TYFA is an organization fighting for the rights and happiness of every gender variant child in America. TYFA was developed by four women, struggling to understand the experiences of their children, to assist these families and their children with navigating the medical, legal, educational, administrative and social structures affecting their lives. These children and families need not face discrimination and ignorance alone. We can support these families and accomplish our goals with help from others.
A weeklong, overnight summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth ages 8 – 15, with locations in New England and California. Founded by Nick Teich, LCSW, Camp Aranu’tiq’s mission is to provide transgender and gender-variant youth with a safe, fun, and unique outdoor camp experience and to foster leadership skills in a place where campers are able to express gender however they are comfortable and connect with others in similar situations.
Transgender people have been subject to pervasive discrimination that has kept them, with rare exceptions, hidden from public view. While this discrimination has begun to lessen, transgender people still experience much prejudice and violence. TLDEF is 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 services, community organizing and public policy efforts.
The GeMS Clinic became the first major program in the United States to focus on Gender Identity Disorder in children and adolescents. Our experienced clinicians are familiar with the mental and emotional aspects of each unique condition. And since we work within Children’s, we also know what questions to ask the rest of your child’s medical team. This collaborative effort allows us to develop the best possible treatment plan for each child.
A group that aims to give and receive support to and from other parents of transgender children (young and grown), most specifically but not limited to transsexual children of all ages. This includes gay, lesbian, effeminate, “butch” and any child for whom a parent is “gender” concerned. This group is now open to other family members and loved ones as well. We hope all members find support, empathy and understanding among our fellows.
Now in its twelfth year, PTHC proudly offers a space for Trans people and our allies, families, and providers to come together to re-envision what health means for Trans people. The focus of this unique conference is promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community. PTHC recognizes the interconnections among all aspects of our well-being; including health, safety, education, employment, housing, and social support.
Gender Spectrum provides consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression. Our accessible, practical approach is based on research and experience, enabling our clients to gain a deeper understanding of gender all along the spectrum. We present an overview of how society currently defines gender and how these restrictive definitions can be detrimental to those who do not fit neatly into these categories. We then help you identify and remove the obstacles so all are free to be our authentic selves.
Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community in Seattle, USA.
Committed to enhancing the future lives of TransKids by educating schools, peers, places of worship, the medical community, government bodies, and society in general, in an effort to seek fair and equal treatment and of all transyouth.
New York Citizens for Transgender Rights (NYCTR) is working towards the passage of Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Acts (GENDA), which prohibit discrimination because of a person’s gender identity or expression, by New York State and counties and municipalities within New York State. We are dedicated to raising awareness and education about what it means to be transgender, about transgender issues and rights, and about the importance of GENDA. Through these efforts we hope that society will come to understand that transgender individuals are simply ordinary people who want ordinary lives.
The Gender Identity Clinic at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
The Gender Identity Clinic at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a resource for gender variant children (including children under the age of 13). For more information please call 312-227-2951 or email CGSHP@luriechildrens.org.