The Binder Drive is dedicated to supporting Black TGNC folks through providing free gc2b binders to those in need of a safe binding option. In our time operating over the past 8 months, we have had many folks reach out to us in need of resources beyond what we offer. In most cases, we've been able to connect folks with the resources they need, but we figured it was time to try our hands at compiling these resources into one place for our community to access whenever they may need. In the case that you are in need of other kinds of TGNC or LGBTQIA+ support that we cannot provide, our team of volunteers has compiled this list of resources for all kinds of members of our community. You can navigate this list via the menu on the right side of the page.

We are not associated with any of these organizations, but are hopeful that their work might come in handy to members of our community. If you are a part of an organization that provides support to TGNC folx and you think should be included on this list, please reach out to us at binderdrive at gmail dot com with information about your organization and links to your website and social media. 

Please note that most of these in-person resources are located in the United States. Virtual resources should be accessible from all parts of the world. If any resources have expired or are no longer accessible for any reason, please reach out to us and we will adjust/remove them!

This resource list was created with love by Quinn Jarboe Whitaker with help from Sophie Sagan-Gutherz, Cynthia Souza, and Sav Souza

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NATIONAL Resources FOR QUeer, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming Folks

NATIONAL Resources FOR QUeer, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming Folks

TGNC Resources

TGNC Resources

 

Crisis Resources

Trans Lifeline 

(877) 565-8860 (US)

(877) 330-6366 (Canada)

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

The Trevor Project 

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's 24/7/365 Lifeline at

866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

or TrevorChat, their online instant messaging option, or TrevorText, a text-based support option. If you are looking for peer support, you can visit TrevorSpace from anywhere in the world.

www.thetrevorproject.org

International Resources- https://www.thetrevorproject.org/trvr_support_center/international/

National Sexual Assault Hotline

24/7 hotline, staffed by trained individuals, for those experiencing sexual assault or violence

https://www.rainn.org/ 

https://www.rainn.org/es (en español)

800¬-656-¬HOPE (4673)

Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program

International emergency assistance requests

https://freedomhouse.org/program/dignity-all-lgbti-assistance-program

Communities Against Hate

National coalition documenting hate incidents

Report an incident at: http://communitiesagainsthate.org/report

Report and get help at: 1-844-9-NO-HATE

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

24/7 hotline, staffed by trained individuals, for those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, complete with 24/7 crisis text line

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

https://www.crisistextline.org/

Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

800-273-TALK (8255)

888-628-9454 (en español)

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 confidential crisis line for those experiencing domestic violence

http://www.thehotline.org/

800-799-SAFE (7233)

DomesticShelters.org

DomesticShelters.org is a resource list of domestic

abuse shelters around the United States.

https://www.domesticshelters.org/

 

ShelterListings.org

National database of homeless shelters

http://www.shelterlistings.org/

Feeding America

National Database of Food Banks

http://www.feedingamerica.org/

Outside In

Since 1968, Outside In has transformed thousands of lives by helping break the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty, and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and the underserved. Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. www.outsidein.org 

Youth on Fire

Youth on Fire (YOF), a program of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, is a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

https://aac.org/youth-on-fire/ 

 

Larkin Street Youth Services

Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives. We provide housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness support to help these young people get off the street for good.

701 Sutter St, 3rd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94109

Phone (415) 673-0911

www.larkinstreetyouth.org

Ruth Ellis Center

Ruth Ellis Center works to create a supportive environment and community with LGBTQ+ young people

 

77 Victor Park, MI 48203

Phone 313-252-1950

www.ruthelliscenter.org

YOUTH & FAMILY Resources

TransYouth 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.
www.imatyfa.org

GLSEN
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
www.glsen.org
@glsen on social media
info@glsen.org 

TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation
TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation works to support and serve transgender youth and provide resources to parents of transgender youth.
http://www.transkidspurplerainbow.org/

 

TransParent
For parents of trans youth seeking support
http://transparentusa.org/ 

The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college and university students. To achieve this end, the organization collaborates with the public and leaders in higher education, mental health, and research to produce and advance initiatives.
www.jedfoundation.org 

The Matthew Shepard Foundation
The Matthew Shepard Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion and Acceptance” through a variety of programs including school assemblies on diversity, outreach to LGBT and allied workplace resource groups, and advocacy for legal equality, as well as by providing a resource directory, youth blogs, and motivational interviews with LGBT and allied professionals and celebrities through its youth-oriented website
Foundation website: www.matthewshepard.org
Youth Website: https://medium.com/matthews-place


