Transparenthood - Experiences raising a transgender child: "It is my hope that in sharing our uncommon journey through this blog, it will help families in the same situation find solace, and for society at large to discover acceptance for people who really are just like you and me."
"Gender Blog," by Darlene Tando, LCSW, Articles in the series address challenges faced by a transgender person. Although not dealing with children exclusively, her series does provide insightful perspectives.
Rainbow Alley is a Denver, CO, based drug-, alcohol-, and smoke-free youth drop-in facility under the auspices of the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. Rainbow Alley and its programs are available to GLBTQ youth and their allies (friends and supporters) ages 12-21. "Our facility is a warm and welcoming environment, complete with supportive adults and youth. The Alley provides health services, counseling and referral, youth-lead events and activities, and life resources in a safe and supportive space."
GLBTQ Online High School will enroll styudents for courses beginning in the Fall of 2009.
The GLBTQ Online High School will provide a safe and welcoming educational community that provides a high quality, comprehensive college-preparatory online high school experience for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation using the best technology and techniques of distance education.
TYFA_TALK : TransYouth Family Allies, Inc. (TYFA) Created this online support/resource/referral group for parents, grandparents and guardians negotiating the journey of raising gender variant and transgender children under the age of 18.
TransFamily of Cleveland: Excellent Family support site. Newsletter, couples, spouses, parents, and youth discussion elists. Hundreds of members from all over the world.
PFLAG Transgender Network: Support organization specifically for transgenders, their families and friends. Special Affiliate chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Support organization for family members and friends of all GLBT individuals. Excellent support for families coming out and recognizing their gay, lesbian, or transgender children or siblings.
IFGE: International Federation for Gender Education The leading Trans oriented web site. News, events, publications worldwide
FTM International: Female to male transgender site. Books, news, etc
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE): The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
National Transgender Law Institute: Transgender legal affairs activist site. Weekly announcements of changes in state or federal law affecting trans people. Searchable database on college and employer transgender policies, hate crime laws.or male or female.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Promotes civil rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People.
Youth Resource Sites:
Mermaids: This site caters to youth in the United Kingdom
FtM Mentors: This site helps to make it easier for all individuals on the FtM spectrum to find other FtMs locally for support and encouragement.
MtF Mentors: This site helps to make it easier for all individuals on the MtF spectrum to find other MtFs locally for support and encouragement.