LGBTQ / TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

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LEARN THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE 2017 PRESIDENCY

 

SEE YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS (BY STATE)

 

LEARN HOW TO REPORT A HATE CRIME

People witness to or experiencing bias-motivated threats can report the incidents over the phone at 1-800-994-3228, as well as by filling out a civil rights complaint online to the Attorney General. Potential hate crimes, including bias-motivated assault, battery, and property damage, should also be reported to the local police in the first instance, according to Healey’s office, who encourages people with immediate safety concerns to call 911.

 

SUPPORT & SAFETY SERVICES

LOCATION ORGANIZATION
National Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people.
National The Trevor Project
The nation’s only 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ people ages 13 to 24. Call 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or use Trevor Chat, the Trevor Project’s online messaging service.
National GLBT Hotline
Serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people by providing free and confidential peer-support and local resources. Includes National Youth Talkline, National Hotline, Sage LGBT Elder Hotline, and online peer-support chats.
Wisconsin FORGE (Milwaukee)
FORGE provides a wide range of assistance to anti-violence professionals who are seeking support to provide competent and respectful care to transgender survivors and loved ones of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and hate violence. Learn more about what FORGE has to offer you.

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

ACLU RECOMMENDATIONS: All transgender individuals should get their name change documents in order immediately, particularly on passports. Due to the likely repeal of the ACA (Affordable Care Act), it is recommended to stock up on medications you may need or others may need. Legally, one can obtain about a 1-year supply of most prescription medications. See more tips HERE.

LOCATION ORGANIZATION
National GLM (Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality)
The world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981, as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals.
National My Trans Health
Access to quality care is a human right. Our mission is to ensure that all trans and gender nonconforming people receive culturally competent service.
National MTF Surgery
MTF Surgery provides comprehensive patient education for trans women seeking Male-to-Female Transsexual Surgery, plus a directory of select Surgeons who perform MTF Surgery. Use their free resources to find the procedure and Surgeon that are right for you.
National Rad Remedy
RAD Remedy’s mission is to connect trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care in order to improve individual and community health.
Alabama Magic City Wellness Center (Birmingham)
MCWC is the first health care center for transgender individuals in Alabama, and one of the few in the southeastern United States. One of the primary goals of MCWC is to provide a safe and affirming primary care facility for all transgender individuals and their families. Hormone Replacement Therapy and counseling are available for transgender individuals.
California API Wellness Clinic (San Francisco)
An LGBTQ and people of color health organization that transforms lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality. They believe good health care will always be grounded in social justice.
California Department of Public Health (San Francisco)
Hosts a health clinic for transgender people every Tuesday, Transgender Tuesdays.
California Gender Pathways Center (San Francisco)
The Gender Pathways Clinic at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center provides culturally competent care to transgender and gender-expansive patients. Gender Pathways is a unique place for Kaiser Permanente members to receive integrated care in a comfortable, supportive setting.
California Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles)
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the few Federally Qualified Health Centers with providers who specialize in primary care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and people living with HIV.
California Lyon-Martin Health Services (San Francisco)
Provides personalized health care and support services to women and transgender people who lack access to quality care because of their sexual or gender identity, regardless of their ability to pay.
California UCSF Transgender Care (San Francisco)
A collaboration between the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Both Centers work together with partner providers and clinics to assist transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people seeking general healthcare or gender affirming medical care at UCSF.
Colorado Boulder Women’s Health (Boulder)
Welcomes transgender patients and offers various services for trans-identified folks, including hormone therapy, general preventative health care, and referrals for sex reassignment surgery. Follows WPATH standards. Services also offered at Women’s Health at Longmont.
Georgia Feminist Women’s Health Center (Atlanta)
Offers sensitive, friendly, and affordable health care to gender variant and intersex individuals. Committed to providing a safe space and trans-affirmative environment for individuals interested in holistic wellness services.
Hawaii Lavender Clinic Hawaii (Honolulu)
Non-profit health clinic that provides healthcare, leadership, programs, education, and services for the Transgender Community and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Community. Hormone Therapy; Primary Care Services; Support Groups; Individual & Family Counseling; Community Outreach; HealthCare Education; PREP – HIV Prevention Therapy.
Illinois Chicago Women’s Health Center (Chicago)
In 2009, CWHC started the Trans Greater Access Project (TGAP), an agency-wide initiative focused on increasing access to affirming health services for trans*-identified individuals at CWHC. Through collaboration with community partners and our clients, thye strive to provide services that are trans*-positive and informed by trans* people.
Illinois Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago)
Offers several programs that center around issues that the transgender community faces, and our medical, behavioral health, and case management staff sensitive to the special needs of our transgender clients.
Maryland Chase Brexton (Baltimore)
Provides LGBTQ individuals and their families with welcoming access to expert health information and resources that will enhance wellness and quality of life.
Massachusetts Fenway Health (Boston)
Provides quality and informed care for trans women, trans men, gender-queer, affirmed men and women, and others who have health care needs unique to gender expressions and identities.
New Hampshire Dartmouth Hitchcock Transgender Services (Multiple Locations)
DHMC’s Transgender Clinic offers multidisciplinary health care to patients seeking hormonal and/or surgical reassignment of gender. Appointments are made on an individual basis, and specialists meet to coordinate care when indicated.
New York Callen Lorde (New York)
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
New York Evergreen Health Services (Buffalo)
While Evergreen’s services are open to all members of the community, the Association is proud to serve special populations where sensitivity to needs and/or location restrictions present unique challenges. They are a nationally recognized safe-space for persons identifying as LGBTQ and our staff is trained to be culturally senstive and nonjudgemental in accessing information when addressing the needs of our clients.
Pennsylvania Allentown Women’s Center (Allentown)
AWC’s Trans* Health Initiative program offers culturally-sensitive, safe and affordable services to individuals of all genders. Hormone replacement therapy, mental health and counseling referrals.
Pennsylvania Mazzoni Center (Allentown)
LGBT health and well being center led by health professionals, social workers, HIV specialists, counselors, educators, and volunteers.
Virginia Health Brigade (Richmond)
Health Brigade (HB) provides quality health services, especially to those least served, in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. In 1968, a small community clinic―formed in conjunction with the free university movement and patterned after similar efforts in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood―was established in Richmond’s historic Fan District. Incorporated two years later, Health Brigade, formerly Fan Free Clinic, became the first free clinic in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Washington DC Whitman-Walker Health (Washington DC)
Offers comprehensive medical and behavioral health services and other supportive services, including hormone administration and monitoring, HIV & STD testing and counseling, gynecological services, and individual, group and family therapy.
Wisconsin FORGE (Milwaukee)
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault. Since 2011, FORGE has served as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

