Community Resources and Organizations
Other community organizations and resources (in alphabetical order)
Buffalo Belles a social and support group for crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals, intersexuals and other
transgendered individuals in the Buffalo, New York area.
Central Texas Transgender Society
The Central Texas Transgender Society is an informal association of individuals and groups in the central Texas area.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
COLAGE is a national organization supporting children, youth and adults with LGBT parent(s).
Connecticut Outreach Society (COS)
A Hartford-based transgender support group.
Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC)
The Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition [CTAC] mission is to improve, through education, political and social advocacy and
activism, societal attitudes and the law in order to achieve equal rights for the trans and gender non-conforming
individuals and communities.
DC Area Transmasculine Society
The DC Area Transmasculine Society is a peer-facilitated social and support group in the DC area for anyone on the
Erie Sisters is a social organization of Transgendered girls based in the northwest Pennsylvania city of Erie.
Families United Against Hate
Families United Against Hate is a nonprofit grassroots organization created by and for families and survivors of
hate motivated violence, in collaboration with other individuals and organizations.
Gender Education & Advocacy (GEA)
GEA is a national education and public relations organization for the gender-variant community.
Gender Identity Center of Colorado
The Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Inc., (GIC) is a non-profit corporation formed to provide support to
transsexuals, or those people who cross dress, or are non-traditional in their gender identity. The Center is also an informational
and educational resource to the community at large.
Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC)
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC) is a national organization working to end discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes.
HIV: Find a Testing Site Near You!
Approximately one-fourth of the people in the US infected with HIV don't know it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides
an online search form to find HIV anonymous and free testing centers across the United States. Take the test, take control.
Ingersoll Gender Center
Ingersoll Gender Center is a mutual support and education organization for transgender, gender variant* people and the people
who support them. Ingersoll is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Seattle and serving the Greater Seattle and
Puget Sound region and beyond. Ingersoll is an all-volunteer organization that focuses on direct peer support, community building,
education and advocacy.
International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
IFGE is a non-profit advocacy organization with the purpose of overcoming the intolerance of
transgenderism and transsexualism brought about by widespread ignorance.
A transgender support group from the Sagamore, Massachusetts area.
Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is the premier resource for people seeking information and advice about atypical
reproductive anatomies and disorders of sex development.
Jim Collins Foundation
The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries.
Based in the Southern Appalachians near Asheville, North Carolina, Kindred Spirits is the forum to learn and teach in the world of the "two-spirit".
Lambda Legal is 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.
Mazzoni Center is the only healthcare provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique needs of the
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Operating with the mission "to provide quality comprehensive
health and wellness services in an LGBT-focused environment while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of lives
of individuals we serve", Mazzoni Center offers a full continuum of services including primary medical care, mental health
counseling and substance abuse treatment, legal services, and HIV-related prevention and care services.
Mid Hudson Valley Transgender Association
The Mid-Hudson Valley Transgender Association's (MHVTA) principal mission is to provide outreach and support for our members, their families,
their friends, and to be active in the Transgender Community and the greater community of the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York. MHVTA is a
non-discriminatory group which is structured to allow participation by all those who support the transgender community.
Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health
care received by trans and gender non-conforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)(3) social justice organization dedicated to advancing the
equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC)
Founded in 1999, the only Civil Rights organization devoted specifically to the Transgender Community.
North East Transwomens Alliance (NETA)
North East Transwomens Alliance is dedicated to the health and well-being of transgender women living in New England. They
provide a warm friendly and safe place for transgender women to meet and receive support, information, and community connection.
Their mission is to support and empower transgender women wherever they are in their process of transition and identity.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
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.
An online transgender social community.
Pittsburgh Transsexual Support Group
Pittsburgh Transsexual Support Group is a group of over 40 transgendered individuals who provide peer support
through the transition process. We offer Friendship, Education, Guest Speakers, and Social Events.
Press For Change
Press for Change is a political lobbying and educational organisation, which campaigns to achieve equal civil rights and liberties for all trans
people in the United Kingdom, through legislation and social change.
Remembering Our Dead
A website dedicated to preserving the memory of transgender individuals murdered by hate and killed by predjudice.
Renaissance Transgender Association
Renaissance Transgender Association is a national transgender support and education organization with many chapters in
the eastern United States.
