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).

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.)

 

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.

 

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, puGenblic policy and community-based programs integrate a strong, specific focus on changing harmful gender norms.

 

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.