The Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness is committed to increasing awareness and encouraging education on Transgender Issues. This page is a start of that education.

Organizations/Internet Resources

Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA)
National educational resource on gender diversity, focused on the needs, issues and concerns of gender variant people. Also home of the renowned “Remembering Our Dead” pages.

National organization working to guarantee every American’s civil right to express their gender orientation free of stereotypes, discrimination and violence.

Gender Transition Cost
Gender transition is a process whereby transgender people undergo certain medical, social, and legal steps in order to transition into a gender other than the one that they were assigned at birth. Like many forms of medical treatment, however, gender transition for transgender people often costs money. This article will inform you about how much gender transition costs, how much certain transgender surgeries cost, and more.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute
Home of The Harvey Milk High School

International Foundation for Gender Education
The International Foundation for Gender Education advocates for freedom of gender expression. It does this by providing online resources for all individuals.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Provides support and resources to the parents, families, and friends of LGBT people. Has chapters in most states and major cities.

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
A national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. Incorporated in 1964, SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.

The TLPI maintains an up-to-date listing of colleges and universities in the US with transgender inclusive non-discrimination policies.
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization that works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color.
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals through the articulation of Standards of Care (SOC) for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People.

Recommended Reading Transgender Care: Recommended Guidelines, Practical Information and Personal Accounts. Gianna E. Israel and Donald E. Tarvel II, M.D. (1997). Temple University Press. Temple University Press, University Services 083-42,1601 N. Broad St., Philadelphia PA, 19122-6099. (215) 204-8787.

Physician’s Guide to Transgendered Medicine. Dr. Sheila Kirk, MD – (1996). Together Lifeworks. PO Box 93, Watertown MA, 02272-0093

Our Trans Children. Xavier, J., Sharp, N., & Boenke, M. (1988). PFLAG:Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. See contact info above.

Gender Outlaw: On men, women, and the rest of us. Kate Bornstein – (1994). Routledge Press. 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042. 1-800-634-7064

Transgender Warriors: Making history from Joan of Arc to RuPaul Leslie Feinberg – (1996). Beacon Press. 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108. (617) 742-2110.

Serving the Needs of Transgender College Students, Brett Beemyn, Ohio State University. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, Volume 1, No. 1 (Fall, 2003) ABSTRACT: Transgendered youth have become more visible in the last decade but remain one of the most underserved populations on college campuses and have largely been ignored in the higher education literature. To provide a context for understanding the experiences of gender variant students, this article provides a brief history of transgenderism before discussing the handful of published narratives by transgendered youth. It concludes with recommendations for educators seeking to improve the campus climate for people of all genders.

Facing Trans: Inclusion, Advocacy, and Empowerment

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