Children’s National Medical Center Gender Development Program

As one of the earliest founded youth gender programs, we are a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work in the assessment and broad care needs of youth on the gender spectrum and their families. We also conduct cutting-edge research to move forward our understanding of youth gender development and ways to best support gender-diverse and transgender youth. Research findings inform all of our clinical care.

https://childrensnational.org/departments/gender-development-program

Children’s National Medical Center Gender and Autism Program

The Gender and Autism (and Related Conditions) Program at Children’s National Hospital is dedicated to supporting youth with gender and autism (or related conditions) through evaluations, consultation and a specialized ongoing support program. Our focus is on helping your child with their autism spectrum challenges, such as with flexible thinking, planning skills, future thinking and self-awareness, while at the same time supporting their need for gender exploration.

https://childrensnational.org/departments/gender-development-program/gender-and-autism-program

 

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

www.genderspectrum.org

TransFamily
TransFamily provides support, education, advocacy, and outreach for the transgender community, families, friends, partners, and allies of all ages, through meetings, presentations, seminars, media outreach, and an emergency resource hotline. 
Emergency Resource Hotline (216) 691-HELP (4357)
www.transfamily.org

Stand with Trans
Since 2015, Stand with Trans has been dedicated to developing programs, educational events and support groups to serve transgender youth. Their mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to their authentic life.

@standwithtrans

https://standwithtrans.org/

Ally Parents

We are a group of parents who have come together because we have a transgender child. We live all across the United States. Our children are at different ages and at different stages along their journeys. Some are just beginning to transition, some are living authentically as adults already. We come from different backgrounds and most of us have actually not met (yet). What we have in common is an unconditional LOVE for our children. We are allies to the transgender community.

https://standwithtrans.org/ally-parents/

Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

https://advocatesforyouth.org/issue/lgbtq-health-and-rights/

YouthResource 
A web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and explores issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offering support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.

Give Us the Floor- San Francisco
Give Us The Floor (GUTF) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization. We help teens deal with distress through unique, peer support groups that leverage social media to provide constant contact and anonymity in a safe teen-only community, breaking the isolation and shame cycles. Trained teens facilitate confidential, Supportive Group Chats and members help each other with common mental health and social issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, body image, discrimination, bullying, relationships and identity.
https://giveusthefloor.org/

Trans Youth Equality Foundation 
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. They partner with families, educators, and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children. 
www.transyouthequality.org

Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project
Empowering youth, families and communities with gender affirming services, training and research.    https://www.genderandfamilyproject.org/    
@genderandfamilyproject     

 
 

EDUCATIONAL Resources

College Guides for LGBTQ Students

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/lgbtq-student-guide/

GSA Network
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
https://gsanetwork.org 

Advocates for Youth (AFY): LGBTQ Resources for Professionals

Lesson plans, tips and strategies, background information, and additional resources to help youth-serving professionals create safe space for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

https://advocatesforyouth.org/resources-tools/?_sft_audience=for-professionals

Safe Schools Coalition
Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/

Gender Diversity 

Support for families, trans youth, and educators

www.genderdiversity.org

City Year

City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation.

www.cityyear.org

Trans Student Educational Resources

Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collaborative action.

http://transstudent.org 

HEALTHCARE Resources

Planned Parenthood 

Our health centers provide education, support, and sexual and reproductive health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex patients.

1-800-230-7526

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-care/our-services/lgbt-services

 

UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health 

Trans CoE was founded in 2009 with a mission to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for transgender and gender diverse communities. The Transgender CoE’s goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. The Transgender CoE actively engages a national advisory board of transgender leaders from throughout the country. We bring extensive expertise in transgender health research and best practices for gender diverse community engagement.

https://prevention.ucsf.edu/transhealth

 

Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (Annual)

This conference focuses on the specific issues, needs, and experiences of trans and gender-variant people with regard to the health of our bodies, lives, and communities. Everyone concerned about these issues is welcome to attend, including but not limited to: members of the trans and gender variant communities, partners, allies, family members, healthcare and social service providers.

http://www.trans-health.org/

 

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)

Clinics around the United States that offer basic health care for those without insurance or experiencing homelessness.

