http://www.ifge.org/ International Foundation for Gender Education. Current events, announcements, articles, and lots of trans-related info.
http://www.tsfaq.info/cgi-bin/index.cgi A trans FAQ. May be useful to give someone just beginning to learn about transgender/transsexual issues.
http://www.bcholmes.org/tg/index.html Gender and Transgender Theory – Concise info on gender terminology, trans biology, and misc. topics.
http://www.firelily.com/gender/gianna/index.html Gianna Israel's Gender Library is full of articles on a variety of important topics.
http://www.lauras-playground.com/articles.htm A wonderful assortment of writing from current events to transgender homeless issues to trans science and medical articles.
http://www.transgendered-soul.com/index.html The "Transgendered Soul Inland Empire Support Group" Website - Despite its name, this website is full of information relevant to transfolk everywhere. It does an especially good job covering different aspects of transitioning for both FTMs and MTFs. This might also be a good site to send people who are looking for basic trans information.
"Hudson's FTM Guide" - links to sites addressing the many aspects of transitioning, including medical, surgical, and social information, and even some fashion and grooming tips! This is a very comprehensive and useful site.
http://ftmi.org/ FTM International. Info on a wide variety of subjects from FTM history to law to personal experiences.
http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/ The Transitional Male is a comprehensive, educational, support based website designed for FTMs, their significant others, family, and friends.
http://transsexual.org/ Jennifer's info site with lots of info, articles, and personal stories.
http://www.lynnconway.com Prof. Lynn Conway's website seems to be meant for MTF readers, but has very useful information for FTMs or anyone interested in trans issues as well. Contains sections on why people are born transgender, transitioning issues (including info about trans individuals who have benefited from transitioning early--in childhood, teens, or early 20s), examples of successful transwomen and men (as a contrast to a lot of the negative publicity given to trans people...i.e. we only make the newspaper when we're killed), and MUCH more. Be sure to search through all the links leading to different sections of the website, because it's easy to miss a lot from just skimming the first page. A highly recommended site--you're guaranteed to learn something, no matter how much you already know!
http://www.tsroadmap.com/ "Transsexual Roadmap" - Another page meant for an MTF audience, but useful and informative to all. Info on physical transitioning, well-being, family issues, tips for changing identification paperwork, and other resources.
http://www.antijen.org/ "The Antijen Pages" - A website targeted to youth, but could be interesting and helpful to anyone. Contains personal stories, medical info, plenty of links, poetry, etc.
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educational Network) - focuses on making schools safe for students of all genders and sexual orientations through education and GSA groups. Has tips for starting a GSA at your school, info for educators, research findings, guide to school-related policy and law, etc.
http://www.gpac.org/ The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC) works to end discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes by changing public attitudes, educating elected officials, and expanding human rights.
http://www.equalitymaine.org/ Equality Maine - "working for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine."
http://www.glad.org/rights/maine_lgbt.shtml Section of GLAD’s (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) website that addresses Maine law pertaining to GLBT folks.
http://www.lambdalegal.org/our-work/issues/rights-of-transgender-people/ Lambda Legal's summary of transgender rights and of the organization's work.
http://www.transgenderlaw.org/ The Transgender Law and Policy Institute.
http://www.aclu.org/images/asset_upload_file781_33764.pdf Transgender People and the Law - A thorough publication from the ACLU
http://www.masstpc.org/tp/ Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.
Learn about what the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is doing to address transgender equality.
"The Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families."
Support for Parents, Families, Friends, and Significant Others
http://www.firelily.com/gender/gianna/dilemma.html A letter of advice to the parent of a transgender child.
http://www.transfamily.org/ Various support groups for parents/families/partners of trans individuals. This site has been very helpful to many, many parents, and I have heard great reviews!
http://www.critpath.org/pflag-talk/index.html PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) contains some trans-related info. Note: PFLAG meetings also tend to be open to parents, families, and friends of trans individuals.
http://www.colage.org/resources/transgender_family.htm COLAGE is a California-based organization for children of transgender parents. This links to their resources page. [Random interesting tidbit: Monica Canfield-Lenfest, the program developer for COLAGE's "Kids of Trans" program, and daughter of a transgender parent, is from Massachusetts, which is practically Maine, right? An almost neighbor! Monica has done a lot of great work with this program, helping to connect children of transparents from all over the country. Rah rah!]
