Project: (888) 218-6974
Health Law Project: (212) 577-3575
HIV/AIDS Representation Project of Harlem Homeless Rights Project: (800) 649-9125
Immigration Law Detention Hotline: (212) 577-3456
Low-Income Taxpayers Clinic: (212) 426-3013
Prisoners’ Rights Project: (212) 577-3530 or write to Prisoners’ Rights Project/The Legal Aid Society 199 Water St., New York, NY 10038
Phone: (888) 576-5229
Provides legal assistance on civil matters to low-income New Jersey residents. Offers guidance on name changes on the telephone (but does not represent clients for the name change process). Experience with TGNC people.
Manhattan, NY: 799 Broadway Suite #340
Phone: (212) 353-9118
Resource center, lawyer assistance program, LGBT Life Planning, Legal Walk-In Clinics on Long Island and in Manhattan, the West Village Trans-Legal Clinic. West Village Trans-Legal Clinic: Name Change Project @ the LGBT Center on the First Monday of each month, assistance for legal name change.
Manhattan, NY: 7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
Phone: (212) 613-5000 x5107
Free representation regarding: discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity; Landlord/Tenant disputes; Legal name and document changes; Immigration Issues; Orders of Protection; Public Benefits; Second Parent or Joint Adoption; Relationship Dissolution; Custody and Visitation; Will, Health Care, Proxy, and Living Will Preparation.
Bay Shore, NY: 34 Park Ave.
Phone: (631) 665-2300
Long Island Trans Experience (LITE) offers support services for TGNC people, including Name Change Clinic.
Phone: (415) 392-6257
Through direct litigation and advocacy NCLR works to change discriminatory laws and to create new laws and policies benefiting oppressed members of the queer community. NCLR’s Transgender Law Project publishes several publications on transgender issues, which can be found online at: http://www.nclrights.org/explore-the-issues/transgender-law/
Ithaca, NY: 114 Prospect St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Free legal services for NYS prisoners. Submit inquiries via email
Washington DC: PO Box Washington, DC 65301
Phone: (202) 328-3244 or (202) 328-FAIR
Legal services, watchdog, and policy work that supports LGB and TGNC servicemembers and is dedicated to full equality and ending discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Free legal services to active service members and veterans.
Manhattan, NY: 147 West 24th St., 5th Floor
Phone: (212) 337-8550
Provides free legal services to TGNC people of color and low-income TGNC people, call for drop-in hours.
Phone: (415) 865-0176
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Website includes a list of jurisdictions that have enacted nondiscrimination laws that protect transgender people, as well as information on employers with transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination policies.
TLPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people. TLPI brings experts together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance trans equality. Website has legal and legislative information, as well as general resources.
Manhattan, NY: 151 West 19th St., Suite 1103
Phone: (646) 862-9396
Organization committed to ending Trans discrimination and transphobia via public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.
Manhattan, NY: 123 William St., 16th Floor
Phone: (646) 602-5600
Provides direct legal service, advocacy, community education, and political organizing to NYC’c most vulnerable residents.
Free legal service for LGBT young people; drop-in clinics at the Ali Forney Center, Streetwork Project, and Hetrick Martin Institute
Phone: (646) 602-5617
Free legal service for sex workers, former sex workers, and those that are profiled or at risk for engaging in sex work, including victims of human trafficking.
Legal Complaints: Discrimination
Manhattan, NY: 33 Whitehall St.
Hotline: (800) 669-4000 / TTY (800) 669-6820
Phone: (212) 336-3620
Call to file complaints regarding employment discrimination under federal law. Intake hours are Mon-Fri from 9am to 3pm.
Phone: 311 or (212) 306-7450
Call to file NYC human rights violations and discrimination complaints. NYC’s Anti-Discrimination Law includes protection for people based on gender identity and sexual orientation as well as race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, military status, domestic/intimate partner violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, or genetic characteristics.
