The following is a list of community organizations and resources we recommend, all related to trans community, spiritual care, health and wellbeing, with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area.

Transgender Health, Advocacy & Community Organizations

Transgender 101+:

Transgender Health:

Transgender Patients in Healthcare Systems:

Transgender Legal Services and Advocacy:

  • Transgender Law Center. transgenderlawcenter.org
  • National Center for Transgender Equality – Social justice & advocacy organization. www.transequality.org 
  • Trans Student Educational Resources – Youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. http://www.transstudent.org

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. www.genderspectrum.org
  • Central Toronto Youth Services, “Families in Transition: A Resource Guide for Families of Transgender Youth.” Available online at http://lgbtqpn.ca/wp-content/uploads/woocommerce_uploads/2009/04/Families-in-TRANSition.pdf
  • 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. www.pflag.org
  • 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. http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/
  • The Human Rights Campaign’s Transgender Children and Youth page – resources for families, community members, school officials and more. www.hrc.org/explore/topic/transgender-children-youth
  • Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386. For LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) contemplating suicide. Offers text check-ins as well. Website: www.trevorproject.org
  • San Francisco: Genderrific Caregiver Support Circle @ SF Friends School, 6:00-7:30-pm, 4th Tuesday of the month, gendercenterinfo@gmail.com

San Francisco Bay Area Transgender Resources

Clinics

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. http://transtorah.org
  • Transfaith – a multi-tradition, multi-racial, multi-gender organization working to support transgender spiritual/cultural workers and their leadership in community. www.transfaithonline.org
  • 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.” www.transformingheartscollective.org
  • Unity Ministries: LGBT Spiritual Resource Center. www.unity.org/resources/lgbt
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Religious Archives Network. www.lgbtran.org/
  • TransBuddhists.org – 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: transbuddhists.org/retreat-guide