Helpful Links

Find Support and Information from the Transgender and Intersex websites listed below:

Trans Youth Equality Foundation

Provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.

TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA)

Empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments where gender may be expressed and respected with a vision towards a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

PFLAG Transgender Network

Support organization specifically for transgender, their families and friends. Special Affiliate chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).

True Colours

Know Yourself. Love Yourself. Be Yourself. This website represents young people who experience transsexualism and a network of their parents, families and supporters throughout Australia where transsexualism is increasing.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

The original ally organization started by one mom publicly supporting her gay son. Now 40 years later it is a vast network made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

TransFamily of Cleveland

Excellent family support site. Newsletter, couples, spouses, parents, and youth discussion e-lists. Hundreds of members from all over the world.


Family support for children and teenagers with gender identity issues.

International Federation for Gender Education (IFGE)

Leading Trans oriented web site. News, events, publications worldwide

National Transgender Law Institute

Transgender legal affairs activist site. Weekly announcements of changes in state or federal law affecting trans people. Searchable database on college and employer transgender policies, hate crime laws.

Gender Odyssey Family

Organization dedicated to the education and support of families raising gender variant, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, crossgender, and transgender children and adolescents:

Gender Spectrum

Provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

Parents of Transgender Children

A closed discussion group for parents of transgender children, membership by application.

Children’s National Medical Center

The nation’s children’s hospital, the mission of Children’s National Medical Center is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education.

The Recovery Village

Why the LGBTQ+ Community Is More At Risk for Substance Abuse

Underwear Guide for Trans-Women

Helpful advice on choosing appropriate underwear, particularly for trans-teens.


Supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum.

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Strives to assure that each member of every school community is  valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

National Center for Transgender Equality

Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families.

The Trevor Project

Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.


Supporting Transgender Children and their Families, based in Australia.

Gender Creative Kids

Providing resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities, based in Canada.


Provides support and educational resources to parents and their advocates raising a gender independent child.

College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBT Students

Many Colleges Have Adopted a Culture of Respect for the LGBT Community. This Guide Will Get You Started On Your Search For a Comfortable School Environment.

The 25 Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students in 2018

This list examines colleges that provide an exceptional level of support for students of various gender and sexual identities.

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Student Resources

This guide was created to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive.

LGBTQ Resources and College Affordability

This guide to LGBTQ colleges breaks down the individual components that make a campus LGBTQ-friendly, and is intended to help you navigate potential schools.


Our purpose is to provide support, information and resources to help parents confidently navigate their gender independent child’s personal journey of self-discovery to authentic living. (St. Louis, MO)

Families In Transition

A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth – Central Toronto Youth Services

Experienced Therapists in the Treatment of Transgender Persons

Students and Gender Identity

A toolkit for schools from USC’s Rossier School of Education

Transgender Reading

Kids In The House - Gender issues

by Johanna Olson, MD

Johanna is a pediatrician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Medical Director of the hospital’s Center for Transyouth Health and Development. This website contains many interesting and useful videos, articles and links regarding gender non-conforming children.

Meet Johanna Olsen, MD

Allies & Angels

by Terri and Vince Cook

For 15 years, the proud parents of two young men thought their younger son was their daughter. Allies & Angels is a story of strength, compassion and unconditional love−sharing how these parents supported their son’s transition and the lessons learned along the way. Learning their daughter was really their son taught them who they are and who they want to be.

When you order a copy of this book via this link using discount code TRANSKIDSPRF, $1 will be donated to the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation

Helping Your Transgender Teen

by Irwin Krieger

A Guide for Parents (Paperback)

Mom, I Need To Be a Girl

by Just Evelyn

This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook, , explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state.

Our Trans Children

(Pamphlet) Published by the PFLAG Transgender Network (TNET).

An introduction to transgender concepts and issues. This should be the first publication given to any new parents, family, or friends of anyone coming out as transgender.

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

by Stephanie A. Brill & Rachel Pepper

(Paperback) This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state.

Carly: She’s Still My Daddy

by Mary Boenke. Published by the PFLAG Transgender Network (TNET)

Brand new fiction for children grades 4 to 7. A child’s story of the transition of her mtf TS “Dad.”

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The Agony of Nurturing the Spirit

by Stephanie. Published by PFLAG, PA

A mother’s true story of raising a transgendered child It describes the family’s journey of pain and heartache through acceptance and understanding as they watch their 6 year old son become their daughter.

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True Selves

by Mildred L. Brown, Ph.D and Chloe Ann Rounsley

A serious book by a therapist with over 25 years of working with transgender individuals. Available online at

Finding the Real Me

by Tracie O’Keefe and Katrina Fox

A compilation of stories by transgenders about their accepting, transitioning, and coming out process.

Available online at

Transgender Emergence

by Arlene Istar Lev, CSW-R, CASAC

An outstanding book of historical and the most current guidelines for addressing the needs of all gender-variant people, including transgendered children and youth.

Available from

Made in God’s Image

by Ann Thompson Cook and Dumbarton United Methodist Church

“An exceptional resource for people of faith who want to open their hearts to a wider discussion of gender issues.” – Rev. Erin K. Swenson.”

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Out, Safe, and Respected and Bending the Mold:An Action Kit for Transgender Youth

by Ann Thompson Cook and Dumbarton United Methodist Church

These kits are centered on the idea that knowledge of their legal rights is critical to improving the safety of LGBT and questioning students. They contain brief summaries of information for Safety, GSAs, Allies, Action, the Law, Negotiation, and Resources.

FREE from Lambda Legal; request by email at or your local PFLAG Chapter.


Harsh Realities: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation's Schools

(NSCS, 2009)

A report detailing in-depth experiences of transgender students by
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

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To the Beat of a Different Drummer

By: Ellen C. Perrin, MD, Edgardo J. Menvielle, MD,
and Catherine Tuerk, MA, RN

A report about gender variant children. A child who is truly ‘gender-variant’ is one who exhibits an ongoing pattern of behavior, not merely a passing interest in the clothes or the preoccupations of the opposite sex.

Source: Contemporary Pediatrics

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