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    Back to Top Centers/Orgs Conferences Training/Coaching Advocacy/Law PDFs Other Lists Articles EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES CONTACT US DISCLAIMER: The List does not represent or endorse any of the services or service providers listed herein. This list is provided for information only as to available resources and is not intended to reflect affiliation with or support of these service providers. The details of resources are subject to change and could be out of date on this website. See the resources contact or website for current details. Centers & Organizations General Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Services: Social, support, and leadership programming for LGBTQ+ youth ages 4-24, sexual health education, mental heatlh services Contact Info: Lizzy Appleby 847.724.2620 x121 lizzy.appleby@ysgn.org Center on Halsted Services : · Advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ people of Chicagoland Contact Info : · Center on Halsted Chicago House Services : · Serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs. Contact Info : · Chicago House · 772.248.5200 Howard Brown Health Center Services: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives Contact Info: Website Lurie Children's Hospital Services : · Gender and Sex Development Program, you will find warmth, support and exceptional care provided by a diverse team of specialists from disciplines including General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Urology, Surgery, Psychiatry and Psychology. Contact Info : · Lurie Children's Hospital · Jennifer Leininger · 773.303.6056 · JLeininger@luriechildrens.org Response Center Services: · The Response Center is a youth service agency for people ages 12 – 24 and their families. · Counseling, community-based education, and leadership development. · LGBTQIA+ friendly and affirming with programs for queer youth with queer counselors and gender neutral bathrooms Contact Info: Website 847.676.0078 Peoria TransGender Society Services: Peoria TransGender Society (PTGS) exists as a catalyst for making friends, creating allies, exploring our inner visions, sharing information and support, and nurturing our true identities. A place for Peoria-area transgender people, by Peoria transgender people. Contact Info: Website PTGSociety@gmail.com Central Illinois Pride Health Center Services : · CIPHC is here to promote the health and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community of Central Illinois without judgment or discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. No one will be turned away regardless of insurance. Contact Info : · Central Illinois Pride Health Center · 815.893.7459 Planned Parenthood Services: They provide abortion services and referrals, birth control, emergency contraeption, general health care, HIV services, Trans Health services, men's health services, patient education, pregnancy testing and services, STD testing, treatment, and vaccines, and women's services. Contact Info: Website 800.230.7526 Upswing Advocates Services: Currently on hold due to business changes Training and coaching Contact Info: Website 872.888.7987 upswingadvocates@gmail.com Education Illinois Safe School Alliance Services: Policy/Advocacy, Camps, School Programs, Rights (Many different Services). Contact Info: Website 312.629.2988 x101 Nat Duran Youth Engaement Manager x107 Grecia Magdaleno Policy and Advocacy Manager GLSEN Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network Mission: A prominent organization supporting GLBT youth. They have resources about creating safe and supportive environments for students. The site includes information on GSA's and other student resources, educator materials on LGBTQ issues, policy resources such as Model Safe Space Policies and Research tools and summaries. Website TSER Trans Student Educational Resources Mission: Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. Website Teaching Tolerance Mission: A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, this website contains lesson plans and other resources to teach tolerance, many focusing on gender issues. Website HRC: Welcoming Schools and A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools Mission: WELCOMING SCHOOLS, a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students. THE GUIDE was written for administrators, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth, covers topics ranging from basic concepts of gender and the importance of affirming gender identity, to best practices for restroom access and working with unsupportive parents. Website Family Acceptance Project About: The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. They use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children. Check out their website for lots of great resources and information! Website: https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/ Center for Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health equity Mission: The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity provides behavioral health practitioners with vital information on supporting the population of people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, two-spirit, and other diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Through training, coaching, and technical assistance we are implementing change strategies within mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems to address disparities effecting LGBTQ+ people across all stages of life. Website: https://lgbtqequity.org/ History Unerased Mission: History UnErased is an education nonprofit founded in 2015 by veteran classroom teachers to provide K-12 schools with the curriculum and training they need to teach LGBTQ-inclusive history as it intersects with race, gender, and nationality within the mainstream curriculum. Website: https://unerased.org/ Conferences General Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Services: Social, support, and leadership programming for LGBTQ+ youth ages 4-24, sexual health education, mental heatlh services Contact Info: Lizzy Appleby 847.724.2620 x121 lizzy.appleby@ysgn.org Center on Halsted Services : · Advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ people of Chicagoland Contact Info : · Center on Halsted Chicago House Services : · Serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs. Contact Info : · Chicago House · 772.248.5200 Howard Brown Health Center Services: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives Contact Info: Website Lurie Children's Hospital Services : · Gender and Sex Development Program, you will find warmth, support and exceptional care provided by a diverse team of specialists from disciplines including General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Urology, Surgery, Psychiatry and Psychology. Contact Info : · Lurie Children's Hospital · Jennifer Leininger · 773.303.6056 · JLeininger@luriechildrens.org Response Center Services: · The Response Center is a youth service agency for people ages 12 – 24 and their families. · Counseling, community-based education, and leadership development. · LGBTQIA+ friendly and affirming with programs for queer youth with queer counselors and gender neutral bathrooms Contact Info: Website 847.676.0078 Peoria TransGender Society Services: Peoria TransGender Society (PTGS) exists as a catalyst for making friends, creating allies, exploring our inner visions, sharing information and support, and nurturing our true identities. A place for Peoria-area transgender people, by Peoria transgender people. Contact Info: Website PTGSociety@gmail.com Central Illinois Pride Health Center Services : · CIPHC is here to promote the health and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community of Central Illinois without judgment or discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. No one will be turned away regardless of insurance. Contact Info : · Central Illinois Pride Health Center · 815.893.7459 Planned Parenthood Services: They provide abortion services and referrals, birth control, emergency contraeption, general health care, HIV services, Trans Health services, men's health services, patient education, pregnancy testing and services, STD testing, treatment, and vaccines, and women's services. Contact Info: Website 800.230.7526 Upswing Advocates Services: Currently on hold due to business changes Training and coaching Contact Info: Website 872.888.7987 upswingadvocates@gmail.com Education Illinois Safe School Alliance Services: Policy/Advocacy, Camps, School Programs, Rights (Many different Services). Contact Info: Website 312.629.2988 x101 Nat Duran Youth Engaement Manager x107 Grecia Magdaleno Policy and Advocacy Manager GLSEN Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network Mission: A prominent organization supporting GLBT youth. They have resources about creating safe and supportive environments for students. The site includes information on GSA's and other student resources, educator materials on LGBTQ issues, policy resources such as Model Safe Space Policies and Research tools and summaries. Website TSER Trans Student Educational Resources Mission: Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. Website Teaching Tolerance Mission: A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, this website contains lesson plans and other resources to teach tolerance, many focusing on gender issues. Website HRC: Welcoming Schools and A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools Mission: WELCOMING SCHOOLS, a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students. THE GUIDE was written for administrators, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth, covers topics ranging from basic concepts of gender and the importance of affirming gender identity, to best practices for restroom access and working with unsupportive parents. Website Family Acceptance Project About: The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. They use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children. Check out their website for lots of great resources and information! Website: https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/ Center for Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health equity Mission: The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity provides behavioral health practitioners with vital information on supporting the population of people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, two-spirit, and other diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Through training, coaching, and technical assistance we are implementing change strategies within mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems to address disparities effecting LGBTQ+ people across all stages of life. Website: https://lgbtqequity.org/ History Unerased Mission: History UnErased is an education nonprofit founded in 2015 by veteran classroom teachers to provide K-12 schools with the curriculum and training they need to teach LGBTQ-inclusive history as it intersects with race, gender, and nationality within the mainstream curriculum. Website: https://unerased.org/ Training/Coaching Midwest MBLGTACC Description: The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual conference held to connect, educate, and empower queer and trans+ college students, faculty, and staff around the Midwest and beyond. Date(s): Oct 8-10, 2021 Location(s): Madison, WI Cost: $85 Website: Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference East Coast Gender Conference East Description: Gender Conference East's mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum, as well as their families and the professionals working with them. Location(s): Newark, NJ Website: Gender Conference East Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: The mission of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) is to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health service providers; and facilitate networking, community-building, and systemic change. Date(s): Summer Location(s): Philadelphia, PA Cost: FREE Website: Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Keystone Conference Description: The conference is put on by TransCentral PA who has been serving the trans community in central Pennslyvania since 1989. A celebration of gender diversity meant as a educational and informational space but also an inspirational and social event Date(s): Generally in March - POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 Location(s): Pennslyvania Website: Keystone Conference TransCon Description: TransCon is a safe space to empower and educate the transgender and non-binary community and their allies. This year, the first day will be called “TransCon U,” and will offer workshops and other activities focused entirely on career/employment building (resume development, interview skills, entrepreneurship, makeup/dress, etc.). The workshops on day two will span all other topics. The conference is hosted, given backbone by, and fiancial support from Aqua foundation for Women Date(s): March Location(s): Miami, FL Cost: FREE Website: TransCon Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Description: The mission of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC) is to make Connecticut a safe and tolerant place for the trans and gender non-conforming individual through education and social advocacy. CTAC is a coalition and grassroots oriented organization comprising of individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full Human Rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society and actively oppose discriminatory acts. Date(s): June 12, 2021 Location(s): Hartford, CT Website: Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Southern Comfort Transgender Conference Description: The Southern Comfort Conference has built a reputation as a safe place for LGBT people with a familial atmosphere and an aim at inclusiveness. Attracts people from all over the United States, offering the opportunity for education and social interaction. Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): Florida Website: Southern Comfort Transgender Conference Out & Equal Summit Description: Each year, more than 5,000 executives, Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders and members, HR, Diversity & Inclusion professionals and experts convene at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit – the largest LGBTQ focused conference in the world. Summit has grown to become the preferred place to network, share strategies and best practices that help create workplaces which are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions – workplaces where everyone belongs, and where LGBTQ employees can be out and thrive. Date(s): October Location(s): Washington DC Website: Out & Equal Summit New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference Description: Inspirational itinerary of supportive professionals who will present a broad range of topics fitting the needs of our community. Events that provide an opportunity to socialize with friends and make new ones! Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): New York City, NY Cost: $330 Website: New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference Advancing Excelence in Transgender Health Description: This conference is designed to train the health care practitioners in providing responsive and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in TGD focused research and patient care. The conference is appropriate for all members of health care teams, including physicians, behavioral health care providers, physician assistants, nurses, and other staff. Date(s): Oct 1-3, 2021 Location(s): Boston, MA Website: Advancing Excelence in Transgender Health Translating Identity Conference Description: Founded in 2002, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) is New England’s largest conference focused on transgender identities, issues, and intersections. Sessions spanning pre-k to higher education, healthcare, law, and the intersections of gender and race, socioeconomic status, religion, and other social identities. TIC is a one-day event with sessions throughout the day geared towards folks of all levels of education and inclusion - the conference is a safe space for trans folks and allies to come together to learn and build community. Create affinity spaces, partner with trans-owned and trans-friendly businesses to host vendors, and offer ways to connect with the community throughout the weekend. Date(s): Postponded due to COVID-19 Location(s): Burlington, VT Cost: FREE Website: Translating Identity Conference South Black Trans Advocacy Conference Description: 5 day program that furthers education, provides linkage to resources, community building and organizing, leadership development and celebration of diverse identities. Date(s): April 24 - May 2, 2021 Location(s): Dallas, TX Cost: FREE Website: Black Trans Advocacy Conference West Coast Gender Odyssey Description: Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of gender and gender diverse people. Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): Seattle, WA Website: Gender Odyssey Trangender Leadership Summit Description: Unique 2 day experience provides interactions with an eclectic group of community leaders/organizations both in and out of the trans community, to inspire trans people and allies to be more active and effective in advocating for trans rights. Date(s): March Location(s): Los Angeles, CA Cost: FREE Registration: Click here! Website: Transgender Leadership Summit TRANSforming Gender Conference Description: Conference addresses equality, support and resources for transgender, non-binary and agender people Includes numerous panels, workshops, seminars and discussions on trans issues and special topics. Opportunity to learn more about what it means to be transgender, understand some of the issues trans people face and build meaningful community amongst transgender people and their allies. Date(s): March Location(s): Boulder, CO Cost: FREE Website: TRANSforming Gender Conference Virtual Creating Change Description: LGBTQ+ Activists, National LGBTQ Task Force has brought you Creating Change, the largest LGBTQ activist conference in the country. Every year, thousands of people from across the country come together to learn, connect, and resist. Date(s): Jan 28-31 2021 Location(s): Virtual (due to COVID-19) Texas (pre-pandemic) Costs: $50 for individual $250 for Change Agent Website: Creating Change Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference Description: The Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference arims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to explorea wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, religion, and survival strategies in a specifically queer context. Date(s): March 5-6, 2021 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference Equality Virigina TIES (Transgender Information & Empowerment Summit) Description: Conference designed to address the needs and interests of transgender and non-binary Virginians of all ages as well as their friends, family members, partners, and allies. More than anything else this meant building connections and strengthening our communities. Date(s): October 14-17, 2020 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: Equality Virigina TIES EDGY: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families Description: A one day conference to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices as well as gather resources from leading experts and organizations to create a more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth and families. Date(s): May 12, 2021 Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Cost: $75-$150 Wesbite: EDGY: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families US Professional Association for Transgender Health, Scientific Symposium Description: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Inc. (WPATH). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Date(s): November 4-7, 2021 Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: US Professional Association for Treansgender Health, Scientific Symposium Trans Youth & Family Summit Description: The Trans Youth and Family Summit is an opportunity for trans and gender expansive youth and their family members to learn, connect, and hear from speakers on a variety of topics including transition-related health care, advocacy, mental health, and more! Date(s): Feburary 28, 2021 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Cost: FREE Website: Trans Youth & Family Summit Advocacy and Law Midwest MBLGTACC Description: The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual conference held to connect, educate, and empower queer and trans+ college students, faculty, and staff around the Midwest and beyond. Date(s): Oct 8-10, 2021 Location(s): Madison, WI Cost: $85 Website: Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference East Coast Gender Conference East Description: Gender Conference East's mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum, as well as their families and the professionals working with them. Location(s): Newark, NJ Website: Gender Conference East Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: The mission of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) is to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health service providers; and facilitate networking, community-building, and systemic change. Date(s): Summer Location(s): Philadelphia, PA Cost: FREE Website: Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Keystone Conference Description: The conference is put on by TransCentral PA who has been serving the trans community in central Pennslyvania since 1989. A celebration of gender diversity meant as a educational and informational space but also an inspirational and social event Date(s): Generally in March - POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 Location(s): Pennslyvania Website: Keystone Conference TransCon Description: TransCon is a safe space to empower and educate the transgender and non-binary community and their allies. This year, the first day will be called “TransCon U,” and will offer workshops and other activities focused entirely on career/employment building (resume development, interview skills, entrepreneurship, makeup/dress, etc.). The workshops on day two will span all other topics. The conference is hosted, given backbone by, and fiancial support from Aqua foundation for Women Date(s): March Location(s): Miami, FL Cost: FREE Website: TransCon Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Description: The mission of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC) is to make Connecticut a safe and tolerant place for the trans and gender non-conforming individual through education and social advocacy. CTAC is a coalition and grassroots oriented organization comprising of individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full Human Rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society and actively oppose discriminatory acts. Date(s): June 12, 2021 Location(s): Hartford, CT Website: Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Southern Comfort Transgender Conference Description: The Southern Comfort Conference has built a reputation as a safe place for LGBT people with a familial atmosphere and an aim at inclusiveness. Attracts people from all over the United States, offering the opportunity for education and social interaction. Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): Florida Website: Southern Comfort Transgender Conference Out & Equal Summit Description: Each year, more than 5,000 executives, Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders and members, HR, Diversity & Inclusion professionals and experts convene at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit – the largest LGBTQ focused conference in the world. Summit has grown to become the preferred place to network, share strategies and best practices that help create workplaces which are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions – workplaces where everyone belongs, and where LGBTQ employees can be out and thrive. Date(s): October Location(s): Washington DC Website: Out & Equal Summit New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference Description: Inspirational itinerary of supportive professionals who will present a broad range of topics fitting the needs of our community. Events that provide an opportunity to socialize with friends and make new ones! Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): New York City, NY Cost: $330 Website: New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference Advancing Excelence in Transgender Health Description: This conference is designed to train the health care practitioners in providing responsive and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in TGD focused research and patient care. The conference is appropriate for all members of health care teams, including physicians, behavioral health care providers, physician assistants, nurses, and other staff. Date(s): Oct 1-3, 2021 Location(s): Boston, MA Website: Advancing Excelence in Transgender Health Translating Identity Conference Description: Founded in 2002, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) is New England’s largest conference focused on transgender identities, issues, and intersections. Sessions spanning pre-k to higher education, healthcare, law, and the intersections of gender and race, socioeconomic status, religion, and other social identities. TIC is a one-day event with sessions throughout the day geared towards folks of all levels of education and inclusion - the conference is a safe space for trans folks and allies to come together to learn and build community. Create affinity spaces, partner with trans-owned and trans-friendly businesses to host vendors, and offer ways to connect with the community throughout the weekend. Date(s): Postponded due to COVID-19 Location(s): Burlington, VT Cost: FREE Website: Translating Identity Conference South Black Trans Advocacy Conference Description: 5 day program that furthers education, provides linkage to resources, community building and organizing, leadership development and celebration of diverse identities. Date(s): April 24 - May 2, 2021 Location(s): Dallas, TX Cost: FREE Website: Black Trans Advocacy Conference West Coast Gender Odyssey Description: Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of gender and gender diverse people. Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): Seattle, WA Website: Gender Odyssey Trangender Leadership Summit Description: Unique 2 day experience provides interactions with an eclectic group of community leaders/organizations both in and out of the trans community, to inspire trans people and allies to be more active and effective in advocating for trans rights. Date(s): March Location(s): Los Angeles, CA Cost: FREE Registration: Click here! Website: Transgender Leadership Summit TRANSforming Gender Conference Description: Conference addresses equality, support and resources for transgender, non-binary and agender people Includes numerous panels, workshops, seminars and discussions on trans issues and special topics. Opportunity to learn more about what it means to be transgender, understand some of the issues trans people face and build meaningful community amongst transgender people and their allies. Date(s): March Location(s): Boulder, CO Cost: FREE Website: TRANSforming Gender Conference Virtual Creating Change Description: LGBTQ+ Activists, National LGBTQ Task Force has brought you Creating Change, the largest LGBTQ activist conference in the country. Every year, thousands of people from across the country come together to learn, connect, and resist. Date(s): Jan 28-31 2021 Location(s): Virtual (due to COVID-19) Texas (pre-pandemic) Costs: $50 for individual $250 for Change Agent Website: Creating Change Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference Description: The Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference arims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to explorea wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, religion, and survival strategies in a specifically queer context. Date(s): March 5-6, 2021 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference Equality Virigina TIES (Transgender Information & Empowerment Summit) Description: Conference designed to address the needs and interests of transgender and non-binary Virginians of all ages as well as their friends, family members, partners, and allies. More than anything else this meant building connections and strengthening our communities. Date(s): October 14-17, 2020 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: Equality Virigina TIES EDGY: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families Description: A one day conference to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices as well as gather resources from leading experts and organizations to create a more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth and families. Date(s): May 12, 2021 Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Cost: $75-$150 Wesbite: EDGY: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families US Professional Association for Transgender Health, Scientific Symposium Description: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Inc. (WPATH). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Date(s): November 4-7, 2021 Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: US Professional Association for Treansgender Health, Scientific Symposium Trans Youth & Family Summit Description: The Trans Youth and Family Summit is an opportunity for trans and gender expansive youth and their family members to learn, connect, and hear from speakers on a variety of topics including transition-related health care, advocacy, mental health, and more! Date(s): Feburary 28, 2021 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Cost: FREE Website: Trans Youth & Family Summit PDFs Midwest MBLGTACC Description: The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual conference held to connect, educate, and empower queer and trans+ college students, faculty, and staff around the Midwest and beyond. Date(s): Oct 8-10, 2021 Location(s): Madison, WI Cost: $85 Website: Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference East Coast Gender Conference East Description: Gender Conference East's mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum, as well as their families and the professionals working with them. Location(s): Newark, NJ Website: Gender Conference East Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: The mission of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) is to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health service providers; and facilitate networking, community-building, and systemic change. Date(s): Summer Location(s): Philadelphia, PA Cost: FREE Website: Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Keystone Conference Description: The conference is put on by TransCentral PA who has been serving the trans community in central Pennslyvania since 1989. A celebration of gender diversity meant as a educational and informational space but also an inspirational and social event Date(s): Generally in March - POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 Location(s): Pennslyvania Website: Keystone Conference TransCon Description: TransCon is a safe space to empower and educate the transgender and non-binary community and their allies. This year, the first day will be called “TransCon U,” and will offer workshops and other activities focused entirely on career/employment building (resume development, interview skills, entrepreneurship, makeup/dress, etc.). The workshops on day two will span all other topics. The conference is hosted, given backbone by, and fiancial support from Aqua foundation for Women Date(s): March Location(s): Miami, FL Cost: FREE Website: TransCon Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Description: The mission of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC) is to make Connecticut a safe and tolerant place for the trans and gender non-conforming individual through education and social advocacy. CTAC is a coalition and grassroots oriented organization comprising of individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full Human Rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society and actively oppose discriminatory acts. Date(s): June 12, 2021 Location(s): Hartford, CT Website: Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Southern Comfort Transgender Conference Description: The Southern Comfort Conference has built a reputation as a safe place for LGBT people with a familial atmosphere and an aim at inclusiveness. Attracts people from all over the United States, offering the opportunity for education and social interaction. Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): Florida Website: Southern Comfort Transgender Conference Out & Equal Summit Description: Each year, more than 5,000 executives, Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders and members, HR, Diversity & Inclusion professionals and experts convene at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit – the largest LGBTQ focused conference in the world. Summit has grown to become the preferred place to network, share strategies and best practices that help create workplaces which are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions – workplaces where everyone belongs, and where LGBTQ employees can be out and thrive. Date(s): October Location(s): Washington DC Website: Out & Equal Summit New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference Description: Inspirational itinerary of supportive professionals who will present a broad range of topics fitting the needs of our community. Events that provide an opportunity to socialize with friends and make new ones! Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): New York City, NY Cost: $330 Website: New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference Advancing Excelence in Transgender Health Description: This conference is designed to train the health care practitioners in providing responsive and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in TGD focused research and patient care. The conference is appropriate for all members of health care teams, including physicians, behavioral health care providers, physician assistants, nurses, and other staff. Date(s): Oct 1-3, 2021 Location(s): Boston, MA Website: Advancing Excelence in Transgender Health Translating Identity Conference Description: Founded in 2002, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) is New England’s largest conference focused on transgender identities, issues, and intersections. Sessions spanning pre-k to higher education, healthcare, law, and the intersections of gender and race, socioeconomic status, religion, and other social identities. TIC is a one-day event with sessions throughout the day geared towards folks of all levels of education and inclusion - the conference is a safe space for trans folks and allies to come together to learn and build community. Create affinity spaces, partner with trans-owned and trans-friendly businesses to host vendors, and offer ways to connect with the community throughout the weekend. Date(s): Postponded due to COVID-19 Location(s): Burlington, VT Cost: FREE Website: Translating Identity Conference South Black Trans Advocacy Conference Description: 5 day program that furthers education, provides linkage to resources, community building and organizing, leadership development and celebration of diverse identities. Date(s): April 24 - May 2, 2021 Location(s): Dallas, TX Cost: FREE Website: Black Trans Advocacy Conference West Coast Gender Odyssey Description: Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of gender and gender diverse people. Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): Seattle, WA Website: Gender Odyssey Trangender Leadership Summit Description: Unique 2 day experience provides interactions with an eclectic group of community leaders/organizations both in and out of the trans community, to inspire trans people and allies to be more active and effective in advocating for trans rights. Date(s): March Location(s): Los Angeles, CA Cost: FREE Registration: Click here! Website: Transgender Leadership Summit TRANSforming Gender Conference Description: Conference addresses equality, support and resources for transgender, non-binary and agender people Includes numerous panels, workshops, seminars and discussions on trans issues and special topics. Opportunity to learn more about what it means to be transgender, understand some of the issues trans people face and build meaningful community amongst transgender people and their allies. Date(s): March Location(s): Boulder, CO Cost: FREE Website: TRANSforming Gender Conference Virtual Creating Change Description: LGBTQ+ Activists, National LGBTQ Task Force has brought you Creating Change, the largest LGBTQ activist conference in the country. Every year, thousands of people from across the country come together to learn, connect, and resist. Date(s): Jan 28-31 2021 Location(s): Virtual (due to COVID-19) Texas (pre-pandemic) Costs: $50 for individual $250 for Change Agent Website: Creating Change Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference Description: The Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference arims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to explorea wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, religion, and survival strategies in a specifically queer context. Date(s): March 5-6, 2021 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference Equality Virigina TIES (Transgender Information & Empowerment Summit) Description: Conference designed to address the needs and interests of transgender and non-binary Virginians of all ages as well as their friends, family members, partners, and allies. More than anything else this meant building connections and strengthening our communities. Date(s): October 14-17, 2020 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: Equality Virigina TIES EDGY: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families Description: A one day conference to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices as well as gather resources from leading experts and organizations to create a more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth and families. Date(s): May 12, 2021 Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Cost: $75-$150 Wesbite: EDGY: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families US Professional Association for Transgender Health, Scientific Symposium Description: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Inc. (WPATH). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Date(s): November 4-7, 2021 Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: US Professional Association for Treansgender Health, Scientific Symposium Trans Youth & Family Summit Description: The Trans Youth and Family Summit is an opportunity for trans and gender expansive youth and their family members to learn, connect, and hear from speakers on a variety of topics including transition-related health care, advocacy, mental health, and more! Date(s): Feburary 28, 2021 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Cost: FREE Website: Trans Youth & Family Summit Other Lists Social Justice Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children Content: The Human Rights Campaign website outlines why experts, based on emerging scientific evidence, are embracing a gender-affirming approach. Link: Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children Beyond the Binary: A Toolkit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools Content: Aims to educate school administrators, teachers, and other students so they can take action, speak out, and make change in schools and the broader community. Link: Beyond the Binary: A Toolkit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools HRC Corporate Equality Index Content: Useful for consumers and job-seekers, national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Link: HRC Corporate Equality Index Welcoming Schools and A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools Content: A comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students. Written for administrators, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth. Covers topics ranging from basic concepts of gender and the importance of affirming gender identity, to best practices for restroom access and working with unsupportive parents. Link: Welcoming Schools and A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools Content: Link: Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Content: Full Title: Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Between Recommended Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care Discusses the issues surrounding the fact that most out-of-home care placements and facilities are sex-specific and many aspects of youths’ supervision and care are governed by regulations that reference a youth’s sex (or gender). This makes it particularly important to insure that out-of-home care practices are accepting and affirming for TGNC young people. Link: Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Lambda Legal's Transgender Rights Toolkit Content: Answers many questions that transgender people and their advocates may ask as they navigate through life. Link: Lambda Legal's Transgender Rights Toolkit Educational Guides Safer Sex for Trans Bodies Content: A safer sex guide for transgender and gender expansive people, and for our partners and lovers Published by the Human Rights Campaign Link: Safer Sex for Trans Bodies Steps to Consider When Planning for Gender Affirming Surgery Content: There are a number of surgical options that are available to help your body look and act in greater alignment with your identity. If you are considering a type of surgery, here are a few steps to get you started. Some of these steps can be done in a different order or at the same time! Link: Steps to Consider When Planning for Gender Affirming Surgery Questions to Consider Before Any Procedure Content: These questions are examples to help you get information and advocate for your needs. All of these questions vary depending on the surgery itself. Link: Questions to Consider Before Any Procedure Changing Documents to Reflect Identity Flow Chart Content: This flow chart covers the steps and documents needed to change your name and/or your gender marker. Link: Changing Documents to Reflect Identity Flow Chart Tips on Tucking Safely Content: Tips and infographics on how to tuck safely. Link: Tips on Tucking Safely Tips on Binding Safely Content: Tips and infographics on how to bind safely Link: Tips on Binding Safely How to Self Inject: 10 Steps Content: This document covers tips on self-injection for HRT including managing fears, prep, and administration. Link: How to Self Inject: 10 Steps Info on Testosterone (Enlish/Español) Content: This document covers important things to know about Testosterone HRT including safety tips, changes to expect, costs, risks, etc. Link: Info on Testosterone (English) Info on Testosterone (Español) Info on Estrogen (English/Español) Content: This document covers important things to know about Estrogen HRT including safety tips, changes to expect, costs, risks, etc. Link: Info on Estrogen (English) Info on Estrogen (Español) Trans Athletic Policies Content: This resource contains links and information on trans athletic policies in Illinois Link: Trans Athletic Policies Name Change- Illinois Content: This PDF contains details on ways you can change your name in Illinois. Link: Name Change- Illinois More Resources Articles Midwest MBLGTACC Description: The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual conference held to connect, educate, and empower queer and trans+ college students, faculty, and staff around the Midwest and beyond. Date(s): Oct 8-10, 2021 Location(s): Madison, WI Cost: $85 Website: Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference East Coast Gender Conference East Description: Gender Conference East's mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum, as well as their families and the professionals working with them. Location(s): Newark, NJ Website: Gender Conference East Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: The mission of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) is to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health service providers; and facilitate networking, community-building, and systemic change. Date(s): Summer Location(s): Philadelphia, PA Cost: FREE Website: Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Keystone Conference Description: The conference is put on by TransCentral PA who has been serving the trans community in central Pennslyvania since 1989. A celebration of gender diversity meant as a educational and informational space but also an inspirational and social event Date(s): Generally in March - POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 Location(s): Pennslyvania Website: Keystone Conference TransCon Description: TransCon is a safe space to empower and educate the transgender and non-binary community and their allies. This year, the first day will be called “TransCon U,” and will offer workshops and other activities focused entirely on career/employment building (resume development, interview skills, entrepreneurship, makeup/dress, etc.). The workshops on day two will span all other topics. The conference is hosted, given backbone by, and fiancial support from Aqua foundation for Women Date(s): March Location(s): Miami, FL Cost: FREE Website: TransCon Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Description: The mission of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC) is to make Connecticut a safe and tolerant place for the trans and gender non-conforming individual through education and social advocacy. CTAC is a coalition and grassroots oriented organization comprising of individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full Human Rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society and actively oppose discriminatory acts. Date(s): June 12, 2021 Location(s): Hartford, CT Website: Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Southern Comfort Transgender Conference Description: The Southern Comfort Conference has built a reputation as a safe place for LGBT people with a familial atmosphere and an aim at inclusiveness. Attracts people from all over the United States, offering the opportunity for education and social interaction. Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): Florida Website: Southern Comfort Transgender Conference Out & Equal Summit Description: Each year, more than 5,000 executives, Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders and members, HR, Diversity & Inclusion professionals and experts convene at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit – the largest LGBTQ focused conference in the world. Summit has grown to become the preferred place to network, share strategies and best practices that help create workplaces which are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions – workplaces where everyone belongs, and where LGBTQ employees can be out and thrive. Date(s): October Location(s): Washington DC Website: Out & Equal Summit New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference Description: Inspirational itinerary of supportive professionals who will present a broad range of topics fitting the needs of our community. Events that provide an opportunity to socialize with friends and make new ones! Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): New York City, NY Cost: $330 Website: New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference Advancing Excelence in Transgender Health Description: This conference is designed to train the health care practitioners in providing responsive and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in TGD focused research and patient care. The conference is appropriate for all members of health care teams, including physicians, behavioral health care providers, physician assistants, nurses, and other staff. Date(s): Oct 1-3, 2021 Location(s): Boston, MA Website: Advancing Excelence in Transgender Health Translating Identity Conference Description: Founded in 2002, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) is New England’s largest conference focused on transgender identities, issues, and intersections. Sessions spanning pre-k to higher education, healthcare, law, and the intersections of gender and race, socioeconomic status, religion, and other social identities. TIC is a one-day event with sessions throughout the day geared towards folks of all levels of education and inclusion - the conference is a safe space for trans folks and allies to come together to learn and build community. Create affinity spaces, partner with trans-owned and trans-friendly businesses to host vendors, and offer ways to connect with the community throughout the weekend. Date(s): Postponded due to COVID-19 Location(s): Burlington, VT Cost: FREE Website: Translating Identity Conference South Black Trans Advocacy Conference Description: 5 day program that furthers education, provides linkage to resources, community building and organizing, leadership development and celebration of diverse identities. Date(s): April 24 - May 2, 2021 Location(s): Dallas, TX Cost: FREE Website: Black Trans Advocacy Conference West Coast Gender Odyssey Description: Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of gender and gender diverse people. Date(s): Postponed due to COVID-19 Location(s): Seattle, WA Website: Gender Odyssey Trangender Leadership Summit Description: Unique 2 day experience provides interactions with an eclectic group of community leaders/organizations both in and out of the trans community, to inspire trans people and allies to be more active and effective in advocating for trans rights. Date(s): March Location(s): Los Angeles, CA Cost: FREE Registration: Click here! Website: Transgender Leadership Summit TRANSforming Gender Conference Description: Conference addresses equality, support and resources for transgender, non-binary and agender people Includes numerous panels, workshops, seminars and discussions on trans issues and special topics. Opportunity to learn more about what it means to be transgender, understand some of the issues trans people face and build meaningful community amongst transgender people and their allies. Date(s): March Location(s): Boulder, CO Cost: FREE Website: TRANSforming Gender Conference Virtual Creating Change Description: LGBTQ+ Activists, National LGBTQ Task Force has brought you Creating Change, the largest LGBTQ activist conference in the country. Every year, thousands of people from across the country come together to learn, connect, and resist. Date(s): Jan 28-31 2021 Location(s): Virtual (due to COVID-19) Texas (pre-pandemic) Costs: $50 for individual $250 for Change Agent Website: Creating Change Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference Description: The Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference arims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to explorea wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, religion, and survival strategies in a specifically queer context. Date(s): March 5-6, 2021 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference Equality Virigina TIES (Transgender Information & Empowerment Summit) Description: Conference designed to address the needs and interests of transgender and non-binary Virginians of all ages as well as their friends, family members, partners, and allies. More than anything else this meant building connections and strengthening our communities. Date(s): October 14-17, 2020 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: Equality Virigina TIES EDGY: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families Description: A one day conference to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices as well as gather resources from leading experts and organizations to create a more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth and families. Date(s): May 12, 2021 Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Cost: $75-$150 Wesbite: EDGY: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families US Professional Association for Transgender Health, Scientific Symposium Description: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Inc. (WPATH). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Date(s): November 4-7, 2021 Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Website: US Professional Association for Treansgender Health, Scientific Symposium Trans Youth & Family Summit Description: The Trans Youth and Family Summit is an opportunity for trans and gender expansive youth and their family members to learn, connect, and hear from speakers on a variety of topics including transition-related health care, advocacy, mental health, and more! Date(s): Feburary 28, 2021 Location(s): Virtual due to COVID-19 Cost: FREE Website: Trans Youth & Family Summit Reach out with resources we forgot! Ariel Groner thelistforus.contact@gmail.com

  • Terminology | The List

    Top of Page Gender Identities Terminology Wait, Unicorns?? Gender Identities, Terminology & Unicorns On this page, we have done our best to define and explain various gender identities and associated terms. A QUICK DISCLAIMER: While these are formalized explanations of gender identities, there is no wrong way to label or conceptualize your own identity. At the end of the day, the words you use to describe yourself should feel right for you. GENDER IDENTITIES Gender Identity How a person thinks about their gender within themselves Gender Expression How a person chooses to present themselves to others Sex Assigned at Birth this is the determination made at birth by a medical professional based on visible sex charactersitics (i.e. genetalia) about a person's biological sex. A lot of folks tend to use sex and gender interchangeably but they refer to two very different concepts! Most people are either AFAB (assigned female at birth) or AMAB (assigned male at birth). Gender Binary the binary is the understanding that gender is only male and female Transitioning the process in changing things in one's life and body to align with one's gender identity Medical Transitions the process of seeking out medically affirming surgery or treatment (hormone replacement or puberty blockers) to change sex characteristics to affirm one's gender identity Social Transition going through the process of coming out and changing how one is viewed by others (changing name or pronouns) Legal Transition the process of legally changing one's name or gender marker on legal documentation - this process often requires documentation of medical transition Biological Sex a medical term used to refer to the chromosomal, hormonal and anatomical characteristics that are used to classify an individual as female or male or intersex. Often referred to as simply “sex,” “physical sex,” “anatomical sex,” or specifically as “sex/gender assigned at birth.” Often seen as a binary but as there are many combinations of chromosomes, hormones, and primary/secondary sex characteristics, it’s more accurate to view this as a spectrum (which is more inclusive of intersex people as well as trans-identified people). – Is commonly conflated with gender. Cisnormativity the assumption, in individuals or in institutions, that everyone is cisgender, and that cisgender identities are superior to trans identities or people. Leads to invisibility of non-cisgender identities This is not an exhaustive list! If we missed your identity, please let us know. CONTACT US TERMINOLOGY Gender Identity How a person thinks about their gender within themselves Gender Expression How a person chooses to present themselves to others Sex Assigned at Birth this is the determination made at birth by a medical professional based on visible sex charactersitics (i.e. genetalia) about a person's biological sex. A lot of folks tend to use sex and gender interchangeably but they refer to two very different concepts! Most people are either AFAB (assigned female at birth) or AMAB (assigned male at birth). Gender Binary the binary is the understanding that gender is only male and female Transitioning the process in changing things in one's life and body to align with one's gender identity Medical Transitions the process of seeking out medically affirming surgery or treatment (hormone replacement or puberty blockers) to change sex characteristics to affirm one's gender identity Social Transition going through the process of coming out and changing how one is viewed by others (changing name or pronouns) Legal Transition the process of legally changing one's name or gender marker on legal documentation - this process often requires documentation of medical transition Biological Sex a medical term used to refer to the chromosomal, hormonal and anatomical characteristics that are used to classify an individual as female or male or intersex. Often referred to as simply “sex,” “physical sex,” “anatomical sex,” or specifically as “sex/gender assigned at birth.” Often seen as a binary but as there are many combinations of chromosomes, hormones, and primary/secondary sex characteristics, it’s more accurate to view this as a spectrum (which is more inclusive of intersex people as well as trans-identified people). – Is commonly conflated with gender. Cisnormativity the assumption, in individuals or in institutions, that everyone is cisgender, and that cisgender identities are superior to trans identities or people. Leads to invisibility of non-cisgender identities THE GENDER UNICORN This is The Gender Unicorn! This is an interactive and educational tool to help our readers conceptualize the different elements of one's identity. Reach out with resources we forgot! Ariel Groner thelistforus.contact@gmail.com

  • Support | The List

