National and International Organizations

A listing of national and international resources and organizations for GLB and Trans issues


AEGIS

American Educational Gender Information Service
gender.org

City of Lakes CrossGender Community

An organization for crossgendered people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
clccmn.com

Colage

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everythere - very T-inclusive
colage.org

Central Texas Transgender Society

A resource to the transgender community in the Central Texas area
cttgs.org

Connecticut Outreach Society

The Connecticut Outreach Society (COS) is a support group for transgendered individuals and their spouses or significant others
ctoutreach.org

FTM International

Female-to-Male Support and Info
ftmi.org

TrueChild

TrueChild is an action tank of leading experts that promotes gender transformative approaches to reproductive health, gender-based violence, and educational achievement.

http://www.truechild.org/

GLBT Central

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Information All in one central location! glbtcentral.com

Gulf Gender Alliance

Support group in New Orleans, LA
gga.org

 

HRC Transgender Page

Human Rights Campaign Transgender section.  Great information.

IFGE - The International Foundation for Gender Education

IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people.
We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Cis-gender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

Intersex Society of N. America

Intersex Society of N. America
isna.org

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Lesbian Rights
nclrights.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
ngltf.org

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults.
 

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.

http://www.outandequal.org/

OutServe – Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)

OutServe is for Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans & Families.  OutServe has an active local Colorado-Wyoming chapter.  They provide free legal counseling to service members with legal issues stemming from discrimination, assistance on how to transition in the military (or not), help with paper work, and generally getting the help you need.  

PFLAG - Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

PFLAG TNET - PFLAG Transgender Network

In 2002, the PFLAG Transgender Network (TNET) became PFLAG's first "Special Affiliate," recognized with the same privileges and responsibilities as PFLAG chapters. Whereas chapters have a geographical focus, TNET is focused specifically on promoting the health and well-being of transgender persons, their families and friends, and provides resources to PFLAG chapters and to the National Office.

 

TransHarmony Phoenix Transgender Support

The mission of Transgender Harmony is to provide resources and opportunities for the support of ALL transgender and gender variant persons in the pursuit of health and happiness in their lives.
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Press for Change

Excellent British TG Advocate Site
pfc.org.uk

Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care

Provides accurate, peer-reviewed medical guidance. This protocol was developed under the supervision of eight physicians with extensive experience in treating transgender patients.  This site provides a resource and contains references to additional materials that may be accessed for further study and shared with physcians, clinicians other provider colleagues and support staff to improve treatment capabilities as well as access to care for transgender patients.

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=protocol

Tri-Ess Chapters

Tri-Ess is a support organization for heterosexual crossdressers, their partners, family and friends. This data base shows the chapters and where they can be found.  
Tri-Ess Chapters

The Transgender Center

The Transgender Center aims to be a wealth of great resources and support for transgendered people.
ntac.org

Tiffany Club of New England

Serving the needs and interests of the Transgendered Community for over 25 years!
tcne.org

Transgender Housing Network

A temporary housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash.  This is a USA/Canada service, use at your own discretion.

Transgender Michigan

Dedicated to improving communications between all of the various groups supporting the transgendered communities in Michigan.
transgendermichigan.org

TransFamily

TransFamily is a support group for transgendered and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others. We provide referrals, literature, and over-the-phone information on all transgender issues.
transfamily.org

TransMentors International Inc.

TransMentors International is a non-profit organization which provides aid, support and assistance to Trans-identified individuals.  They are committed to the health and well-being of all members of the diverse community. They provide an array of information services, educational materials, advocacy training, as well as personal assistance with safe housing, health, faith, resource referrals, emergency assistance and more.

TYFA - Trans Youth Family Allies

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

WPATH

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association,  HBIGDA), is a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

The Department of Veteran Affairs has asked us to notify veterans about the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).  VRAP is a provision under the Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.  It allows qualified Veterans to receive up to 12-months of education assistance equal to the full-time Montgomery GI Bill at the Active Duty rate, which is currently $1,473 per month.  The money is paid to the Veteran, who in turn pays the school for tuition, fees and books.

To be qualified, you must:
§  Be 35-60 years old, unemployed on the day of application, and not dishonorably discharged;
§  Start education or training after July 1, 2012, in a VA-approved program of education offered by
 a community college or technical school leading to an associate degree, non-college degree or
 a certificate for a high-demand occupation as defined by the Department of Labor;
§  Not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g. Post-9/11 GI Bill,
Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment);
§  Not be enrolled in a federal or state job training program within the last 180 days;
§  Not receive VA compensation at the 100% rate due to individual unemployability (IU).
VA can approve up to 45,000 Veterans for VRAP through the end of September 2012.
We can approve another 54,000 Veterans Oct. 1, 2012 to Sep. 30, 2013.


For more information on VOW, VRAP, high demand occupations, and how to apply,
visit their website (Click the title) or call the VA National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000.
Veterans may also access the VRAP through eBenefits

 

Wichita Transgender Coalition

For our members living in or from Kansas we share this new organizations link.  Please contact them for meeting times and locations as these are not public. 

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