Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998

Coalitions and Community Projects

 Coalitions / Organizations / Community Projects

 Safe2pee

http://safe2pee.org/new/

The goal of the project is to create a resource where people who do not feel comfortable with traditional public restrooms can find safe alternatives, and to support advocacy and research to further the cause of gender free, inclusive bathrooms. The service aims to be accessible from a variety of mediums (computer, cell phone browser).

 Trans People of Color Coalition

www.transpoc.org

“The intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class impact the lives of transpeople of color in complex and unique ways. Our voices have often been ignored, appropriated, marginalized, or silenced. TPOCC seeks to break that cycle and empower our community by building a pipeline of activists and advocates to engage and connect with one another to create a holistic movement of support, resources, and education by and for transpeople of color.”

 

Made for Flight

http://madeforflight.blogspot.com/

Made for Flight is a Transgender youth and ally empowerment project created by TC Tolbert and run in conjunction with Casa Libre en la Solana. Made for Flight receives gracious funding from the Kresge Arts in Tucson grant via Tucson Pima Arts Council and the Alliance Fund’s Queer Youth Initiative grant. This workshop series incorporates transgender history, ally development, creative writing, and kite building to commemorate the lives of the transgender individuals who have been murdered in the last year. 

 

This is H.O.W.

http://thisishow.org/

(Based in AZ) This Is H.O.W. Inc. is a 501c(3) non profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the lives of Trans (transsexual, transgender, and gender variant) persons experiencing crisis situations such as homelessness, substance abuse, familial abuse, and transition related difficulties.

 

Audre Lorde Project

http://alp.org/

“The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.”

 

The Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project

http://transfeminism.tumblr.com/

The Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project is a trans feminist project addressing issues of systematic, institutional and interpersonal violence and oppression experienced by trans women (those who were coercively assigned male at birth and identify or are identified as women/female) across multiple identities (e.g., race, class, dis/ability, citizen-status, nationality, sexuality, age, HIV status, and form, status, or age of transition, etc.) Ida Hammer is a writer and social justice communicator. She organizes the Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project. She presents workshops and trainings on cis privilege and being a trans ally. She’s also involved in organizing against sexualized violence. She’s a proud dyke-identified trans woman and an organizer of the New York City Dyke March.

 

National Black Justice Coalition

http://nbjc.org/

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia. As America’s leading national Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBT equality.

Since 2003, NBJC has provided leadership at the intersection of national civil rights groups and LGBT organizations, advocating for the unique challenges and needs of the African American LGBT community that are often relegated to the sidelines. NBJC envisions a world where all people are fully-empowered to participate safely, openly and honestly in family, faith and community, regardless of race, class, gender identity or sexual orientation.

The need for NBJC is stronger than ever. Without authentic, meaningful representation and active participation from the African American LGBT community, LGBT equality cannot be positioned effectively within the broader civil rights context that it deserves. This entails building and sustaining relationships, and, in the process, addressing the challenges between African American communities and LGBT advocates that have previously created barriers in developing full partnerships. Within the African American community itself, the need to eradicate homophobia is critical to fostering acceptance and respect for our own brothers and sisters–our own families.

 

Homophobia and the anti-gay oppression it engenders has severely limited the extent to which African American LGBT people live open, authentic lives. To counter this, NBJC is deepening its focus on the African American family, the Black LGBT community, and fostering community empowerment. “Building Stronger Black Families” is the theme guiding NBJC’s planning and program development as we focus on removing the inequalities of policy-based initiatives that weaken families, communities, and ultimately, the country.

 

 

Black Transmen Inc.

http://blacktransmen.org/

“Black Transmen Inc.® is the 1st National Non-Profit Organization of African American transmen solely focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy and empowering transmen with resources to aid in a healthy female to male transition. Black Transmen Inc. programs provide all female to male transmen and SLGBTQI individuals with necessary tools to secure identity and equality within our society regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sexual identity or sexual expression.”

 

Brown Boi Project

http://www.brownboiproject.org/

 “The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving Racial and Gender Justice.”

