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Online resources for youth

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The following is a listing of web-based resources available to transgender youth.  We also maintain a list of resources for supportive adults. Aside from the TYFA site, these resources are not under the control of TYFA, but have been evaluated by TYFA and found to be appropriate to the furtherance of our goal: Understanding through Education.

TransYouth Family Allies (imatyfa.org)

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

The Trevor Project (thetrevorproject.org)

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  It is a nonprofit endeavor established to promote acceptance of gay and questioning youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.

GLSEN (glsen.org)

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.

PFLAG (pflag.org)

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

Gender Spectrum (genderspectrum.org)

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

TransFamily (transfamily.org)

TransFamily provides support, education, advocacy, and outreach for the transgendered community, families, friends, partners, and allies of all ages, through meetings, presentations, seminars, media outreach, and an emergency resource hotline (216-691-HELP (4357)).

FtM Mentors (ftmmentors.org)

This site helps to make it easier for all individuals on the FtM (Female to Male) gender spectrum to find other FtMs locally for support and encouragement.

MtF Mentors (mtfmentors.org)

This site helps to make it easier for all individuals on the MtF (Male to Female) gender spectrum to find other MtFs locally for support and encouragement.

Youth Resource (youthresource.com/)

This site helps to make it easier for all individuals on the MtF (Male to Female) gender spectrum to find other MtFs locally for support and encouragement.

Mermaids (mermaidsuk.org.uk/)

This site caters to youth in the United Kingdom.

Terminology

Learning the Lingo

Disclosing

To Parents/Guardians

To School

To Friends

Transition

Social: The outward change in appearance and/or presentation that affirmed females and affirmed males may undergo in order to express their gender identity.

Medical: Undergoing medical intervention(s) to alter physical/sexual characteristics of one’s body in order to affirm their gender identity.

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