Bronx, NY: One Fordham Plaza, 4th Floor
Phone: (718) 741-8400 / TDD: (718) 741-8300
File NY State discrimination claims based on: race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military status, domestic/intimate partner violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, or genetic characteristics.
Legal Complaints: Lawyers/Attorneys Grievances
Takes complaints about unethical conduct by attorneys.
Bronx and Manhattan, NY
Manhattan, NY: 61 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Phone: (212) 401-0800
Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island, NY:
Brooklyn, NY: 335 Adams St., Suite 2400
Phone: (718) 923-6300
Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland & Westchester Counties, NY:
White Plains, NY: 399 Knollwood Road, Suite 200
Phone: (914) 824-5070
Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY:
Hauppauge, NY: 150 Motor Parkway, Suite 102
Phone: (631) 231-3775
Legal Complaints: Licensed Providers
Phone: (800) 442-8106 / Fax: (212) 951-6420
File complaints about unethical practice by licensed providers: acupuncturists, massage therapists, therapists, social workers, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and more. Complaints about (MDs) go to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Complaints: (800) 663-6114
Main Phone: (518) 402-0836
Troy, NY: 433 River St., Suite 303
File complaints about unethical practice by licensed medical providers including: general practitioners, internists, cardiologists, gynecologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedists, and other specialists.
Legal Complaints: NYPD/Police Misconduct
Manhattan, NY: 40 Rector St., 2nd Floor
Phone: (212) 306-7450
Accepts complaints about NYPD misconduct by mail, phone, or internet.
Manhattan, NY: One Police Plaza, Room 308
Phone: (646) 610-6017
NYPD Liaison to the LGBT Community.
Name Change Assistance
These organizations and lawyers can help you file to change your name;
-New York-NYC: Sylvia Rivera Law Project; Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund; West Village Name Change Clinic; LGBT Law Project at NYLAG; and the Peter Cicchino Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center.
-New York-Hudson Valley: The Loft
-New York-Long Island: The Long Island GLBT Community Center.
-New Jersey: Legal Services of New Jersey; Procedure available online: www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10551_namechange_adult.pdf
-New York State (not NYC): Byrgen Finkelman; Email: transhelpny@gmail.com / Phone: (518) 512-1160
Getting needed documentation for your name change:
Contact the Office of Vital Records and Statistics in the county you were born in. Born in NYC: www.nyc.gov/html/doh/home.html or call (212) 788-4520. Born in NYS: www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/birth.htm
Rap Sheet
If you have a record. Contact the Legal Action Center at www.lac.org/ or call (800) 223-4044. Additional documentation might be requested, based on your individual situation. Contact a lawyer if you have any questions.
NYC residents may file name change petitions at civil courts in any of the 5 boroughs. You can go to Manhattan Court even if you live in another borough. SRLP has detailed explanations of the process in NYC in English and Spanish at  http://srlp.org/our-services/legal-services/
Court locations:
Manhattan, NY: 11 Center St., Room 118
Phone: (646) 386-5609
Brooklyn, NY: 141 Livingston St.
Bronx: 851 Grand Concourse
Queens, NY: 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.
Staten Island, NY: 927 Castleton Ave.
Request birth certificates and file requests to change your name or gender marker on your birth certificate for people who were born in NYS.
Gender Marker/Sex Designation Changes
To change your gender marker on your ID (State ID, SS Card, Passport, Birth Certificate, and Benefits Card) you will need a letter from a licensed PCP indicating:
Birth Certifications: Vary by state. Please see:
Medicaid: No official policy exists.
Passport: Letter from licensed medical provider. See: www.transequality.org/Resources/passports_2012.pdf
Social Security: Letter from surgeon or provider verifying that the “sex change surgery was complete.”
State ID-New York: Letter from licensed medical provider indicating that one gender predominates.
Political Action and Initiatives
Phone: (800) 777-4723
Local Washington, DC Office: (202) 628-4160
HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans.
