Program provides free name and gender marker changes for trans* individuals and legal resources to assist members of the LGBTQIA community experiencing discrimination and/or harassment.
BRiDGES offers many programs and services to the Community including smoking cessation, programs for schools individuals and families, as well as LGBTQIA+ Programming.
The primary care physicians and practitioners at Susquehanna Family Practice and Gender Wellness Center offer family medicine services to cisgender and transgender patients of all ages within the FoxCare Center.
IHS is happy to now offer an affirming space for primary care to the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender care, regardless of HIV status.
SAGE Upstate promotes the well-being of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning people in CNY through health programs, socials, support groups, & education.
The Q Centers at ACR Health are safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies to gather, share, and receive support.
Helpful links to affirming providers both in and out of our region. Compiled by ACR Health
Food Sense is a monthly food buying co-op for anyone who wants to stretch their grocery dollars. Food Sense provides a monthly box of staple grocery items at a discounted price as well as a selection of family-sized specials.
CNY Pride, Inc. is an all-volunteer, tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation which organizes events in the Syracuse, New York area to encourage, empower, and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community and their friends, families, and supporters.
A guide to NY State resources for LGBT, TGNCNB & BIPOC health and human services. This guide is designed to connect LGBTQ folks with relevant health and human services in their area. Search by keywords such as "Spanish" or "Virtual Services", or simply browse through categories.
Scarleteen is a progressive, independent sexuality and relationships education media and support organization and website. We are founded, owned and run by a person and a team who are largely queer, who are women or gender-nonconforming, who are or have come from the working class, who are diverse in their ethnicities, who live with disabilities...
Equality New York (EQNY) is a statewide advocacy organization working to advance equality and justice for LGBTQI New Yorkers and their families.
Out2Enroll is a national initiative launched in September 2013 to connect our communities—LGBTQ people and our families, friends, and allies—with the new health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act.
Psychology Today's LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Madison County, NY
Madison County Mental Health Crisis Line: 315-366-2327
Whether dealing with shortages, experiencing access issues due to supply constraints, forced detransition, or other barriers, this guide is tailored to empower individuals within the TGNCNBI community. The guide seeks to empower TGNCNBI folks to assert control over their health, enhance access to GAHT, and navigate their rights effectively. We hope it will help you make informed decisions about your healthcare and overall well-being
Chosen Family is the family WE choose and the family that chooses US. The Queer Family network is for ALL of US. We are a collection of LGBTQ+ community members and LGBTQ+ Allies who have come together to invest our time and efforts in healing together. WE WANT FUTURE GENERATIONS TO FLOURISH!
Our goal at the Human Rights Campaign is to ensure that every LGBTQ+ person is free to live their life openly, with their equal rights ensured. We know that goal requires that we keep educating, supporting and inspiring ourselves and each other. In the spirit of that continual growth, we’ve compiled information and advice on a range of topics, including resources from the HRC Foundation.
You and your family have many low cost, quality health insurance options available through the Individual Marketplace. You can quickly compare health plan options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage. You may also qualify for health care coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus through the Marketplace. Anyone can apply here.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network Advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
Your gender identity is an important part of who you are. Learning more about gender identity can help you understand yourself and the people around you.
Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.
Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture. That’s how GLAAD accelerates acceptance for LGBTQ people.
The NYCLU fights for the dignity of LGBTQ New Yorkers. We work to defend and expand protections in the workplace, education, housing, and more.
Trans Legislation Tracker. We track legislation that seeks to block trans people from receiving basic healthcare, education, legal recognition, and the right to publicly exist.
You deserve a welcoming, loving world. And so do the people you care about. Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else.
As GLSEN was founded by a group of teachers in 1990, we knew that educators play key roles in creating affirming learning environments for LGBTQ youth. But as well as activating supportive educators, we believe in centering and uplifting student-led movements, which have powered initiatives like the Day of Silence, Ally Week, and more.
If you may have been exposed to HIV, it is important to seek care right away. PEP is time-sensitive and should be started within two hours of the exposure, and no later than 72 hours after exposure. New York State PEP Hotline: 844-PEP-4NOW
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), is a non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.