    Back to Top Housing Camps & Retreats Centers & Orgs Medical Service Mental Health Providers Name Change Goods & Services Drop-Ins Travel SUPPORTIVE RESOURCES CONTACT US DISCLAIMER: The List does not represent or endorse any of the services or service providers listed herein. This list is provided for information only as to available resources and is not intended to reflect affiliation with or support of these service providers. The details of resources are subject to change and could be out of date on this website. See the resources contact or website for current details. Housing TransSafe @ The TransLife Center Description: No IDs required. Medical, legal, housing, social, employment, and other services in a TGNC-affirming environment Location(s): Call for hours and location. Attendees: Trans/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) 18+ Contact: 773.248.5200 ex. 418 Drop-In Night for Uninsured Women and Trans People Description: FREE services – Breast/chest exam – Pelvic exam – Pap test – Behavioral/mental health visit – HIV testing – Gonorrhea/Chlamydia testing Date(s): Last Wednesday of Each Month, Check in begins at 5:00 p.m. Services run from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Location(s): 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613 Attendees: Uninsured Women and Trans People (Ages 35 and Under) Contact: 773.388.8993 BetsyR@howardbrown.org Transformative Justice Law Project Name Change Mobilization Description: attorneys and trained volunteers assist transgender and gender non-conforming folks file petitions to change their names legally Date(s): Last Friday of every of month, 9:00AM-3:00PM Drop-in times Location(s): 12th floor of the Daley Center 50 W. Washington Chicago, IL Room 1202 Attendees: Transgender and GNC folks of all ages Contact: namechange@tjlp.org Casa Corazón (La Casa Norte) - Hermitage Description: Meals, case management, SNAP enrollment, housing referrals, computers. Date(s): Monday, 3pm-9pm; Wednesday and Friday, 9am–9pm Location(s): 1736 W 47th Street (@ Hermitage) (Bus #9, #47) Attendees: Folks ages 16-24 Contact: 773.276.4900 ext. 250 People Organizing Progress (POP) Description: affirming drop-in program: serving a hot meal at 5pm, we offer HIV and STI testing, PrEP and linkage to care, resource counseling for housing, medical care, GED program, obtaining IDs, legal support, mental health services, access to bus cards and personal items, and more! We offer structured activities for those who want to participate, and more low-key spaces for those feeling less social. Date(s): Thursdays, 4-7pm Location(s): The Village- corner of 55th and Lake Park, in Suite 205 of the Deco Arts building Attendees: LGTBQ+ folks Contact: rhill3@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu Broadway Youth Center-TYRA Description: Food, hygiene supplies, workshops, resource advocacy & counseling (also by appointment), medical and HIV/STI testing services (different hours), GED prep/tutoring. Date(s): Thursdays 6-8 PM; Drop-in days: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12–3pm Location(s): Howard Brown Health Center-Lakeview 3837 N. Broadway (at Sheridan, above Starbucks) Attendees: Ages 12-24 LGBTQ Contact: 773.299.7604 BaylieR@howardbrown.org Stand Up for Kids Description: Hot meal, clothing, blankets, bus passes Date(s): Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm Location(s): 3614 N Ashland Attendees: Folks ages 16–24 Contact: 847.251.1622 Harbor57 Description: Meals, resource advocacy, basic needs Date(s): First Fridays of the month, 4:30-7:30 PM Location(s): St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5700 W. Midway (@ Waller & W. Race Ave; Central Green Line) Attendees: Folks ages 14-25 Universal Family Connection, Inc. Description: Provides food, clothing, housing resources, medical referrals, emergency mental health referrals. Date(s): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM Location(s): 1350 W. 103rd Street Attendees: Folks age 14-23 Contact: 773.881.1711 Ext. 1176 El Rescate-The Basic Center Program Description: Case management; crisis intervention; referral services for food, housing, and clothing; individual, group, & family counseling; education/employment readiness Date(s): Monday - Friday, 9 AM-5 PM (or by appointment) Attendees: LGBTQ+ ages 12-17 Contact: 872.829.2654 mecheverria@prccchgo.org or milagros@prcc-chgo.org Casa Corazón (La Casa Norte) - McLean Description: Meals, case management, SNAP enrollment, housing, referrals, storage, computers Date(s): 12–8:30pm, Mon, Tues, and Thurs; 9am-1pm, Fri Location(s): 2845 W. McLean (near California & Armitage, CTA Bus #72 & #73) Attendees: Folks age 16 - 24 Contact: 773.276.4900 ext. 241 LGBTQIA Youth Program Description: Food, workshops, resource advocacy, counseling, housing supports and services, educational (free GED program) and vocational supports, Date(s): Mon-Thurs: Adult Ally Services (1-on-1): 1p-3p, Evening Program (workshops+dinner): 4:30p-7:30p; Fridays: Teen Hang (ages 13-18) & Open Gym (ages 13-24): 4p-6p Trans* drop-in (Mon, 1-4), medical clinic (Mon, 4-6), legal clinic (Wed, 1-2), HIV testing. Location(s): Center on Halstead- 3656 N. Halsted (@ Waveland. Addison Redline.) Attendees: Folks 13 - 24 Contact: 773.472.6469 C2P Description: Mobile health clinic, HIV/STI testing, meal and snacks, basic needs, resource advocacy and counseling. Date(s): Tuesdays, 5:30–8:00pm Location(s): Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Drive (1 Block East of King Drive, Green Line Garfield) Attendees: Folks ages 12 - 24 Contact: 773.702.5872 After Hours Description: Drop-In for TGNC folks. Food, programming, access to health care providers, hormones, insurance enrollment Date(s): 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 6 - 9pm Location(s): Howard Brown Health 4025 N. Sheridan Road Attendees: Trans/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) 18+ Contact: 773.388.8906 Neon Street Center & Dorms Description: Employment/educational assistance, case management services, meals, laundry, showers. Date(s): Mondays - Fridays, 9am–7pm Location(s): 4506 N. Sheridan Road (@ Sunnyside, 2 blocks North of Montrose; Red Line Wilson) Attendees: Folks ages 14 - 24 Contact: 773.433.1290 Teen Living Program Drop-In Description: Meals and snacks, hygiene supplies, computer/internet and phone access, resource advocacy (also by appointment), and rest and respite. Date(s): Mon–Fri; 11am–5pm (Friday by apt. only) Location(s): 5500 S. Indiana Avenue Attendees: Folks ages 18 - 24 Contact: 773.355.9843 Taskforce Prevention & Community Services Description: HIV/STI testing and counseling, case management, medical referrals, resume and job readiness, hormones. Date(s): Mon, Tues & Wed; 5pm-9pm Location(s): 9 N. Cicero Attendees: Folks of all ages Contact: 773.473.4100 Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Sundays 4-6 pm Division and California, 7-9 pm Wilson and Hazel Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Mondays 7-9pm Jeffery & 71st; 9:30-11:30 pm Cermak and Loomis Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Tuesdays 7-9 pm 54th & Halsted; 9:30-11:30 pm Division & California Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Wednesdays 4-6 pm: Division and California; 7-9 pm Wilson and Hazel Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PM: 54th & Halsted 7:00-9:00 PM & 9:30-11:30 PM:Cermak & Loomis, Youth Outlook Youth Outlook Drop-in's Description: Their Drop-In Centers meet weekly and are a social setting for youth to meet other LGBTQ+ young people and talk about a variety of topics that really matter to them. Whatever the topic, Youth Outlook’s Drop-In centers provide a place for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe, supported, and celebrated. All groups welcome youth ages 12-20. Date(s): Vary depending on location. Please visit website below for full details Time(s): Vary depending on location. Please visit website below for full details Location(s): Drop-in's are located in Dekalb, Downer's Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Ottawa, Palatine, Sterling, & Virtually Attendees: All groups welcome youth ages 12-20. There is one adult virtual drop in geared toward ages 21-24. Cost(s): Free Website: Youth Outlook https://youth-outlook.org/services/youth/ Camps & Retreats Center on Halsted Services : · Aims to advance the community and secure the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Chicagoland area. Website : · Center on Halsted Contact : · 773.472.6469 Youth Services Services : Social, support, and leadership programming for LGBTQ+ youth ages 4-24 Mental health services for children and youth Sexuality education for youth groups and schools Website : Youth Services Contact : Youth and families who are looking for services can reach out to Intake Coordinator, Nelida Figueroa, at nfigueroa@youthservices-gn.org or 847.724.2620. Questions about our LGBTQ+ youth program or sexuality education can be directed to Pride/Share Director, Lizzy Appleby, at Lizzy.Appleby@ysgn.org Response Center Services : · The Response Center is a youth service agency for people ages 12 – 24 and their families. · Counseling, community-based education, and leadership development. · LGBTQIA+ friendly and affirming with programs for queer youth with queer counselors and gender neutral bathrooms Website : · Response Center Contact : · 847.676.0078 · ResponseCounseling@jcfs.org Lurie Children's Hospital - Gender and Sex Development Program Services : · General Pediatrics · Adolescent Medicine · Endocrinology · Urology · Surgery · Psychiatry & Psychology Website : · Lurie Children's Hospital Gender Dev. Program Contact : 1-800-543-7362 Planned Parenthood Services : · Abortion Services & Referrals · Birth Control & Emergency Contraception · General Health Care · HIV Services · Trans Health Services · Men's & Women's Health Services · Patient Education · Pregnancy Testing & Services · STD Testing & Treatment · Vaccinations Website : · Planned Parenthood Contact : · 800.230.7526 Peoria TransGender Society Services : · A place for Peoria-area transgender people, by Peoria transgender people. · Aims to help trans individuals make friends, create allies, access information and support, and nurture their true identities. Website : · Peoria TransGender Society Contact : · PTGSociety@gmail.com Illnois Safe School Alliance Services : · Policy and advocacy · Camps · School programs · Civil rights activism · See their website for more services! Website : · Illnois Safe School Alliance Contact : · 312.629.2988 Howard Brown Health Center Services : · Primary Medical Care · Behavioral Health · HIV/STI Prevention · Youth Services · Elder Services · Community Initiatives Website : · Howard Brown Health Center Contact : · 773.388.1600 Chicago House Services : · Serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs. Website : · Chicago House Contact : · 772.248.5200 · info@chicagohouse.org Central Illinois Pride Health Center Services : · Serves the LGBTQIA+ community of Central Illinois without judgment or discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. · No one will be turned away regardless of insurance. Website : · Central Illinois Pride Health Center Contact : · 815.893.7459 · cipridehealthcenter@gmail.com KYC's LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Center LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Center @ The Kenneth Young Center Services: This center is a safe space for youth and allies to learn about self-expres­sion and iden­ti­ty, while build­ing strong inter­per­son­al con­nec­tions with oth­er LGBTQ+ youth (11−17) and young adults (18−24). With events through­out the month, our LGBTQ+ Cen­ter pro­vides enter­tain­ment, edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties, and social activ­i­ties. Website: KYC's LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Center Contact: Email: LGBTQcenter@kennethyoung.org Address: 650 E. Algo­nquin Road Ste104, Schaumburg, IL Youth Outlook Youth Outlook Services: Youth Outlook is the first social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to the support of LGBTQ+ youth. They work in 6 counties in the Chicago suburbs, offering drop-in centers for youth, parent support, and community education. Website: Youth Outlook https://youth-outlook.org/ Contact: 815.754.5331 Email https://youth-outlook.org/contact/ The Trevor Project The Trevor Project Services: The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text Website: The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ Chicago Gender Society Services : · CGS is a social, and educational organization for all members of the Transgender community, their supporters and for the benefit of the public. The goal of CGS is to provide social and educational activities for its members, the transgender community and its supporters and the general public. Website : · Chicago Gender Society Contact : · chicagogendersociety@yahoo.com Q-Yes Services : · The organization’s purpose is to help LGBTQ youth find a place where they feel free to express themselves religiously and spirituality while feeling safe and supported through the Chicago-Wesley United Methodist Church Website : · Q-yes Facebook page Contact : · engageyouth@hotmail.com LGBT National Help Center Services: Helpline- The LGBTQ National Help Center is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the LGBTQ community and those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Website: https://www.glbthotline.org/ Contact: https://www.glbthotline.org/contact.html LGBT National hotline: 1-888-843-4564 LGBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) LGBT National Senior Talkline: 1-888-234-7243 LGBT Switchboard of New York: 212-989-0999 Gender Spectrum Services: · Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us. Website: · Gender Spectrum Contact: · https://www.genderspectrum.org/about/contact Point of Pride Services: Point of Pride works to support trans youth and adults who otherwise lack access through gender-affirming programs that empower them to live more authentically. Website: · Point of Pride Contact: · https://pointofpride.org/contact/ National Center for Transgender Equality Services: NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, DC. Today, NCTE is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people Website: · National Center for Transgender Equality Contact: Contact section of website National Center for Transgender Equality 1032 15th St NW Suite 199 Washington D.C. 20005 202-642-4542 phone Email: ncte@transequality.org Trans Youth Family Alliance (TYFA) Services: TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected Website: · TYFA Contact: TransYouth Family Allies PO Box 1471 Holland, MI 49422-471 888-462-8932 (888-IMA-TYFA) INFO@IMATYFA.ORG Colage Services: Resource for kids with queer parents- Colage envisions a world in which youth with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents are connected to a broad community of peers and mentors, are recognized as the authorities of their shared experiences, belong to respected and valued family structures, and have the tools and support to create and maintain a just society. Website: · Colage Contact: · info@colage.org The Okra Project Services: The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them. Website: · The Okra Project Contact: Contact section of website Black & Pink Services : 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 Chicago chapter formed in 2013. Work towards prison abolition by providing pen pal matching, mail processing, and political education through card writing parties and reading groups. Website : - National Site - Chicago Chapter Contact : Chicago Chapter: Kelley Grenn - blackandpinkchicago@gmail.com General Inquires: 2406 Fowler Ave Suite 316, Omaha, NE 68111 531-466-3346 admin@blackandpink.org Centers & Organizations Center on Halsted Services : · Aims to advance the community and secure the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Chicagoland area. Website : · Center on Halsted Contact : · 773.472.6469 Youth Services Services : Social, support, and leadership programming for LGBTQ+ youth ages 4-24 Mental health services for children and youth Sexuality education for youth groups and schools Website : Youth Services Contact : Youth and families who are looking for services can reach out to Intake Coordinator, Nelida Figueroa, at nfigueroa@youthservices-gn.org or 847.724.2620. Questions about our LGBTQ+ youth program or sexuality education can be directed to Pride/Share Director, Lizzy Appleby, at Lizzy.Appleby@ysgn.org Response Center Services : · The Response Center is a youth service agency for people ages 12 – 24 and their families. · Counseling, community-based education, and leadership development. · LGBTQIA+ friendly and affirming with programs for queer youth with queer counselors and gender neutral bathrooms Website : · Response Center Contact : · 847.676.0078 · ResponseCounseling@jcfs.org Lurie Children's Hospital - Gender and Sex Development Program Services : · General Pediatrics · Adolescent Medicine · Endocrinology · Urology · Surgery · Psychiatry & Psychology Website : · Lurie Children's Hospital Gender Dev. Program Contact : 1-800-543-7362 Planned Parenthood Services : · Abortion Services & Referrals · Birth Control & Emergency Contraception · General Health Care · HIV Services · Trans Health Services · Men's & Women's Health Services · Patient Education · Pregnancy Testing & Services · STD Testing & Treatment · Vaccinations Website : · Planned Parenthood Contact : · 800.230.7526 Peoria TransGender Society Services : · A place for Peoria-area transgender people, by Peoria transgender people. · Aims to help trans individuals make friends, create allies, access information and support, and nurture their true identities. Website : · Peoria TransGender Society Contact : · PTGSociety@gmail.com Illnois Safe School Alliance Services : · Policy and advocacy · Camps · School programs · Civil rights activism · See their website for more services! Website : · Illnois Safe School Alliance Contact : · 312.629.2988 Howard Brown Health Center Services : · Primary Medical Care · Behavioral Health · HIV/STI Prevention · Youth Services · Elder Services · Community Initiatives Website : · Howard Brown Health Center Contact : · 773.388.1600 Chicago House Services : · Serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs. Website : · Chicago House Contact : · 772.248.5200 · info@chicagohouse.org Central Illinois Pride Health Center Services : · Serves the LGBTQIA+ community of Central Illinois without judgment or discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. · No one will be turned away regardless of insurance. Website : · Central Illinois Pride Health Center Contact : · 815.893.7459 · cipridehealthcenter@gmail.com KYC's LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Center LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Center @ The Kenneth Young Center Services: This center is a safe space for youth and allies to learn about self-expres­sion and iden­ti­ty, while build­ing strong inter­per­son­al con­nec­tions with oth­er LGBTQ+ youth (11−17) and young adults (18−24). With events through­out the month, our LGBTQ+ Cen­ter pro­vides enter­tain­ment, edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties, and social activ­i­ties. Website: KYC's LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Center Contact: Email: LGBTQcenter@kennethyoung.org Address: 650 E. Algo­nquin Road Ste104, Schaumburg, IL Youth Outlook Youth Outlook Services: Youth Outlook is the first social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to the support of LGBTQ+ youth. They work in 6 counties in the Chicago suburbs, offering drop-in centers for youth, parent support, and community education. Website: Youth Outlook https://youth-outlook.org/ Contact: 815.754.5331 Email https://youth-outlook.org/contact/ The Trevor Project The Trevor Project Services: The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text Website: The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ Chicago Gender Society Services : · CGS is a social, and educational organization for all members of the Transgender community, their supporters and for the benefit of the public. The goal of CGS is to provide social and educational activities for its members, the transgender community and its supporters and the general public. Website : · Chicago Gender Society Contact : · chicagogendersociety@yahoo.com Q-Yes Services : · The organization’s purpose is to help LGBTQ youth find a place where they feel free to express themselves religiously and spirituality while feeling safe and supported through the Chicago-Wesley United Methodist Church Website : · Q-yes Facebook page Contact : · engageyouth@hotmail.com LGBT National Help Center Services: Helpline- The LGBTQ National Help Center is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the LGBTQ community and those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Website: https://www.glbthotline.org/ Contact: https://www.glbthotline.org/contact.html LGBT National hotline: 1-888-843-4564 LGBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) LGBT National Senior Talkline: 1-888-234-7243 LGBT Switchboard of New York: 212-989-0999 Gender Spectrum Services: · Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us. Website: · Gender Spectrum Contact: · https://www.genderspectrum.org/about/contact Point of Pride Services: Point of Pride works to support trans youth and adults who otherwise lack access through gender-affirming programs that empower them to live more authentically. Website: · Point of Pride Contact: · https://pointofpride.org/contact/ National Center for Transgender Equality Services: NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, DC. Today, NCTE is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people Website: · National Center for Transgender Equality Contact: Contact section of website National Center for Transgender Equality 1032 15th St NW Suite 199 Washington D.C. 20005 202-642-4542 phone Email: ncte@transequality.org Trans Youth Family Alliance (TYFA) Services: TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected Website: · TYFA Contact: TransYouth Family Allies PO Box 1471 Holland, MI 49422-471 888-462-8932 (888-IMA-TYFA) INFO@IMATYFA.ORG Colage Services: Resource for kids with queer parents- Colage envisions a world in which youth with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents are connected to a broad community of peers and mentors, are recognized as the authorities of their shared experiences, belong to respected and valued family structures, and have the tools and support to create and maintain a just society. Website: · Colage Contact: · info@colage.org The Okra Project Services: The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them. Website: · The Okra Project Contact: Contact section of website Black & Pink Services : 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 Chicago chapter formed in 2013. Work towards prison abolition by providing pen pal matching, mail processing, and political education through card writing parties and reading groups. Website : - National Site - Chicago Chapter Contact : Chicago Chapter: Kelley Grenn - blackandpinkchicago@gmail.com General Inquires: 2406 Fowler Ave Suite 316, Omaha, NE 68111 531-466-3346 admin@blackandpink.org Medical Services Camp Laurel Description : · Camp Laurel Summer Camp is an amazing, cost-free, week-long residential experience where youth ages 6-17 who are affected by HIV/AIDS can escape the stressors of daily life. Here, they will find an accepting community who will embrace them fully and encourage them to be their best self. Youth will enjoy traditional camp activities in beautiful Southern California such as swimming, archery, rock climbing, hiking, and more. Date(s): · 8/8/2021 - 8/14/2021 Location(s): · California Attendees : · Trans and GNC youth 10-17 years old Cost(s): · Free Contact : · 626.683.0800 · svarona@Laurel-Foundation.org Website : · Camp Laurel Action Camp Description: · Action Camp is a 5-day sleepaway camp that occurs every August in order to bring together young leaders from GSAs and other youth groups across Illinois to learn from one another and shape the Safer Schools Movement. Action Camp is a space often described as “magical,” where youth are able to see their identities reflected back to them, sharpen their critical lens, strengthen their own anti-oppressive frameworks, and actively skill-share and practice what it means to create universal spaces in which all identities are safe, supported, affirmed and celebrated. Date(s): · 8/2/2021-8/6/2021 Location(s): · Illinois Attendees : · Rising 8th through 12th graders Cost(s): · Action Camp is made accessible via sliding scale from $0 - 300 and no camper is ever turned away due to lack of funds. Contact : · actioncamp@illinoissafeschools.org Website : · Action Camp CampOUT Description : · CampOut Family Camp consists of four days of fun-filled activities for you and your family. Spend quality time together while participating in camp traditions, activities, and the programs you enjoy most! Have the chance to unplug and disconnect while connecting with other families and reconnecting with your own. Each night, they run a different evening program such as campfires, a bunk challenge, and their famous obstacle relay! Date(s) : · 8/18/2022-8/21/2022 (see website below to check for future dates) Location(s) : · Glencoe, MI Attendees : · LGBTQIA+ Families Cost(s) : · Adults: $325, Youth (ages 6-17): $275, Youth (ages 5 and younger): free · The above costs are per person. Contact : · CampOut@Lwcgwc.com Website : · CampOUT Camp Lightbulb Description : · Camp Lightbulb celebrates LGBTQIA+ youth, ages 14 to 18, with magical summer camp experiences filled with fun, pride, community, friends, support, self-discovery, and memories to last a lifetime. Date(s): · Provincetown Week 1: July 4 - 10, 2021 · Provincetown Week 2: July 11 - 17, 2021 · Provincetown Week 3: July 18 - 24, 2021 Location(s): ·Provincetown, MA for week long camp; LA and NYC for weekend camps Attendees : · Queer youth ages 14-18 Cost(s): · Camp Lightbulb is committed to providing the camp experience to all and roughly 40% of their campers receive full or partial campership. If you need financial assistance, please get in touch. Any discounts are based on full rates . Contact : · 310.294.4606 · camplightbulb@gmail.com Website : · Camp Lightbulb Camp Odessey Description : · Odyssey Teen Camp is THE place for teens looking for an exciting, judgment-free summer camp where they can be their truest and most authentic selves. Date(s) : · Session A: 6/26/2021 - 7/26/2021 · Session C: 6/26/2021 - 7/17/2021 · Session D: 6/26/2021 - 7/23/2021 · Session E: 7/26/2021 - 7/3/2021 · Session F: 7/25/2021 - 7/31/2021 · Session G: 7/10/2021 - 7/23/2021 Location(s) : · Connecticut Attendees : · LGBTQIA+ youth 14-18 years old Cost(s) : · Ranges based on the length of stay from $1,500 to $4,450; scholarships are available! Contact : · 844.239.6882 Website : · Camp Odesessy Brave Trails Brave Trails Description : · Brave Trails is an accredited, overnight, leadership focused summer camp designed specifically for LGBTQIA+ teens. Camp Brave Trails is dedicated to helping LGBTQIA+ youth find their people, place, and passion. Their camps are located in California and Maryland, although they warmly welcome out-of-state and international campers! Date(s): · Camp is at capacity for Summer 2021 but you can join the waitlist! Location(s): · Big Bear, CA and Fredrick, MA Attendees : · LGBTQIA+ youth ages 12-18 Cost(s): · Tuition is $1200 with a COVID-19 fee of $150. Monthly payment plans, fundraising tools, and financial assistance are available for families in need. Camp Brave Trails want to make camp accessible! Contact : · 323.300.4401 · info@bravetrails.org Website : · Brave Trails Camp Aranu-tiq Description: · Camp Aranu-tiq operates as a typical overnight camp. They do not formally talk about gender, they just let their kids be kids! The camp's daily functions are as follows: three meals together, four structured activity periods, two free periods, snacktime, and an evening activity. Campers sleep in cabins ("bunks") with others of the same age group and choose bunkmates with similar or varied gender identities. Campers are under the direct care of camp counselors at all times! Campers and counselors are called by their name and pronouns. Campers sign up for activity periods based on their preferences. Their meals are nutritious, well-balanced, and offer allergen and vegetarian/vegan-friendly options. Date(s): · Camp is at capacity for Summer 2021, but check out their website for Summer 2022! Location(s): · New Hampshire Attendees: · New campers must be 8-13 years old Cost(s): · $1175 (subsidizations and scholarships avaliable) Contact: · 781.400.1617 Website: · Camp Aranu-tiq PFLAG Youth Camps Description : · There are many camps across the country that provide a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community. They have the activities you’d find at a traditional summer camp with a safe and nurturing environment for LGBTQ kids. Date(s) , Location(s), Cost(s): · All vary by camp. See site below for full list and links to each camps website for full details. Attendees : · LGBTQIA+ Families Website : · PFLAG Youth Camps Camp Indigo Point Description: · Camp Indigo Point is week-long residential camp for LGBTQ+ youth entering 2nd-11th grade located at Camp Manitowa - Cedar Point in Makanda, Illinois (just outside St. Louis, MO). Camp Indigo Point aims to offer traditional camp experiences — such as canoeing, archery, swimming, sports, arts & crafts, and outdoor excursions— while encouraging LGBTQ+ youth to build intentional community with each other. They hope that by creating a space where LGBTQ+ youth can share their hopes, fears, and stories, they can empower young folks to carry the feeling of queer community wherever they go. Date(s): · JUNE 12-19, 2022 Location(s): · Makanda, IL Attendees: · LGBTQ+ youth entering 2nd to 11th grade Cost(s): · $575 (scholarships avaliable) Contact: Camp Address: 1499 Camp Cedar Point Ln, Makanda, IL 62958 Mailing Address: PO Box 16613 St. Louis, MO 63105 Phone: 314-375-6766 Email: info@campindigopoint.org Website: · Camp Indigo Point Mental Health Providers Youth Practical Audacity Clinician(s) : · Anthony Verdino , LCSW (he/him) · Emily Schulz , Clinical Intern (she/her) · Kohen Snyder , LPC (they/them) · Mary Donner , LSW (they/them) · Carolyn Leach , LCPC (she/her) · Rae McDaniel , LPC, CST, (they/them) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Practical Audacity Contact : · admin@practicalaudacity.