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Transgender and Intersex Resources

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EAST BAY TRANSGENDER RESOURCES

  • Diablo Valley Girls
    Concord, CA
    Website:  http://www.transgender.org/dvg/
  • Rainbow Community Center   
    3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
    Phone:  925/692-0090
    Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
    Email:  rcc@rainbowcc.org
    Transgender Support Group; Social and Support Groups for LGBTIQ Youth (activities & outings).
  • Parent Group for Gender Variant and Transgender Children
    Children's Hospital, 747 52nd St., Oakland, CA
    FREE, 3rd Wed of month, 6:30-8:30
    www.genderspectrum.org
    ingo@genderspectrum.org
  • Gender Spectrum Family    
    Phone: 1-877-809-4159 toll free
    Website: http://www.genderspectrumfamily.org/
    Email: info@genderspectrumfamily.org
    Gender Spectrum Family is an organization dedicated to the education and support of families raising  gender variant, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, cross gender, and transgender children and adolescents.
  • Kaplan, Eugene, M.D.
    Center for Advanced Gynecologic Surgery
    120 La Casa Via, #209, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    Ph: 925-979-9969
    Physician who performs sex reassignment surgery.
  • Pacific Center for Human Growth    
    2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705           
    Phone:  510/548-8283
    Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
    Email:  info@pacificcenter.org
    Transgender Support Group.
  • Pronoun Schmonoun
    P.O. Box 8038 Emeryville Station, Emeryville, CA 94608
    Phone:  510/594-1960
    Email:  info@pronounschmonoun.org
    Pronoun Schmonoun is an anti-oppression grassroots organization working to raise funds and awareness around gender variant healthcare issues. Provides resources and support.

SF BAY AREA TRANSGENDER RESOURCES

  • Drop-in Center for the Trans Community
    415/409.4101;
    transthrive.org
    TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers.
    T-LISH (Transgender Ladies Initiating Sisterhood)is a trans youth program of TRANS: THRIVE primarily focused on young transgender women of color ages 14-24, but we have events for all trans youth to attend, including transmen and genderqueer youth. Check out our MySpace page for the latest, or see the T-LISH calendar. Services include groups, workshops, events, counseling, computers, showers, clothes & community.
  • Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center
    408.293.2429;
    www.defrank.org
    Provides community, leadership, advocacy, support and services to the Silicon Valley LGBT community and their allies. Programs include social activities, youth leadership development, nutritious lunches for seniors, support groups, individual counseling, and HIV testing.
  • The Diversity Center
    Santa Cruz
    831.425.5422;
    www.diversitycenter.org
    Offers a drop-in safe space, peer groups, potlucks, job and housing referrals, business and resource information, a lending library and more.
  • The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California
    415.777.5455;
    www.glbthistory.org
    Collects, preserves, exhibits and otherwise makes available to the public historical, cultural and artistic materials related to the identities and practices of the LGBT community and other sexual minorities.
  • KidSpace at the Center
    415.865.5555;
    www.sfcenter.org/kidspace.php
    KidSpace is the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center’s free, high-quality drop-in childcare service. In addition to childcare on evenings and weekends, KidSpace brings fun and educational programming to the bay area’s LGBT families.
  • People in Search of Safe Restrooms (PISSR)
    Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20051017054421/http://www.pissr.org/  
    Dedicated to creating new gender neutral bathrooms in SF. Provides a growing list of stores in SF with gender neutral bathrooms. Growing campaign of support and education.
  • Positive Images
    707.568.5830;
    www.posimages.org
    Provides advocacy, support and information to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and young adults age 12 to 25. Its mission is to nurture a positive self image and foster clear understanding of diversity in sexual and gender identity.
  • The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community Center
    415.865.5555;
    www.sfcenter.org
    Home to a dynamic range of organizations and activities that support the needs of LGBT individuals of every race, gender, age, sexuality and socioeconomic status.
  • Spectrum Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns
    415.457.1115;
    www.spectrumlgbtcenter.org
    Strengthens, mobilizes and serves LGBT and questioning people in Marin and Sonoma counties;  promotes acceptance, understanding and full inclusion.
  • Transgender Law Center
    870 Market Street, Room 823, San Francisco, CA 94102
    Phone:  415/865-0176
    Website:  www.transgenderlawcenter.org
    Email:   info@transgenderlawcenter.org
    TLC offers free workshops with basic information about laws and regulations which affect a person's ability to express their gender. TLC also provides, clinics, pamphlets and limited legal support.
  • Transgender San Francisco
    Website:  www.tgsf.org
    Provides a safe setting and support services for transgender people and educational materials for the transgender community and the general public.
  • Youth Gender Project
    1800 Market Street, Suite 307, San Francisco, CA, 94114
    Phone:  415/865-5625
    Website:  www.youthgenderproject.org
    Email:  ygp@youthgenderproject.org
    Youth-led organization working to empower and advocate for trans, gender-variant and questioning (TGQ) youth. We address the challenges facing TGQ youth in San Francisco
  • Youth Trans & Intersex Education Services (Youth TIES)
    http://www.youthgenderproject.org/
    Youth Trans & Intersex Education Services (Youth TIES) is a youth-led organization advocating for, addressing the challenges of, and educating the trans, gender-variant, intersex and questioning (TGIQ) youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. (San Francisco, CA)