Phone: (415) 392-6257
Through direct litigation and advocacy NCLR works to change discriminatory laws and to create new laws and policies benefiting oppressed members of the queer community. NCLR’s Transgender Law Project publishes several publications on transgender issues, which can be found at: www.nclrights.org/projects/transgenderproject.htm
Phone: (202) 903- 0112
Social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment.  Issues include discrimination, federal documents, hate crimes, health, homelessness, immigration, marriage, travel, veterans, & the military.
Phone: (212) 604-9831
Works to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from the ground up.  The Task Force organizes broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, builds the organizational capacity of the movement and generates groundbreaking research through their policy Institute.
Advocates for freedom of gender identity and expression for all. Works toward securing the full inclusion of all transsexual, transgendered, and gender variant people in discrimination and hate crimes law at the state and local level in New York. For more information or to join NYAGRA, please visit the website.
Phone: (415) 865-0176
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Website also has a number of excellent resources regarding health and the law.
TLPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people. TLPI brings experts together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance trans equality. Website has legal and legislative information, as well as general resources.
Phone: (646) 862-9396
Organization committed to ending trans discrimination and transphobia via public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.
Meets every 1st Weds of the month 6:30-8:30pm at 55 W. 17th St. 5th Floor (between 5th & 6th Avenues) in New York City. TransJustice is a political group created by and for Trans and Gender Non-conforming people of color. TransJustice works to mobilize its communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues they face, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.
Prison and Reentry Services
Queens, NY: 29-76 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City
Phone: (212) 691-7554
Holistic, one-step services: Alternatives to Incarceration, drop-in, employment, education, family, health, housing, substance abuse treatment, reentry/transitional services, recreation, and lifetime aftercare.
Walk-in hours are from 8am to 4pm Mon-Fri. Letters of Reasonable Assurance (re: Fortune Society providing reentry services after release): Write to Edward Hosek, c/o The Fortune Society, 29-76 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101, Re: Letter of Reasonable Assurance.
Hotline: (303) 586-1452
Published to support TGNC people who are incarcerated. Free to all prisoners who request it. $25 subscription for people who are not currently incarcerated.
Harlem Community Justice Center
Manhattan, NY: 170 East 121st St.
Phone: (212) 360-4131
NYC referrals to support people after incarceration.
Hearts on a Wire Collective
Philadelphia, PA: PO Box 36831; Philadelphia, PA 19107
Produces quarterly newsletter for transgender and gender variant people incarcerated in Pennsylvania, with contributions by Trans & Gender Variant people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, as well as supportive community members.
This is a Prison, Glitter is Not Allowed: Experiences of Trans and Gender Variant People in Pennsylvania’s Prison System: www.scribd.com/doc/56577078/This-is-a-Prison-Glitter-is-Not-Allowed
Correctional Service Program
Provides books to people who are currently incarcerated in NY and community resources and referrals.
Connections: A Guide for Formerly Incarcerated People to Information Sources in NYC and The Job Search:  http://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/11_1_11__connections_2012.pdf
Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC)
Manhattan, NY: 147 West 24th St., 5th Floor
Phone: (212) 337-8550
Provides free legal services to TGNC people of color and low-income TGNC people, call for drop-in hours. Prisoner Advisory Committee made of TGNC people and allies who are currently incarcerated. Works on changing policies, building community, and sharing information and strategies. Produces a newsletter, In Solidarity.
It’s War In Here: A Report on the Treatment of Transgender and Intersex People in New York State Men’s Prisons: www.srlp.org/files/warinhere.pdf
Pen American Center
Handbook to assist writers in developing skills, writing workshops, and assists in getting writing published. Runs an annual Prison Writing competition.
Manhattan, NY: 110 Second Avenue
Phone: (646) 292-7740
Provides women with holistic services and advocacy after release from prison/jail. Some experience working with TGNC people. Offers Residential and Family Services, Reentry Services, and Neighborhood-Based Services in East New York.