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in gender and sexual identity exploration. · All clinicians specialize in serving the LGBTQIA+ community, receive training in sex therapy, and provide gender-affirming care. · Rae specializes in transition processes. · Additional Specialties: relationships; mindfulness, anxiety, depression, loss, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, transitions, substance use, eating disorders, chronic pain, illness, disability, polyamory/non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, religious trauma, sex work, work-related stress, career coaching, and coping skill building. Art of Balance Clinicians : · Robert Gomez , LPC, NBCC (he/him) · Emily McCoy , LPC, ART-P (they/she) · Kar Howard , MAFO (he/him) · Kevin Connor , LPC (ask for pronouns) · Yoona Hannigan , ART, LPC (she/her) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Art of Balance Contact : · 872.201.8326 · reveal@artofbalancechi.com Additional Information : · Art of Balance's primary population is the LGBTQIA+ community, including trans and GNC concerns. · The clinicians identify as queer, trans, GNC or are allies. · The practice offers individual, couples, and family sessions, as well as support groups for niche topics such as an LGBTQIA+ support group, and an adolescent group that focuses on transitions and coming out. · Additional Specialties: trauma, career related difficulties, mood/anxiety disorders, substance use, multicultural issues, relationship issues, coping skills, self-esteem, family conflict, life transitions, postpartum depression, premarital and marital issues, parenting, trauma, PTSD, peer relationships, and academic struggles. Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Clinician(s) : · Lizzy Appleby , MCSW, LCSW (she/her) Location(s) : · Glenview Website : · Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Contact : · 847.724.2620 · lizzy.appleby@ysgn.org Additional Information : · Specializes in working with trans and GNC individuals. · Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, bullying, familial stressors, grief & loss, sexual identity issues, suicidal ideation, and coping skills. For Real Therapy Clinician(s) : · Noopur Shah (they/them) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · For Real Therapy Contact : · 773.888.1681 · begin@forrealtherapy.com Additional Information : · Specializes in gender identity and exploration. Bricolage Wellness Clinician(s) : · Jenni Ford, LCPC, ATR-BC · Becky Beaulieu , LCSW · Rachel Gerson , LCPC · Maggie Embick , LCSW · Casey Natalino , LCSW · Megan Riesgo , LPC · Joy Walsh , LCSW Location(s) : · Chicago · Lombard · Yorkville Website : · Bricolage Wellness Contact : · 630.866.5666 · info@bricolagewellness.com Additional Information : · LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy · Offers services for LGBTQIA+ parenting · Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, eating disorders/disordered eating, body image, self-harm, addiction, obsessive-compulsive behaviors/OCD, relational issues, self-esteem, life transitions, bipolar, self-confidence, self-compassion, stress management, life transitions, trauma, infertility, divorce, emotional regulation (ADHD in adults), adoption, substance use, stress management, infant loss, perinatal issues, and parenting children with special needs. Family Resilience Group Clinician(s) : · Meggie Twible , LCSW (she/her) · Elmo Painter , LPC, CGCS (she/her) Location(s) : · Arlington Heights Website : · Family Resilience Group Contact : · 847.398.0499 Additional Information : · Offers services for trans and GNC individuals. · Offers LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy. · Additional Specialties: complex trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship concerns, life transitions, OCD, PTSD, and spiritual exploration. Center of Relational Empowerment (CORE) Clinician(s) : · Ammara Khalid , Psy.D. (she/her) · Latrice Peoples , Psy.D. (she/her) · Stefani Pila , Psy.D. (she/her) · Hollis Rabin , LMFT, LPC (she/her) Location(s) : · Chicago · Evanston Website : · CORE Contact : · 312.470.4302 (Chicago) · 224.714.2412 (Evanston) · info@core-chicago.com Additional Information : · Specializes in gender and sexual identity exploration · LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy · Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, eating, relationships and divorce, alcohol/drug addictions, trauma, ADD/ADHD, immigration and acculturation issues, personality disorders, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), behavioral disorders, mood disorders, academic/career transitions, family of origin concerns, identity development, and non-monogamous relationships. Chicago Insitute for Change Clinician(s) : · Heather Bates-Denton , LMFT (she/her) · Isaac Samuelson , LPC (they/he) · Seema Shah , LCSW (she/her) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Chicago Institute for Change Contact : · 847.323.9679 · hbatesdenton@chicagoinstituteforchange.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals. · Additional Specialties: parenting, substance abuse, adult children of addicts, codependency concerns, life transitions, sexuality, anxiety, work/life balance, depression, trauma, college students, LGBTQIA+ youth, personality disorders, and child advocacy within the education system (i.e., 504s & IEPs). Reyngold Psychotherapy & Wellness Center Clinician(s) : · Polina Reyngold , Psy.D. (she/her) (русский) · Caitlyn Platzner , AMFT (she/her) · Erika Mrzlak , LSW (she/her) · Andrew Tiernan , LPC (he/him) · Krista Wilson , LPC (she/her) · Shayne Schumacher , LPC, CAC (she/her) Location(s) : · Chicago · Evanston Website : · Reyngold Psychotherapy & Wellness Center Contact : · 773.294.0176 · contact@reyngoldtherapy.com Additional Information : · Specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals. · Additional Specialties: food addiction/emotional overeating, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, life transition issues, parenting, blended families, family transitions, relationship concerns, sexual difficulty, BDSM/kink, polyamory/non-monogamy, trauma, sexual trauma, chronic illnesses, suicidal ideation, anger, impulse management, crisis intervention, communication issues, religious trauma and purity culture, and athletes. Semillas Counseling Clinician(s): Michael Villareal , LCPC Cara Brigandi , MHC Carissa Francisco , LPC Nathan Robbel , Masters Level Counseling Intern Location(s): Chicago Website: Semillas Counseling Contact: 773.789.9775 info@semillascounseling.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: anxiety, stress management, communication challenges, conflict resolution, couples in distress, crisis intervention, depressive and mood disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, infidelity, intimacy issues, premarital counseling, conflict resolution, anxiety disorders, substance use, addiction, polyamory/nonmonogamy, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, anger managements, coping skills, chronic illness. Innovative Counseling Partners Clinician(s) : · Candice DuBeau , MS · Jennifer Froemel , LPC, CMHIMP (Español) · Stephanie Yunez , LPC · Megan Jones , MSW Location(s) : · Crystal Lake · Oak Park · Hinsdale · Chicago · North Riverside Website : · Innovative Counseling Partners Contact : · 773.312.3612 · info@innovativecounselingpartners.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals ( more information ). · Additional Specialties: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, intimate partner violence, relational issues, life transitions, work/life balance, lifestyle changes, self-esteem, identity development, addiction, adjustment disorders, OCD, hoarding, personality disorders, depression, cultural issues, pre-marital and pre-pregnancy issues, abuse history, ADHD, trauma, prenatal/postpartum depression, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, death, and grief/loss. Augustyn Family Services Clinician(s) : · Katie Augustyn , LCSW · Christie Sanchez , LPC · Michael Mallory , LCSW Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Augustyn Family Services Contact : · 773.355.8617 Additional Information : Specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals, as well as youth and families. Offer free therapy to TGNB children and teens who are uninsured or underinsured. If you might be a good fit for this program, please feel free to contact at email below and reference applying for scolarship program. Additional Specialties: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, behavioral issues, relationship issues, parenting, sex therapy, chronic illness, disability, intimate partner violence, family conflict, spiritual trauma, sexual abuse, and theological malpractice. Live Oak Clinician(s) : · Betty Guilfoile , LMFT (she/her) · Jordan Dunmead , LMFT (she/they) · Mattew Amador , LCSW (he/him) · Aubrey Habermann , LCSW (she, her) · N. Anurag Ansari-Lahiri , LCSW (she/they) · Tanya Imam , LCSW (she/her) · Nancy Tartt , AMFT (she/her) · Seth James , LCPC (he/him) · Doralis Coriano Ortiz , LPC (she/her) (Español) · Rainn Villalpando , LPC (they/them) (Español & Français) · Porter Green , LCP (ze/zer) · Evelyn Pechous , Intern (she/her) (Español) · Jacob Penrod , Intern (they/he) Location(s) : · Lakeview · Hyde Park · Downtown Website : · Live Oak Contact : · 773.880.1310 · info@liveoakchicago.com Additional Information : · Specializes in working with trans and GNC individuals. · N. Anurag Ansari-Lahiri specializes in writting gender affirming letters. · Additional Specialties: couple and relationship issues, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, aging concerns, social anxiety, life transitions, harmful religious experiences, Latinx mental health, immigrant and refugee issues, intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS stigmatized experiences, developmental trauma, Autism Spectrum informed practice, polyamory/non-monogamy, BDSM/kink, fetishes, sexual desire differences, self-esteem, confidence, family of origin concerns, grief/loss, relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples), chronic illness, eating disorders, stress management, mindfulness, codependency, and interracial relationships. Guided Path Psychological Services Clinician(s) : · Bonnie Estensen , Psy.D., LCPC · Dan Frett , LPC, NCC · Valerie Nootbar , LPC · Megan Alberto , LPC · Emily Toops , MC Location(s) : 201 E Dundee Rd Palatine, IL 60074 15 Spinning Wheel Rd Suite 419 Hinsdale, IL 60521 Website : · Guided Path Psychological Services Contact : · 847.809.3031 · drbonniegpps@gmail.com Additional Information : · Specializes in working with trans and GNC individuals ( more information ). · Additional Specialties: anxiety, unemployment, career dissatisfaction, chronic illness, depression, emotional regulation, the process of coming out, death, grief/loss, divorce, empty nesting, parenting (i.e., early attachment bonding, parenting children on the spectrum), infidelity, intimacy, communication issues, school refusal, bullying, substance use, abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and body acceptance. The Juniper Center Clinician(s) : · Ariel Groner , LCSW (she/her) (Original creator of The List! See our About Us page to learn more!) · Gloria Bernard , LPC, ART-BC, RYT (she/her) · Felicia Finely , LCPC, CRADC (she/her) · Mo Deslandes , Psy.D. (they/them) · Margo Jacquot , Psy.D. (she/her) · Mark Maluga , PhD, LCPC (he/him) · Adam Ouanes , LSW (he/him) · Garrett Pluhar-Schaeffer , LCSW (they/them) · Alice Song , LPC (she/her) · Nicole Varvarezos , LCSW (she/her) · Simon Weismantel , LCSW (he/his) Location(s) : · Park Ridge · Oak Park · Northfield Website : · The Juniper Center (The List's origin site!) Contact : · 847.759.9110 Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals ( more information ). · Provides Gender Affirmation Letters. · Partnered with Lurie’s Gender Affirming Clinicians Collaborative. · Additional Specialties: transition guidance, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, behavioral issues, self-acceptance, stress management, substance use, coping skills, eating disorder recovery, phobias, family dynamics, HIV, victims of bullying, co-occurring mental health and medical symptoms, sexual dysfunction, life transitions, self-regulation, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, relationship issues, grief/loss, anger, body image, school issues, crisis management, chronic medical issues, polyamory/non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Creekwood Associates Clinician(s) : · Diamond , Psy.D. · Jenn Lang , Psy.D. · Angella MacDonald , LMFT · Cindy Baleskie , LCPC · Mike Copertino , LCPC Location(s) : · St. Charles Website : · Creekwood Associates Contact : · 630.377.1414 · contact@creekwoodassociates.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals, as well as their families and/or partners. · Youth ages 10+. · Additional Specialties: bereavement, grief/loss, perfectionism, body image, miscarriage/fertility/pregnancy challenges, parenting, suicidal ideation, self-harm, high-risk behaviors, trauma, giftedness, social skill issues, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), neurodiversity concerns, intimate partner violence, PTSD, eating disorders, substance use, mood instability, school refusal, social anxiety, self-esteem, peer relationships, life transitions, family conflict, and relational issues. Centers For Family Change Clinician(s) : · Martha Singleton , MSEd, EdD, LCPC · Kim Grant , PhD, LCP · Melissa Michalewicz , LCPC Location(s) : · Chicago · Oakbrook · Oak Lawn Website : · Centers For Family Change Contact : · 630.586.0900 · contact@centersforfamilychange.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals. Fox Valley Institute Clinician(s) : · Katherine Helm , Ph.D. · Karen Rosian , Psy.D. · Andrew Ansell , LCPC · Katherine Stevens , LCPC Location(s) : · Naperville Website : · Fox Valley Institute Contact : · 630.718.0717 · clientcare@fvinstitute.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals (more information ). · Additional Specialties: addiction, abuse, adoption, anxiety, OCD, blended families, depression, divorce, family conflict, grief/loss, infertility, mood disorders, parenting skills, self-esteem, social skills, substance use, adjustment disorder, anger management, body image concerns, career/goal setting, chronic pain/illness, infidelity, intimacy issues, life transitions, marital/relationship concerns, panic disorder, parenting, phobias, PTSD, postpartum issues, premarital issues, stress management, sexual dysfunction, trauma, work issues, dual diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, behavioral issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), school related concerns, and self-harm. Chicago Counseling Associates Clinician(s) : · Mary Beth Napier , Psy.D. (she/her) · Carolyn Schneider , LCPC (she/her) · Todd Odell , LCPC, LMFT (he/him) · Susan Pildes , LPC (she/her) · Lisa Andrews , LCSW (she/her) · Blue Roth , LCSW (he/him) · John Moulder , LSW (he/him) · Ashley Allcorn , LSW (she/her) · Alaina Bercilla , Intern (she/her) · Travis Musich , Intern (he/him) · Cal Calvird (he/him) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Chicago Counseling Associates Contact : · 773.281.7200 · info@cca-cct.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals. · Additional Specialties: trauma, sexual orientation, depression, life transitions, body image, disordered eating/eating disorders, self-esteem, ADHD, substance use, intimate partner violence, assault survivors, grief/loss, relationship issues, stress management, polyamory/non-monogamy, aging, anger management, spiritual concerns, loneliness, physical and sexual abuse, vocational discernment, chronic pain/illness, disability, dissociation, psychosis, perception difficulties, HIV, animal-assisted therapy, mind-body integration, and international students. IntraSpectrum Counseling Clinician(s) : · Meet the clinicians of IntraSpectrum Counseling! Location(s) : · Chicago · Andersonville Website : · IntraSpectrum Counseling Contact : · 773.750.3505 · intake@intraspectrum-chicago.com Additional Information : · IntraSpectum Counseling consists of a team of mental health professionals who specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals (more information ). · Aims to provide mental health care that thoughtfully attends to multicultural, kink, polyamorous, and intersectional issues. · Additional Specialties: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use, life transitions, relationship issues, cultural issues, disability, immigration/assimilation/acculturation concerns, parent deportation threats, anger management, sexual identity, child abuse, identity development, PTSD, intimate partner violence, grief/loss, body image concerns, family or origin issues, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain/illness, developmental disabilities, mental illness, eating disorders/disordered eating, intimacy, trauma, sexual assault, polyamory/non-monogamy, coming out process, coping skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, body acceptance, and stress management. Tandem Psychology Group Clinician(s) : · Tyler Fortman , Ph.D. (he/him) · Kari Harrison , LCPC (she/her) · Alexandra DeWoskin , LCSW (she/her) · Bill Farrand , LCPC (he/him) · Heather Hollysmith , ALMFT (she/her) · Lincoln Giesel , LCSW (he/him) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Tandem Psychology Group Contact : · 773.528.1777 (Individuals) · 773.598.7797 (Couples) Additional Information : · The clinicians listen above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals and couples . · Heather works with trans and GNC youth! · Additional Specialties: addiction, body image, anxiety, depression, sexual orientation, self-esteem, substance use, trauma, relationship concerns, grief/loss, life transitions, premarital concerns, sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, chronic illness/pain, parenting, boundaries, crisis management, aging, religion, and spirituality. Jim Cosenza Clinician(s) : · Jim Cosenza , LCSW, CADC (he/him) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Jim Cosenza Contact : · 773.633.6643 · jim@jimcosenza.com Additional Information : · Specializes in working with trans and GNC individuals, as well as their partners and families (more information ). · Additional Specialties: substance use, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, chronic illness/pain, depression, polyamory/non-monogamy, serodiscordant relationships, stress, compulsive behaviors, coping skills, stress management, grief/loss, shame, anger, family and peer relationships, the coming out process, body image, sexual health, HIV, self-esteem, and life transitions. Inclusive Insight Clinician(s) : · Laura Grimes , LCSW (she/her) · Jim Cosenza , LCSW, CADC (he/him) · Lorilei Baker , LISW (she/her) · Alex Tisman , LCSW (he/him) · Sara White , LCSW (she/they) · Jason Hoffmann , MSW (he/him) · Rich Jentzen , LCSW (he/him) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Inclusive Insight Contact : · 773.659.9207 · info@chicagoiipc.com Additional Information : · Specializes in working with trans and GNC individuals (more information ). · Additional Specialties: substance use, anxiety, bipolar disorder, chronic illness/pain, depression, polyamory/non-monogamy, serodiscordant relationships, stress, compulsive behaviors, coping skills, stress management, grief/loss, shame, anger, family and peer relationships, the coming out process, body image, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, self-esteem, life transitions, intimacy, BDSM/kink, desire discrepancy, low sex drive, survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, trauma, disability, new parents, history of chronic homelessness, and aging. Single Point Psychotherapy Clinician(s) : · Simon Weismantel , LCSW (he/him) Location(s) : · Evanston · Park Ridge Website : · Single Point Psychotherapy Contact : · 312.799.9311 · simon.weismantel@gmail.com Additional Information : · Specializes in working with trans and GNC individuals. · Additional Specialties: life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, BDSM/kink-aware therapy, chronic illness/pain, addiction, and substance use. Chicago Center for Relationship Counseling Clinician(s) : · Thomas Bateman , LMFT · Emily Gabelman , LMFT · Madalyn Simpson , MFT · Alana Zucker , AMFT (she/her) Location(s) : · Chicago (Northside, Lakeview, South Loop, Wicker Park) Website : · Chicago Center for Relationship Counseling Contact : · 773.830.4199 · info@chicagecenterforrelationshipcounseling.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals. · Additional Specialties: communication, conflict, sexual orientation, intercultural/interracial/interfaith relationships, polyamory/non-monogamy, pre-marital concerns, self-acceptance, anxiety, depression, trauma, intimacy, kink/BDSM, school anxiety, social anxiety, childhood identity formation, and coping skills. Evolution Counseling Clinician(s) : · Jenifer Curtin , LCPC · Anna Graham , MSCP · Dwight Bejec , MSCP · Jackie Shelton-Espinosa , LCSW · Peggy Tomchek , LPC · Lucy Sosa , MSW (Español) · Caitlin Luetger-Schlewitt , Intern · Molly Maffeo, Intern · LaTorchia James, Intern Location(s) : · Naperville Website : · Evolution Counseling Contact : · 630.276.7922 Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals. · Youth ages 5+. · Additional Specialties: ADHD, behavioral issues, depressive disorders, anxiety, special needs, addiction, mood issues, chemical dependency, impulse control, trauma, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, incest, intimate partner violence, chronic pain, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, suicidal ideation, self-harm, parenting, adolescent and teen issues, stress management, shame, guilt, loneliness, and anger. Sheade Psychotherapy Clinician(s) : · Allison Sheade , LCPC (she/her) · Sharleeta Marshall , LPC (she/her) · Maria Gomez , LPC (she/her) (Español) · Darlene Bunch , LCSW (she/her) · Lillian Mustipher , MS (she/her) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Sheade Psychotherapy Contact : · 773.999.9987 · info@sheadepsychotherapy.com Additional Information : · The clinicians listed above specialize in working with trans and GNC individuals ( more information ). · Has a mission statement of being anti-oppressive, antiracist, LGBTQ+ affirming, kink and poly affirming, and sex work affirming. · Trauma specialists who implement a strengths based approach. · Specialize in parenting concerns. · Partnered with Lurie’s Gender Affirming Clinicians Collaborative. · Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, life changes/transitions, issues related to pregnancy, infertility, perinatal mood disorders, relationship issues, intimacy issues, kink/BDSM, polyamory/non-monogamy, body image issues, self-esteem issues, family and relational challenges, occupational and academic difficulties, parenting issues, challenges with boundary setting, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis, substance use, and grief/loss. Hamdard Healthcare - Behavioral Health Clinician(s) : · Damaso Hodges , LCSW, CCTP, CDCS Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Hamdard Healthcare - Behavioral Health Contact : · 773.465.4600 Additional Information : · Specializes in working with trans and GNC individuals. · Youth ages 3+. · Additional Specialties: developmental delays, aging, addiction, and chronic illness. Compassionate Counseling Clinician(s) : · Debora Wilke , LCPC, NCP, FAPA Location(s) : · Shorewood Website : · Compassionate Counseling Contact : · 815.782.6870 · docwilke@gmail.com Additional Information : · Specializes in working with trans and GNC individuals (more information ). · Youth ages 10+. · Additional Specialties: gender transition guidance, sexual orientation, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, survivors of assault, bullying, school and work issues, depression, and anxiety. Lifestance Health Clinician(s) : · See list of clinicians (enter specialty & location to receive a list of potential providers) Location(s) : · Bloomington · Champaign · Darien · Decatur · Geneva · Oblong · Lisle · North Naperville · Pekin · Peoria-Junction City · Pontiac · South Naperville · Wheaton Website : · Lifestance Health Contact : · 630.428.7890 (Darien, Geneva, Lisle, North Naperville, South Naperville, Wheaton) · 309.706.3190 (Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Oblong, Pekin, Peoria-Junction City, Pontiac) Additional Information : · Select 'LGBTQ+' in the "Area of Treatment" drop-down menu here . Sara Solheim Therapy Clinician(s): Sara Solheim LCSW Location(s): 708 Church Street Unit 217, Evanston, IL Contact: sarasolheimtherapy.com sarasolheimtherapy@gmail.com Additional Information: Sara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has experience in working with both adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, stress management issues and coping with trauma. Sara works from a multi-cultural, anti-racist/anti-oppression lens. Sara has extensive experience working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. See website above for more details! Kelly George Clinician(s) : · Kelly George, LCPC (they/them/theirs) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · New Constellations Therapy Contact : · 773-692-4558 · kelly@newconstellationstherapy.com Additional Information : · Kelly George is a nonbinary relational narrative therapist offering individual and family therapy. They deeply believe in honoring everyone's unique journey with gender with honesty, humor, compassion, and an open mind Lifeworks Psychotherapy Clinician(s) : Lifeworks has many clinicians to choose from with various experiences, specialties and approaches. You can read about all of them here: www.lifeworkspsychotherapy.com/who-we-are/ Location(s) : · Chicago, Skokie, Telehealth Website : · Lifeworks Psychotherapy Contact : · 847.568.1100 Additional Information : Offers individual, relationship, & support groups, for Adults and Youth Serves the LGBTQ+ community Additional Specialties/populations: anxiety, depression, kink friendly, polyamory & non-monogomy, queer and gender diverse, sex-work and erotic labor, trauma informed, religious and spiritual minorities Check out the website for even more! Couples & Families For Real Therapy Clinician(s): Noopur Shah (they/them) Location(s): Chicago Website: For Real Therapy Contact: 773.888.1681 begin@forrealtherapy.com Additional Information : Specializes in gender identity and exploration. Soleil Psychotherapy Clinician(s): Ewelina Beardmore , LCPC, CST (she/her) Sam Ege , LPC (she/her) Stephen Heintz , LPC (he/him) Bella Kimrey , LPC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Soleil Psychotherapy Contact: 312.560.0407 ewelina@soleilpsychotherapy.com Additional Information: Specialize in gender/sexual identity exploration LGBTQ+ affirming therapy Additional Specialties: sex related issues (intimacy, desire discrepancy, postpartum recovery impacting sexual health, difficulties with orgasm, compulsive sexual behaviors, erectile dysfunctions, painful intercourse, compulsive sexual behaviors, kink/BDSM, polyamory/non-monogamy), depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, self-esteem, grief, loss, life transitions, communication, addiction, individuals navigating gender transition, the coming out process,anxiety, depression, disordered eating, HIV+ status, domestic violence, ADHD, mood disorders, suicidality, and relationship problems. Spoken Balance Clinician(s): Ebony Harris , LCSW (she/her) Megan Salisbury , LCSW (she/they) Michelle Guevara , LCSW (she/her) Veronica Lozano , LSW (she/they) (Español) Location(s): Chicago Website: Spoken Balance Contact: 312.775.2045 hello@spokenbalance.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Gender Affirming Letters (surgeries, hair removal, etc.) Additional Specialties: polyamory/nonmonogamy, BDSM/kink, fetishes, the transition process, life transitions, Grief/Loss, Depression, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, PTSD, anger management, substance use, communication issues. Chicago Insitute for Change Clinician(s): Heather Bates-Denton , LMFT (she/her) Isaac Samuelson , LPC (they/he) Seema Shah , LCSW (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Chicago Institute for Change Contact: 847.323.9679 hbatesdenton@chicagoinstituteforchange.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: parenting, substance abuse, adult children of addicts, codependence, life transitions, sexuality, anxiety, work/life balance, depression, trauma, college students, LGBTQ+ youth, personality disorders, child advocacy within the education system (504s & IEPs). Augustyn Family Services Clinician(s): Katie Augustyn , LCSW Christie Sanchez , LPC Michael Mallory , LCSW Location(s): Chicago Website: Augustyn Family Services Contact: 773.355.8617 Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Trans and GNC kids and families. Additional Specialties: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, behavioral issues, relationship issues, parenting, sex therapy, chronic illness, disability, domestic violence, family conflict, spiritual trauma, sexual abuse, theological malpractice. Innovative Counseling Partners Clinician(s): Candice DuBeau , MS Jennifer Froemel , LPC, CMHIMP (Español) Stephanie Yunez , LPC Megan Jones , MSW Location(s): Crystal Lake Oak Park Hinsdale Chicago North Riverside Website: Innovative Counseling Partners Contact: 773.312.3612 info@innovativecounselingpartners.com Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Additional Specialties: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, domestic violence, relational issues, life transitions, work-life balance, lifestyle changes, self-esteem, identity development, addiction, adjustment disorders, OCD, hoarding, personality disorders, depression, cultural issues, pre-marital and pre-pregnancy issues, abuse history, ADHD, trauma, prenatal/postpartum depression, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, death, grief/loss. Semillas Counseling Clinician(s): Michael Villareal , LCPC Cara Brigandi , MHC Carissa Francisco , LPC Nathan Robbel , Masters Level Counseling Intern Location(s): Chicago Website: Semillas Counseling Contact: 773.789.9775 info@semillascounseling.