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In addition to our resources for parents, educators, healthcare providers, and other adults who wish to support trans youth, we maintain a list of online resources geared toward a trans youth audience.

Transparenthood

Experiences raising a transgender child: ”It is my hope that in sharing our uncommon journey through this blog, it will help families in the same situation find solace, and for society at large to discover acceptance for people who really are just like you and me.”

Gender Blog

by Darlene Tando, LCSW, Articles in the series address challenges faced by a transgender person.  Although not dealing with children exclusively, her series does provide insightful perspectives.

Rainbow Alley

A Denver, CO, based drug-, alcohol-, and smoke-free youth drop-in facility under the auspices of the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. Rainbow Alley and its programs are available to GLBTQ youth and their allies (friends and supporters) ages 12-21. ”Our facility is a warm and welcoming environment, complete with supportive adults and youth. The Alley provides health services, counseling and referral, youth-lead events and activities, and life resources in a safe and supportive space.”

GLBTQ Online High School

This program will enroll styudents for courses beginning in the Fall of 2009. The GLBTQ Online High School will provide a safe and welcoming educational community that provides a high quality, comprehensive college-preparatory online high school experience for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation using the best technology and techniques of distance education.

TransFamily of Cleveland

Excellent Family support site. Newsletter, couples, spouses, parents, and youth discussion elists. Hundreds of members from all over the world.

PFLAG

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Support organization for family members and friends of all GLBT individuals. Excellent support for families coming out and recognizing their gay, lesbian, or transgender children or siblings.

PFLAG Transgender Network

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

IFGE

International Federation for Gender Education The leading Trans oriented web site. News, events, publications worldwide.

FTM International

Female to male transgender site. Books, news, etc.

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

Social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

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.or male or female.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Promotes civil rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People.

Also see our recommended reading and list of online resources geared toward a trans youth audience.