 

Brooklynboi hood

http://www.bklynboihood.com/ 

“bklyn boihood builds bridges of self-love, community awareness and personal enhancement from their basement in Bed Stuy across the world. Crossing the barriers of gender.race.class.age.sexual preference, our goal is to contribute to the creation of a healthy, safe, fun and engaging community for m.o.cs of color. Using art, performance, networking and capacity-building we are committed to shining light into the incredible lives of AGs/studs/bois/doms/butches and our allies.”

 

Translate Gender

http://www.translategender.org/

Translate Gender is a collective-based consensus-run nonprofit organization that works to generate community accountability for individuals to self-determine their own genders and gender expressions. Translate provides workshops, consultation, mediation, and facilitation focused on gender oppression and concerns specific to trans and/or gender non-conforming individuals. A community needs only to take a few small steps to change the experience of its members.

Transgender American Veterans Association

http://www.tavausa.org/

Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) is a 501(c)3 organization that acts proactively with other concerned gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations to ensure that transgender veterans will receive appropriate care for their medical conditions in accordance with the Veterans Health Administration’s Customer Service Standards promise to “treat you with courtesy and dignity…as the first class citizen that you are.” Further, TAVA will help in educating the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) on issues regarding fair and equal treatment of transgender and transsexual individuals.

 

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

http://www.masstpc.org/

Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. We envision a world where persons of all genders are treated with respect and fully participate in all areas of society, free from fear of prohibition, harassment or violence based on their gender identity and/or expression. To that end we educate the public, advocate with state, local, and federal government, engage in political activism, and encourage empowerment of community members through collective action. **Has info on trans prisoners as well.**

 

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

http://www.mntranshealth.org//index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender nonconforming people through education, resources, direct services, and advocacy. The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition’s core values are equal access, social justice, and quality health care for transgender communities and individuals.

 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

http://www.thetaskforce.org/

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, building the organizational capacity of our movement and generating groundbreaking research through our Policy Institute.

 

National Coalition for LGBT Health

http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/

The National Coalition for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.

 

BlitzTrans

http://blitztrans.org/

Compiles world-wide on-line Trans* resources and supports global social programming

 

Gender Identities

http://genderqueerid.com/

The aim of Genderqueer Identities is to provide awareness, information, and resources for genderqueer and non-binary-related identities.  It is my hope that having a place for open discussion about genderqueer identities and related topics will help awareness grow. Submissions welcome.

 

The Self Made Men

http://theselfmademen.com/

The Self Made Men is a tool used to serve the transgender male community. On one end, we educate and promote awareness of our existence, needs and normalcy to individuals and groups in both the GLBT and Allied communities. Mirrored to this cause, our biggest concerns lie with the support and mentoring of other Transgender people as a resource to transitioning and dealing with everyday life.

 

Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide

http://www.ftmguide.org/

Resources and links for FTM or transmasculine individuals.

 

TransGuys

http://transguys.com/tg/ref

Site of great information for transmasculine identified / FtM folks. “The new era FtM Guide”. Surveys, News, Surgery info, product and book reviews, and giveaways.

 

The Transitional Male

http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/

An Educational Resource Helping Transmen, Friends, Family, and their Significant Others.

 

FTM Information Resources

http://www.jotto.info/FTM/index.html

List of links including Health, Legal, and Surgery Resources, Support Groups, Advocacy, Identity Documentation Information,  Travel, Youth, and Workplace Resources, Aging, and a Book List.

 

FTM Resource Guide

http://www.ftmguide.org/

This Guide is intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones. Non-trans men have also found the pages on men’s grooming and clothing to be helpful. Transsexual, non-transsexual, intersex, transgender, genderqueer, questioning, and “just plain folks” are all welcome.

 

FTM Garage Sale

http://ftmgaragesale.livejournal.com/

Must create an account to participate. Users post used/like new items for sale. Geared toward FTM and transmasculine people.

 

PFLAG Transgender Network (TAN)

http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=266&srcid=209

National PFLAG resource for trans people and their loved ones.

 

Trans Active

http://www.transactiveonline.org/index.php

Services, education, advocacy.