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: anxiety, stress management, communication challenges, conflict resolution, couples in distress, crisis intervention, depressive and mood disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, infidelity, intimacy issues, premarital counseling, conflict resolution, anxiety disorders, substance use, addiction, polyamory/nonmonogamy, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, anger managements, coping skills, chronic illness. Reyngold Pyschotherapy & Wellness Center Clinician(s): Polina Reyngold , Psy.D. (she/her) (русский) Caitlyn Platzner , AMFT (she/her) Erika Mrzlak , LSW (she/her) Andrew Tiernan , LPC (he/him) Krista Wilson , LPC (she/her) Shayne Schumacher , LPC, CAC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Evanston Website: Reyngold Pyschotherapy & Wellness Center Contact: 773.294.0176 contact@reyngoldtherapy.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: food addiction/emotional overeating, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, life transition issues, parenting, blended families, family transitions, relationship concerns, sexual difficulty, BDSM/kink, polyamory/nonmonogamy, trauma, sexual trauma, chronic illnesses, suicidal ideation, anger, impulse management, crisis intervention, communication issues, religious trauma and purity culture, athletes. Ascendance Therapy Clinician(s): Mandy Snider , MEd, LMFT (she/her) Location(s): Arlington Heights Website: Ascendance Therapy Contact: 815.531.2460 mandysnider@ascendancetherapy.com Additional Information: Specializes in working with Trans and GNC folks. Mandy is a member of the LGBTQ+ community! Additional Specialties: anxiety, depression, chronic illness, addiction, stress management, adjustment, life transitions, coping skills, death, grief/loss, identity exploration, relationship issues, communication issues, divorce, infidelity, parenting, self-acceptance, the coming out process, peer relationships. The Juniper Center Clinician(s): Ariel Groner , LCSW (she/her) (Original creator of The List! See our About Us page to learn more!) Gloria Bernard , LPC, ART-BC, RYT (she/her) Felicia Finely , LCPC, CRADC (she/her) Mo Deslandes , Psy.D. (they/them) Margo Jacquot , Psy.D. (she/her) Mark Maluga , PhD, LCPC (he/him) Adam Ouanes , LSW (he/him) Garrett Pluhar-Schaeffer , LCSW (they/them) Alice Song , LPC (she/her) Nicole Varvarezos , LCSW (she/her) Simon Weismantel , LCSW (he/his) Location(s): Park Ridge Oak Park Northfield Website: The Juniper Center (The List's origin site!) Contact: 847.759.9110 Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Gender Affirmation Letters Partnered with Lurie’s Gender affirming Clinicians Collaborative. Additional Specialties: transition guidance, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, behavioral issues, self-acceptance, stress management, substance use, coping skills, eating disorder recovery, phobias, family dynamics, HIV, victims of bullying, co-occurring mental health and medical symptoms, sexual dysfunction, life transitions, self-regulation, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, relationship issues, grief/loss, anger, body image, school issues, crisis management, chronic medical issues, polyamory/nonmonogamy, kink/BDSM. Guided Path Psychological Services Clinician(s): Bonnie Estensen , PsyD, LCPC Dan Frett , LPC, NCC Valerie Nootbar , LPC Megan Alberto , LPC Emily Toops , MC Location(s): 201 E Dundee RdPalatine, IL 60074 15 Spinning Wheel RdSuite 419 Hinsdale, IL 60521 Website: Guided Path Psychological Services Contact: 847.809.3031 drbonniegpps@gmail.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Additional Specialties: anxiety, unemployment, career dissatisfaction, chronic illness, depression, emotional regulation, the process of coming out, death, grief/loss, divorce, empty nesting, parenting (early attachment bonding, parenting children on the spectrum), infidelity, intimacy, communication issues, school refusal, bullying, substance use, abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, body acceptance. Live Oak Clinician(s): Betty Guilfoile , LMFT (she/her) Doralis Coriano Ortiz , LPC (she/her) (Español) Evelyn Pechous , Intern (she/her) (Español) Jacob Penrod , Intern (they/he) Jordan Dunmead , LMFT (she/they) Mattew Amador , LCSW (he/him) N. Anurag Ansari-Lahiri , LCSW (she/they) Nancy Tartt , AMFT (she/her) Rainn Villalpando , LPC (they/them) (Español & Français) Aubrey Habermann , LCSW (She, Her) Porter Green , LCP (ze/zer) Seth James , LCPC (he/him) Tanya Imam , LCSW (she/her) Location(s): Lakeview Hyde Park Downtown Website: Live Oak Contact: 773.880.1310 info@liveoakchicago.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. N. Anurag Ansari-Lahiri specializes in writting gender affirming letters. Additional Specialties: couple and relationship issues, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, aging concerns, social anxiety, life transitions, harmful religious experiences, Latinx mental health, immigrant and refugee issues, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS stigmatized experiences, developmental trauma, Autism Spectrum informed practice, polyamory/nonmonogamy, BDSM/kink, fetishes, sexual desire differences, self-esteem, confidence, family of origin concerns, grief/loss, relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples), chronic illness, eating disorders, stress management, mindfullness, codependency, interracial relationships. Mindset Counseling Clinician(s): Amy Henderson , LCPC (she/her) Christine Caputo , LCPC (she/her) Location(s): Oswego Website: Mindset Counseling Contact: 815.290.9989 hello@mindsetcounseling.org Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: anxiety, depression, stress management, grief/loss (especially loss to suicide), life transitions, Bipolar Disorders, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, sexual/verbal/emotional/physical abuse, bullying, communication issues, intimacy, sexual difficulties, career counseling, family/peer conflict, marital conflict, parenting, personality disorders, self-esteem, self-confidence. Creekwood Associates Clinician(s): Angella MacDonald , LMFT Cindy Baleskie , LCPC Diamond , PsyD Jenn Lang , PsyD Mike Copertino , LCPC Location(s): St. Charles Website: Creekwood Associates Contact: 630.377.1414 contact@creekwoodassociates.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks as well as their families and/or partners. Youth 10+ yrs Additional Specialties: bereavement, grief/loss, perfectionism, body image, miscarriage/fertility/pregnancy challenges, parenting, suicidal ideation, self-harm, addiction, high-risk behaviors, trauma, giftedness, social skill issues, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, neurodiversity concerns, domestic violence, PTSD, eating disorders, substance use, mood instability, school refusal, social anxiety, self-esteem, peer relationships, life transitions, family conflict, relational issues. Centers For Family Change Clinician(s): Martha Singleton , MSEd, EdD, LCPC Kim Grant , PhD, LCP Melissa Michalewicz , LCPC Location(s): Chicago Oakbrook Oak Lawn Website: Centers For Family Change Contact: 630.586.0900 contact@centersforfamilychange.com Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks Fox Valley Institute Clinician(s): Andrew Ansell , LCPC Katherine Helm , PhD Karen Rosian , PsyD Katherine Stevens , LCPC Location(s): Naperville Website: Fox Valley Institute Contact: 630.718.0717 clientcare@fvinstitute.com Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Additional Specialties: Addiction, abuse, adoption, anxiety, OCD, blended families, depression, divorce, family conflict, grief/loss, infertility, mood disorders, parenting skills, self-esteem, social skills, substance use, adjustment disorder, anger management, body image concerns, career/goal setting, chronic pain/illness, infidelity, intimacy issues, life transitions, marital/relationship concerns, panic disorder, parenting, phobias, PTSD, postpartum issues, premarital issues, stress management, sexual dysfunction, trauma, work issues, dual diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, abuse, behavioral issues, ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), school problems, self-harm. Lifestance Health Clinician(s): See list of clinicians (enter specialty & location to receive a list of potential providers) Location(s): Bloomington Pontiac Oblong Champaign Decatur Pekin Peoria-Junction City Darien Geneva Lisle North Naperville South Naperville Wheaton Website: Lifestance Health Contact: 630.428.7890 (Darien, Geneva, Lisle, North Naperville, South Naperville, Wheaton) 309.706.3190 (Bloomington, Pontiac, Oblong, Champaign, Decatur, Pekin, Peoria-Junction City) Additional Information: Select 'LGBTQ+' in the "Area of Treatment" drop-down menu here . Chicago Counseling Associates Clinician(s): Carolyn Schneider , LCPC (she/her) Todd Odell , LCPC, LMFT (he/him) Lisa Andrews , LCSW (she/her) John Moulder , LSW (he/him) Alaina Bercilla , Intern (she/her) Travis Musich , Intern (he/him) Cal Calvird (he/him) Mary Beth Napier , PsyD (she/her) Susan Pildes , LPC (she/her) Blue Roth , LCSW (he/him) Ashley Allcorn , LSW (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Chicago Counseling Associates Contact: 773.281.7200 info@cca-cct.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: Trauma, sexual orientation, depression, life transitions, body image, disordered eating/eating disorders, self-esteem, ADHD, substance use, domestic violence, assault survivors, grief/loss, relationship issues, stress management, polyamory/nonmonogamy, aging, anger management, spiritual concerns, lonliness, phsycical and sexual abuse, vocational discernment, chronic pain/ illness, disability, dissociation, psychosis, perception difficulties, HIV, animal assisted therapy, mind-body integration, international students. IntraSpectrum Counseling Clinician(s): Meet the clinicians of IntraSpectrum Counseling! Location(s): Chicago Andersonville Website: IntraSpectrum Counseling Contact: 773.750.3505 intake@intraspectrum-chicago.com Additional Information: IntraSpectum counseling is a group of mental health professionals who specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Aims to provide mental health care that thoughtfully attends to multicultural, kink, polyamorous, and intersectional issues. Additional Specialties: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use, life transitions, relationship issues, cultural issues, disability, immigration/assimilation/acculturation concerns, parent deportation threats, anger management, sexual identity, child abuse, identity development, PTSD, domestic violence, grief/loss, body image concerns, family or origin issues, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain/illness, developmental disabilities, mental illness, eating disorders/disordered eating, intimacy, trauma, sexual assault, polyamory/nonmonogamy, coming out process, coping skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, body acceptance, stress management. Siegal Eli-Gers Counseling Clinician(s): Siegal Eli-Gers , LCSW (she/her) Location(s): Evanston Website: Siegal Eli-Gers Counseling Contact: 847.868.2140 siegaleligerslcsw@gmail.com Additional Information: Siegal Eli-Gers has advanced training and experience working with the Gender queer, Transgender and gender exploring community. Additional Specialties: Academic underachievement, ADHD, adoption, anger management, anxiety, body image, behavioral issues, bullying, coping skills, depression, divorce, eating disorders/disordered eating, family conflict, grief/loss, learning disabilities, parenting, peer relationships, peer pressure, relationship concerns, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual orientation, suicidal ideation, trauma. Tandem Psychology Group Clinician(s): Tyler Fortman , PhD (he/him) Kari Harrison , LCPC (she/her) Alexandra DeWoskin , LCSW (she/her) Bill Farrand , LCPC (he/him) Heather Hollysmith , ALMFT (she/her) Lincoln Giesel , LCSW (he/him) Location(s): Chicago Website: Tandem Psychology Group Contact: 773.528.1777 (Individuals) 773.598.7797 (Couples) Additional Information: All listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. These clinicians see both couples and individuals . Heather sees Trans and GNC youth! Additional Specialties: Addiction, body image, anxiety, depression, sexual orientation, self-esteem, substance use, trauma, relationship concerns, grief/loss, life transitions, premarital concerns, sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, chronic illness/pain, parenting, boundaries, crisis management, aging, religion, spirituality. Jim Cosenza Clinician(s): Jim Cosenza , LCSW, CADC (he/him) Location(s): Chicago Website: Jim Cosenza Contact: 773.633.6643 jim@jimcosenza.com Additional Information: Specializes in working with Trans and GNC folks, their partners, and families (more information ). Additional Specialties: Substance use, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, chronic illness/pain, depression, polyamory/nonmonogamy, serodiscordant relationships, stress, compulsive behaviors, coping skills, stress management, grief/loss, shame, anger, family and peer relationships, the coming out process, body image, sexual health, HIV, self-esteem, life transitions Inclusive Insight Clinician(s): Laura Grimes , LCSW (she/her) Jim Cosenza , LCSW, CADC (he/him) Lorilei Baker , LISW (she/her) Alex Tisman , LCSW (he/him) Sara White , LCSW (she/they) Jason Hoffmann , MSW (he/him) Rich Jentzen , LCSW (he/him) Location(s): Chicago Website: Inclusive Insight Contact: 773.659.9207 info@chicagoiipc.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Additional Specialties: Substance use, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, chronic illness/pain, depression, polyamory/nonmonogamy, serodiscordant relationships, stress, compulsive behaviors, coping skills, stress management, grief/loss, shame, anger, family and peer relationships, the coming out process, body image, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, self-esteem, life transitions, intimacy, BDSM/kink, desire discrepancy, low sex drive, survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, trauma, disability, new parents, history of chronic homelessness, aging. CoCreate Psychotherapy Clinician(s): Joann Dakota Cimo , PhD (she/her) Theo Pintzuk , LCSW (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: CoCreate Psychotherapy Contact: 773.539.9183 Additional Information: Both clinicians in this practice specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Additional Specialties: Anxiety, OCD, trauma, sexual orientation, neglect, relationships, work concerns, stress, stigma, oppression. Practical Audacity Clinician(s): Anthony Verdino , LCSW (he/him) Emily Schulz , Clinical Intern (she/her) Kohen Snyder , LPC (they/them) Mary Donner , LSW (they/them) Carolyn Leach , LCPC (she/her) Rae McDaniel , LPC, CST, (they/them) Location(s): Chicago Website: Practical Audacity Contact: admin@practicalaudacity.com Additional Information: All listed specialize in gender/sexual identity exploration All clinicians specialize in serving the LGBTQ+ community, receive training in sex therapy, and provide gender-affirming care. Rae additionally specializes in transition processes Additional Specialties: relationships; mindfulness, anxiety, depression, loss; HIV/AIDS, PTSD,transitions, substance use, eating disorders, chronic pain, illness, disability, polyamory/non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, religious trauma, sex work, work-related stress, career coaching, coping skill building. Art of Balance Clinicians: Robert Gomez , LPC, NBCC (he/him) Emily McCoy , LPC, ART-P (they/she) Kar Howard , MAFO (he/him) Kevin Connor , LPC (ask for pronouns) Yoona Hannigan , ART, LPC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Art of Balance Contact: 872.201.8326 reveal@artofbalancechi.com Additional Information: Art of Balance's primary population is the LGBTQ+ community, including trans and GNC concerns. Folks in the practice identify as queer, trans, GNC or are allies. They offer individual, couples, and family sessions, as well as support groups for niche topics such as the LGBTQ+ support group and adolescent group that focuses on transitions and coming out. Additional Specialties: trauma, career related difficulties, mood/anxiety disorders, substance use, multicultural issues, relationship issues, coping skills, self-esteem, family conflict, life transitions, postpartum depression, marital and premarital issues, parenting, trauma, PTSD, peer relationships, academic struggles. Bricolage Wellness Clinician(s): Jenni Ford ,LCPC, ATR-BC, LMHC Becky Beaulieu , LCSW Rachel Gerson , LCPC Maggie Embick , LCSW Casey Natalino , LCSW Megan Riesgo , LPC Joy Walsh , LCSW Location(s): Chicago Lombard Yorkville Website: Bricolage Wellness Contact: 630.866.5666 info@bricolagewellness.com Additional Information: Offer services for LGBTQ+ parenting LGBTQ+ affirming therapy Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, eating disorders/disordered eating, body image, self-harm, addiction, obsessive-compulsive behaviors/OCD, relational issues, self-esteem, life transitions, bipolar, self-confidence, self-compassion, stress management, life transitions, trauma, infertility, divorce, emotional regulation (ADHD in adults), adoption, substance use, stress management, infant loss, perinatal issues, perinatal issues, parenting children with special needs. Family Resilience Group Clinician(s): Meggie Twible , LCSW (she/her) Elmo Painter , LPC, CGCS (she/her) Location(s): Arlington Heights Website: Family Resilience Group Contact: 847.398.0499 Additional Information: Offer services for Trans and GNC folks LGBTQ+ affirming therapy Additional Specialties: complex trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship concerns, life transitions, OCD, PTSD, spiritual exploration. Center of Relational Empowerment (CORE) Clinician(s): Ammara Khalid , Psy.D. (she/her) Latrice Peoples , Psy.D. (she/her) Stefani Pila , Psy.D. (she/her) Hollis Rabin , LMFT, LPC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Evanston Website: CORE Contact: 312.470.4302 (Chicago) 224.714.2412 (Evanston) info@core-chicago.com Additional Information: Specialize in gender/sexual identity exploration LGBTQ+ affirming therapy Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, eating, relationships and divorce, alcohol/drug addictions, trauma, ADD/ADHD, immigration and acculturation issues, personality disorders, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavior disorders, mood disorders, academic/career transitions, family of origin concerns, identity development, non-monogamous relationships. Single Point Psychotherapy Clinician(s): Simon Weismantel , LCSW (he/him) Location(s): Evanston Park Ridge Website: Single Point Psychotherapy Contact: 312.799.9311 simon.weismantel@gmail.com Additional Information: Specializes in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, BDSM/kink-aware therapy, chronic illness/pain, addiction, substance use. Michelle Emerick Michelle Emerick Clinician(s): Michelle Emerick , PsyD Location(s): Chicago Contact: 312.282.8159 michelleemerickpsyd@gmail.com Additional Information: Sixteen years of experience working with Trans, GNC, and genderqueer individuals (more information ). Additional Specialties: Assessing current relationships, assertiveness training, life transitions, depression, anxiety, transition processes (gender affirming), sexual orientation, abuse (mental, physical, sexual), communication skills, self-esteem, chronic illness/pain,HIV/AIDS, grief/loss (pets included), coping skills. Chicago Center for Relationship Counseling Clinician(s): Thomas Bateman , LMFT Emily Gabelman , LMFT Madalyn Simpson , MFT Alana Zucker , AMFT (she/her) Location(s): Chicago (Northside, Lakeview, South Loop, Wicker Park) Website: Chicago Center for Relationship Counseling Contact: 773.830.4199 info@chicagecenterforrelationshipcounseling.com Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: Communication, conflict, sexual orientation, intercultural/interracial/interfaith relationships, polyamory/nonmonogamy, pre-marital concerns, self acceptance, anxiety, depression, trauma, intimacy, kink/BDSM, school anxiety, social anxiety, childhood identity formation, coping skills. Evolution Counseling Clinician(s): Jenifer Curtin , LCPC Anna Graham , MSCP Dwight Bejec , MSCP Jackie Shelton-Espinosa , LCSW Peggy Tomchek , LPC Lucy Sosa , MSW (Español) Caitlin Luetger-Schlewitt , Intern Molly Maffeo, Intern LaTorchia James, Intern Location(s): Naperville Website: Evolution Counseling Contact: 630.276.7922 Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Youth 5+ yrs. Additional Specialties: ADHD, behavioral issues, depressive disorders, anxiety, special needs, addiction, mood issues, chemical dependency, impulse control, trauma, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, incest, domestic violence, chronic pain, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, suicidal ideation, self-harm, parenting, adolescent and teen issues, stress management, shame, guilt, loneliness, anger. Gemstone Wellness Clinician(s) : Stef Stone , MS (she/her) Brittany Gray , MC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Gemstone Wellness Contact: 773.977.8560 intake@gemstonewellness.com Additional Information: The clinicians listed above specialize in gender/sexual identity exploration. Additional Specialties: grief, loss, anxiety, stress, trauma, ADHD, impulse control, self-esteem, sexuality, sexual health, life transitions, depression, relationship issues, and sex related issues Lifeworks Psychotherapy Clinician(s) : Lifeworks has many clinicians to choose from with various experiences, specialties and approaches. You can read about all of them here: www.lifeworkspsychotherapy.com/who-we-are/ Location(s) : · Chicago, Skokie, Telehealth Website : · Lifeworks Psychotherapy Contact : · 847.568.1100 Additional Information : Offers individual, relationship, & support groups Serves the LGBTQ+ community Additional Specialties/populations: anxiety, depression, kink friendly, polyamory & non-monogomy, queer and gender diverse, sex-work and erotic labor, trauma informed, religious and spiritual minorities Check out the website for even more! Psychiatry Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital - Polaris Program Services : · Polaris is an inpatient psychiatric unit (18-bed) for sexual and gender minority youth (ages 12 to 17). · Polaris provides a place where gender and sexual minority adolescents can receive affirming psychiatric care and support addressing identity. · Learn more . Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital - Polaris Program Contact : · 773.265.3720 Lifestance Health Clinician(s) : · See list of clinicians (enter specialty & location to receive a list of potential providers) Location(s) : · Bloomington · Champaign · Darien · Decatur · Geneva · Lisle · Oblong · North Naperville · Pontiac · Pekin · Peoria-Junction City · South Naperville · Wheaton Website : · Lifestance Health Contact : · 630.428.7890 (Darien, Geneva, Lisle, North Naperville, South Naperville, Wheaton) · 309.706.3190 (Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Oblong, Pekin, Peoria-Junction City, Pontiac) Additional Information : · Select 'LGBTQ+' in the "Area of Treatment" drop-down menu here . Nation-Wide Services United Counseling & Wellness Clinician(s) : · See a list of providers . Location(s) : · National Website : · United Counseling & Wellness Contact : · 309.981.1015 · unitedcounsingwellness@gmail.com Additional Information : · Select your state and providers will be assigned based on your location. · Additional Specialties: stress management, anxiety, depression, work-life balance, relationship concerns, self-confidence, life transitions, self-care, career transitions, sexual orientation, grief/loss, parenting, and spirituality. Individuals Sheade Psychotherapy Clinician(s): Allison Sheade , LCPC (she/her) Sharleeta Marshall , LPC (she/her) Maria Gomez , LPC (she/her) (Español) Darlene Bunch , LCSW (she/her) Lillian Mustipher , MS (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Sheade Psychotherapy Contact: 773.999.9987 info@sheadepsychotherapy.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Has a mission statement of being anti-oppressive, antiracist, LGBTQ+ affirming, kink and poly affirming, and sex work affirming. Trauma specialists and strengths based Parenting specialty Partnered with Lurie’s Gender affirming Clinicians Collaborative. Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, life changes/transitions, issues related to pregnancy, infertility, perinatal mood disorders, relationship issues, intimacy issues, kink/BDSM, polyamory/nonmonogamy, body image issues, self esteem issues, family and relational challenges, occupational and academic difficulties, parenting issues, challenges with boundary setting, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis, substance use, grief/loss. New Constellations Clinician(s): Kelly George , LCPC (they/them) Location(s): Chicago Website: New Constellations Contact: 773.692.4558 Additional Information: Special focus on working with individuals who identify, or are thinking of identifying, as transgender, gender nonconforming, gender diverse, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, asexual, non-monogamous, poly, sexually diverse, etc. (more information ). Hamdard Healthcare - Behavioral Health Clinician(s): Damaso Hodges , LCSW, CCTP, CDCS Location(s): Chicago Website: Hamdard Healthcare - Behavioral Health Contact: 773.465.4600 Additional Information: Specializes in working with Trans and GNC folks. Youth 3+ yrs. Additional Specialties: Developmental delays, aging, addiction, chronic illness. Compassionate Counseling Clinician(s): Debora Wilke , LCPC, NCP, FAPA Location(s): Shorewood Website: Compassionate Counseling Contact: 815.782.6870 docwilke@gmail.com Additional Information: Specializes in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Youth 10+ yrs. Additional Specialties: Gender transition guidance, sexual orientation, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, survivors of assault, bullying, school and work issues, depression, anxiety. Gemstone Wellness Clinician(s) : Stef Stone , MS (she/her) Brittany Gray , MC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Gemstone Wellness Contact: 773.977.8560 intake@gemstonewellness.com Additional Information: The clinicians listed above specialize in gender/sexual identity exploration. Additional Specialties: grief, loss, anxiety, stress, trauma, ADHD, impulse control, self-esteem, sexuality, sexual health, life transitions, depression, relationship issues, and sex related issues Practical Audacity Clinician(s): Anthony Verdino , LCSW (he/him) Emily Schulz , Clinical Intern (she/her) Kohen Snyder , LPC (they/them) Mary Donner , LSW (they/them) Carolyn Leach , LCPC (she/her) Rae McDaniel , LPC, CST, (they/them) Location(s): Chicago Website: Practical Audacity Contact: admin@practicalaudacity.com Additional Information: All listed specialize in gender/sexual identity exploration All clinicians specialize in serving the LGBTQ+ community, receive training in sex therapy, and provide gender-affirming care. Rae additionally specializes in transition processes Additional Specialties: relationships; mindfulness, anxiety, depression, loss; HIV/AIDS, PTSD,transitions, substance use, eating disorders, chronic pain, illness, disability, polyamory/non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, religious trauma, sex work, work-related stress, career coaching, coping skill building. Art of Balance Clinicians: Robert Gomez , LPC, NBCC (he/him) Emily McCoy , LPC, ART-P (they/she) Kar Howard , MAFO (he/him) Kevin Connor , LPC (ask for pronouns) Yoona Hannigan , ART, LPC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Art of Balance Contact: 872.201.8326 reveal@artofbalancechi.com Additional Information: Art of Balance's primary population is the LGBTQ+ community, including trans and GNC concerns. Folks in the practice identify as queer, trans, GNC or are allies. They offer individual, couples, and family sessions, as well as support groups for niche topics such as the LGBTQ+ support group and adolescent group that focuses on transitions and coming out. Additional Specialties: trauma, career related difficulties, mood/anxiety disorders, substance use, multicultural issues, relationship issues, coping skills, self-esteem, family conflict, life transitions, postpartum depression, marital and premarital issues, parenting, trauma, PTSD, peer relationships, academic struggles. For Real Therapy Clinician(s): Noopur Shah (they/them) Location(s): Chicago Website: For Real Therapy Contact: 773.888.1681 begin@forrealtherapy.com Additional Information : Specializes in gender identity and exploration. Bricolage Wellness Clinician(s): Jenni Ford ,LCPC, ATR-BC, LMHC Becky Beaulieu , LCSW Rachel Gerson , LCPC Maggie Embick , LCSW Casey Natalino , LCSW Megan Riesgo , LPC Joy Walsh , LCSW Location(s): Chicago Lombard Yorkville Website: Bricolage Wellness Contact: 630.866.5666 info@bricolagewellness.com Additional Information: Offer services for LGBTQ+ parenting LGBTQ+ affirming therapy Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, eating disorders/disordered eating, body image, self-harm, addiction, obsessive-compulsive behaviors/OCD, relational issues, self-esteem, life transitions, bipolar, self-confidence, self-compassion, stress management, life transitions, trauma, infertility, divorce, emotional regulation (ADHD in adults), adoption, substance use, stress management, infant loss, perinatal issues, perinatal issues, parenting children with special needs. Family Resilience Group Clinician(s): Meggie Twible , LCSW (she/her) Elmo Painter , LPC, CGCS (she/her) Location(s): Arlington Heights Website: Family Resilience Group Contact: 847.398.0499 Additional Information: Offer services for Trans and GNC folks LGBTQ+ affirming therapy Additional Specialties: complex trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship concerns, life transitions, OCD, PTSD, spiritual exploration. Soleil Psychotherapy Clinician(s): Ewelina Beardmore , LCPC, CST (she/her) Sam Ege , LPC (she/her) Stephen Heintz , LPC (he/him) Bella Kimrey , LPC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Soleil Psychotherapy Contact: 312.560.0407 ewelina@soleilpsychotherapy.com Additional Information: Specialize in gender/sexual identity exploration LGBTQ+ affirming therapy Additional Specialties: sex related issues (intimacy, desire discrepancy, postpartum recovery impacting sexual health, difficulties with orgasm, compulsive sexual behaviors, erectile dysfunctions, painful intercourse, compulsive sexual behaviors, kink/BDSM, polyamory/non-monogamy), depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, self-esteem, grief, loss, life transitions, communication, addiction, individuals navigating gender transition, the coming out process,anxiety, depression, disordered eating, HIV+ status, domestic violence, ADHD, mood disorders, suicidality, and relationship problems. Spoken Balance Clinician(s): Ebony Harris , LCSW (she/her) Megan Salisbury , LCSW (she/they) Michelle Guevara , LCSW (she/her) Veronica Lozano , LSW (she/they) (Español) Location(s): Chicago Website: Spoken Balance Contact: 312.775.2045 hello@spokenbalance.