Resources for LGBTQ and Trans Survivors
College Guide for LGBTQ Students
Maryville College has compiled a list for transitioning to college life and covers information on LGBTQ+ statistics, financial aid resources, legal rights, as well as mental health concerns the community may face.
FORGE has served as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.
FTM International sponsors informational meetings and support meetings for self-identified FTM. An FTM quarterly newsletter and resource guide (listing of professionals and clinics for gender dysphoria) are available.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
HRC provides a national voice on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. HRC lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities; invests to elect a fair-minded Congress; and increases public understanding through education and communication strategies. HRC’s Board agreed in 2004 to not support any version of an Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that does not include gender identity or expression.
International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
A national information resource, IFGE provides referrals to psychotherapy, counseling and support groups. IFGE also offers resource materials such as books, magazines, videos and audio tapes. IFGE publishes Transgender Tapestry twice a year, a non-academic journal on all aspects of gender-variance.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
NCLR is a progressive, feminist, multicultural legal center devoted to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families. Through direct litigation and advocacy NCLR works to change discriminatory laws and to create new laws and policies benefiting lesbians and other oppressed members of the queer community.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
NCTE is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. NCTE monitors federal activity and communicates this activity to its members around the country, provides congressional education, and establishes a center of expertise on transgender issues. NCTE also works to strengthen the transgender movement and individual investment in this movement by highlighting opportunities for coalition building, promoting available resources, and providing technical assistance and training to trans-people and their allies. NCTE also maintains a federal transgender activists’ network.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (The Task Force)
The Task Force works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community to win complete equality, through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation and pass pro-LGBT legislation and other measures, and by analyzing and reporting on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of importance to the LGBT community.
PFLAG – Transgender Network (TNET)
TNET is focused specifically on promoting the health and well-being of transgendered persons, their families and friends, and provides resources to PFLAG chapters and to the National Office.
Safe Schools Coalition
Safe Schools Coalition is a public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. Its mission is to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.