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This page provides a selection of resources for information and education about the needs and experiences of trans* communities.  It is organized alphabetically by Topic. This page is under construction, so internal links may not be active at this time.

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[Advocacy] • [Children & Adolescents] • [Corrections & Criminal Justice] • [Discrimination] • [Health Policy] • [Homelessness] • [Schools] • [Training Opportunities] • [Violence]


Movement Advancement Project. Founded in 2006, the Movement Advancement Project is an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. MAP’s work is focused on three primary areas: Policy & Issue Analysis; LGBT Movement Overviews, and; Effective Messaging. The site has many useful features, like the LGBT equality maps and "An Ally's Guide to Talking About Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws", a free publication. Visit MAP at

Transgender Rights Toolkit.
Published by Lambda Legal in February 2011, these four fact sheets cover access to public restrooms and health coverage of transition-related care. These are part of an upcoming guide to Transgender Rights. Download the fact sheets at

Children & Adolescents

Article with Video: Parents urged to support, safeguard children as they explore gender. This article centered on a gender-questioning 7 year old appeared in print with a brief accompanying video at on October 30, 2011.

Camp Aranu’tiq. This program provides a week-long, overnight camp for transgender and gender variant youth ages 8 to 15. The camp is located in southern New England and takes youth from anywhere in the country. Financial assistance is available. Find out more by calling (617) 467-5830 or by visiting their web site at

I Was Born This Way, Foundation. Lady Gaga has started a new foundation that will focus on youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development.

Corrections & Criminal Justice

This is a Prison, Glitter is Not Allowed: Experiences of Trans and Gender Variant People in Pennsylvania’s Prison Systems.  This 75-page publication from  the Hearts on a Wire Collective, reports the results of a survey they conducted with over 100 transgender inmates and recently released transgender persons. Download a free copy from Scribd at   


Health Policy

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have issued a formal opinion on “Health Care for Transgendered Individuals”, stating to address the significant health care disparities of transgender individuals and to improve their access to care, OB-GYNs should prepare to provide routine treatment and screening or refer them to other physicians. Read the entire opinion online at  (2010)

Quick Tips for Caregivers of Transgender Clients. This two-page tip sheet is published by FORGE and is intended for anyone providing care to transgender seniors or transgender persons with a disability. Download at

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations: Information and Resource Kit. Published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this kit equips prevention professionals, healthcare providers, and educators with information on current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. Includes an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression. The kit includes a 58-page referenced manual (4 MB) and a set of Powerpoint Slides (6 MB) for conducting a workshop based on the manual. Free for download at (2012)


Larkin Street Stories: This video series is designed to help youth- serving drop in and shelter programs understand and better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth. Produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Homeless Resource Center. View them online (or download for your CD library) at the YouTube SAMHSA channel [] Click on Playlists, and select Larkin Street Stories.


Article: Research Shows Lack of Support for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth in U.S. School Systems. This article provides a brief overview of the challenges transgender children and youth face in our nation’s schools. Written by Tonei Glavinic, a student of Political Science And Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at American University in Washington, DC. Published online, January 2010.

Training Opportunities

LGBTQ Issues in School. (Webinar) From Rutgers University. Answer's third online workshop, "LGBTQ Issues in Schools", will launch on January 5, 2012. This workshop, designed for middle and high school health professionals, will increase awareness of LGBTQ issues and provide strategies and resources for making schools more inclusive. Cost: $125. Learn more about the training at  
View a video from the curriculum for free at

Youth Suicide Prevention: Rural and LGBTQ Youth. (Webinar) This archived webinar focuses on two populations at increased risk for youth suicide and shared strategies to reduce these risks. Barri Faucett, MA of the Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (ASPEN) program addressed suicide prevention and intervention efforts for rural communities. Nathan Belyeu, of The Trevor Project provided an overview of the Trevor Project's education programs including suggestions for including LGBTQ specific information in gatekeeper education and best practices for suicide prevention education with youth. Available with audio and printed handouts, online at


Open Minds, Open Doors. This 135-page manual, developed by The Network | la Red, is specifically tailored to the needs of domestic violence providers and offers easy-to-follow steps and tools to help DV programs become more inclusive of to LGBTQ survivors. The manual includes: information about LGBTQ communities and LGBTQ partner abuse, assessment tools, suggestions for best practices, sample policies, and case studies of DV programs who have become inclusive of LGBTQ survivors. Download the manual for free at