Compiled by Eleanor A. Hubbard
This is a selection of many, diverse organizations which support trans and their kin in a variety of ways. It is not intended to be
comprehensive but rather a sampling to encourage you to surf the Internet for organizations that will fit your needs. Almost all
of the blurbs are direct quotes of the organization’s mission statement. Many of these organizations, particularly the
educational ones, also have a bibliography of books and other sources to continue your study.
Camp Aranu’tiq - to provide transgender and gender variant youth with a safe, fun, and unique camp experience during which
they are able to express gender however they are comfortable and connect with others in similar situations. Camps are in
Southern New England and Southern California.
Campaign for Southern Equality - a national effort, based in the South, to assert the full humanity and equality of LGBT
people in American life and to increase public support for LGBT rights.
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Ali Forney Center - dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of homeless LGBT youth.
American Psychological Association - Answers to your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender
COLAGE (People with a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender or Queer parent) - a national movement of children, youth, and
adults with one or LGBTQ parent building community and working toward social justice through youth empowerment,
leadership development, education and advocacy.
Dignity, USA - envisions and works for a time when GLBT Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the
integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God who participate fully in all aspects of life
within the Church and society.
Forge - to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs.
Friends of GLBT Youth - dedicated to eradicating homophobia and transphobia in order to allow all young GLBT people the
opportunity to reach their full potential.
Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute - to increase the number of LGBT people in public office and to provide programming,
service, and other support to help ensure their success.
Gender Spectrum - provides education, training and support to help create a gender-sensitive and inclusive environment for all
Gender.org - a national organization focused on the needs, issues and concerns of gender variant people. It is an umbrella
organization that includes the American Education Gender Information Service (AEGIS), Gender Education and Advocacy
FTM International - The largest and longest running educational organization focusing on services for the FTMs and their
(GA), the Remembering Our Dead Project and Day of Remembrance.
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) - works with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-
changing stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day.
GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) - strives to assure that each member of every school
community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) - New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending
discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
Human Rights Campaign - America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender equality…advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under
the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs.
International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) - leading advocate in the promotion of free gender expression
and identity, providing an excellent platform for national news.
Intersex Society of America (ISNA) - is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital surgeries
It Gets Better Project - was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives
will reach — if they just get through their teen years. It also reminds teenagers in the LBGT community that they are not alone
— and it WILL get better.
Metropolitan Community Churches - a global Christian church that has a specific outreach to GLBT members and friends.
National Black Justice Coalition - dedicated to empowering Black same-gender-loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender people. The Coalition works with communities and allies for social justice, equality and an end to racism,
homophobia and transphobia.
National Center for Transgender Equality - a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender
people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
advance the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation,
Lambda Legal - is the oldest, founded in 1973, and largest national legal organization whose mission is to safeguard and
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) - to build the grassroots power of the LGBT community.
education and policy work.
National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) - sponsors The Transgender Center (online), which provides
information on the Bill of Gender rights, transgender basics, and action and how you can help.
Open and Affirming Churches - inclusive Protestant churches that welcome the full participation of LGBT people.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbian and Gays) - promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten
an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of
TNET (PFLAG’s Transgender Network) - specifically focuses on support for transgender people and their parents, families
and friends. It provides education on some issues unique to the transgender community, and focuses on issue advocacy to
ensure equal rights for the transgender community at local and national levels.
TLDEF (Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund) - committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and
expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal
society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a
services, community organizing and public policy efforts.
SAGA (Southern Arizona Gender Alliance) - offers support, social and discussion groups that reflect various aspects of
TYFA (TransYouth Family Allies) - empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and
communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.
TransActive - to provide information that will help you better understand, accept, affirm and support a gender non-conforming
or transgender child or youth on their unique journey through life.
Transgender at Work (TAW) - provides resources for innovative employers who want to set their company employment
policies to help their transgender employees to be at their most productive, without spending energy hiding an important part
Their website provides an amazing wealth of information and resources on legislation, case law, employer and college
policies and other resources.
TransKidsFamily (TKF) - an online forum for trans kids and their family to discuss issues in common.
Two Spirit National Cultural Exchange, Inc. - dedicated to the positive development of Two Spirit people and to seek to
preserve a way of life that existed for hundreds and hundreds of years in order to rediscover and preserve the multi-tribal
traditions of the Two Spirit community.
Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) - dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our
of themselves and pretending to be something they are not.
Unid@s (The National Latin@ LGBT Human Rights Organization) - dedicated to creating a multi-issue approach to advocacy,
society. The TLPI brings experts together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.
education and convening of and for Latin@ communities. Guided by economic justice, feminist, environmental and pro-peace
values, Unid@s joins a global effort to transform systems and policies to support LGBT Latin@s and others.
A Guide for Family & Friends
of Transgender People