The GenderCool Project is a youth-led movement bringing positive change to the world. The Champions are helping replace misinformed opinions with positive experiences meeting transgender and non-binary youth who are thriving.
Understandings of gender continually evolve. In the course of a person’s life, the interests, activities, clothing, and professions that are considered the domain of one gender or another evolve in ways both small and large.
It Gets Better is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.
The Brown Boi Project is a community of people working across race and gender to eradicate sexism, homophobia and transphobia and create healthy frameworks of masculinity and change. We invite you to join us!
Black & Pink National is a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.
The Lighthouse Learning Collective offers space for strategy, support, and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming people (LGB/TGNC+) who use drugs. Bringing together harm reduction groups and organizations that serve the LGB/TGNC+ community, we hope to reimagine what safety and care can look like for queer and trans folks who use drugs.
Our mission is to empower Transmasc individuals by providing a platform for them to share their stories and experiences in their own words, free from the constraints and stereotypes imposed by society.
Rock Steady is a queer* owned and operated cooperative vegetable farm rooted in social justice, food access and farmer training. *Queer for us contains and includes multitudes of identities and expressions – lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, intersex, transgender and all expressions of our gender rebel siblings, including those who identify as gender non-conforming, non-binary and two-spirit.
Intersex is an umbrella term for differences in sex traits or reproductive anatomy. People are born with these differences or develop them at a young age. Genitalia, hormones, internal anatomy, or chromosomes can develop in many ways. That’s why interACT uses innovative legal and other strategies, to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits.
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
Using gender-inclusive language shows that you are welcoming to trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people. And it’s really easy to do...
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 41 artists committed to social, environmental, and political engagement. This link is to Queer Liberation projects.
The MOCHA Center has worked to educate Black and Latino men about living a sex-positive life. Now in partnership with Trillium Health, we’ve turned into a community health center that offers both community and health in equal amounts...
Knit the Rainbow (KtR) was founded in 2020 to help homeless LGBTQ+ youth in New York City survive the brutal winters. All of our handmade garments are made with love by our volunteers across the country and placed right in the hands of those in need.
Here at Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network, we believe every student deserves to feel welcomed, safe and free to be their authentic selves at school. We also know that in order to build an intersectional GSA movement for racial and gender justice, we must center the lives and leadership of trans and queer youth of color.
To empower the world to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through visibility, education, and conversation. At Free Mom Hugs, we affirm the LGBTQIA+ community as an important part of our society.
What are personal pronouns and why do they matter? How do I use personal pronouns? What if someone makes a mistake and mispronounces someone else? How do I share my personal pronouns? How do I ask someone their personal pronouns? How do I use gender inclusive language? What additional resources and links can help me?
The Black Trans Fund  is the first US-based national fund in the country dedicated to uplifting, resourcing, and building the capacity of Black trans social justice leaders.
Call BlackLine® provides a space for peer support, counseling, reporting of mistreatment, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences for folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.
Helping to create a world where Black trans women are valued and supported. We seek an end to transmisogynistic violence.
We believe every young person has the right to be who they are and love who they love. That means living in a world that affirms and celebrates them for who they are. That means having the agency, opportunity, and access to make decisions about their bodies, relationships, and futures. (And feel good doing it!) That includes decisions about if, when, and how to parent—or not.
We work with individuals, organizations, and collectives to overcome obstacles and create the change they seek. We integrate liberation frameworks into all our services. We integrate a “yes, and” perspective within our listening and collaborative practices.
What Does It Mean To Be Nonbinary? What is the history of nonbinary folks? What are the differences between genderqueer, gender fluid, and enby people? We’ve got you covered.
We Are The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. We provide educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.
Our mission is to create and provide free online resources to make your Safe Zone trainings (and all of your LGBTQ+ educational opportunities) effective, fun, dynamic, and impactful.
Intersex Justice Project works to end invasive and unnecessary surgeries on intersex youth by empowering intersex people of color as change-makers.
The Interface Project Communicating the lived experiences of intersex people.
Intersex Campaign for Equality Promoting human rights and equality for all intersex people through art, education and action.
