Welcome to our Resources page! Translate advocates self-determination through thoughtful self-education; we hope you will take advantage of the websites, organizations and bibliographies provided below. This page provides the framework for you to educate your self not only about concerns specific to trans and/or gender non-conforming individuals, but broader concerns of oppression based on race, economic status, class, age, size, ability, citizenship, education, employment status, national origin, and religion.
This is a movement toward self-determination – we encourage you to find your space in it!
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (various chapter locations), is an organization that envisions a future in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Support Project (GLYS)(Brockton, MA), offers training and technical assistance for providers and educators who support GLBT Youth.
International Foundation for Gender Education (Waltham, MA), an organization that advocates for freedom of gender expression by promoting the understanding and acceptance of all people.
National Center for Transgender Equality (Washington, DC), is an organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Transgender Civil Rights Project is the nation's oldest LGBTQ advocacy group. It provides legislative, policy and strategy assistance, including evaluation of legislative and policy language, to activists and organizations working to pass trans-inclusive or transgender-friendly laws and policies.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (New York, NY) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Transgender Law Center (San Francisco, CA), works with community members and allies to make California a state in which individuals can all fully and freely express their gender identities and expressions.
Transgender Law & Policy Institute (Brooklyn, NY), is a nonprofit dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.
Transgender At Work (online resource), is a project that serves as a focal point for addressing workplace issues for transgender individuals.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (Minneapolis, MN), formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc. (HBIGDA) is a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.
The Attic Youth Center (Philadelphia, PA), creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community.
BAGLY (Boston, MA), The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth provides weekly and monthly social activities and special events for people ages 22 and under.
Boston GLASS (Boston, MA), is a safe drop-in center for GLBT and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parent(s). COLAGE unites these people into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident and just leaders in our collective communities.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (New York, NY), is New York City's only primary health care center dedicated to meeting the health care needs of the LGBT communities and people living with HIV/AIDS – regardless of any patient's ability to pay.
Fenway Community Health: Transgender Health Program (Boston, MA) provides primary medical and mental health care that is sensitive to the needs of people in the transgender spectrum.
Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide (online resource), is intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones. Also provides information on grooming and clothing.
The Mazzoni Center (Philadelphia, PA), provides quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBT-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals it serves.
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Trans-Health (online resource) is a volunteer-run online magazine providing information on health and fitness for trans people.
Transgender Health Empowerment, Inc. (Washington, DC), is an organization working to enhance health and quality of life for the transgender population.
Transbucket (online resource) is a website that acts as a health care and surgery resource for the entire online trans* community.
DC Trans Coalition (Washington D.C.) is a volunteer, grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, dignity, and liberation for transgender, transsexual, and gender-diverse people in the District of Columbia.
GALAEI (Philadelphia, PA), is devoted to creating an awareness of the issues that affect Philadelphia’s Latino LGBT communities.
Georgia Equality (Georgia) is an organization committed to advancing fairness, safety, and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and their allies throughout the state.
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (Boston, MA), is an advocacy, education and community-building organization dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression.
Rainbow Heights Club (Brooklyn, NY), is the first and only government-funded support and advocacy program that provides direct services to LGBT mental health consumers in New York State.
The Stonewall Center at UMass-Amherst (Amherst, MA) provides support, advocacy, and programming for LGBT and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley.
TransFamily (Cleveland, OH), Support group for transgender and transexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others.
Creating Change Conference (location changes yearly) Organized by the National LGBTQ Task Force, this conference is a skills-building event for the LGBTQ community and allies.
First Event Transgender Conference (Boston, MA) Sponsored by the Tiffany Club of New England, First Event welcomes everyone from the Transgender Community and its supporters: crossdressers, transsexuals, intersex individuals, M2Fs, F2Ms, and their significant others.
Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference (Amherst, MA) A conference created for college students by college students, covering a wide range of topics ranging from gender to sexuality to kink to nonmonogamy.
Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (Philadelphia, PA) Brings together transgender and gender-variant people, partners, allies, and healthcare providers for three days of workshops, keynotes, discussion, and networking.
Southern Comfort (Atlanta, GA) Annual conference for all members and allies of the Gender Community.
Transgender Leadership Summit (California) Sponsored by the Transgender Law Center, this leadership conference offers informative workshops on topics ranging from legal, health care, and organization development to political advocacy.
Translating Identity Conference (Burlington, VT) Free conference focusing on transgender communities and gender identities.
Dina's List is a List-serv for Orthodox Jewish transexuals.
Keshet (Boston, MA), an organization working for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life.
TransTorah (online resource) helps people of all genders to fully access and transform Jewish tradition, and helps Jewish communities to be welcoming sanctuaries for people of all genders
Transgender Muslim Support (online resource) offers trans Muslim people a place to explore resources, while honoring their faith.
Compass (Boston, MA), is a New England female-to-male transgender support, information, and social group for people assigned female at birth who feel that is not an accurate or complete description of their gender.
FTMInternational (San Francisco, CA), is an online resource serving the Female-to-Male community, and organizing events worldwide.
The Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc. (Wayne, PA), provides support and information for transgender individuals: crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals.
Transsexual Roadmap is an online, interactive "travel guide" to assist individuals in making informed purchasing decisions and in setting realistic, achievable transition goals.
Tri-Ess (multiple chapter locations), is an international social and support group for heterosexual crossdressers, their parents, the spouses of married crossdressers and their families.
The William Way Community Center (Philadelphia, PA), seeks to encourage, support, and advocate for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.
Bikes not Bombs (Boston, MA), Promotes bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental destruction.
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (international organization), A worldwide network helping people share more sustainable ways of living; in return for volunteer help, hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
blackandpink.org (online resource), is a website that provides space to organize, learn and look at our queer family in prison while creating new stories that represent what being radical and queer can mean.
Black Radical Congress (St. Louis, MO), Forging a Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century.
The Center for Third World Organizing (Oakland, CA), Radical-justice organization led by people of color whose mission is to achieve social and economic justice.
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (Redmond, WA) A national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.
No More Deaths/No Más Muertes (Tucson, AZ), Organization whose mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border through civil initiative.
School of the Americas (SOA) Watch (Washington, DC), An independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.
Student/Farmworker Alliance (Immokalee, FL), A national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields.
United Students Against Sweatshops (Washington, DC), An international student movement of campuses and individual students fighting for sweatshop free labor conditions and workers’ rights.
Being an ally
- The Allyship Practice Model: Made specifically for therapists looking to learn about how to bring transfeminism into their therapeutic practices, but also has great tips for being an everyday ally.
Career Counseling Trans and/or Gender Non-Conforming Students: how to be an activist and ally:Made specifically for career counselors in high school or higher education, but also has great tips for being an everyday ally.
Campus Needs Assessment:Made specifically for places of higher education in looking at institutional situations and examining needs to make campuses safer and healthier for trans/gender noncomforming students.