Support for Transgender Parents
http://www.transparentcy.org/ TransParentcy - "We feel very strongly about the preciousness of the relationship between child and parent, as we do that one's gender identity has little to do with one's parenting skills. TransParentcy was founded March 2001 to fill the void of information and resources for transgender parents and their children. We offer a comprehensive list of resources - information, organizations and providers - addressing the issues a Transgender Parent faces."
http://www.lasimpson.org/families.html A section of "Linda's Transsexuality Retreat" - Contains personal stories of parents who are transgender.
"Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons"
An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline; This is a
pubication for doctors who would like to know how to properly treat and
prescribe hormone replacement therapy for trassexual people.
NOTE: This publication has not been updated to reflect the new, more
elaxed Standards of Care, so if you present this to a prospective
doctor, also include version 7 of the SOC.
http://www.gender.org/ Full of health and other information for trans people.
Several brochures from the Transgender Health Program at Vancouver Coastal Health addressing trans health subjects from hormone use to dealing with specific diseases as a trans person. Could be useful to both trans patients as well as health providers.
The Transgender Aging Network - working to raise awareness about the concerns of trans elders
For Healthcare Professionals Working With Trans Clients
Guidelines for hormone treatment for transgender adults. (written for an intended audience of Canadian physicians, but this can probably be useful to anyone wanting to learn more about hormone treatment)
http://www.genderpsychology.org/ Psychology of Gender Identity and Transgenderism – Personal site of a trans psychologist.
http://www.avitale.com/ Another interesting trans psychology site by a trans psychologist.
http://www.wpath.org/Documents2/socv6.pdf The notorious Harry Benjamin Standards of Care.
http://www.transgender.org/gidr/index.html GID Reform Advocates - " medical professionals, caregivers, scholars, researchers, students, human rights advocates, and members of the transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay communities and their allies who advocate reform of the psychiatric classification of gender diversity as mental disorder."
http://www.choicesconsulting.com/areas/transgender/ A section of Arlene Istar Lev's website (author of Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and Their Families, highly recommended by MaineTransNet). Contains several articles about recommendations for working with trans clients as well as a good reading list.
Spirituality and Religious Issues
http://www.roxanneross.com/outofthebox.htm Transwoman Roxanne Ross' website contains a lot of writing about her spiritual journey, as well as writing about other trans topics and personal experiences. A very interesting site!
http://www.onearchives.org/twiceblessed/index.html "Twice Blessed: The Jewish GLBT Archives Online" has a huge collection of articles on Jewish LGBT issues.
http://members.tripod.com/~suelong/ortho-index.html A few articles on trans issues in Orthodox Judaism.
http://zoeshope.googlepages.com/ "Transsexualism and Eastern Christian Thought"
http://www.transpiritual.com/ "Transgender Spirituality" - "Transgender spiritual practices, saints and sages, deities and myths from all faiths."
Excellent Personal Websites
http://ftmichael.tashari.org/transgender.html Michael’s website. An enormous site with transition journal, trans info, and a million trans links.
http://www.drbecky.com/ Website of Dr. Becky Allison. Contains writings on a multitude of topics, useful links, and more.
"Melanie's Transsexual Diary" - Melanie's enormous diary about her experience transitioning
Guidelines for non trans-identified researchers doing research on trans subjects. These guidelines could be applied to doing research on any minority population, especially when the researcher is not a part of that group.
"Top 100 Gender Studies Blogs"
A transgender blog with a little bit of everything.
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