NATIONAL ADVOCACY & RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

LOCATION ORGANIZATION
Black Trans Advocacy (Texas) Black Trans Advocacy is a social justice alliance of the Black Transmen Inc, Black Transwomen Inc & Black Trans International Pageantry System organizations. BTA is committed to the advancement of black and trans people and the liberation of all disenfranchised people by working collaboratively to help end race and gender inequalities.
Equality Federation Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. We believe change is possible in every community. That’s why we empower local leaders to build a strong movement for equality that secures critical grassroots wins at every level.
National Freedom to Marry
Freedom to Marry was the campaign that won marriage in the United States and ignited a global movement. Freedom to Marry’s “Roadmap to Victory” national strategy focused from the beginning on setting the stage for a national victory at the Supreme Court by winning a critical mass of states, building a critical mass of public support, and ending federal marriage discrimination. Freedom to Marry worked with numerous partner organizations and allies on a campaign that combined litigation, legislative work, organizing, public education, electoral strategies, fundraising, and the hard work of changing hearts and minds. View their lessons learned for other movements.
GLSEN GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.
Immigration Equality
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Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been proud to advocate for and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. As the only LGBTQ organization with a staff of immigration attorneys, Immigration Equality impacts both the individuals we serve and the immigration system as a whole.
National LGBTQ Task Force
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The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. It is the country’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy group.
PFLAG (Local Chapters) Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.
Transgender Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project (California) TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.

REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (BY STATE)

LOCATION ORGANIZATION
South Carolina Alright, Rebel – Southern Queer Activism
Alright, Rebel is founded to combat racism, homophobia, misogyny, victim blaming, anti-immigration, transphobia and all intersections. Unite as one!
South Carolina South Carolina Black Pride
The mission of the South Carolina Black Pride (SCBP), Inc. is to unify and celebrate the diversity, creativity, and beauty of the South Carolina Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) communities and our supporters, in order to empower and promote the human rights of all families and communities.

 

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