Materials and organizations that you can turn to for support.
There are an overwhelming number of checklists and guides to being a good ally. These short videos cover the topic in entertaining and informative ways.
How to be a Trans Ally: The Video
Evolve Benton (aka Emotions the Poet) presents a powerful call to action. It is more a case for being […]
One of the best ways to get to know us is to meet us as individuals. Following are memoirs and personal reflections that I found particularly revealing about peoples’ interior lives. They include works by transgender people and their families.
I find these books to be some of the most useful […]
Many LGBT organizations offer online overviews . Here are two resources I found helpful.
HRC offers Transgender FAQ, Understanding the Transgender Community.
There are two resources that, while less polished, offer a nice overview. What Transsexuality Is—Definition, Cause and History provides a bief overview […]
GLAAD. GLAAD monitors and partners with news and entertainment media to bring powerful LGBT stories and issues to light and to ensure fair and accurate coverage. Their tagline: “Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture.” Some of their resources include:
Understanding Issues Facing Transgender Americans (2015)
GLAAD Media Reference Guide […]
These community sites are great places to gain perspectives and advice from other transgender people and their significant others. They are listed by level of traffic.
Susan’s Place. Very comprehensive community site: news headlines, chat room, online forums, resource links, articles. My only complaint: its erotic logo perpetuates a stereotype and […]
Good News! Finally, there is a lot of information out there. What to pick from? Here are some places to start.
Transsexual & Transgender Road Map. Includes over 1,600 pages of original content to support every aspect of transition. A great guide to many more communities and resources.
Many of the general support sites have special sections and materials for significant others. Below is a list of private discussion groups and resources developed specifically for significant others.
Daily Strength—Spouses of Transgender. Private support group for spouses of transgender people (59 members).
Engender Partners Forum. Established by Helen Boyd. A private, […]
Campus Pride. Dedicated to safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. Produces Campus Pride Index, a guide to universities’ LGBT policies, services, and practices.
Gender Spectrum. Provides consultation, training, and events to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address gender identity and expression.
GLSEN. Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. Teachers […]