TransActive is an internationally recognized non-profit focused on serving the diverse needs of transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) children, youth, their families and allies.

 

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
(Formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc.

www.wpath.org
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders. WPATH develops and refines Standards of Care (SOC) for the treatment of gender identity disorders. The WPATH SOC, currently in their sixth version, are periodically updated and revised as new information becomes available.

 

Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=protocol

Provides accurate, peer-reviewed medical guidance. This protocol was developed under the supervision of eight physicians with extensive experience in treating transgender patients. This site provides a resource and contains references to additional materials that may be accessed for further study and shared with physcians, clinicians other provider colleagues and support staff to improve treatment capabilities as well as access to care for transgender patients.

 

Trevor Space

http://www.trevorspace.org/

TrevorSpace is a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

 

Transgender Housing Network

http://www.transhousingnetwork.com/

A temporary housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash. If you have or are in need of a couch, floor, or spare room, submit a post with any relevant information you’re willing to share and we’ll try and connect you with others hear you. (Use at your own discretion.)

 

Renaissance Transgender Association Inc.

http://www.ren.org/index.html

Renaissance Education Association is a non-profit, non-political, educational and social support organization founded and designed to educate and support persons regarding transgender issues, sexual orientation, sexual identity or gender identity without prejudice. We accomplish this through a variety of carefully selected educational programs, support groups, resources for transgender community care providers as well as personal and recreational resources for anyone who identifies as Transgender and persons close to them.

 

Drivers License Policies by State

http://www.transequality.org/Resources/DL/DL_policies.html

Drivers license policies for changing gender marker / name by state. Interactive map.

 

Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation

http://www.transkidspurplerainbow.org/

TKPR is committed to enhancing the future lives of TransKids by educating schools, peers, places of worship, the medical community, government bodies, and society in general, in an effort to seek fair and equal treatment  and of all transyouth.

TKPR is committed to funding research to study the current plight and challenges of the transchild.  There is an urgent need for curriculum changes in universities and medical school to meet the needs of all transgender individuals. TKPR is committed to supporting TransKids in their school systems so they may receive equal rights in order to ensure a safe and bully free education.

TKPR continually uses media outlets to educate and enlighten society, and to challenge injustices due to discrimination. TKPR reaches out to the homeless youth and those that have no where else to turn. Funds for healthcare, and scholarships can be made available to transyouth in need. TKPR is aware that sex and gender are seen and used interchangeable in legal arenas. These two entities are very separate and need to be divided. It is time for the politicians to listen and for the medical professionals to speak up.

 

Ingersoll Gender Center

http://www.ingersollcenter.org/content/about-us

Ingersoll Gender Center supports transgender people toward growth and well-being. We provide support, education, advocacy, and information resources for people interested in gender identity issues, and for service providers, employers, families and friends as well, in order to promote understanding, awareness and acceptance of gender diversity.

 

The International Foundation for Gender Education

http://www.ifge.org/

IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Cis-gender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course – You! Website includes articles related to the IFGE as well as a breakdown of “sexual and gender identity disorders” as they appear in the new DSM-5.

 

City of the Lakes Crossgender Community

http://clccmn.org/

Our aim is to provide fun and interesting social activities as well as transgender education and outreach. CLCC is the oldest transgender support group in the five state region, with members traveling up to five hours to attend meetings.

 

The Central Texas Transgender Society

http://www.cttgs.org/

The Central Texas Transgender Society is an informal association of individuals and groups in the central Texas area, formed primarily to develop and maintain this Web Site. The site is provided as a resource to the transgender community in the Central Texas area, serving (but not necessarily limited to) transexuals, cross-dressers, and genderqueer folks.

The goals of this site are to:

promote cooperation among the diverse members of the gender community, promote an understanding of issues and problems related to matters of gender, gender choices, and gender bias, provide an open forum for communication between those within and outside of our community, and provide a place for persons in the transgender community to meet, communicate, and share information.

 

Transcending Boundaries Inc.

http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/

Transcending Boundaries, Inc. is a non-profit organization which provides education, activism, and support for persons whose sexuality, gender, sex, or relationship style do not fit within conventional categories. The organization serves our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, polyamorous, and kinky persons, as well as allies and those who prefer not to use labels. Our work includes an annual conference, community outreach, and educational resources.