Religious Organization and Spiritual Services
Religious/Spiritual Support (NJ & NY)
East Brunswick, NJ: 176 Tices Lane, 08816
Phone: (732) 246-3113
First Unitarian Universal Society of Plainfield
Plainfield, NJ: 724 Park Ave., 07060
Phone: (908) 756-0750
Phone: (212) 629-7440
A weekly trans-spirituality group hosted by the Metropolitan Community Church in NYC. Meets Sundays at 12:00 noon.
Keshet’s mission is to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews are fully included in all parts of the Jewish community.
Metropolitan Community Church of Christ the Liberator (MCC CTL)
www.mccctl.com
Phone: (732) 823-2193
MCC CTL worships at The Pride Center of NJ, located at 85 Raritan Ave. in Highland Park, every Sunday at 10:45 AM; there is a fellowship meal after service on the second Sunday of the month, as well as other periodic events. Everyone is welcome at MCC CTL. MCC CTL preaches a gospel of inclusion for all, celebrating rather than tolerating our queerness.
Phone: (732) 747-3557
Shrewsbury, NJ: 352 Sycamore Ave., 07702.
Torah Queeries
David Rogoff Email:dvdgrog@aol.com
Torah study through a queer lens, using as a jumping point for discussion, the book: Torah Queeries, Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible (available through Amazon). Its chapters contain liberating and healing messages, inspired by and drawn from Biblical texts, on the interface of our Jewish and LGBT identities. For inquiries or to register, contact David Rogoff at dvdgrog@aol.com $3.00 donation to PCNJ requested at each session. Meets on the 4th Sunday of each month at the Pride Center in Highland Park (85 Raritan Ave. Suite 100) from 4:30-6:00PM.
Unity Fellowship Church of Christ
Brooklyn, NY: 230 Classon Avenue, 11205
Phone: (718) 636-5646
A trans-friendly place of worship.
Religious Organizations and Committees
Interfaith online support for TGNC people.
Washington, DC: 1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Phone: (800) 777-4723
Local Office: (202) 628-4160
Advocacy and organizing for LGBT Equal Rights. HRC has a number of resources for TGNC people.
           -Organizing and discussion about religious communities and LGBT inclusion.
International network to support transgender Buddhists.
Searchable map of Christian congregations that welcome LGBTQ people, supportive organizations, educational resources for individuals and congregations, and more.
Manhattan, NY: 55 Washington Square South
Phone: (212) 477-0351
A sanctuary for progressive activism, artistic expression, and spiritual nurture that welcomes all LGBT people to participate fully in the life and ministry of the church.
Manhattan, NY: 446 West 36th St.
Phone: (212) 629-7440
A spiritual home for LGBT community, open to all. GenderPeople transgender support group.
Brooklyn, NY: 2578 Atlantic Ave.
Phone: (718) 385-2406
Welcoming and liberationist congregation, around gender, sexuality, and race. Many locations in the U.S.
Builds community for traditional, Orthodox, and frum LGBT Jews. Develops community programming including a Shabbaton, educational initiatives, and a resource library of welcoming resources for individuals & Rabbis.
Directory of LGBT and Welcoming synagogues, Jewish LGBT organizations, educational resources, and research.
Manhattan, NY: 57 Bethune St.
Phone: (212) 929-9498
Synagogue serving LGBTQ community of NYC since 1973. Has an active Trans Empowerment Committee.
Brooklyn, NY: 1012 Eight Ave. (at Church of Gethsemane)
Phone: (718) 390-7493
Independent synagogue with a diverse community including varying sexual orientations, gender identities, races, family arrangements, and Jewish identities and backgrounds.
LGB and TGNC-friendly religious and cultural organization headquartered in LA with chapters/affiliates in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, and Ottowa. Resources for contemporary progressive Islam and a list of progressive mosques.
