Resources

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TLDEF Name Change Project: The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Name Change Project matches trans individuals with lawyers pro bono (for free!) for assistance with legally changing names.

Transgender Law Center Youth Resources Page: The largest trans-led organization focuses on legal rights has a page devoted to legal issues specific to trans youth.

Lambda Legal TGNC Youth: Lambda Legal’s “Know Your Rights” Page for TGNC youth.

National Institution on Mental Illness’s LGBTQ Support Resource Page

Transgender Youth: Providing Medical Treatment for a Misunderstood Population: A “101” resource for youth and families around some of the medical considerations for trans and gender-nonconforming youth.

WPATH Standards of Care: The guidelines most doctors follow when making decisions around care for trans and gender non-conforming patients.

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How To Tell Tour Family That You are Transgender: A list of tips for trans and gender non-conforming individuals around coming out to family

LGBT Resource Center’s Pronoun Resource: Information around gender pronouns with helpful guides for families, friends, or anyone adjusting to using new pronouns for someone in their life

PFLAG’s Our Trans Loved Ones: A publication detailing questions and answers for parents, families, and friends of people who are transgender and gender non-conforming

National Center for Transgender Equality Fact Sheet: A quick easy resource for understanding The U.S. Department of Education Policy Letter on Trans Students

Equality Model School District Policy on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students: A resource for students and schools in understanding how best to approach language and policy around trans and gender non-conforming students.

Gender Spectrum Using the Gender Support Plan: A video detailing best practices for supporting trans and gender non-conforming students

If you are struggling…

Organizations like the Trans Lifeline and The Trevor Project are always here for you.