 

 

TrueChild

http://www.truechild.org/

TrueChild is an action tank of leading experts that promotes gender transformative approaches to reproductive health, gender-based violence, and educational achievement. Because challenging harmful codes of femininity and masculinity has been shown to be the key to improving life outcomes for at-risk youth, like those who are of color, LGBTQ, or in under-resourced communities. Our 10-year goal is ensuring philanthropic efforts, public policy and community-based programs integrate a strong, specific focus on changing harmful gender norms.

 

Gulf Coast Transgender Alliance

http://www.gulfcoasttransgenderalliance.com/

We are a transgender support group located in Pensacola,Fl. (serving Pensacola and surrounding areas). The group is dedicated to providing a safe and empathetic environment for members and supporters of the transgender community to find resources, make new friends, and explore healthy ways of coping with a variety of gender spectrum issues. The huge deficit in our area’s trans-educated:  health care providers, endocrinologists, mental health counselors, and social service workers has left many transgender persons feeling isolated, confused, and even hopeless in their struggle to understand themselves and be accepted in their social networks.  We hope to help bridge that gap by providing a medium for: sharing relevant information, educating the community about issues affecting transgender persons, and offering a safe place to discuss real world problems without fear of judgement or discrimination.

 

Fierce

http://fiercenyc.org/index.php?s=1

FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City.  We develop politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving ourselves and our communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media. FIERCE is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of social justice movement leaders who are dedicated to ending all forms of oppression.

 

Queers for Economic Justice

http://q4ej.org/

Queers for Economic Justice is a progressive non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation. Our goal is to challenge and change the systems that create poverty and economic injustice in our communities, and to promote an economic system that embraces sexual and gender diversity. We are committed to the principle that access to social and economic resources is a fundamental right, and we work to create social and economic equity through grassroots organizing, public education, advocacy and research. We do this work because although poor queers have always been a part of both the gay rights and economic justice movements, they have been, and continue to be, largely invisible in both movements. This work will always be informed by the lived experiences and expressed needs of queer people in poverty.

 

Streetwise & Safe (SAS)

http://www.streetwiseandsafe.org/

Streetwise & Safe (SAS) is a multi-strategy initiative working to build and share leadership, skills, knowledge and community among LGBTQQ youth of color who experience criminalization, particularly in the context of the policing of poverty, “quality of life” offenses, and involvement or perceived involvement in survival economies. We conduct “know your rights” workshops specifically tailored to LGBTQQ youth of color where we share critical information about rights in the criminal legal system as well as strategies to increase safety and reduce the harms of interactions with police. SAS works to create opportunities for LGBTQQ youth of color to claim a seat at policy discussion tables as full participants, speak out on their own behalf, act collectively to protect and advance their rights, and demand choices that allow them to maximize their safety, self-sufficiency, and self-determination.

 

INCITE!

http://www.incite-national.org/

INCITE! is 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.

 

TransAcademics

http://www.trans-academics.org/

Trans-Academics.org is designed to provide educational and community resources for those with an academic or personal interest in the spectrum of gender identities. Site is archived, but listserv is still active. Our services include: a reference library, which has over 1600 individual listings of academically-oriented publications related to the spectrum of gender, community networking tools such as our profile, buddy-list and e-mail list-serv options, research tools and educational materials to assist you with your work, and a community announcements area where you can find the latest conference announcements, CFPs, scholarships, trans-related news and much more.

 

TransParentcy

http://www.transparentcy.org/index.htm

TransParentcy’s mission is to support the Transgender Parent, and their advocates (lawyers, mental health professionals, friends, family) by providing information and resources to diffuse and/or dispel the myths about any adverse impact being transgendered/transsexual might have on one’s children. TransParentcy was founded March 2001 to fill the void of information and resources for transgender parents and their children. We offer a comprehensive list of resources – information, organizations and providers – addressing the issues a Transgender Parent faces. TransParentcy is based in Portland, OR, United States.