http://www.nafcclinics.org/

 

RAD Remedy

Community¬-sourced list of trans-¬affirming healthcare providers

https://www.radremedy.org/

 

Out2Enroll

Resources to help transgender people select and enroll in insurance 

https://out2enroll.org

 

TransHealth

Health and guidance for healthcare providers, as well as a list of trans¬affirming health clinics in Canada, the United States, and England.

http://www.trans-health.com/

 

Transcend Legal

Transcend Legal helps people get transgender-related health care covered under insurance.

https://transcendlegal.org/

 

TransChance Health

Helps transgender people navigate health care and insurance to receive respectful, high-quality care, and get transition-related care covered  

https://www.transchancehealth.org/

 

JustUs Health

Leads the work to achieve health equity for diverse gender, sexual, and cultural communities in Minnesota, including the Trans Aging Project and a Trans Health Insurance guide

https://www.justushealth.mn

 

Jim Collins Foundation

Financial support for transition-related expenses for people without insurance or who have been excluded by insurance

http://jimcollinsfoundation.org/apply/

 

Point of Pride Annual Transgender Surgery Fund

Provides direct financial assistance to trans folks who cannot afford their gender-affirming surgery

https://pointofpride.org/annual-transgender-surgery-fund/

Health Coverage Guide National Center for Transgender Equality

Use this guide to help you navigate the process of gender Gender Affirmative care covered by your Health Insurance.

https://transequality.org/health-coverage-guide

Community Kinship Life Surgery Scholarship

Provides the trans community with assistance while having a sense of community and kinship

http://cklife.org/scholarship/

 

The Mental Health Coalition

The Mental Health Coalition is an unprecedented group of the most passionate & influential NGOs, advocates, celebrities and media organizations that have joined forces to address the devastating stigma surrounding mental health. This will be the first collaborative effort of this scale committed to changing the way people talk about and care for mental health. 

https://thementalhealthcoalition.org/

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National network of mental health care providers, as well as a provider database

http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/LGBTQ 

Help Line: 800-950-6264

 

National Council for Behavioral Health

National network of community behavioral health centers, as well as a provider database

http://www.thenationalcouncil.org

 

National Eating Disorders Association

Support for individuals and families affected by eating disorders

Call 1-800-931-2237 or  

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/find-help-support

Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders

TFFED is a collective of trans and gender diverse people who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues. Our mission is to make visible, interrupt, and undermine the disproportionately high incidence of eating disorders in trans and gender diverse individuals through radical community healing, recovery institution reform, empowerment, and education. 

transfolxfightingeds@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/transfolxfightingeds

https://www.transfolxfightingeds.com/

The Family Acceptance Project

(San Francisco State University)

The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education, and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth.

https://familyproject.sfsu.edu

 

Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the first organization dedicated solely to anti-bullying, no matter where or to whom it happens. Because LGBT youth are often targeted by bullies, the Foundation gives particular attention to this community. Its work extends to anti-gay bullying and homophobia in sports, as the Foundation was founded by Ben Cohen, MBE, one of the world’s greatest athletes. He is the first straight sports star to dedicate his philanthropic efforts for the benefit of LGBT people. The Foundation is funded, in part, through profits shared by the StandUp social-commerce brand, the first brand to engage the consumer marketplace to drive social change for LGBT people. Mr. Cohen is chairman of both organizations.

http://www.standupfoundation-uk.org/

 

Psychology Today Therapist Finder

A list of therapists around North America. Once a city or state is selected, there is a filter for therapists working with transgender clients under the ‘Issue’ area on the left

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/

 

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

A national database for local professionals and agencies that provide addiction recovery services and mental health care.

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

800-662-HELP (4357)

Transbucket

TransBucket.com was created Summer 2009 and is a surgery photosharing website exclusively for folx looking to see the results of surgeons providing gender affirming surgeries all over. 

www.transbucket.com

 

LEGAL SERVICES

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) 

www.transgenderlegal.org

 

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)- Transgender Rights Project

www.glad.org/work/initiatives/c/transgender-rights-project/ 

 

Department of Justice

List of state and local human rights agencies

https://www.justice.gov/crt/combatingpost911discriminatorybacklash7

 

Legal Services Corporation

A non­profit that provides a directory of civil legal aid for low-­income Americans.

http://www.lsc.gov/what­legal­aid/find­legal­aid

 

