Transgender Resources

Excerpted from the presentation “Providing Transgender Sensitive Services” given by Alex A. Nelson, alexanelson [at] tmail [dot] com, 612-227-6952.

National & Online

FtM International – Website providing lots of great information for the FtM community – – An online magazine about health and fitness for trans folks –

Tqcrossroads – An online resource for the entire transgender community –

Kate Bornstein – Writer, speakers, trans-woman revolutionary –

Sylvia Rivera Law Project – Legal information, news training –

Transsexual Roadmap – “MtF” transition information and advice –

National “FtM” and SOFFA information, support, local contacts, tg aging and parenting network,True Spirit Conference Info –

Leslie Feinberg’s website – Info about hir work, radical politics and activism. Links. –

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition –

Forums, support, news, personal ads, products, links to specific doctors as well as other services –

Education, support, products, and advice. Surgery and hormone info. Personal ads, business owner lists, polls. (must be 17+) –

International foundation of Gender Education – Advocates for the freedom of gender expression. They promote the understanding and acceptance of all people –

Inersex society of North America – The INSA is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and wanted genital surgeries for people born with anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female –

Youth Resource – “A project that advocates for youth.” Web resources for GLBTQQA youth with a specific link for Trans youth –

Transgender Equality – An excellent new publication by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Foundation. Download it for free at The handbook is at –

Transgender Law and Policy Institute – A non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society –

GenderPac – Committed to laws which protect every American’s right to their gender free from stereotypes, discrimination, and violence – www.gpac.


“Gender Outlaw” and “My Gender Workbook,” both by Kate Bornstein

“Stone Butch Blues” (A Novel.) and “Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink and Blue,” both by Leslie Feinberg

“True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism (for family, friends, counselors and helping professionals),” by Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley

“Trans Forming Families” (Real stories) Edited by Mary Boenke

“Luna” by Julie Ann Peters (young readers)

“Gender Loving Care: A Guide to Counseling Gender-Variant

Clients” by Randi Ettner

“Transsexual Workers: An Employers Guide” by Janis Walworth

“Feminizing Hormonal Therapy for the Transgendered” by SheilaKirk

“Transgender Care: Recommended Guidelines, Pracitical

Information and Personal Accounts” by Gianna E Israel and Donald E. Tarver


Boys Don’t Cry

Ma Vie en Rose

Trans Generations


Southern Comfort

Trans America

The Crying Game

Beautiful Boxer

Hedwig and the Angry Inch