Resources

With so much disinformation and transphobia on the internet, it can be hard to find the resources needed to support transgender youth. Here is a list of a few resources I can recommend. It’s not a complete list by any means, but it’s a start.

If you have a resource not mentioned here, please contact me at amber@lovetothemax.net and let me know so I can add it too!

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Parents and guardians:

Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children

Non-binary, Gender Fluid, & Gender Expansive Youth: FAQ for Parents & Guardians

Going Public: Is Public Advocacy Right for You and Your Family? A Guide for Parents of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth

Online support groups, forums, and FAQ’s for parents at TransFamilies.org

 

Healthcare and medicine:

Navigating Transition-Related Care: A Guide for Parents and Guardians of Gender-Expansive Children and Teens

Looking for a comprehensive clinical care programs for transgender and gender-expansive youth? Check out this interactive map and see what’s available in your area!

 

Schools:

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

For educators seeking training and resources that embrace family diversity, gender inclusivity, and prevent bias-based bullying, HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the nation’s premier professional development program.

Want to start a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) in your school but not sure if you’re legally able to or what the steps are? Check out this helpful guide from the ACLU.

 

Legal:

If you have questions on how to change your (or your child’s) birth certificate or other important legal documents (passport, drivers license, etc), TransEquality.org has a list of all 50 states and their requirements here

If you have a question for a lawyer, NCLR, the ACLU, or Lambda Legal may be able to provide you free legal assistance.

 

Media:

LGBTQ people are in the news all the time, but unfortunately the media doesn’t always know how to best report on this community. Check out GLAAD’s media guide for some tips on language, vocabulary, and best practices to make sure your reporting is fair and accurate

 

This is a work in progress! If you know of important resources not included in this list, please contact me at amber@lovetothemax.net. Thanks!