Lambda Legal 

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

www.lambdalegal.org

 

National Center for Lesbian Rights 

The National Center for Lesbian Rights works to advance the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education. NCLR does a great deal of work focusing on trans youth, parenting, and transgender law.

www.nclrights.org

 

Sylvia Rivera Law Project 

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project 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. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, SRLP seeks to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming and to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services.

https://srlp.org

 

Transgender Law Center 

The 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. TLC envisions a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity. Although they work primarily in California, TLC does national work and has a referral bank for legal information.

https://transgenderlawcenter.org/

Transgender Law Center Trans Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE)

Transgender Law Center's Trans Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE) provides TGNC immigrants with legal information and connect them to pro bono attorneys and legal service providers

https://transgenderlawcenter.org/programs/tide

 

Transgender Legal Services Network (National Center for Transgender Equality)

Over 60 organizations across the country serving trans communities belong to the Network

http://www.transequality.org/id¬documents¬center/transgender¬legal¬services¬network

 

Equality Federation

Directory of state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people

http://www.equalityfederation.org/members/

 

The Task Force's Transgender Civil Rights Project

www.thetaskforce.org/tcrp/ 

 

Stonewall Community Foundation

We strengthen the LGBTQ Movement by making smart, values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects, and leaders.

https://www.stonewallfoundation.org

@stonewallfoundation

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The ACLU champions transgender people’s right to be themselves. We’re fighting discrimination in employment, housing, and public places, including restrooms. We’re working to make sure trans people get the health care they need and we're challenging obstacles to changing the gender marker on identification documents and obtaining legal name changes. We’re fighting to protect the rights and safety of transgender people in prison, jail, and detention facilities as well as the right of trans and gender nonconforming students to be treated with respect at school. Finally, we’re working to secure the rights of transgender parents. 

www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights 

Black Transmen Inc

Black Transmen Inc. sponsors a new black trans equality movement, that includes the power and admiration of black transmen living life in spite of societal and/or traditional expectations of gender identity. We affirm and celebrate the beauty, strength and uniqueness of the transmasculine community.

https://blacktransmen.org/

Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC)

Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) was created to cultivate economic opportunities and affirming spaces for trans people of color and our families, to foster kinship, build community engage in healing and restorative justice through arts, culture, media, advocacy and activism.

http://www.twocc.us/

 

Black Trans Advocacy 

www.blacktrans.org

 

PFLAG

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and 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.

www.pflag.or

 

Black Trans Advocacy 

Black Trans Advocacy is a national social justice organization working to overcome violence and injustice in the world through the power, value and  love of all people. The Black Trans Advocacy program provides referral services, case management and direct services, as well as organizing the Annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference.

www.blacktrans.org

 

Brown Boi Project 

Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, trans men, and allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender. Brown Boi Project works across race and gender to eradicate sexism, homophobia and transphobia and create healthy frameworks of masculinity and change. 

www.brownboiproject.org

 

National Center for Transgender Equality 

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.

www.transequality.org

 

TransLatin@ Coalition 

TransLatin@ Coalition advocates for the unique and specific needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants residing in the United States. The vision of TransLatin@ Coalition is to amplify education and resources to promote the empowerment of Trans leaders. 

www.translatinacoalition.org

 

Movement Advancement Project 

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) is an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight, and analysis that help speed equality for LGBT people. MAP works collaboratively with LGBT organizations, advocates and funders, providing information, analysis and resources that help coordinate and strengthen efforts for maximum impact. MAP’s policy research informs the public and policymakers about the legal and policy needs of LGBT people and their families. 

 

2215 Market Street 

Denver, CO 80205 

1-844-MAP-8800

www.lgbtmap.org

 

Youth First

Youth First is a national advocacy campaign to end the incarceration of youth by closing youth prisons and investing in community-based alternatives to incarceration and programs for youth.

www.youthfirstinitiative.org 

 

Equality Federation Institute 

Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people. We amplify the power of the state-based LGBTQ movement. We work collaboratively on critical issues—from advancing workplace fairness and family recognition to defeating anti-transgender bathroom bans and HIV criminalization laws—that affect how LGBTQ people experience the world from cradle to grave. Together with our partners we work on cross cutting issues impacting our community such as racial equity, reproductive justice, and immigration. 

www.equalityfederation.org

 