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Gender Affirming Letters (surgeries, hair removal, etc.) Additional Specialties: polyamory/nonmonogamy, BDSM/kink, fetishes, the transition process, life transitions, Grief/Loss, Depression, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, PTSD, anger management, substance use, communication issues. Center of Relational Empowerment (CORE) Clinician(s): Ammara Khalid , Psy.D. (she/her) Latrice Peoples , Psy.D. (she/her) Stefani Pila , Psy.D. (she/her) Hollis Rabin , LMFT, LPC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Evanston Website: CORE Contact: 312.470.4302 (Chicago) 224.714.2412 (Evanston) info@core-chicago.com Additional Information: Specialize in gender/sexual identity exploration LGBTQ+ affirming therapy Additional Specialties: depression, anxiety, eating, relationships and divorce, alcohol/drug addictions, trauma, ADD/ADHD, immigration and acculturation issues, personality disorders, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavior disorders, mood disorders, academic/career transitions, family of origin concerns, identity development, non-monogamous relationships. Chicago Insitute for Change Clinician(s): Heather Bates-Denton , LMFT (she/her) Isaac Samuelson , LPC (they/he) Seema Shah , LCSW (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Chicago Institute for Change Contact: 847.323.9679 hbatesdenton@chicagoinstituteforchange.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: parenting, substance abuse, adult children of addicts, codependence, life transitions, sexuality, anxiety, work/life balance, depression, trauma, college students, LGBTQ+ youth, personality disorders, child advocacy within the education system (504s & IEPs). Reyngold Pyschotherapy & Wellness Center Clinician(s): Polina Reyngold , Psy.D. (she/her) (русский) Caitlyn Platzner , AMFT (she/her) Erika Mrzlak , LSW (she/her) Andrew Tiernan , LPC (he/him) Krista Wilson , LPC (she/her) Shayne Schumacher , LPC, CAC (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Evanston Website: Reyngold Pyschotherapy & Wellness Center Contact: 773.294.0176 contact@reyngoldtherapy.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: food addiction/emotional overeating, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, life transition issues, parenting, blended families, family transitions, relationship concerns, sexual difficulty, BDSM/kink, polyamory/nonmonogamy, trauma, sexual trauma, chronic illnesses, suicidal ideation, anger, impulse management, crisis intervention, communication issues, religious trauma and purity culture, athletes. Semillas Counseling Clinician(s): Michael Villareal , LCPC Cara Brigandi , MHC Carissa Francisco , LPC Nathan Robbel , Masters Level Counseling Intern Location(s): Chicago Website: Semillas Counseling Contact: 773.789.9775 info@semillascounseling.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: anxiety, stress management, communication challenges, conflict resolution, couples in distress, crisis intervention, depressive and mood disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, infidelity, intimacy issues, premarital counseling, conflict resolution, anxiety disorders, substance use, addiction, polyamory/nonmonogamy, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, anger managements, coping skills, chronic illness. Innovative Counseling Partners Clinician(s): Candice DuBeau , MS Jennifer Froemel , LPC, CMHIMP (Español) Stephanie Yunez , LPC Megan Jones , MSW Location(s): Crystal Lake Oak Park Hinsdale Chicago North Riverside Website: Innovative Counseling Partners Contact: 773.312.3612 info@innovativecounselingpartners.com Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Additional Specialties: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, domestic violence, relational issues, life transitions, work-life balance, lifestyle changes, self-esteem, identity development, addiction, adjustment disorders, OCD, hoarding, personality disorders, depression, cultural issues, pre-marital and pre-pregnancy issues, abuse history, ADHD, trauma, prenatal/postpartum depression, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, death, grief/loss. Augustyn Family Services Clinician(s): Katie Augustyn , LCSW Christie Sanchez , LPC Michael Mallory , LCSW Location(s): Chicago Website: Augustyn Family Services Contact: 773.355.8617 Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Trans and GNC kids and families. Additional Specialties: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, behavioral issues, relationship issues, parenting, sex therapy, chronic illness, disability, domestic violence, family conflict, spiritual trauma, sexual abuse, theological malpractice. Live Oak Clinician(s): Betty Guilfoile , LMFT (she/her) Doralis Coriano Ortiz , LPC (she/her) (Español) Evelyn Pechous , Intern (she/her) (Español) Jacob Penrod , Intern (they/he) Jordan Dunmead , LMFT (she/they) Mattew Amador , LCSW (he/him) N. Anurag Ansari-Lahiri , LCSW (she/they) Nancy Tartt , AMFT (she/her) Rainn Villalpando , LPC (they/them) (Español & Français) Aubrey Habermann , LCSW (She, Her) Porter Green , LCP (ze/zer) Seth James , LCPC (he/him) Tanya Imam , LCSW (she/her) Location(s): Lakeview Hyde Park Downtown Website: Live Oak Contact: 773.880.1310 info@liveoakchicago.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. N. Anurag Ansari-Lahiri specializes in writting gender affirming letters. Additional Specialties: couple and relationship issues, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, aging concerns, social anxiety, life transitions, harmful religious experiences, Latinx mental health, immigrant and refugee issues, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS stigmatized experiences, developmental trauma, Autism Spectrum informed practice, polyamory/nonmonogamy, BDSM/kink, fetishes, sexual desire differences, self-esteem, confidence, family of origin concerns, grief/loss, relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples), chronic illness, eating disorders, stress management, mindfullness, codependency, interracial relationships. Ascendance Therapy Clinician(s): Mandy Snider , MEd, LMFT (she/her) Location(s): Arlington Heights Website: Ascendance Therapy Contact: 815.531.2460 mandysnider@ascendancetherapy.com Additional Information: Specializes in working with Trans and GNC folks. Mandy is a member of the LGBTQ+ community! Additional Specialties: anxiety, depression, chronic illness, addiction, stress management, adjustment, life transitions, coping skills, death, grief/loss, identity exploration, relationship issues, communication issues, divorce, infidelity, parenting, self-acceptance, the coming out process, peer relationships. Mindset Counseling Clinician(s): Amy Henderson , LCPC (she/her) Christine Caputo , LCPC (she/her) Location(s): Oswego Website: Mindset Counseling Contact: 815.290.9989 hello@mindsetcounseling.org Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: anxiety, depression, stress management, grief/loss (especially loss to suicide), life transitions, Bipolar Disorders, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, sexual/verbal/emotional/physical abuse, bullying, communication issues, intimacy, sexual difficulties, career counseling, family/peer conflict, marital conflict, parenting, personality disorders, self-esteem, self-confidence. Guided Path Psychological Services Clinician(s): Bonnie Estensen , PsyD, LCPC Dan Frett , LPC, NCC Valerie Nootbar , LPC Megan Alberto , LPC Emily Toops , MC Location(s): 201 E Dundee Rd, Palatine, IL 60074 15 Spinning Wheel Rd Suite 419 Hinsdale, IL 60521 Website: Guided Path Psychological Services Contact: 847.809.3031 drbonniegpps@gmail.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Additional Specialties: anxiety, unemployment, career dissatisfaction, chronic illness, depression, emotional regulation, the process of coming out, death, grief/loss, divorce, empty nesting, parenting (early attachment bonding, parenting children on the spectrum), infidelity, intimacy, communication issues, school refusal, bullying, substance use, abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, body acceptance. The Juniper Center Clinician(s): Ariel Groner , LCSW (she/her) (Original creator of The List! See our About Us page to learn more!) Gloria Bernard , LPC, ART-BC, RYT (she/her) Felicia Finely , LCPC, CRADC (she/her) Mo Deslandes , Psy.D. (they/them) Margo Jacquot , Psy.D. (she/her) Mark Maluga , PhD, LCPC (he/him) Adam Ouanes , LSW (he/him) Garrett Pluhar-Schaeffer , LCSW (they/them) Alice Song , LPC (she/her) Nicole Varvarezos , LCSW (she/her) Simon Weismantel , LCSW (he/his) Location(s): Park Ridge Oak Park Northfield Website: The Juniper Center (The List's origin site!) Contact: 847.759.9110 Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks ( more information ). Gender Affirmation Letters Partnered with Lurie’s Gender affirming Clinicians Collaborative. Additional Specialties: transition guidance, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, behavioral issues, self-acceptance, stress management, substance use, coping skills, eating disorder recovery, phobias, family dynamics, HIV, victims of bullying, co-occurring mental health and medical symptoms, sexual dysfunction, life transitions, self-regulation, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, relationship issues, grief/loss, anger, body image, school issues, crisis management, chronic medical issues, polyamory/nonmonogamy, kink/BDSM. Creekwood Associates Clinician(s): Angella MacDonald , LMFT Cindy Baleskie , LCPC Diamond , PsyD Jenn Lang , PsyD Mike Copertino , LCPC Location(s): St. Charles Website: Creekwood Associates Contact: 630.377.1414 contact@creekwoodassociates.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks as well as their families and/or partners. Youth 10+ yrs Additional Specialties: bereavement, grief/loss, perfectionism, body image, miscarriage/fertility/pregnancy challenges, parenting, suicidal ideation, self-harm, addiction, high-risk behaviors, trauma, giftedness, social skill issues, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, neurodiversity concerns, domestic violence, PTSD, eating disorders, substance use, mood instability, school refusal, social anxiety, self-esteem, peer relationships, life transitions, family conflict, relational issues. Centers For Family Change Clinician(s): Martha Singleton , MSEd, EdD, LCPC Kim Grant , PhD, LCP Melissa Michalewicz , LCPC Location(s): Chicago Oakbrook Oak Lawn Website: Centers For Family Change Contact: 630.586.0900 contact@centersforfamilychange.com Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks Siegal Eli-Gers Counseling Clinician(s): Siegal Eli-Gers , LCSW (she/her) Location(s): Evanston Website: Siegal Eli-Gers Counseling Contact: 847.868.2140 siegaleligerslcsw@gmail.com Additional Information: Siegal Eli-Gers has advanced training and experience working with the Gender queer, Transgender and gender exploring community. Additional Specialties: Academic underachievement, ADHD, adoption, anger management, anxiety, body image, behavioral issues, bullying, coping skills, depression, divorce, eating disorders/disordered eating, family conflict, grief/loss, learning disabilities, parenting, peer relationships, peer pressure, relationship concerns, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual orientation, suicidal ideation, trauma. CoCreate Psychotherapy Clinician(s): Joann Dakota Cimo , PhD (she/her) Theo Pintzuk , LCSW (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: CoCreate Psychotherapy Contact: 773.539.9183 Additional Information: Both clinicians in this practice specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Additional Specialties: Anxiety, OCD, trauma, sexual orientation, neglect, relationships, work concerns, stress, stigma, oppression. Michelle Emerick Michelle Emerick Clinician(s): Michelle Emerick , PsyD Location(s): Chicago Contact: 312.282.8159 michelleemerickpsyd@gmail.com Additional Information: Sixteen years of experience working with Trans, GNC, and genderqueer individuals (more information ). Additional Specialties: Assessing current relationships, assertiveness training, life transitions, depression, anxiety, transition processes (gender affirming), sexual orientation, abuse (mental, physical, sexual), communication skills, self-esteem, chronic illness/pain,HIV/AIDS, grief/loss (pets included), coping skills. Fox Valley Institute Clinician(s): Andrew Ansell , LCPC Katherine Helm , PhD Karen Rosian , PsyD Katherine Stevens , LCPC Location(s): Naperville Website: Fox Valley Institute Contact: 630.718.0717 clientcare@fvinstitute.com Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Additional Specialties: Addiction, abuse, adoption, anxiety, OCD, blended families, depression, divorce, family conflict, grief/loss, infertility, mood disorders, parenting skills, self-esteem, social skills, substance use, adjustment disorder, anger management, body image concerns, career/goal setting, chronic pain/illness, infidelity, intimacy issues, life transitions, marital/relationship concerns, panic disorder, parenting, phobias, PTSD, postpartum issues, premarital issues, stress management, sexual dysfunction, trauma, work issues, dual diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, abuse, behavioral issues, ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), school problems, self-harm. Lifestance Health Clinician(s): See list of clinicians (enter specialty & location to receive a list of potential providers) Location(s): Bloomington Pontiac Oblong Champaign Decatur Pekin Peoria-Junction City Darien Geneva Lisle North Naperville South Naperville Wheaton Website: Lifestance Health Contact: 630.428.7890 (Darien, Geneva, Lisle, North Naperville, South Naperville, Wheaton) 309.706.3190 (Bloomington, Pontiac, Oblong, Champaign, Decatur, Pekin, Peoria-Junction City) Additional Information: Select 'LGBTQ+' in the "Area of Treatment" drop-down menu here . Chicago Counseling Associates Clinician(s): Carolyn Schneider , LCPC (she/her) Todd Odell , LCPC, LMFT (he/him) Lisa Andrews , LCSW (she/her) John Moulder , LSW (he/him) Alaina Bercilla , Intern (she/her) Travis Musich , Intern (he/him) Cal Calvird (he/him) Mary Beth Napier , PsyD (she/her) Susan Pildes , LPC (she/her) Blue Roth , LCSW (he/him) Ashley Allcorn , LSW (she/her) Location(s): Chicago Website: Chicago Counseling Associates Contact: 773.281.7200 info@cca-cct.com Additional Information: Listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: Trauma, sexual orientation, depression, life transitions, body image, disordered eating/eating disorders, self-esteem, ADHD, substance use, domestic violence, assault survivors, grief/loss, relationship issues, stress management, polyamory/nonmonogamy, aging, anger management, spiritual concerns, lonliness, phsycical and sexual abuse, vocational discernment, chronic pain/ illness, disability, dissociation, psychosis, perception difficulties, HIV, animal assisted therapy, mind-body integration, international students. IntraSpectrum Counseling Clinician(s): Meet the clinicians of IntraSpectrum Counseling! Location(s): Chicago Andersonville Website: IntraSpectrum Counseling Contact: 773.750.3505 intake@intraspectrum-chicago.com Additional Information: IntraSpectum counseling is a group of mental health professionals who specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Aims to provide mental health care that thoughtfully attends to multicultural, kink, polyamorous, and intersectional issues. Additional Specialties: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use, life transitions, relationship issues, cultural issues, disability, immigration/assimilation/acculturation concerns, parent deportation threats, anger management, sexual identity, child abuse, identity development, PTSD, domestic violence, grief/loss, body image concerns, family or origin issues, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain/illness, developmental disabilities, mental illness, eating disorders/disordered eating, intimacy, trauma, sexual assault, polyamory/nonmonogamy, coming out process, coping skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, body acceptance, stress management. Tandem Psychology Group Clinician(s): Tyler Fortman , PhD (he/him) Kari Harrison , LCPC (she/her) Alexandra DeWoskin , LCSW (she/her) Bill Farrand , LCPC (he/him) Heather Hollysmith , ALMFT (she/her) Lincoln Giesel , LCSW (he/him) Location(s): Chicago Website: Tandem Psychology Group Contact: 773.528.1777 (Individuals) 773.598.7797 (Couples) Additional Information: All listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. These clinicians see both couples and individuals . Heather sees Trans and GNC youth! Additional Specialties: Addiction, body image, anxiety, depression, sexual orientation, self-esteem, substance use, trauma, relationship concerns, grief/loss, life transitions, premarital concerns, sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, chronic illness/pain, parenting, boundaries, crisis management, aging, religion, spirituality. Jennifer Lang Clinician(s): · Jennifer Lang PsyD (she/her) Location(s): · telehealth Website: · Fluckin' Therapy, Psychologist, Bartlett, IL, 60103 | Psychology Today Contact: · 847-707-9182 · fluckintherapy@gmail.com Additional Information: ·Jennifer Lang is a queer identified Emotion Focused Therapist providing individual therapy for ages 12 and older. She accepts self-pay as well as BCBS clients. Please contact for a free consult to see if she would be the right fit! Inclusive Insight Clinician(s): Laura Grimes , LCSW (she/her) Jim Cosenza , LCSW, CADC (he/him) Lorilei Baker , LISW (she/her) Alex Tisman , LCSW (he/him) Sara White , LCSW (she/they) Jason Hoffmann , MSW (he/him) Rich Jentzen , LCSW (he/him) Location(s): Chicago Website: Inclusive Insight Contact: 773.659.9207 info@chicagoiipc.com Additional Information: Specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks (more information ). Additional Specialties: Substance use, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, chronic illness/pain, depression, polyamory/nonmonogamy, serodiscordant relationships, stress, compulsive behaviors, coping skills, stress management, grief/loss, shame, anger, family and peer relationships, the coming out process, body image, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, self-esteem, life transitions, intimacy, BDSM/kink, desire discrepancy, low sex drive, survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, trauma, disability, new parents, history of chronic homelessness, aging. Single Point Psychotherapy Clinician(s): Simon Weismantel , LCSW (he/him) Location(s): Evanston Park Ridge Website: Single Point Psychotherapy Contact: 312.799.9311 simon.weismantel@gmail.com Additional Information: Specializes in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, BDSM/kink-aware therapy, chronic illness/pain, addiction, substance use. Chicago Center for Relationship Counseling Clinician(s): Thomas Bateman , LMFT Emily Gabelman , LMFT Madalyn Simpson , MFT Alana Zucker , AMFT (she/her) Location(s): Chicago (Northside, Lakeview, South Loop, Wicker Park) Website: Chicago Center for Relationship Counseling Contact: 773.830.4199 info@chicagecenterforrelationshipcounseling.com Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Additional Specialties: Communication, conflict, sexual orientation, intercultural/interracial/interfaith relationships, polyamory/nonmonogamy, pre-marital concerns, self acceptance, anxiety, depression, trauma, intimacy, kink/BDSM, school anxiety, social anxiety, childhood identity formation, coping skills. Evolution Counseling Clinician(s): Jenifer Curtin , LCPC Anna Graham , MSCP Dwight Bejec , MSCP Jackie Shelton-Espinosa , LCSW Peggy Tomchek , LPC Lucy Sosa , MSW (Español) Caitlin Luetger-Schlewitt , Intern Molly Maffeo, Intern LaTorchia James, Intern Location(s): Naperville Website: Evolution Counseling Contact: 630.276.7922 Additional Information: The listed clinicians specialize in working with Trans and GNC folks. Youth 5+ yrs. Additional Specialties: ADHD, behavioral issues, depressive disorders, anxiety, special needs, addiction, mood issues, chemical dependency, impulse control, trauma, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, incest, domestic violence, chronic pain, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, suicidal ideation, self-harm, parenting, adolescent and teen issues, stress management, shame, guilt, loneliness, anger. Sara Solheim Therapy Clinician(s): Sara Solheim LCSW Location(s): 708 Church Street Unit 217, Evanston, IL Contact: sarasolheimtherapy.com sarasolheimtherapy@gmail.com Additional Information: Sara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has experience in working with both adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, stress management issues and coping with trauma. Sara works from a multi-cultural, anti-racist/anti-oppression lens. Sara has extensive experience working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. See website above for more details! Forward Together Counseling & Consulting Clinician(s): Mattgew Lonski (hey/they), MS Ed., LCPC, LPC-MHSP, NCC Location(s): Tennesee, but with teletherapy in Illinois as well Website: Forward Together Contact: Text, email, or use the form on the website above to contact with questions or to schedule an appointment. contact@forwardtogethercc.org Text: 312-379-8629 Fax: 312-586-7485 Additional Information: Individual therapy that is trans and LGBTQIA affirming Gender affirming assessments and Referral letters Kink/Polyamory affirming Trauma and PSTD Gideon Greene Clinician(s): Gideon Greene , MAAT, LPC, he/him/his Location(s): Chicago Website: Gideon Greene or Balanced Life Chicago Contact: Through website info@balancedlifechicago.com 872-588-1071 Additional Information: Trans and queer-identified, and passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community Art therapist who knows that both art and therapy can be intimidating and my goal is to provide a space where both feel accessible. Social justice, harm reduction, narrative therapy, and cultural relational frameworks Trauma informed with over 10 years of clinical experience Rachel Trabaris Clinician(s): Rachel Trabaris LSW Location(s): 5547 N. Ravenswood Ave, Suite 103 Chicago, IL 60640 Contact: https://dlapsychology.com/rachel-trabaris Additional Information: Sarah has served as a therapist with children and adults (ages 5 to seniors) and their families in hospice facilities and provided medical case management for refugees and asylees. In addition, she enjoys advocating for clients and collaborating with staff at a variety of organizations. Kelly George Clinician(s) : · Kelly George, LCPC (they/them/theirs) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · New Constellations Therapy Contact : · 773-692-4558 · kelly@newconstellationstherapy.com Additional Information : · Kelly George is a nonbinary relational narrative therapist offering individual and family therapy. They deeply believe in honoring everyone's unique journey with gender with honesty, humor, compassion, and an open mind Jim Cosenza Clinician(s): Jim Cosenza , LCSW, CADC (he/him) Location(s): Chicago Website: Jim Cosenza Contact: 773.633.6643 jim@jimcosenza.com Additional Information: Specializes in working with Trans and GNC folks, their partners, and families (more information ). Additional Specialties: Substance use, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, chronic illness/pain, depression, polyamory/nonmonogamy, serodiscordant relationships, stress, compulsive behaviors, coping skills, stress management, grief/loss, shame, anger, family and peer relationships, the coming out process, body image, sexual health, HIV, self-esteem, life transitions Lifeworks Psychotherapy Clinician(s) : Lifeworks has many clinicians to choose from with various experiences, specialties and approaches. You can read about all of them here: www.lifeworkspsychotherapy.com/who-we-are/ Location(s) : · Chicago, Skokie, Telehealth Website : · Lifeworks Psychotherapy Contact : · 847.568.1100 Additional Information : Offers individual, relationship, & support groups Serves the LGBTQ+ community Additional Specialties/populations: anxiety, depression, kink friendly, polyamory & non-monogomy, queer and gender diverse, sex-work and erotic labor, trauma informed, religious and spiritual minorities Name Change TransSafe @ The TransLife Center Description: No IDs required. Medical, legal, housing, social, employment, and other services in a TGNC-affirming environment Location(s): Call for hours and location. Attendees: Trans/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) 18+ Contact: 773.248.5200 ex. 418 Drop-In Night for Uninsured Women and Trans People Description: FREE services – Breast/chest exam – Pelvic exam – Pap test – Behavioral/mental health visit – HIV testing – Gonorrhea/Chlamydia testing Date(s): Last Wednesday of Each Month, Check in begins at 5:00 p.m. Services run from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Location(s): 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613 Attendees: Uninsured Women and Trans People (Ages 35 and Under) Contact: 773.388.8993 BetsyR@howardbrown.org Transformative Justice Law Project Name Change Mobilization Description: attorneys and trained volunteers assist transgender and gender non-conforming folks file petitions to change their names legally Date(s): Last Friday of every of month, 9:00AM-3:00PM Drop-in times Location(s): 12th floor of the Daley Center 50 W. Washington Chicago, IL Room 1202 Attendees: Transgender and GNC folks of all ages Contact: namechange@tjlp.org Casa Corazón (La Casa Norte) - Hermitage Description: Meals, case management, SNAP enrollment, housing referrals, computers. Date(s): Monday, 3pm-9pm; Wednesday and Friday, 9am–9pm Location(s): 1736 W 47th Street (@ Hermitage) (Bus #9, #47) Attendees: Folks ages 16-24 Contact: 773.276.4900 ext. 250 People Organizing Progress (POP) Description: affirming drop-in program: serving a hot meal at 5pm, we offer HIV and STI testing, PrEP and linkage to care, resource counseling for housing, medical care, GED program, obtaining IDs, legal support, mental health services, access to bus cards and personal items, and more! We offer structured activities for those who want to participate, and more low-key spaces for those feeling less social. Date(s): Thursdays, 4-7pm Location(s): The Village- corner of 55th and Lake Park, in Suite 205 of the Deco Arts building Attendees: LGTBQ+ folks Contact: rhill3@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu Broadway Youth Center-TYRA Description: Food, hygiene supplies, workshops, resource advocacy & counseling (also by appointment), medical and HIV/STI testing services (different hours), GED prep/tutoring. Date(s): Thursdays 6-8 PM; Drop-in days: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12–3pm Location(s): Howard Brown Health Center-Lakeview 3837 N. Broadway (at Sheridan, above Starbucks) Attendees: Ages 12-24 LGBTQ Contact: 773.299.7604 BaylieR@howardbrown.org Stand Up for Kids Description: Hot meal, clothing, blankets, bus passes Date(s): Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm Location(s): 3614 N Ashland Attendees: Folks ages 16–24 Contact: 847.251.1622 Harbor57 Description: Meals, resource advocacy, basic needs Date(s): First Fridays of the month, 4:30-7:30 PM Location(s): St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5700 W. Midway (@ Waller & W. Race Ave; Central Green Line) Attendees: Folks ages 14-25 Universal Family Connection, Inc. Description: Provides food, clothing, housing resources, medical referrals, emergency mental health referrals. Date(s): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM Location(s): 1350 W. 103rd Street Attendees: Folks age 14-23 Contact: 773.881.1711 Ext. 1176 El Rescate-The Basic Center Program Description: Case management; crisis intervention; referral services for food, housing, and clothing; individual, group, & family counseling; education/employment readiness Date(s): Monday - Friday, 9 AM-5 PM (or by appointment) Attendees: LGBTQ+ ages 12-17 Contact: 872.829.2654 mecheverria@prccchgo.org or milagros@prcc-chgo.org Casa Corazón (La Casa Norte) - McLean Description: Meals, case management, SNAP enrollment, housing, referrals, storage, computers Date(s): 12–8:30pm, Mon, Tues, and Thurs; 9am-1pm, Fri Location(s): 2845 W. McLean (near California & Armitage, CTA Bus #72 & #73) Attendees: Folks age 16 - 24 Contact: 773.276.4900 ext. 241 LGBTQIA Youth Program Description: Food, workshops, resource advocacy, counseling, housing supports and services, educational (free GED program) and vocational supports, Date(s): Mon-Thurs: Adult Ally Services (1-on-1): 1p-3p, Evening Program (workshops+dinner): 4:30p-7:30p; Fridays: Teen Hang (ages 13-18) & Open Gym (ages 13-24): 4p-6p Trans* drop-in (Mon, 1-4), medical clinic (Mon, 4-6), legal clinic (Wed, 1-2), HIV testing. Location(s): Center on Halstead- 3656 N. Halsted (@ Waveland. Addison Redline.) Attendees: Folks 13 - 24 Contact: 773.472.6469 C2P Description: Mobile health clinic, HIV/STI testing, meal and snacks, basic needs, resource advocacy and counseling. Date(s): Tuesdays, 5:30–8:00pm Location(s): Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Drive (1 Block East of King Drive, Green Line Garfield) Attendees: Folks ages 12 - 24 Contact: 773.702.5872 After Hours Description: Drop-In for TGNC folks. Food, programming, access to health care providers, hormones, insurance enrollment Date(s): 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 6 - 9pm Location(s): Howard Brown Health 4025 N. Sheridan Road Attendees: Trans/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) 18+ Contact: 773.388.8906 Neon Street Center & Dorms Description: Employment/educational assistance, case management services, meals, laundry, showers. Date(s): Mondays - Fridays, 9am–7pm Location(s): 4506 N. Sheridan Road (@ Sunnyside, 2 blocks North of Montrose; Red Line Wilson) Attendees: Folks ages 14 - 24 Contact: 773.433.1290 Teen Living Program Drop-In Description: Meals and snacks, hygiene supplies, computer/internet and phone access, resource advocacy (also by appointment), and rest and respite. Date(s): Mon–Fri; 11am–5pm (Friday by apt. only) Location(s): 5500 S. Indiana Avenue Attendees: Folks ages 18 - 24 Contact: 773.355.9843 Taskforce Prevention & Community Services Description: HIV/STI testing and counseling, case management, medical referrals, resume and job readiness, hormones. Date(s): Mon, Tues & Wed; 5pm-9pm Location(s): 9 N. 