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RESOURCES - ORGANIZATIONS

TRANS YOUTH FAMILY ALLIES (TYFA) 

TYFA is a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to developing supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. They have assembled a comprehensive list of resources at these links:

FOR PARENTS: http://www.imatyfa.org/parents.html
FOR EDUCATORS: http://www.imatyfa.org/educators.html
FOR TRANSGENDER YOUTH: http://www.imatyfa.org/youth.html


LAMBDA LEGAL 

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. Lambda Legal has compiled an FAQ sheet about Transgender bathroom rights in the United States:

RIGHTS FAQ: http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transg...
TRANS TOOLKIT: http://www.lambdalegal.org/publications/trans-tool...
SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TRANS YOUTH: http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/201...


GENDER SPECTRUM 

Gender Spectrum is an organization that helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. They have resources specifically geared towards parenting and family members of transgender children: https://www.genderspectrum.org/explore-topics/pare...

They also have a new FAQ sheet, which specifically deals with Transgender bathroom issues:
https://www.genderspectrum.org/bathroomfaq/


ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP)

Regardless of your gender: whether you’re trans or cis, consider becoming a hotline volunteer, participating in community Safety Nights, or joining the hate violence committee at New York’s Anti-Violence Project.
https://avp.org/get-involved/


THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS 

If you’re not Transgender, or even a member of the LGBTQ community, but you want to be an ally, consider visiting the Center For American Progress’s website. Their page “Helping State and Local Officials Advocate for LGBT Communities” is a great place to learn about issues that affect trans people nationwide.
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/news/...

RESOURCES - BOOKS

“Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: A Guide for Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth and Families” 

by Emily S. Fisher (Editor) and Karen Komosa-Hawkins (Editor)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0415819172/ref=a...


“Gender Born, Gender Made” 

by Diane Ehrensaft PhD and Edgardo Menvielle MD MSHS

https://www.amazon.com/Gender-Born-Made-Gender-Non...


“Trans Bodies Trans Selves” 

by Laura Erickson-Schroth

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0199325359/?tag=googhydr...


“You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery” 

by Dara Hoffman-Fox

https://www.amazon.com/You-Your-Gender-Identity-Discovery/dp/0997455217/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475446273&sr=1-1&keywords=dara+hoffman-fox

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