Forward Together 

Forward Together is a multi-racial, multi-issue organization that is changing how we think, feel, act, and make policy about families. Whether chosen or biological, we work to ensure that all families have the power and resources they need to thrive. We work at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality—and find ways to shift our culture and policy in the areas of reproductive justice, economic justice, and ending mass incarceration. 

www.forwardtogether.org 

 

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. 

www.hrc.org 

 

Impact Justice Impact 

Justice is an innovation and research center, tapping into bold, original ideas to reduce incarceration and shining a spotlight on existing efforts that need to be embraced. Impact Justice is committed to fostering a more humane, responsive, and restorative system of justice in our nation. Our bedrock belief is that to build a better justice system, we must first imagine a better system. 

www.impactjustice.org

ACTIVISM & ADVOCACY

 

Anti-Violence Organizations

FORGE 
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. In addition to providing direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault, it serves as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.
http://forge-forward.org/

Anti-Violence Project
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
https://avp.org    
@antiviolence

INCITE! 
Incite! is a nation-wide network of radical feminists of color working to end violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color, and their communities. They work to support each other through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing.
http://www.incite-national.org/

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs 
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities. They strive to increase power, safety and resources through data analysis, policy advocacy, education and technical assistance.
https://avp.org//ncavp/

NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse 
The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our communities and across the country. The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. 
Survivors in need of support can call the NW Network at 206-568-7777
www.nwnetwork.org

 

 
 

HOUSING Resources

The Ali Forney Center

Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.

https://www.aliforneycenter.org/

@aliforneycenter

Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society (G.L.I.T.S.)

Gays & Lesbians Living In A Transgender Society is a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community on a global scale.

https://www.glitsinc.org/

Trans Housing Coalition

The Trans Housing Coalition helps Atlanta’s chronically homeless Transgender and gender non-conforming people move from the streets into long-term housing and on to the lives they want to lead.

https://www.transhousingcoalition.org/

True Colors United

The True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves. Through a broad continuum of community organizing, public engagement, public policy, research, and youth collaboration programs, the True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth by creating systemic change. 

https://truecolorsunited.org/

@truecolorsunited

Economic Empowerment

TransTech Social Enterprises  

Economic empowerment for trans folx

www.transtechsocial.org

 

L.A. LGBT Center- Transgender Economic Empowerment Project

Anita May Rosenstein Campus

1118 N. McCadden Place

Los Angeles, CA 90038

info@lalgbtcenter.org

www.lalgbtcenter.org/teep 

 

SF Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative

www.teeisf.org 

 

Trans Employment Program

San Francisco based employment organization with national resources and connections

http://transemploymentprogram.org/

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Enforces federal protections for LGBT Workers

https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/enforcement_protections_lgbt_workers.cfm

 

Workplace Fairness

Workplace Fairness has a list of guidelines and information for transgender people in the workplace

https://www.workplacefairness.org/genderidentitydiscrimination

 

Funders for LGBT Issues

Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.

https://lgbtfunders.org/about/about-mission/

 
 

for Individuals Experiencing

Incarceration or Detention

Black and Pink

Black and Pink was founded in 2005 and is a national prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.  Black and Pink is a national organization with a strong grassroots network of 13 volunteer-led chapters around the US and more than 20,000 current and formerly incarcerated LGBTQIAS2+ and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) members located across the country. Programs and support for folx of all ages. 

https://www.blackandpink.org/

 

TGI Justice Project

TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people–inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers–creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. The mission of TGIJP is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against Black, Black/Brown trans people inside of California prisons, jails, detention centers and beyond.

http://www.tgijp.org/

 

Just Detention International

JDI is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.

https://justdetention.org/

 

LGBTQ People Behind Bars:  A Guide to Understanding the Issues Facing Transgender Prisoners and Their Legal Rights.

This is a guide to understanding the experiences of transgender and LGBTQ people in jails and prisons for anyone who wants or needs to learn more, including staff members of correctional facilities and external advocates. This guide also includes an overview of the legal rights of transgender and all LGBTQ prisoners, including Constitutional rights.

https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/TransgenderPeopleBehindBars.pdf

 

ACLU LGBT Rights

The legal landscape for LGBTQ people is constantly evolving. If you think you have been discriminated against, contact the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project and we can help you figure out whether you are protected under federal or state laws.