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Point 5CC Point 5CC Price Range: $$ Products: Tops Outerwear Hats Accessories Additional Information: Point 5CC aims to create high-quality, trans-inspired clothes that build community and support equality and awareness. Flavnt Streetwear Flavnt Streetwear Price Range: $$ Products: Binders Tops Outerwear Bottoms Hats Bags Stickers Buttons Additional Information: Clothing brand for everyone within and anyone who supports the LGBTQ+ community. Queer owned business <3 Flavnt doesn't believe in men's or women's clothing, just clothes that promote self-confidence and self-love. GC2B GC2B Price Range: $$ Products: Binders Tops Bottoms Hats Bags Accessories Additional Information: Binders come in a variety of colors and nude tones. Discreet packaging and delivery. Trans owned business <3 GenderGear.ca GenderGear.ca Price Range: $$ Products: Packers Breast forms & bras Binders Compression trunks Dialators Gaffs/Tuckers STP devices Packing straps & pouches Pumps Additional Information: This website is a totally safe-for-work, parent-appropriate, place to shop for gender gear without NSFW products. Out of the Closet Out of the Closet Service Type: Thrift store Address: 3311 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60657 Find other locations in the US. Contact: 773.435.9584 info@outofthecloset.org Additional Information: Whe you shop at Out of the Closet Thrift Stores, you are directly helping folx living with HIV! (96¢ of every dollar collected by stores directly funds AIDS Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS programs and services in the U.S. and abroad. Providing cutting-edge HIV medical care, regardless of a person's ability to pay. Cosmetics Formula Z Cosmetics Formula Z Cosmetics Product(s): Lipstick/gloss Eyeshadow Setting spray Additional Information: Formula Z believes that makeup should be all-inclusive, empowering and a form of self-expression for everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or race. We Are Fluide We Are Fluide Product(s): Lipstick/gloss Body glitter (biodegradeable options) Nail polish Universal makeup crayons Universal makeup gloss Universal liner (lips/eyes) Brow gel Accessories Additional Information: We Are Fluide creates vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free cosmetics designed for all skin shades and gender expressions. Jecca Blac Jecca Blac Product(s): Primers Powder/foundation palettes Highlight/contour palettes Lipstick Eyeshadow creams Additional Information: Jecca Blac aims to represent all beauty lovers: all expressions, genders, sexualities, abilities, pronouns, shapes and sizes. Provides cruelty free makeup products. Local Stores & Services(Chicago) Kelly Inc. Kelly Inc. Service Type: Hair removal Address: 715 Lake St., Suite 600, Oak Park, IL Contact: 708.386.4663 kellyinczapper@gmail.com Additional Information: Electrolysis, waxing, and hair removal Enfuse Medical Spa Enfuse Medical Spa Service Type: Salon Hair removal Address: 1645 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL Contact: 773.904.8310 Additional Information: Provide comfortable access to laser and aesthetic treatments. Discounted laser hair removal package (portion of each sale of these packages will be contributed directly to Brave Space Alliance Chicago (a black trans led organization providing support on Chicago’s South and West Side). Chicago Voice Center Chicago Voice Center Service Type: Vocal training Additional Information: Chicago Voice Center provides voice and communication training to transgender and non-binary folks. Offer lessons, classes, workshops and trainings in person (house calls + on site) and online. SHY Hair Studio SHY Hair Studio Service Type: Salon Address: 5458 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL Contact: 773.944.1019 shyhairstudio@gmail.com Additional Information: ​SHY Hair Studio is a gender nonconforming business! Cut, color, and style hair by length, not by gender. Barbara & Barbara Barbara & Barbara Service Type: Salon Address: 2925 W. Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL Contact: 773.384.6244 BarbaraandBarbaraloveyou@gmail.com Additional Information: Hair salon that charges by length and not "men's" and "women's" cut. Chi-Town Shakti Chi-Town Shakti Service Type: Yoga Meditation Address: 1343 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, Illinois Contact: 773.262.9356 info@chi-townshakti.com Additional Information: Chi-Town Shakti offers a queer and trans yoga class Class aims to create a community experience of yoga for LGBTQIA+ folx, in all expressions of our bodies and the ways that we love through yogic practice. Yogis of all levels are welcome in this class and can expect a creative Beginner-to-Level One experience. The Voice Lab Inc. The Voice Lab Service Type: Vocal training Address: 2123 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL Contact: 773.360.8507 info@thevoicelabinc.com Additional Information: Provides voice training for trans and GNC/nonbinary individuals through private lessons in our Chicago location or online. All singing teachers are cross-trained to work with our trans voice clients. Painted Leaf Photography Painted Leaf Photography Service Type: Photography Location: Works throughout the Chicagoland area. Additional Information: Amanda Marscin offers first photoshoots and digital images FREE to trans and GNC folks (kids or adults + their families) who would like to have portraits taken as their true selves, free of discrimination. Please message for appointments on her facebook page . Note from the creators: Amanda is a very sweet and friendly person :) Uncommon Closet Uncommon Closet Price Range: $$ Address: 3720 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL Additional Information: Custom clothing and tailoring resource for the LGBTQIA+ community and those with body types that are often overlooked by major clothing chains and shops. Wedding tailoring services offered as well. Wish Me Luck Tattoo Wish Me Luck Tattoo Service Type: Tattoo Address: 3323 W. Armitage Avenue Chicago, IL Contact: 773.799.8184 Additional Information: Wish Me Luck Tattoo was founded to provide a safe space for BIPOC/LGBTQIA+ people to work and grow. Black/Indigenous + Trans Nonbinary owned business <3 Transformations by Rori Transformations by Rori Service Type: Wigs/extenstions Cosmetics Breast forms Clothes Undergarments Shoes Address: 110 S. Arlington Hts. Rd., Arlington Hts., IL, 60005 Contact: 847.454.0600 Additional Information: Provides products for trans-femme folks! Women and Children First Women and Children First Service Type: Book store Address: 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640 Contact: 773.769.9299 wcfbooks@gmail.com Additional Information: Book store founded and run by intersectional, trans-inclusive feminists who provide an inclusive, carefully curated selection of books. Sally Ann Corset Shop Sally Ann Corset Shop Service Type: Undergarments Address: 10501 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643 Contact: 773.298.1031 Additional Information: Products for trans-femme folx! Out of the Closet Out of the Closet Service Type: Thrift store Address: 3311 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60657 Find other locations in the US. Contact: 773.435.9584 info@outofthecloset.org Additional Information: Whe you shop at Out of the Closet Thrift Stores, you are directly helping folx living with HIV! (96¢ of every dollar collected by stores directly funds AIDS Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS programs and services in the U.S. and abroad. Providing cutting-edge HIV medical care, regardless of a person's ability to pay. Max Keirn-Whiting: Stylist Max Keirn-Whiting Hair Stylist Service Type: Salon Address: 310 s. Main st. 106 Lombard, IL 6014 Contact: 630-916-4555 max.wkw@gmail.com Additional Information: All services are gender neutral. Everyone is welcome A Move to Remember A Move to Remember Service Type: Moving Services Address: 939 WEST NORTH AVENUE SUITE 750, CHICAGO Contact: General Contact Page of their Site Additional Information: A queer-owned moving company that serves the Chicagoland area. A Move To Remember is a professional moving company invested in restoring community power to communities displaced and marginalized as a result of systematic inequalities. For more info visit their about us page. Goods & Services Drop-In Resources TransSafe @ The TransLife Center Description: No IDs required. Medical, legal, housing, social, employment, and other services in a TGNC-affirming environment Location(s): Call for hours and location. Attendees: Trans/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) 18+ Contact: 773.248.5200 ex. 418 Drop-In Night for Uninsured Women and Trans People Description: FREE services – Breast/chest exam – Pelvic exam – Pap test – Behavioral/mental health visit – HIV testing – Gonorrhea/Chlamydia testing Date(s): Last Wednesday of Each Month, Check in begins at 5:00 p.m. Services run from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Location(s): 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613 Attendees: Uninsured Women and Trans People (Ages 35 and Under) Contact: 773.388.8993 BetsyR@howardbrown.org Transformative Justice Law Project Name Change Mobilization Description: attorneys and trained volunteers assist transgender and gender non-conforming folks file petitions to change their names legally Date(s): Last Friday of every of month, 9:00AM-3:00PM Drop-in times Location(s): 12th floor of the Daley Center 50 W. Washington Chicago, IL Room 1202 Attendees: Transgender and GNC folks of all ages Contact: namechange@tjlp.org Casa Corazón (La Casa Norte) - Hermitage Description: Meals, case management, SNAP enrollment, housing referrals, computers. Date(s): Monday, 3pm-9pm; Wednesday and Friday, 9am–9pm Location(s): 1736 W 47th Street (@ Hermitage) (Bus #9, #47) Attendees: Folks ages 16-24 Contact: 773.276.4900 ext. 250 People Organizing Progress (POP) Description: affirming drop-in program: serving a hot meal at 5pm, we offer HIV and STI testing, PrEP and linkage to care, resource counseling for housing, medical care, GED program, obtaining IDs, legal support, mental health services, access to bus cards and personal items, and more! We offer structured activities for those who want to participate, and more low-key spaces for those feeling less social. Date(s): Thursdays, 4-7pm Location(s): The Village- corner of 55th and Lake Park, in Suite 205 of the Deco Arts building Attendees: LGTBQ+ folks Contact: rhill3@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu Broadway Youth Center-TYRA Description: Food, hygiene supplies, workshops, resource advocacy & counseling (also by appointment), medical and HIV/STI testing services (different hours), GED prep/tutoring. Date(s): Thursdays 6-8 PM; Drop-in days: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12–3pm Location(s): Howard Brown Health Center-Lakeview 3837 N. Broadway (at Sheridan, above Starbucks) Attendees: Ages 12-24 LGBTQ Contact: 773.299.7604 BaylieR@howardbrown.org Stand Up for Kids Description: Hot meal, clothing, blankets, bus passes Date(s): Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm Location(s): 3614 N Ashland Attendees: Folks ages 16–24 Contact: 847.251.1622 Harbor57 Description: Meals, resource advocacy, basic needs Date(s): First Fridays of the month, 4:30-7:30 PM Location(s): St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5700 W. Midway (@ Waller & W. Race Ave; Central Green Line) Attendees: Folks ages 14-25 Universal Family Connection, Inc. Description: Provides food, clothing, housing resources, medical referrals, emergency mental health referrals. Date(s): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM Location(s): 1350 W. 103rd Street Attendees: Folks age 14-23 Contact: 773.881.1711 Ext. 1176 El Rescate-The Basic Center Program Description: Case management; crisis intervention; referral services for food, housing, and clothing; individual, group, & family counseling; education/employment readiness Date(s): Monday - Friday, 9 AM-5 PM (or by appointment) Attendees: LGBTQ+ ages 12-17 Contact: 872.829.2654 mecheverria@prccchgo.org or milagros@prcc-chgo.org Casa Corazón (La Casa Norte) - McLean Description: Meals, case management, SNAP enrollment, housing, referrals, storage, computers Date(s): 12–8:30pm, Mon, Tues, and Thurs; 9am-1pm, Fri Location(s): 2845 W. McLean (near California & Armitage, CTA Bus #72 & #73) Attendees: Folks age 16 - 24 Contact: 773.276.4900 ext. 241 LGBTQIA Youth Program Description: Food, workshops, resource advocacy, counseling, housing supports and services, educational (free GED program) and vocational supports, Date(s): Mon-Thurs: Adult Ally Services (1-on-1): 1p-3p, Evening Program (workshops+dinner): 4:30p-7:30p; Fridays: Teen Hang (ages 13-18) & Open Gym (ages 13-24): 4p-6p Trans* drop-in (Mon, 1-4), medical clinic (Mon, 4-6), legal clinic (Wed, 1-2), HIV testing. Location(s): Center on Halstead- 3656 N. Halsted (@ Waveland. Addison Redline.) Attendees: Folks 13 - 24 Contact: 773.472.6469 C2P Description: Mobile health clinic, HIV/STI testing, meal and snacks, basic needs, resource advocacy and counseling. Date(s): Tuesdays, 5:30–8:00pm Location(s): Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Drive (1 Block East of King Drive, Green Line Garfield) Attendees: Folks ages 12 - 24 Contact: 773.702.5872 After Hours Description: Drop-In for TGNC folks. Food, programming, access to health care providers, hormones, insurance enrollment Date(s): 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 6 - 9pm Location(s): Howard Brown Health 4025 N. Sheridan Road Attendees: Trans/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) 18+ Contact: 773.388.8906 Neon Street Center & Dorms Description: Employment/educational assistance, case management services, meals, laundry, showers. Date(s): Mondays - Fridays, 9am–7pm Location(s): 4506 N. Sheridan Road (@ Sunnyside, 2 blocks North of Montrose; Red Line Wilson) Attendees: Folks ages 14 - 24 Contact: 773.433.1290 Teen Living Program Drop-In Description: Meals and snacks, hygiene supplies, computer/internet and phone access, resource advocacy (also by appointment), and rest and respite. Date(s): Mon–Fri; 11am–5pm (Friday by apt. only) Location(s): 5500 S. Indiana Avenue Attendees: Folks ages 18 - 24 Contact: 773.355.9843 Taskforce Prevention & Community Services Description: HIV/STI testing and counseling, case management, medical referrals, resume and job readiness, hormones. Date(s): Mon, Tues & Wed; 5pm-9pm Location(s): 9 N. Cicero Attendees: Folks of all ages Contact: 773.473.4100 Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Sundays 4-6 pm Division and California, 7-9 pm Wilson and Hazel Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Mondays 7-9pm Jeffery & 71st; 9:30-11:30 pm Cermak and Loomis Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Tuesdays 7-9 pm 54th & Halsted; 9:30-11:30 pm Division & California Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Wednesdays 4-6 pm: Division and California; 7-9 pm Wilson and Hazel Night Ministry Mobile Health Outreach - Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PM: 54th & Halsted 7:00-9:00 PM & 9:30-11:30 PM:Cermak & Loomis, Youth Outlook Youth Outlook Drop-in's Description: Their Drop-In Centers meet weekly and are a social setting for youth to meet other LGBTQ+ young people and talk about a variety of topics that really matter to them. Whatever the topic, Youth Outlook’s Drop-In centers provide a place for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe, supported, and celebrated. All groups welcome youth ages 12-20. Date(s): Vary depending on location. Please visit website below for full details Time(s): Vary depending on location. Please visit website below for full details Location(s): Drop-in's are located in Dekalb, Downer's Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Ottawa, Palatine, Sterling, & Virtually Attendees: All groups welcome youth ages 12-20. There is one adult virtual drop in geared toward ages 21-24. Cost(s): Free Website: Youth Outlook https://youth-outlook.org/services/youth/ Travel Surgical Care Chicago Medical Health Group Specializations/Services : · Gender Affirmation Surgical Care · Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Practitioner(s) : · Loren S. Schechter, MD Location(s) : · Chicago · Oak Park · River Forest Website : · Chicago Medical Health Group Contact : · 773.564.5030 (Chicago) · 708.848.0040 (Oak Park) · 708.763.2700 (River Forest) University of Chicago Medicine Specializations/Services : · Gender Affirmation Surgical Care · Plastic & Reconstructive Care · Reconstructive Urology · Gynecologic Surgery · More information Practitioner(s) : · Gender Confirmation Surgery Team Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · University of Chicago Medicine Contact : · 773.702.1000 Lakeview Plastic Surgery Specializations/Services : · Gender Affirmation Surgical Care · Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Practitioner(s) : · Alison Shore, MD Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Lakeview Plastic Surgery Contact : · 773.883.8234 Surgical & Medical Care Northwestern Medicine - Gender Pathways Program Specializations/Services : · Gender Affirming Surgical Care · Endocrinology · Obstetrics & Gynecology · Urology · Medical & Primary care · Reproductive, Endocrinology, & Infertility services · Orthopaedics · Aestheticians · Dermatology · More information Practitioner(s) : · Gender Pathways Team Insurances Accepted : · Medicaide · Medicare Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Northwestern Medicine - Gender Pathways Program Contact : · 312.926.3866 Note: ask to speak to a gender coordinator University of Illinois Hospital Specializations/Services : · Gender Affirming Surgical Care · Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Care · Reconstructive Urology · Gynecological Surgery · Medical & Primary Care · Family Medicine · Urology · Infectious Disesaes · Pediatrics · Obstetrics & Gynecology Practitioner(s) : · LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Care Team Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · University of Illinois Hospital Contact : · 866.600.2273 (Surgical Care) · 866.600.2274 (Medical Care) Lurie Childrens Hospital - Gender Development Program Specializations/Services : · Gender Affirming Medical & Surgical Care · Pediatric Surgery · Pediatric Endocrinology · More information Practitioner(s) : · Gender Development Specialists Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Lurie Childrens Hospital - Gender Development Program Contact : · 1.800.543.7362 Medical Care Chicago House - Health Program Specializations/Services : · Trans & GNC medical care, sexual care, and pharmacy · Telehealth: at-home and walk-in HIV screening, same-day PrEP, and pharmacy Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Chicago House-Health Program Contact : · 773.248.5200 Planned Parenthood Specializations/Services : · Medical Care · Hormone Therapy (18+ or 16+ with parental permission) · Sexual & Reproductive Health (nPEP, PrEP, STI treatment and testing, contraceptive · counseling, and emergency contraceptives) · Telehealth Services Location(s) : · Aurora · Bloomington · Champaign · Chicago · Decatur · Flossmoor · Orland Park · Ottawa · Pekin · Peoria · Springfield · Waukegan Website : · Planned Parenthood Contact: · 1.800.230.7526 Broadway Youth Center Specializations/Services : · Medical & Psychiatry Care · Primary Care & Vaccinations · Hormone Therapy · Reproductive & Sexual Health (HIV/STI screening, PrEP, pregnancy tests, & contraceptive options) · Broadway Youth Center accepts walk-in clients only; please call for hours of operation Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Broadway Youth Center Contact : · 773.299.7600 Howard Brown Health Center Specializations/Services : · Medical Care · Primary Care · Endocrinology · Sexual Health · Hormone Therapy · More information Practitioner(s) : · Darcie C. McDonaugh, APN, FNP-C (she/her) · Gaddy, MPH, NP-C, AAHIVS (they/them) · Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc (he/him) · Heather Orton, MSN, APN, FNP-C (she/they) · Jonathan Cone, MD (he/him) · Liz Franco, DNP, FNP-BC (they/them) · Monica Moore, MD, MPH, FACOG (she/her) · Nakia Campbell, FNP-BC (she/her) · Sara Flanagan, APN, NP-C (she/her) · Sara Wall, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVS (she/they) · Tiffany Tamasfi, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC (she/her) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Howard Brown Health Center Contact : · 773.388.1600 Chicago Women's Heath Center Specializations/Services : · Medical Care (screenings, acute concerns, chronic health issues) · Primary Care (general health concerns, physicals, health education) · Hormone Therapy · Integrative & Holistic Health Services (accupuncture, massage therapy) · Reproductive Services (fertility education, consultations, alternative insemination services) · Gynecological Services (trans-informed gynecological care for transmasculine and gender expansive clients) · Don't let the name throw you off and prevent you from seeking care! They aim to provide sensitive and affirming care for everyone. Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Chicago Women's Health Center Contact : · 773.935.6126 Health Services Salt/Moon Wellness Specializations/Services : · Gender inclusive birth and postpartum care · They are currently restructuring the services they offer; please see their website or contact her via email for more information. Practitioner(s) : · Kira Silverstein (she/they) Location(s) : · Chicago Website : · Salt/Moon Wellness Contact : · kira@saltmoonwellness.com Folx Health Specializations/Services : · Online Hormone Services · Complete at-home kits for medications, labs, and supplies delivered discreetly to your door Practioners : · Unlimited virtual access to expert Queer & Trans clinicians Location(s) : · Nationwide Website : · Folx Health Plume Specializations/Services : · Online Hormone Services · Letter Writing Services Practioner(s) : · Trans-specializing medical providers are available for questions, appointments, and information from the convenience of your smartphone. Location(s) : · Nationwide Website : · Plume Let's Get Checked Specialties/Services : · At-home fertility, STI, and general sexual health testing · They collect a urine & blood sample then provide results within 2-5 days · They are working towards making the language of the site more inclusive! 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    Back to Top Local Artists Films Shows Public Figures Podcasts Blogs & Vlogs Books TedTalks ART/MEDIA Local Artists Oux Oux (pronouned awe) - Band Instagram: @ouxband Website: www.ouxband.com Bandcamp: https://ouxoux.bandcamp.com/ Oux is a band from chicago, il, formed by indigo finamore (they/them) and manae solara vaughn (she/her) in early 2018, and later joined by bassist arya woody (they/he) and drummer vita cleveland (she/they) in 2021. their debut ep, “honeymood”, arrived in september 2019, with a re-release a year later on chillwavve records. the groups’ texturally adventurous and emotionally arresting sound earned them a spot on spotifys’ “best non-binary artists of 2020” playlist. Check them out! Dex Greenbright Dex Greenbright (he/they) - Illustrator & Writer Instagram: @dex_sketches Website: www.dexgreenbright.com Twitter: @Dexthewriter Dex is a freelance illustrator and author of sci-fi and fantasy stories. Check out their amazing work above! Al Shapiro Al Shapiro (he/they) Digital Illustrator Instagram: @shapiroillustrations Twitter: @shapiroart Website: www.shapiroillustrations.com Al Shapiro went to college in Chicago at Columbia College and spent four years after graduating living there, drawing, meeting his current wife, etc. They still visit every now and then for projects and to see family close by. Normalcy Normalcy (she/her/they/them) - Band Instagram: @normalcy.il Bandcamp: https://normalcy.bandcamp.com/ Jungheim Jungheim - Musician aka: Nayla Maya Jungheim (she/her) Instagram: @thisisjungheim Bandcamp: jungheim.bandcamp.com/ Twitter: @jungheimmusic Jungheim is a multi-genre singer-songwriter whose songs aim to explore mental health and gender. Her debut album, "This Might Be Healing," was featured in the Chicago Reader. Music available on all streaming services except Amazon Music Koda Calma Koda Calma (he/they) - Multidisciplinary Artist Instagram: @kodacalma and @brownqueercreative and @houseofubae Website: kodacalma.com Koda (he/they) is a multidisciplinary artist who finds his queer identity to be at the center of most of his creative works. Being able to express themself through a variety of mediums - film, radio, embroidery art, photography - has allowed them to connect with individuals from all walks of life. Films Teens A Flag to Remember: Trans Poetry, Intersex Poetry, Dysphonia: Trans Experience, Intersex Identity and Inspirational Quotes Author(s): Stacy Jackson Description : Featuring poetry of Trans Experience, Intersex Identity & Inspirational Quotes. Exploring the documents of family, race, class, religion, and gender dysphoria in the words of poetry. In addition to generous samples of poetry , the book also includes "Inspirational Quotes"―covering a range of issues from identification and embodiment to language and activism. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Teens and Adults (Trans)Cendental: Poetry, Stories, Life Author(s): Beverly L. Anderson Description : Welcome to (trans)cendental. Within these pages, you will find voices of people within the LGBTQAI+ community. There are life stories, poetry pieces, and prose written by and about people in the community. Come on a journey and explore paths that are a little different from the everyday and showcase the varied and enthralling experiences of these people.Dedicated to Vanessa Goldman, a transgender sister who we lost before her time, (trans)cendental offers to take you places that you perhaps had not thought to explore. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Teens and Adults Alex As Well Author(s): Alyssa Brugman Description : An intersex kid forges a path between two genders to find their true self. Year of Publication: 2013 Target Audience: Teens Almost Perfect Author(s): Brian Katcher Description : Boy kisses girl, girl admits she was born a boy, boy dumps girl, boy grows to accept girl for who she truly is. Year of Publication: 2009 Target Audience: Teens Being Emily Author(s): Rachel Gold Description : When Christopher tries to be Emily, her parents don’t understand, her therapist insists Christopher is normal and Emily is sick and her girlfriend lectures her about how God doesn’t make that kind of mistake. But there’s still hope! Year of Publication: 2012 Target Audience: Teens Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Author(s): Jazz Jennings Description : Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Teens Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Author(s): Susan Kuklin Description : Photographer and author Susan Kuklin interviewed and photographed six transgender and gender-neutral youth, pulling together the story each teen wanted to tell about realizing their gender identities, coming out, transition, and relationships with family and friends. While several books have illuminated the lives of LGBT youth, this is the first book to focus solely on trans subjects, in an attractive collection that's perfect for a coffee table or your favorite pre-teen's bookshelf. