Off Campus Resources

These resources are intended for trans individuals seeking trans-specific resources, or for those seeking trans-specific resources for others.  

 

Bay Area Resources

  • Transgender Law Center: This website includes information about legal aspects of transitioning and trans life, including ID change, employment, health care, safe schools, safe bathrooms, and more

  • ID Please: This comprehensive publication is a guide by the Transgender Law Center for navigating processes of updating California and federal identity documents to reflect accurate gender markers. This timely release coincides with the recent change in California law, which simplifies the requirements for a court-ordered name change.
  • California Transgender Law 101:  This reference guide is designed to provide a broad overview of California laws affecting transgender people.  If you have a question about these laws or other issues your clients are facing, please feel free to contact the Transgender Law Center.

  • Pacific Center: Peer support groups for gender non-conforming people and for transgender people (Berkeley)


National

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health: provider and referrals directory; Standards of Care (guidelines for health care providers and insurers on trans health issues)

  • Transsexual Roadmap: advice, resources and support from and for the MTF community around the physical and emotional aspects of transitioning, name changes, coming out, workplace issues, and issues for young trans women

  • National Center for Transgender Equality Documents Center: one-stop hub for name and gender change information, how to get a legal name change where you live and update your name/gender on state and federal IDs and records

  • Transitional Male: community contributions and personal essays for FTM people, their families, partners and friends

  • Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide: tips on surgery, transitioning, presenting as male for FTM people

  • Transgender Health Program at Vancouver Coastal Health: comprehensive set of educational materials and treatment guidelines 

  • REFUGE Restrooms: REFUGE seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender non-confirming individuals. When the Safe2Pee website passed out of functionality, it left a hole. Refuge seeks to, once again, provide a valuable resource for trans and queer individuals who find themselves in need of a safe restroom to use
  • Project TMOC:  Youtube video channel of 14 Transgender Men of Color of all different ages, from all different walks of life sharing their experiences and opinions living as Men of Color during their Transitions.