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/lgbtq-rights/

 

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

NCTE fights discrimination and violence against transgender people in prison and beyond, and has published “LGBT People and the Prison Rape Elimination Act”.

https://transequality.org/

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

SRLP’s Prisoner Justice Project provides legal services to improve the conditions of confinement and reduce the number of people held in prison and jail, and also helps develop guidelines on classification and care of transgender individuals. SRLP’s Prisoner’s Advisory Committee (PAC) asks incarcerated people for policy input and circulates a newsletter.

srlp.org

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The TGIJP mission is to challenge human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond. TGIJP helps out low-income transgender people both inside and outside of prison; volunteers respond to letters from incarcerated people.

IMMIGRATION & ASYLUM SERVICES

 

Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality

The nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization

http://www.immigrationequality.org/

 

National Immigrant Justice Center’s LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Initiative

Provides legal services to low-income immigrants who identify as LGBT and those who are living with HIV.

http://www.immigrantjustice.org/index.php/services/lgbtq-immigrants

 

Human Rights First

Help for people who have fled dangerous situations in their home countries to obtain asylum in the United States.

https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/asylum

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) provides training and resources to ensure that legal services address these complex issues LGBTQ+ asylum seekers face and are provided in a culturally competent manner. Our manual, LGBTQ Immigration: Ensuring Equality for All, provides practice tips and legal guidance for service providers of all levels of experience. The ILRC is committed to advancing local and federal policies that are responsive to the experiences of all members of the immigrant community, including LGBT individuals.

https://www.ilrc.org/publications/lgbtq-immigration

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Immigration Equality

Trikone offers a supportive, empowering, and non-judgmental environment where LGBTQ South Asians and their allies can meet, make connections, and proudly promote awareness and acceptance of their sexual identities

www.trikone.org

 

Out to Innovate

Out to Innovate Career Summit for LGBT People in STEM is a signature biannual event of National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals.  The Out to Innovate goal is to provide an educational and supportive environment for career development and enrichment for LGBT students, academics, and career professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

http://www.noglstp.net/outtoinnovate/

Lex

For queer, trans, gender non-conforming, two-spirit & non-binary pl For meeting lovers & friends. Lex is the text-centered social app that connects queer lovers and friends. 

https://thisislex.app/

NETWORKING & SOCIAL MEDIA

 
 

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

Outfest

OUTFEST®, est. 1982 is one of the only global LGBTQIA+ arts, media and entertainment organizations whose programs empower artists, communities and filmmakers to transform the world through their stories, while also supporting the entire life-cycle of their career.

https://outfest.org/

Gender Proud

Gender Proud is a new kind of production company: trans-focused, and trans-specific. Their goal is to use media to elevate justice and equality for the transgender community. 

https://genderproud.com/

 

GLAAD's Transgender Media Program 

http://glaad.org/transgender 
 

Transgender Lives: Your Stories 

An interactive campaign created by The New York Times to allow transgender people to tell their own stories in their own words.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/storywall/transgender-today

VeterAn Services

OutServe-SLDN

The Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) is the nation’s largest organization of LGBTQ service members, military spouses, veterans, their families and allies. Formed through the merger of the American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN, we are a united voice for the LBGTQ military and veteran community.

As a non-partisan, non-profit (501c3) organization, we are working to make a real difference in the lives of our modern military families through education, advocacy and support. We also provide free, direct legal services for the LGBTQ and HIV+ military and veteran communities.

https://modernmilitary.org/

 

SPART*A  

SPART*A’s mission is to advocate for our actively serving transgender military members, veterans, and their families. SPART*A provides our members with a peer support network, assistance in navigating military transgender policy and health care, and educational resources for their professional development. SPART*A actively coordinates and collaborates with other LGBT advocacy organizations to promote an inclusive military environment that values the contributions of all Americans with the desire to serve.

www.spartapride.org

 

Transgender American Veterans Association 

Founded in 2003, the Transgender American Veterans Association is a grassroots organization that advocates for the equality of transgender veterans and active duty service members to receive fair and equal treatment in areas such as healthcare, benefits, and open transgender military service. We help veterans change their name and gender within the Department of Veteran affairs, update their DD 214 name and characterization of discharge, and provide services such as our transgender support locator, which offers local support for transgender persons. TAVA is committed to equal rights for all veterans.

http://transveteran.org/