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TSCI Resource Guide

Transgender Health, Advocacy & Community Organizations

Transgender 101+:

Transgender Health:

Transgender Patients in Healthcare Systems:

Transgender Legal Services and Advocacy:

  • Transgender Law Center.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality – Social justice & advocacy organization.  
  • Trans Student Educational Resources – youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.

Transgender Youth and Family Support:

  • Gender Spectrum – information and training for families, educators, professionals, and organizations, helping them creating gender-sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
  • Central Toronto Youth Services, “Families in Transition: A Resource Guide for Families of Transgender Youth.” Available online at
  • PFLAG – organization that supports the families, friends and allies of LGBTQ people. PFLAG has local chapters across the United States, including groups specifically for families with transgender children.
  • The Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University – a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to promote physical and mental health for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children and youth by increasing family acceptance and affirmation in the context of their cultures and faith communities.
  • The Human Rights Campaign’s Transgender Children and Youth page – resources for families, community members, school officials and more.
  • Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386. For LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) contemplating suicide. Offers text check-ins as well. Website:
  • San Francisco: Genderrific Caregiver Support Circle @ SF Friends School, 6:00-7:30-pm, 4th Tuesday of the month,

San Francisco Bay Area Transgender Resources


Community Spaces & Mental Health

Gender-Affirming Surgeons

Spiritual Care Resources

Organizations and Websites:

  • TransTorah – website with resources to help people of all genders to fully access and transform Jewish tradition, and to help Jewish communities to be welcoming sanctuaries for people of all genders.
  • Transfaith – a multi-tradition, multi-racial, multi-gender organization working to support transgender spiritual/cultural workers and their leadership in community.
  • Transforming Hearts Collective – social justice collective working to help faith communities practice radical inclusion and dismantle oppression in all of its forms. Offering online courses, such as “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations.”
  • Unity Ministries: LGBT Spiritual Resource Center.
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Religious Archives Network.
  • – Website with a blog by/on transgender Buddhist practitioners. They also offer the guide “Developing Trans* Competence: A Short Guide to Improving Transgender Experiences at Meditation and Retreat Centers” for free download:

Journal Articles:

Online Articles and Resources:

Books and Publications:

  • Alexander, Scott W., Riley, Meg, and Kron, Keith, eds. The welcoming congregation handbook: resources for affirming bisexual, gay, lesbian and/or transgender people/Unitarian Universalist Association, Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns. Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 1999.
  • Beardsley, Christina and O’Brien Michelle, eds. This is my body. Hearing the theology of transgender Christians. London, Short Press Run Ltd., 2016.
  • Bilotti-Stark, Kathryn. “Compassionate awareness and transformation: the relevancy of mindfulness teachings and practices in chaplaincy and spiritual care”. Master’s Thesis, Graduate Theological Union, 2012.
  • Cobb, Mark, Puchalski, Christina M., and Rumbold, Bruce. Oxford textbook of spirituality in Healthcare. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
  • Dillon, Michael and Jivaka, Lobzang. Out of the ordinary: a life of gender and spiritual transitions. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.
  • Dowd, Christopher. Transfaith: An Exploration Of Gender In The Church From The Margins. Doctoral thesis.
  • Giles, Cheryl A. and Miller, Willa B., eds. The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2012. 
  • Isherwood, Lisa and Althaus-Reid, Marcella, eds. Trans/formations. London: SCM Press, 2009.
  • Lindner, Cynthia G. Varieties of Gifts. Multiplicity and the Well Lived Pastoral Life. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey and Sheridan, Vanessa. Transgender Journeys. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2003.
  • Mollenkatt, Virginia Ramey. Omnigender. A trans-religious Approach. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 2007.
  • Swift, Christopher. Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty-first Century (2nd ed.). Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014. 
  • Tanis, Justin. Trans-genderedTheology Ministry and Communities of Faith. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2003. 
  • Tigert, Leanne McCall and Tirabassi, Maren C., eds. Transgendering Faith. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2004.
  • Weekly, David Elias. Retreating Forward: A Spiritual Practice with Transgender Persons. Eugene, OR: RESOURCE Publications, 2017.

Liturgies:TransTorah: Ritual and Liturgy.