Spirituality and politically radical queer communities. Links to information about regional Radical Faerie activities and individual Faerie websites.
Substance Use and Recovery Services
12 Step Services
12 Step Resources
The Long Island LGBT Center, Staten Island LGBT Center, and The Loft have 12 Step Recovery groups.
-Trans Network AA: Email: TransAAnyc@gmail.com
-NYC LGBT AA Listings: www.royy.com
-NYC Young People AA: www.nycypaa.org/
-NYC/NYS 12 Step Listings: www.nyintergroup.org/
-Agnostic AA Meetings: www.agnosticaanyc.org/
-Alcoholics Anonymous: Phone: (212) 647-1680
-NYC Al-Anon: www.nycalanon.org/
-Al-Anon: Phone: (212) 941-0094
-Crystal Meth Anonymous NY: www.nycma.org/
-Crystal Meth Anonymous: Phone: (212) 642-5029
-Sexual Compulsives Anonymous: www.sca-recovery.org/ and (212) 439-1123
Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange
Manhattan, NY: 290 Lenox Ave., Basement Floor
Phone: (212) 924-3733
Syringe exchange, HIV and Hep C testing, psychotherapy for people living with HIV, Harm Reduction Planning and Overdose Prevention.
Manhattan, NY: 22 West 27th St., 5th Floor
Phone: (212) 213-6376
Oakland, CA: 1440 Broadway, Suite 510
Phone: (510) 444-6969
Overdose prevention; training; leadership development; and advocacy to support the health and dignity of individuals and communities affected by drug use.
Manhattan, NY: 25 Allen St.
Phone: (212) 226-6333
Syringe exchange, Case management, Therapy and Psychiatry, Medical, HIV and Hep C testing, Peer education, Nutrition, Drop-in center, Wellness services, Transgender advocacy group, and support groups.
Manhattan, NY: 301 West 37th St., 2nd Floor
Phone: (212) 465-8304
Support groups, Case management, Crisis intervention, and Syringe exchange.
Detox and Residential (Inpatient)
Manhattan, NY: 1000 Tenth Ave.
Phone: (212) 523-6491
Experience working with TGNC people. Medicaid, Medicare, and many private plans.
In-Patient and Out-Patient recovery services. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and many private plans. Some experience working with the LGBT community.
Bronx Psychiatric Center
Phone: (718) 904-0026 x323
Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, Military Insurance, and uninsured. Must live in the Bronx. Some experience with transgender people.
Brattleboro, VT: 75 Linden St.
Phone: (802) 258-3700
Offers LGBT specific unit, gender neutral bathrooms. Accepts Medicare, Private Insurance.
Bronx, NY: 1600 Macombs Rd.
Phone: (718) 299-3300
Must be a NYC resident to be eligible for services. Has some experience offering services to TGNC people.
Locations in Minnesota and Florida
Phone: (800) 547-7433
Treats sex addiction. Access to concurrent groups focusing on LGBT DV, anger management and seniors. Some experience working with transgender people.
Day Programs (Outpatient)
Manhattan, NY: 1000 Tenth Ave.
Phone: (212) 523-6491
Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and many private plans. Experience working with TGNC people. Crystal Cleer Methadone Maintenance Program.
Manhattan, NY: 208 West 13th St.
Phone: (212) 620-7310
Center CARE Recovery Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program (OASAS Certified).
Westchester County Medical Center
Valhalla, NY: 100 Woods Rd.
Phone: (914) 493-1753
Provides individual, family, couple, groups, and substance abuse treatment specifically for LGBT people. Pre-teens through seniors. Linkage to primary care and specialty health services provided.
Manhattan, NY: 122 West 27th St. 6th Floor
Phone: (212) 691-2900
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Medicaid, ADAP on limited basis.