NATIONAL TRANSEXUAL RESOURCES

  • Diagnosing Difference
    by Annalise Ophellian, PhD
    Webiste: http://www.gidthemovie.com/index.html
    “Diagnosing Difference should be mandatory viewing for all medical and mental health providers, including those currently in training and those who have practiced for many years ... This film provides not only a real portrayal of the diversity of gender identities within transgender communities, it also takes the medical and mental health professions head on with compelling historical facts, contemporary debates and personal narratives. This film is a call to all mental health providers to not only educate themselves but to become activists for transgender patient rights within their professional communities.”
    -- Dr. Sara Kimmel, Staff Psychologist, Harvard University Mental Health Services
  • FTM International
    www.ftmi.org 
    This site is the internet contact point for the largest, longest-running educational organization serving FTM transgendered people and transsexual men. Provides information, newsletters and other publications, and support from volunteers who are willing to help if you need someone to talk to.
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
    http://www.glad.org/
    Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression. Be sure to check out GLAD's Guide to Transgender Legal Issues in New England, a comprehensive outline of the legal protections of transgender people.
  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation(GLAAD): TG & Intersex Visibility Initiative
    http://www.glaad.org/programs/cim/trans.php?
    Focuses on and advocates for fair, accurate, and inclusive representation s of transgender and intersex people in the media.
  • Gender Education and Advocacy
    www.gender.org 
    The  web site of Gender Education and Advocacy, providing resources and activism for the transgender community. "The organization for gender variant people for the new millennium." Divisions include "It's Time, America," AEGIS, and the Remembering Our Dead project.
  • Gender Law and Policy
    http://www.transgenderlaw.org
    The Gender Law and Policy Pages contain an up-to-date listing of all laws in the US that are transgender-inclusive. It has quality resources and information on legal issues affecting transgendered and gender variant people in the US.
  • GenderTalk
    http://www.gendertalk.com
    Activist radio! The latest ideas on philosophy, strategy, and results in the ongoing effort to redefine cultural gender boundaries. Boston's worldwide radio program that talks about transgenderism in the first person.
  • International Foundation for Gender Education
    http://www.ifge.org/
    IFGE is a leading advocate and educational organization for promoting the self-definition and free expression of individual gender identity, and an excellent source of transgender news and information.
  • National Transgender Advocacy Coalition
     www.genderadvocates.org/links/national.html
  • Safe2Pee.org
    Web site: http://safe2pee.org
    Working to create a nation-wide gender-neutral bathroom directory.
  • Transgender Law and Policy Institute
    http://www.transgenderlaw.org/
    Founded by Paisley Currah, Assoc. Prof. of Political Science at Brooklyn College, The Transgender Law and Policy Institute is dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality. Their website provides an amazing wealth of information and resources on legislation, case law, employer and college policies and other resources.
  • Trans*topia
    www.genderadvocates.org/Tyra/TYRALinks.html

    A section of Youth Resource (a project of Advocates for Youth) designed for the needs of trans youth. Includes great articles about being transgender and young... both personal accounts and in depth articles.
  • TransYouth Family Advocates
    Web site:  http://imatyfa.org/  
    A coalition of parents, friends and caring adults dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the medical and cultural challenges faced by children with gender variant and gender questioning identities and the families who love them.
  • United Genders of the Universe
    2712 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705
    Web site:  http://unitedgenders.org/
    Email:  unitedgenders@yahoo.com
    Support group on Sunday at 7:00pm. UGU also provides educational workshops and presentations to groups seeking information on genderqueers, transgender people, gender identity and much more. Email for services.


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