Since 2014 Shapeshifters has led the way for fashionable, size-inclusive, gender affirming binders. From its start on a shared Etsy store in a living room in Brooklyn, Shapeshifters has grown into its own studio in southern Vermont, employs four people, and has customers all over the world. We offer the largest range of skin tones available on the market, the largest size range, and the widest style range out there.
Custom & comfy tucking underwear for trans femme & non-binary folks.
Custom Made Underwear for Trans Girls/Women. These panties and bras will make you feel secure and confident in your clothing, and will work well for everyday wear.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund's Trans Health Project aims to ensure that all transgender and non-binary people can access the trans-related health care that they need.
Teach the facts about sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and learn how to advocate for LGBTQ youth. Whether you're just becoming familiar with gender diversity or ready to start a gay-straight alliance at your school, our resources can help you and your colleagues shape inclusive policies and empower vulnerable students.
Equality Federation is an advocacy accelerator rooted in social justice, building power in our network of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) advocacy organizations.
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender non-conforming students through advocacy and empowerment. Founded in 2011, it is the only national organization led by trans youth.
The response to our first LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces National Needs Assessment gives an important and in-depth look at the violence and threats our communities face.
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) tracks over 50 different LGBTQ-related laws and policies. This map shows the overall policy tallies (as distinct from sexual orientation or gender identity tallies) for each state, the District of Columbia, and the five populated U.S. territories. A state’s policy tally scores the laws and policies within each state that shape LGBTQ people's lives, experiences, and equality. The major categories of laws covered by the policy tally include: Relationship & Parental Recognition, Nondiscrimination, Religious Exemptions, LGBTQ Youth, Health Care, Criminal Justice, and Identity Documents.
The Trans Formations Project is a trans-led, grassroots and volunteer-driven 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to both informing about and advocating against the anti-trans legislative crisis in the United States.
ABOUT US We are a group of transgender, nonbinary, and allied mental health and medical providers based in the U.S. who have come together to: a) State our position on the requirement that transgender and nonbinary people and/or people seeking gender-affirming medical interventions acquire a letter of support from a mental health provider; b) Make public our commitment to making letters, when required by medical systems who adhere to the WPATH SOC, accessible and free.
We fund grassroots trans-led groups organizing and fighting for trans justice in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. For TJFP, this work can look a lot of different ways and it’s important that the trans communities name what is needed for their local community–whatever that may look like. And we understand that it can look different in every single place across the country.
The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-affirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-affirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. However, access to gender-affirming surgery is impossible for most.
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all children we serve.
Binders can help set you free. Be comfortable while being you. Chest binders are special clothing that compress chest tissue to create the appearance of a flat chest. For some trans and non-binary people, binding can reduce gender dysphoria and improve emotional well-being. Over the last several years, HCAI has provided free chest binders to hundreds of LGBTQ+ youth – and we're here to help you, too.
The purpose of this document is to create shared understandings of how the student’s authentic gender will be accounted for and supported at school. School staff, caregivers (if appropriate) and the student should work together to develop the document. Ideally, each will spend time completing the sections and then come together to review them and confirm shared agreements. Use the action planning section at the end of the document to track items requiring any follow-up. Please note that there is a separate document to plan for a student formally communicating a change in their gender status at school.
This update will assist public schools in cultivating an educational environment for all students that is safe and free from discrimination regardless of sex, gender identity, or expression. It also facilitates compliance with state and federal laws concerning bullying, harassment, discrimination, and student privacy, complementing existing NYSED resources relating to the implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act (the “Dignity Act”). This resource is designed to help public school administrators continue to take proactive steps to create a culture in which TGE, nonbinary, and intersex students feel safe, supported, and included.
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. NCTE envisions a society in which transgender people not only survive, but thrive, with accepting families and communities, full self-determination over their identities and bodies, and freedom from disrespect, discrimination and violence. For this vision to become a reality, we must also create equity, equal opportunity, safety, health, and economic well-being for all people over their entire lifetimes.
asktransgender: questions and comments Questions and discussions about, for, to, or from the Reddit transgender community. Open to anyone with a question.
For Cis Parents of Trans Kids This subreddit is an LGBTQ+-friendly place to discuss openly the unique experience that is parenting a transgender or gender fluid child, including the questions and concerns that we face.
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