Manhattan, NY: 19 Union Square West
Phone: (212) 627-9600
Broad range of specialized programs including ones for people who are dually diagnosed with serious mental illness, a sexual addiction program, a program for LGBT people, and for people who are using crystal meth.
Vocal Coaching and Training
Manhattan, NY: 65 Broadway, Suite 901
Phone: (347) 677-3619
NY based speech pathologist who works with exclusively with Trans community (both MTF & FTM). Transgender Voice Training and Speech Therapy for people of all genders. Provides low-cost workshops and individual sessions.
Instruction in voice feminization entitled “Finding Your Female Voice”.
Hotline, toll free: 1-866-4-MY-VOICE
Phone: (303) 722-2181
Website also offers useful voice exercises “How to Develop a Female Voice” among other useful resources.
Manhattan, NY: 830 Broadway
Phone: (212) 475-2233
www.mikemusc.wix.com/normagarbo
Trans-friendly vocal instructor in the NY area. Offers classes and a DVD entitled “Feminizing the Voice” on voice feminizing, as well as voice coaching. Rooted in performance techniques.
Rhonda K. Ruinik, MA, CCC-SLP
Voorhees, NJ: 15 Hopkins Street
Phone: (856) 309-7110
Adult adolescent speech/voice therapy.
Websites and Reading List
Website Resources
TGNC Identities and Transitioning
-Big Brothers Binder Program: www.thetransitionalmale.com/BBUB.html
-Clothing:
-Tomboy Femme Style: www.tomboyfemme.com/
-Coming Out As a transgender Person: A Workbook: www.tinyurl.com/MCCComeOutWkbk
-enGender: Helen Boyd’s journal on gender and Trans issues: www.myhusbandbetty.com
-GENDER. ORG: Provides information concerning transgender issues. The website is primarily a tool
for both education and advocacy: www.gender.org
-GenderEvolve: Supports the transgender community by providing an internet portal linking the best
websites catering to crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals and all transgendered people: www.genderevolve.com/
-GenderFork: Supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum:
-GenderTalk: Includes lists of resources in many different categories for the Trans community:
www.gendertalk.com/info/resource/general-info.shtml
-FTM at Underworks: www.ftm.underworks.com/
-FTMInternational: www.ftmi.org/
-Genderqueer Identities: www.genderqueerid.com/
-Hudson’s FTM Guide: www.ftmguide.org/
-I Am Transgendered: Links to resources, as well as a list of all upcoming trans-focused conferences
and events nationwide: www.iamtransgendered.com
-Laura’s Playground: Laura’s Playground is a free support site for MTF, FTM, transsexual,
transgendered, crossdressers, intersex, androgynous and their significant others and friends:
-Lynn’s Place: www.tglynnsplace.com/
-Mazzoni Center Resources: http://mazzonicenter.org/resources-main
-Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: www.nickgorton.org/
-Safe2Pee: A directory of gender neutral bathrooms, unisex restrooms, and accessible toilets by city and
state. The listing includes maps to aid in finding a restroom in time of need: www.safe2pee.org
-Silly Trans Woman (Transition-related Information and News): www.sillytranswoman.blogspot.com/
-Susan’s Place for Transgender Resources: Offers lists of many resources including lists of doctors and
support forums: www.susans.org/
-TG Forum: www.tgforum.com/
-The Transitional Male: http://thetransitionalmale.com/
-Transbucket: www.transbucket.com/
-TRANScending Borders: http://transcendingborders.org/
-Transguys: www.transguys.com/
-Trans HealthCare: A comprehensive, online directory of SRS Surgeons around the world: http://www.transhealthcare.org/
Transgender Equality Blog: Blog is maintained by the National Center for Gender Equality. It covers non-
transgender specific issues through a transgender lens: www.transgenderequality.wordpress.com/
-TransMentors International: A non-profit organization which provides aid, support and assistance to
Trans-identified individuals. Has access to many resources, including online support forums for
FTM, MTF, and SOFFA: Phone: (877)366-3888: www.transmentors.org
-Trans-Ponder: Website with podcasts about transgender and gender LGBT issues. The podcast was