River City Gems
The River City Gems is a Sacramento-based social and support group for crossdressers, their partners, and their families whose mission is to
provide their members opportunities to socialize in a personally affirming, safe, and supportive environment as well as raise awareness of the transgender
community and to promote a positive image to business owners, the media, and the general public.
St. Louis Gender Foundation
Founded over 20 years ago, the St. Louis Gender Foundation strives to provide a safe place for people to explore their gender differences through
monthly meetings and occasional group outings.
Stonewall Speakers, a program of Connecticut Stonewall Foundation, Inc., is a speaker's bureau comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender people and their allies, who give their hearts, time and travel expenses to help eliminate hate. Speaking engagements
generally include two or more panelists and combine personal life stories with a question and answer session. They speak to thousands
of youth and adults annually at schools, universities, companies, and governmental organizations.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender
identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. They
seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and
people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and
affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. SRLP believes that in order to create meaningful political
participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
Tiffany Club of New England
One of the largest and oldest transgender support group in New England.
A community driven resource directory of transgender friendly providers, services and community groups.
TransFamily is a support group for transgendered and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members,
friends, and supportive others.
TransFM Internet Broadcasting Network, the brain child of Ethan St.Pierre, offers informational talk shows about gender, transgender
issues and politics.
Transgender American Veterans Association
Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that acts proactively with other concerned gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender (GLBT) organizations to ensure that transgender veterans will receive appropriate care for their medical conditions in accordance with
the Veterans Health Administration’s Customer Service Standards promise to "treat you with courtesy and dignity... as the first class citizen
that you are."
Transgender Education Association of Central Pennsylvania (TransCentralPA)
TransCentralPA is a federally recognized 501c3 Non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Transgender community in and
around Central Pennsylvania.
Transgender Education Association of the Greater Washington DC Area (TGEA)
TGEA has been dedicated to educating, helping and supporting transgendered individuals, their Significant Others,
Families, and Friends.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF)
TLDEF is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education,
test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.
Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center works with community members and allies to make California a state in which we can
all fully and freely express our gender identities. On their site, you'll find one of the nation's most comprehensive
collections of resources on transgender law, information about our innovative projects, and tons of other stuff.
Transgender Legal Support
Transgender Legal is the official web site for Phyllis Randolph Frye, Esq., of Houston, Texas, USA. This site includes
most of the two-plus decades of her writings and other items that she has produced in her quest for individual freedom
and for freedom of her people.
Transhealth Coordinators is affiliated with Kindred Spirits, a non profit 501(c)(3) educational organization. Their primary goal is to help bridge the many
significant gaps between the medical field and the transgender community.
TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy
which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.
Transsexual Woman's Resources
The Transsexual Women's Resources web site is a highly regarded website "providing factual information, informed
opinion, and personal narrative" with a focus on the transsexual woman.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide,
around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone,
call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.
Tristate Transgender Support Group
The Tristate Transgender Support Group, located in in northeast Bergen County, NJ, is a support group dedicated to the
support of the entire transgender community. This includes anyone that identifies as TG in anyway. They welcome crossdressers,
transsexuals, FtM, MtF, intersex, or anyone else seeking the support and community of their peers.
True Colors works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed.
We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership development, mentoring and direct services to youth
and those responsible for their well-being.
TransYouth Family Allies, Inc. (TYFA)
TransYouth Family Allies, Inc. empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive
environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.
Tri-Ess: Society for the Second Self
Tri-Ess provides support focused on heterosexual crossdressers, their spouses, partners, and families through a nationwide network of 30 chapters.
If you are a transsexual, or would like to learn about transsexuals, this website provides a tremendous amount of information
about moving from a life in the role of one gender into a life in the role of another. Topics include legal issues such as
changing your driver's license, breast augmentation surgeries, facial feminization surgeries, hormone replacement therapies,
and sexual reassignment surgeries.
One of the nation's oldest transsexual support group, based in Hartford, Connecticut.
Unity of the Pioneer Valley
A transgender support group from the Springfield, Massachusetts area.
Washington Baltimore Alliance
the Washington Baltimore Alliance is a support group in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area for Cross Dressers and
their significant others, especially those who are new to the Transgendered experience.