Here are some organizations that our members have found useful. There are many sites out there that offer more and differing information, this is by no means a complete list.
The Trevor Project: The leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning and other queer youth.
Trans Lifeline: This non-profit, dedicated to the well being of transgender people, runs a crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people (of all ages.)
YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Gender Spectrum: Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
PFLAG Transgender Network: Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA): TYFA empowers young people & their families through support, education, & outreach about gender identity & expression.
Lambda Legal Transgender Parents Program: Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
LA LGBT Center Youth Program: Provides LGBT youth with a center where they can thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society.
Camp Aranu’tiq: Summer camp for transgender kids, teens, and families who might not fit in at other camps, or who want to be at camps with kids like them.
The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: Promotes healthy futures for trans youth by providing services, research, training and capacity building that is developmentally informed, affirmative, compassionate and holistic for gender non-conforming children and trans youth.
Los Angeles Gender Center: The Los Angeles Gender Center provides an environment of support, understanding, and safety while helping people explore issues of gender and sexuality. We specialize in gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): An international multidisciplinary professional association which promotes evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.
Transgender Health Program at St. John’s Well Child & Family Center: St. John’s Well Child and Family Center welcomes all patients regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or presentation. We provide comprehensive health services in a safe and welcoming environment where you are free to be yourself.
LA LGBT Center: The Los Angeles LGBT Center is Southern California’s largest and most comprehensive provider of healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming people.
The Point Foundation: the National LGBT Scholarship Fund empowers promising students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite the obstacles put before them, to make a significant impact on society.
LOS ANGELES SUPPORT AND EDUCATION GROUPS
Trans Lounge at the LA LGBT Center: Trans Lounge is an education, empowerment and social program targeted at serving the Los Angeles transgender community. Anyone who identifies as trans is welcome to become members of the Trans Lounge. It’s free to join and once you are a member, all of our various workshops, labs, groups and events are all free to attend.
Transgender Perceptions at the LA LGBT Center: A social networking group for adults which offers a safe and welcoming space for people of all transgender identity expressions to learn from others and share their experiences with people who are on a similar journey.
National Center for Transgender Equality: NCTE is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.
GLAAD: This national non-profit organization empowers LGBT people to tell their stories, and works with the media to shape the narrative about LGBT issues in order to provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
Human Rights Campaign: As the largest national LGBT civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
The Task Force: The Task Force works to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.
Straight for Equality: A national outreach and education project created by PFLAG National to empower straight allies who don’t necessarily have a family connection to the LGBT community. Offering resources on how to be an ally to a trans person.
Transgender Law Center: This group works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Transgender Law Project: The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
LA LGBT Center Legal Services: With a team of staff and volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and interns, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is the country’s largest community-based provider of LGBT legal services.