nominated two years running as the best LGBT podcast out there: http://www.trans-ponder.com/
-Trans Road Map: Tons of information, how-to’s, & links for Trans Community: www.tsroadmap.com
-T-VOX: Essentially a trans-wikipedia: T-VOX is comprehensive advice, information and support
website on the internet for genderqueer, intersex, transgender and transsexual people, as well as their friends/families: www.t-vox.org
-VCH Trans Health Library (wide range of transitional-related topics):www.transhealth.vch.ca/resources/library/
Sexual Health & Health Education
-Book of Choices-Resources for pregnancy and abortion in NY: www.prochoiceny.org/boc/
-Emergency: Planning for Unplanned Health Care: www.griefsucks.wordpress.com/resources/emergency/
-Lesbian Cancer Initiative Resource Guide (for LGBT people):www.gaycenter.org/health/lci
-Primed-The Black Pocket Guide for Transmen and the Men Who Love Us: www.queertransmen.org/
-Safer Sex Post SRS-Positively Aware: www.positivelyaware.com/2008/08_04/safer_sex.html
-Scarleteen: Sex Education for the Real World: www.scarleteen.com/
-The Trans Woman’s Anti-Violence Project: http://transfeminism.tumblr.com/
-Trans-Health: www.trans-health.com/
Community, Art/Culture, and News
-BKLYN Boihood: www.bklynboihood.com/
-Brown Boi Project: www.brownboiproject.org/
-CT Trans Advocacy Coalition: www.transadvocacy.org/?p=17
-FlyRights-TSA Complaint Phone Application: www.fly-rights.org/
-Global Action for Transgender Equality: www.transactivists.org/
-National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: www.lgbtagingcenter.org/
-Original Plumbing: www.originalplumbing.com/
-PreetyQueer: www.prettyqueer.com
-Quorum Forum: www.quorumnyc.org/
-The Stud Magazine: www.thestudmagazine.com/
-Transforming Gender: Documentary on the struggles faced by the Trans community. https://vimeo.com/124200023
-We Happy Trans: www.wehappytrans.com/
Reading List (Memoirs and Personal Writings)
-The Queer Zine Archive Project has many, many writings by TGNC and Queer people. www.qzap.org/
-A Queer and Pleasant Danger, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and
Other Outlaws, My Gender Workbook, & Gender Outlaw – by Kate Bornstein.
-Both Sides Now: One Man’s Journey through Womanhood – by Dhillon Khosla.
-Butch is a Noun – by S. Bear Bergman.
-Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation – by Eli Clare.
-From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond – by Morty Diamond.
-GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary – Edited by Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins, and Clare
Howell.
-I Rise – by Toni Newman.
-Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience – by Matt Kailey.
-Kicked Out – Edited by Sassafras Lowrey.
-Mark 947: A Life Shaped by God, Gender, and Force of Will – by Calbernia Addams.
-Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender, Conformity, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots, and
That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation – by Mattilda Berstein Sycamore.
-Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme and many other works – by Ivan Coyote.
-She’s Not There – by Jennifer Finney Boylan.
-Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels – by Justin Vivian Bond.
-The Testosterone Files – by Max Valerio Wolf.
-The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals – Stephanie Brill and Rachel
Pepper.
-Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders – by Joy Ladin.
-Trans Forming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones – by M. Boenke.
-Transgender History – by Susan Stryker.
-Transgender Liberation, Transgender Warriors, and Stone Butch Blues – by Leslie Feinberg.
-Transgender Rights – by Paisley Currah.
-Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men and Becoming a Visible Man – by Jamison Green.
-Transition and Beyond: Observations on Gender Identity – by Redi Vanderurgh.
-Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity – by Julia
Serrano.

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