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Transgender Resources
Revised March 3, 2012
About This Page
This is not by any means a comprehensive list of resources, as it is prepared primarily for clients of the Counseling Hut. There are many other portals relating to transgender issues that can be easily found through a simple Web search, and there are many more forums and chat rooms where people can seek more tailored information. Still, we thought it would be handy to have a few documents that are commonly mentioned in our sessions and are available on the Web, for use by our clients and by others. You are welcome to make any suggestions for additional resources by e-mailing us, although we're likely to err on the side of parsimony rather than comprehensiveness.

There are some items on the bottom of the list that are specifically geared toward medical and mental health professionals. They are listed here for providers who are new to transgender care and would like to be more informed.

And, yes, we use the word "transgender" in its inclusive, spectrum-y sense of the word, as this is the common usage among mental health professionals, but we'd like to acknowledge that this usage is not accepted by everyone.

For Everyone
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is the largest organization in the world for those involved in transgender care. The WPATH Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People, 7th edition, or SoCv7, is followed by most mental health and medical professionals who work in transgender care, including the Counseling Hut. A PDF copy of the current edition of the SoC can be downloaded here. Changes from the previous edition are discussed here. Bear in mind that some agencies in the U.S., especially those who specialize in transgender care, have their own guidelines, and that the SoC is intended to be a flexible document subject to clinically-informed interpretation by the providers, rather than a "rule book".

The Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) is a British organization for transgender-related issues. They have many publications for use by medical providers and patients in the British National Health System (NHS), and is a very up-to-date source of information, especially on the state of the medical research. Bear in mind that the NHS has a more restrictive view of who can transition at what point and how, and tends to have a more "binary" view of gender, than practitioners in the U.S.

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco, is another great source of up-to-date information. Their Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care is a comprehensive source of information about transgender health.

For Clients
Visualizing Sex, Gender, and Sexuality is a form used at the Counseling Hut to help clients explore their gender identity and sexuality. It is presented here without any explanation for now. More information will be coming.

Jim Collins Foundation is a private foundation that provides scholarships for people who need financial assistance with the transitioning process.

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) provides up-to-date information on transgender legal issues. Of interest to many is the new rules for changing the gender marker on the U.S. passport. The rule itself is available here, and NCTE's guideline/interpretation is available here.

Esprit is an annual, week-long transgender conference that takes place in Port Angeles, Washington. It is an amazing event where participants are treated to everything imaginable from the frivolous to the profoundly educational, for people on all parts of the gender spectra. A lot of the events tend to be more for male-to-female transpeople, but the conference as a whole is open to everyone. Family and allies are especially welcome.

COLAGE is an organization for people with LGBTQ parents. There are chapters in many cities in the U.S., and there are national meetings as well. COLAGE has also published Kids of Trans Resource Guide.

For Professionals
Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons is a publication of the Endocrine Society. It is a comprehensive practice guideline written for medical providers prescribing hormone therapy.

ALGBTIC Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients is a publication of Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a division of the American Counseling Association. It is a guide for mental health professionals working with transgender clients. It emphasizes cross-cultural competencies in working with transgender clients.

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132 East Broadway, Suite 318
Eugene, Oregon 97401-3142
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