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Resources and Support for Transgender Survivors

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This list aims to provide a comprehensive array of contacts, support resources, and recommended materials which members of the transgender community and their allies may find helpful. 

Crisis Lifelines

Transgender Led & Centered Organizations

Transgender Programs at LGBT Organizations

Websites & Other Resource Lists



Art & Film





  • Trans Lab A NYC-based fellowship for Trans & Gender Nonconforming theatre artists. Plays by trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) writers are a rarity in American theater. As transgender stories are co-opted, commercialized, and misrepresented by cisgender writers, Trans Lab fellowship supports the creation of a critical mass of TGNC plays by TGNC writers.

  • Plays & Musicals for Trans Awareness: Despite increasing community demand for complex trans characters to be represented on main stages, there’s still substantial work to be done before the theatre is truly inclusive. Join the movement and get educated by reading and producing these deep, nuanced stories that center trans individuals.

Books & Literature

Did You Know?

  • The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey is the largest survey of transgender people ever conducted. The data has also been broken down by race, ethnicity, and geography. The survey's results detail the extent of the poverty, discrimination, and violence faced by transgender people. The results are also available in Spanish.

  • Transgender Lives: Your Stories is an interactive campaign created by The New York Times for transgender people to tell their stories in their own words.

  • I AM: Trans People Speak is a campaign created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and sponsored by GLAAD to raise awareness about the diversity of transgender communities. It uplifts the voices of transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies.

  • STD tests at home are a great tool that some members of the transgender community utilize to stay on top of their reproductive and sexual health in the comfort of their own homes. 

  • The Trans 100 is an annual list of 100 amazing and inspiring trans Americans who are  visible within their communities.

  • Transgender leaders made history in 2020 with a number of trans candidates winning office around the world. Read more in 22 Famous Transgender Politicians From Around the World

Recursos en Español

  • ¿Y Ahora Que? es una experiencia web interactiva en español que le guía a través de una serie de vídeos, artículos y relatos personales sobre lo que significa tener un hije que se identifica con la comunidad LGBTQ+.  [Y Ahora Que? is a Spanish-language interactive web experience that guides families through a series of videos, articles, and personal accounts about what it means to have a child who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community]. 

  • Esta guía trata específicamente sobre personas transgénero y no conformes con el género, y está destinada a personas y familias que desean responderles de una manera más afirmativa. Si eres una persona LGBQ +, trans o no conforme con tu género, padre o amigo, esperamos que la siguiente información te ayude a ser más positivo y solidario con tus seres queridos. (Tambem disponivel em portugues) [This guide is specifically about trans and gender non-conforming persons, and it is intended for persons and families who want to respond in a more affirming way to them.  Whether you are an LGBQ+ person, trans or gender non-conforming, a parent or friend, we hope that the following information will help you be more positive and supportive of your loved ones. (Also available in Portuguese)]

  • HRC En Español: Aquí encontrará notas, videos y blogs sobre los temas de interés para nuestra comunidad Latinx y LGBTQ+. [Here you will find articles, videos and blogs on topics of interest to our Latinx and LGBTQ + community.]

  • Transgender Care Listing tienen una larga lista de Recursos en Español [Transgender Care Listing has a long list of resources in Spanish)

  • El Transgender Law Center se complace en anunciar la reapertura del Servicio de Información Legal en español


                       University of Washington

                       Southern Oregon University

                       UC Berkeley


                       Sierra Community College

                       Wells College




                       City College of San Francisco

                       University of Maryland



                      Syracuse University

For Allies, Friends, Family, and Health Providers

  • University of Southern California Rossier has created Students and Gender Identity: A Guide for Schools, a collection of tools and resources to support conversations surrounding gender identity in the classroom. This guide is meant to help teachers, school counselors, and school communities work together to create a safe and nurturing school climate for all students.


*Please note: The above websites, media, and resource plugs are meant to be helpful suggestions and not endorsements.