For Families

As families, we journey together, in support and love. We have compiled a growing list of resources to support you in your unique family journey. The resources have all been instrumental in growing our knowledge of gender expansive and transgender youth, helping us gain a better sense of how to support our children. We encourage you to research each of these helpful organizations, by clicking on the link below to their online presence. Our hope is that through many of these organizations, you’ll begin to find a support system that’s just right for you. Check back often, as this list of resources is ever-changing and expanding, as our community’s journey evolves, too.

LGBT Community Centers

lgbtcenters.org

lgbtcenters.org

This is the link to the website hub that will provide contact information for a LGBTQ Community Center in your area.

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Gender Spectrum

genderspectrum.org

genderspectrum.org

Gender Spectrum is an organization “that helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.”

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TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA)

imatyfa.org

imatyfa.org

This organization “empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.”

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Human Rights Campaign

hrc.org

hrc.org

“The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.”

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Welcoming Schools

 welcomingschools.org

“Welcoming Schools, a project of the HRC Foundation, is a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students.”

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The National PTA

pta.org

pta.org

“National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.”

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GLSEN

glsen.org

glsen.org

This organization’s mission is to “create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”

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PFLAG

pflag.org

pflag.org

“Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.”

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Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation

transkidspurplerainbow.org

transkidspurplerainbow.org

This organization was founded by Jazz Jennings and her parents, and as their mission states, their goal is to spread “the message of tolerance, acceptance and unconditional love which are a birthright for all transkids.”

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TransActive Gender Center

transactiveonline.org

transactiveonline.org

“TransActive Gender Center provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.”

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Gender Odyssey Family

genderodyssey.org

genderodyssey.org

“Gender Odyssey Family is an annual conference for families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender-diverse of transgender child.”

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Teaching Tolerance

This website is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center and provides a wealth of information for families, specifically providing helpful educational information, with resources linked to their “Being There for Nonbinary Youth” section. Check it out for ways to create inclusive school environments.

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Stonewall National Education Project

“Stonewall National Education Project is uniquely poised through its vast national network of professionals, to help eliminate barriers, stand up for and empower our young people in a time when it has never been more vital. The program is a ground-breaking partnership with a national network, first initiated in 2013. What started as a network of 13 school districts has grown to over 60 school districts serving LGBTQ youth. Stonewall National Education Project is an advocate for the safety, inclusion, and value of LGBTQ students, with a focus on improvising student achievement, attendance, and graduation rates.”

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GAY YA

http://www.gayya.org/ 

“GayYA.org is a website and blog dedicated to everything LGBTQIA+ in YA! Now, our mission is to empower authors to write LGBTQIA+ characters, help ensure that what’s being published contains positive and affirming representation, and enable all teens to find themselves on the page! We pursue these goals with things like sharing best practices for librarians and teachers on how to get LGBTQIA+ YA books into the hands of teens, critiquing problematic narratives, and holding space for authors to talk about writing LGBTQIA+ characters.”

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