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Adults Gender Euphoria: Stories of Joy from Trans, Non-binary & Intersex Writers Author(s): Laura Kate Dale Description : So often the stories shared by trans people about their transition centre on gender dysphoria: a feeling of deep discomfort with their birth-assigned gender, and a powerful catalyst for coming out or transitioning. But for many non-cisgender people, it’s gender euphoria which pushes forward their transition: the joy the first time a parent calls them by their new chosen name, the first time they have the confidence to cut their hair short, the first time they truly embrace themself. In this groundbreaking anthology, nineteen trans, non-binary, agender, gender-fluid and intersex writers share their experiences of gender euphoria: Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Teens Adults Gender Explorers: Our Stories of Growing up Trans and Changing the World Author(s): Juno Roche Description : In this life-affirming, heartening and refreshing collection of interviews, young trans people offer valuable insight and advice into what has helped them to flourish and feel happy in their experience of growing up trans. Speaking openly and candidly about their gender, their experiences of coming out, their aspirations, and their fears - accompanied by interviews and support from their parents and carers - this book is beautiful proof of the potential for trans children to live rich and fulfilling lives when given the support and love they need. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Teens Adults I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World Author(s): Kai Cheng Thorn Description : What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith? In a heartbreaking yet hopeful collection of personal essays and prose poems, blending the confessional, political, and literary, Kai Cheng Thom dives deep into the questions that haunt social movements today. With the author’s characteristic eloquence and honesty, I Hope We Choose Love proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Teens Luna Author(s): Julie Anne Peters Description : Regan helps her brother Liam with his secret, supplying clothes and makeup and cover — that is, until her sibling decides to go public as Luna, which threatens Regan’s own social standing. Year of Publication: 2004 Target Audience: Teens Mom, I'm Trans Author(s): Rebecca Flannery Description : Reconnect with Mara, the 'mom' in Mom, I'm Gay, who has evolved in Mom, I'm Trans. After learning her son is gay, she becomes a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. She also finally moves on after becoming a widow, and finds love. In this book, meet Alex, who must figure out life as someone who is transgender, and as a young parent with no family support. In the beginning, Alex's only friend is the wonderful neighbor, Juanita, who is the kind of neighbor we all want. There is also a very special church where everyone is loved. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Teens My Untrue Past: The coming of age of a trans man Author(s): Alex Bakker Description : Born the youngest daughter in a small town family in the Netherlands, Alex Bakker underwent gender reaffirming transition when he was twenty-eight years old. A new beginning, in the right body, he literally put everything that reminded him of his old life into boxes, never to be opened again. More than fifteen years later, he has finally gathered the courage to face his past. In My Untrue Past, Alex goes in search of the painful truth. What does it mean to be betrayed by your body, to be immensely jealous of boys, and to decide that everything needs to be different? Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Teens Adults Our Work is Everywhere: An illustrated oral history of Queer & Trans Resistance Author(s): Syan Rose Description : Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rise of queer and trans communities that have defied and challenged those who have historically opposed them. Through bold, symbolic imagery and surrealist, overlapping landscapes, queer illustrator and curator Syan Rose shines a light on the faces and voices of these diverse, amorphous, messy, real and imagined queer and trans communities. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Teens Adults Puberty: Exploring Hormone Replacement Therapy in a Non-binary Trans Person Author(s): Laurence Philomeme Description : Puberty is a self-portrait project which looks at the intimate and vital process of self-care as a non-binary transgender person undergoing hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). Shot over a period of two years, it combines surreal colours and mundane environments to document daily moments and slow, subtle physical changes occurring during Philomene's transition. Looking at HRT as a process without a fixed end goal, Puberty challenges viewers to consider identity beyond binaries. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Teens Adults Rethinking Normal Author(s): Katie Rain Hill Description : 19-year-old Katie Rain Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment. The book now includes a reading group guide. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Teens Some Assembly Required: The Not-So Secret Life of Transgender Teen Author(s): Arin Andrews Description : 17-year-old Arin Andrews Arin reveals the challenges he faced as a boy in a girl’s body, the humiliation and anger he felt after getting kicked out of his private school and all the changes — both mental and physical — he experienced once his transition began. Now with a reading group guide and an all-new afterword from the author. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Teens Adults The Autistic Trans Guide to Life Author(s): Yenn Purkis Description : Written by two leading autistic trans activists, this book honestly charts what life is like as an autistic trans person and is vital, life-affirming reading. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Teens Adults The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (&Their Parents) are creating a gender revolution Author(s): Ann Travers Description : Some “boys” will only wear dresses; some “girls” refuse to wear dresses; in both cases, as Ann Travers shows in this fascinating account of the lives of transgender kids, these are often more than just wardrobe choices. Travers shows that from very early ages, some at two and three years old, these kids find themselves to be different from the sex category that was assigned to them at birth. How they make their voices heard―to their parents and friends, in schools, in public spaces, and through the courts―is the focus of this remarkable and groundbreaking book. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Teens Adults Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir Author(s): Liz Prince Description : A graphic novel about refusing restrictive gender “norms” (and even sometimes inadvertently embracing gender stereotypes). Life lesson: there’s no one right way to be a girl. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Teens Trans & Autistic: Stories from Life at the Intersection Author(s): Noah Adams Description : This ground-breaking book foregrounds the voices of autistic trans people as they speak candidly about how their autism and gender identity intersects and the impact this has on their life. Drawing upon a wealth of interviews with transgender people on the autism spectrum, the book explores experiences of coming out, with self-discovery, healthcare, family, work, religion and community support, to help dispel common misunderstandings around gender identity and autism, whilst allowing autistic trans people to see their own neurodiverse experiences reflected in these interviews. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Teens Adults Trans Kids & Teens: Pride, Joy & Families in Transition Author(s): Elijah C. Nealy Description : Elijah C. Nealy, a therapist and former deputy executive director of New York City’s LGBT Community Center, and himself a trans man, has written the first-ever comprehensive guide to understanding, supporting, and welcoming trans kids. Covering everything from family life to school and mental health issues, as well as the physical, social, and emotional aspects of transition, this book is full of best practices to support trans kids Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Teens Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard Author(s): Alex Bertie Description : Throughout this book, Alex will share what it means to be in his shoes, as well as his personal advice to other trans teens. Above all, he will show you that every step in his transition is another step towards happiness. This is an important and positive book, a heart-warming coming-of-age memoir with a broad appeal. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Teens Trans New York: Photos & Stories of Transgender New Yorkers Author(s): Peter Bussian Description : A growing portion of the LGBTQ+ community identifies as transgender; they are family members, friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and yet they are all-too-often stigmatized and misunderstood. This visual tour de force presents exquisite portraits of more than fifty New Yorkers who identify as trans, genderqueer, or gender nonbinary, and interviews with them in which they reveal who they are and what their transitions were like and combat common misconceptions and stereotypes. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Teens Trans Power: Own Your Gender Author(s): Juno Roche Description : In this radical and emotionally raw book, Juno Roche pushes the boundaries of trans representation by redefining 'trans' as an identity with its own power and strength, that goes beyond the gender binary. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Teens Adults A Girl Without a Name: A Transgender Child's Story Author(s): Virginia Hall Description : Six-year-old Mark knows a truth about himself: that despite having a boy's body, deep inside he is in fact a girl. His sister gets it, but his parents don't understand and, with increasing violence, try to beat the devil out of him. As he grows older and his body begins to mature, can Mark endure in a world so hostile and hateful towards him? This is the story of a child's struggle with gender, faith, and forgiveness. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Adults Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man: Gender, Society, Body and Faith Author(s): Joseph N Goh Description : This book explores the fluid, mutable and contingent ways in which transgender men in Malaysia construct their subjectivities. Against the dearth of academic resources on Malaysian trans men, this ground-breaking monograph is rooted in the lived experiences of Malaysian trans men whose vicissitudes have mostly been hidden, silenced and overlooked. Comprising diverse age groups, ethnicities, socio-economic status, educational backgrounds and religious persuasions, these trans men reveal how they navigate life in a country with secular and religious laws that criminalise their embodiments, and the strategies they deploy to achieve self-determination and self-actualisation despite being perceived as aberrant and sinful. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Adults Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family Author(s): Amy Ellis Nutt Description : The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter for The Washington Post Year of Publication: 2015 Target Audience: Adults Beyond Binaries: Trans Identities in Contemory Culture Author(s): John C. Lamothe Description : This books examines representations and experiences of trans and nonbinary identities in a variety of contemporary cultural contexts including media, religion, sports, race, film, performance, and literature. Mixing auto-ethnographies and supportive scholarship, the contributors to this volume deliver a global perspective on the accomplishment that have been made alongside the challenges that members of the LGTBQIA + community continue to face. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Adults Evolution's Rainbow Author(s): Joan Roughgarden Description : In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science—and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. Evolution's Rainbow explains how this diversity develops from the action of genes and hormones and how people come to differ from each other in all aspects of body Year of Publication: 2009 Target Audience: Adults Forget Burial: HIV Kinship, Disability, & Queer/Trans Narratives of Care Author(s): Marty Fink Description : Queers and trans people in the 1980s and early ‘90s were dying of AIDS and the government failed to care. Lovers, strangers, artists, and community activists came together take care of each other in the face of state violence. In revisiting these histories alongside ongoing queer and trans movements, this book uncovers how early HIV care-giving narratives actually shape how we continue to understand our genders and our disabilities. The queer and trans care-giving kinships that formed in response to HIV continue to inspire how we have sex and build chosen families in the present. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Adults Gender Failure Author(s): Ivan E. Coyote Rae Spoon Description : Based on their accalimed 2012 live multimedia show, storytellers and musicians Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon explore the lived realities of nonbinary masculinity and "failing" at gender expectations -- both within and without trans communities. In short, conversational chapters interspersed with photos and drawings from their shows, this book not only touches on lesser discussed aspects of trans existence, but lets the reader into the mind of two of contemporary art's brightest nonbinary performers. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Adults Growing Older as a Trans and/or Non-binary Person: A Support Guide Author(s): Jennie Kermode Description : Drawing on the experiences of older trans people and those transitioning later in life, this is a definitive guide to ageing as a trans and/or non-binary person. It covers the key health concerns and social issues affecting older trans people, including care homes, pensions, inheritance and funeral planning, as well as hormone use and physical changes, isolation and dementia. Kermode also provides guidance for professionals looking to better meet the needs of these individuals and highlights the important factors that need to be considered at an institutional level to provide the best care for people across the gender spectrum. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Adults Letters for My Sisters: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect Author(s): Andrea James Deanne Thornton Description : "If you could write just one letter to someone who is beginning their gender transition or to your younger, pre-transition self, what would you say?" Letters for My Sisters, edited by Deanne Thornton and Andrea James, asked transgender women this question. The result is a heartfelt collection of advice, confessions, regrets, and triumphs from 35 women — the largest number of contributors to a collection by trans women yet published. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Adults Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man Author(s): Thomas Page McBee Description : Famed for his evocative essays on masculinity in the Rumpus, trans writer Thomas Page McBee gives readers a short, poetic piece of creative nonfiction unlike anything yet seen in the trans memoir genre. Carefully avoiding the tendency towards a tell-all, McBee zooms in on his journey toward self-realization as he suffers the post-traumatic anxieties of two pivotal events: his father's sexual abuse of him as a child and his near-death encounter with a mugger. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Adults Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives Author(s): Nia King Description : For several years, mixed-race queer artist Nia King has been interviewing queer and trans artists of color for her We Want the Airwaves podcast. Having left her own job to make art full-time, King seeks to understand the motivations and passions of other artists, and how this intersects with their racial, gender, and sexual identities. With help from a successful Indiegogo fundraiser and editors Terra Mikalson and Jessica Glennon-Zukoff, King was able to compile fascinating interviews with trans innovators including author Ryka Aoki, filmmaker Kortney Ryan Ziegler, writer Fabian Romero, writer Lovemme Corazón, and more. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Adults Teens My Trans Parent: A user guide for when your parent transitions Author(s): Heather Bryant Description : Maybe you just found out your mom, or your dad, is transgender, or maybe you've known for a while. But now what? With real-life stories from people whose parents have also transitioned, and practical advice throughout, this essential book will be your companion every step of the way. Interviews and life tips from kids just like you will help you find your way. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Adults Queer Ecologies Author(s): Cartiona Mortimer Sandilands Description : Treating such issues as animal sex, species politics, environmental justice, lesbian space and "gay" ghettos, AIDS literatures, and queer nationalities, this lively collection asks important questions at the intersections of sexuality and environmental studies. Year of Publication: 2010 Target Audience: Adults Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders Author(s): Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall Description : Co-written by Advocate editor-at-large Diane Anderson-Minshall, a cisgender (nontrans) woman, and her husband Jacob, a trans man, Queerly Beloved follows their journey from being together 16 years as a lesbian couple very involved in LGBT media, and then going through Jacob's gender transition side-by-side. The book touches on some fascinating topics only a couple could do justice to, like maintaining love and intimacy over a couple decades, shifting sexuality labels, considering pregnancy, addressing internalized misogyny, and foster parenting. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Adult Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, & So Much More Author(s): Janet Mock Description : Dominating the New York Times bestseller list as soon as it hit shelves, Janet Mock's memoir tells the story of the celebrated journalist's early years and young adulthood. Now a well-known public figure and esteemed for giving voice to trans women of color through her #girlslikeus social media campaign, Mock shows us her vulnerabilities, as well as the clear roots of her current strength. This book also offers a great "Trans 201" for cisgender (nontrans) readers who seek more in-depth knowledge about trans rights, healthcare, and the intersections of race and gender-based oppression. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Adult Semi Queer: Inside the World of Gay, Trans, & Black Truck Drivers Author(s): Anne Balay Description : Long-haul trucking is linked to almost every industry in America, yet somehow the working-class drivers behind big rigs remain largely hidden from public view. Gritty, inspiring, and often devastating oral histories of gay, transsexual, and minority truck drivers allow award-winning author Anne Balay to shed new light on the harsh realities of truckers' lives behind the wheel. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Adult Sex, Gender, and Science Author(s): Myra J Hird Description : In Sex, Gender and Science , Myra Hird outlines the social study of science and nature, specifically in relation to 'sex', sex 'differences' and sexuality. She examines how Western understandings of 'sex' are based less upon understanding material sex differences, than on a discourse that emphasizes sex dichotomy over sex diversity and argues for a feminist engagement with scientific debate that embraces the diversity and complexity of nature. Year of Publication: 2004 Target Audience: Adults She's Not There Author(s): Jennifer Finney Boylan Description : The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family. Told in Boylan’s fresh voice, She’s Not There is about a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret. As James evolves into Jennifer in scenes that are by turns tender, startling, and witty, a marvelously human perspective emerges on issues of love, sex, and the fascinating relationship between our physical and intuitive selves. Year of Publication: 2003 Target Audience: Teens Adults Show Trans: A Nonfiction Novel Author(s): Elliott DeLine Description : Elliott DeLine has written 3 acclaimed books -- not too shabby for a 26-year-old self-published author! In his first nonfiction work, following his novel Refuse and novella I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, DeLine told the Advocate he became more "autobiographical" and arguably more "scandalous" than ever before. The book "goes there" in a fresh way about trans male sexuality and how trans people are pushed to become 'spectacles,' examining DeLine's experiences with sex addiction, sex work, and navigating the MSM scene, as well as covering a trip West, his dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Adults Stuck in the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders Author(s): Jennifer Finney Boylan Description : GLAAD cochair and bestselling author of She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders Jennifer Finney Boylan is back with a one-of-a-kind memoir all about parenting (okay, it came out last year, but was just released on paperback!). Including interviews with other parents, Boylan explores her relationship with her two sons as it evolved over the course of her gender transition. The title references the "in between" place she comes to hold as their parent: not quite their Mom, not their Daddy anymore, she's "Maddy" to her two sons —boys who she ultimately sees as becoming better men for having grown up with a trans parent. Year of Publication: 2013 Target Audience: Adults Tomorrow will be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality Author(s): Sarah McBride Description : Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out—not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She’d known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn’t until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Adults Trans Affirming churches: How to celebrate gender-variant people and their loved ones Author(s): Chris Dowd Description : There remains a lack of knowledge and understanding about trans people in the church, and trans people who are religious can experience bias in their faith communities. With the help of their many years of experience working with trans people negotiating their relationships with religious institutions, the authors (one of whom is trans) have created this accessible, valuable guide that will educate and improve churches' relationship with trans people. Combining first-hand interviews, the authors' own experiences and scripture analysis, this thought-provoking guide uses this combination of ancient and contemporary stories to outline a theology that welcomes and includes all people whatever their gender identity or sexual orientation. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Adults Trans America: A Counter-History Author(s): Barry Reay Description : Barry Reay explores this history: from a time before trans in the nineteenth century to the transsexual moment of the 1960s and 1970s, the transgender turn of the 1990s, and the so-called tipping point of current culture. It is a rich and varied history, where same-sex desires and identities, cross-dressing, and transsexual and transgender identities jostled for recognition. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Adults Teens Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community Author(s): Laura Erickson-Schroch Description : At over 672 pages, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves looks to be the most comprehensive trans resource ever published. The book features more than 200 contributors, and covers topics like the gender spectrum, trans history, health, cultural and social topics, and gender theory. Editor Laura Erickson-Schroth worked with a massive team of trans volunteers over nearly five years, inteviewing trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary folks around the country to include their voices in quotes on nearly every page. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Adults Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender & Non-Binary Voices Author(s): Freiya Benson Description : A ground-breaking anthology of writing on the topic of love, written by trans and non-binary people who share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of love in all its guises. The collection spans familial, romantic, spiritual and self-love as well as friendships and ally love, to provide a broad and honest understanding of how trans people navigate love and relationships, and what love means to them. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Adults Trans people in higher education Author(s): Genny Beemyn Description : Some of the first published research focusing on nonbinary trans undergraduates and trans graduate students is included here, in addition to the most comprehensive research to date of trans students at women’s colleges and of trans academics. Trans People in Higher Education also examines the sexual health of trans students, the treatment of trans people by individuals with institutional authority, and the strategies and lessons learned from one college that successfully became more trans inclusive Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Adults Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices Author(s): Kevin Manders Description : Transcending brings together more than thirty contributors from both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions to present a vision for a truly inclusive trans Buddhist sangha in the twenty-first century. Shining a light on a new generation of Buddhist role models, this book gives voice to those who have long been marginalized within the Buddhist world and society at large. While trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary practitioners have experienced empowerment and healing through their commitment to the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, they also share their experiences of isolation, transphobia, and aggression. In this diverse collection we hear the firsthand accounts, thoughts, and reflections of trans Buddhists from a variety of different lineages in an open invitation for all Buddhists to bring the issue of gender identity into the sangha, into the discourse, and onto the cushion. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Adults Uncomfortable Labels: My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman Author(s): Laura Kate Dale Description : In this candid, first-of-its-kind memoir, Laura Kate Dale recounts what life is like growing up as a gay trans woman on the autism spectrum. From struggling with sensory processing, managing socially demanding situations and learning social cues and feminine presentation, through to coming out as trans during an autistic meltdown, Laura draws on her personal experiences from life prior to transition and diagnosis, and moving on to the years of self-discovery, to give a unique insight into the nuances of sexuality, gender and autism, and how they intersect. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Adults Voices of LGBTQ+: A Conversation starter for understaning, supporting and protecting Gay, Bi, Trans & Queer People Author(s): Lynda Wolters Description : Why do so many in our modern society reject those who are different?Though the mainstream acceptance of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Queer community has made leaps and bounds over the past few years, many pivotal groups within our modern society still respond to the LGBTQ+ community with an overwhelming, knee-jerk reaction of "us" vs. "them." Despite the progress that has been made, misunderstanding, hatred, animosity, aggression, and violence still affect this community on a deep level. Lynda Wolters knows firsthand: a strong ally, she has come to know, understand, and have a deep respect for the community through her son, who is gay.Including highly personal, real-world anecdotes, Voices of LGBTQ+ helps outline some of the most critical challenges the community faces today, with topical insights into:? Homelessness? Hate crimes? Suicide? Economic challenges? Discrimination and lack of equality? Religious and biblical conflictsThough judgment and divisiveness still run deep in our society, Wolters highlights the first key distinction, among many others, that will help eradicate bigotry: those who are different are not choosing to be, they simply are, and it's our differences that make us stronger. Voices of LGBTQ+ helps educate, dispel fears, and start positive conversations about what knowing, loving, or simply peacefully and positively coexisting with someone in the LGBTQ+ community really means. After all, there is no "us" vs. "them." We are all human. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Adults We want it all: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetic Author(s): Andrea Abi-Karam Description : Editors Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel offer We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics as an experiment into how far literature, written from an identitarian standpoint, can go as a fellow traveler with social movements and revolutionary demands. Writing in dialogue with emancipatory political movements, the intergenerational writers assembled here imagine an altogether overturned world in poems that pursue the particular and multiple trans relationships to desire, embodiment, housing, sex, ecology, history, pop culture, and the working day. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Adults Teens Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity Author(s): Julia Serano Description : A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist. Serano shares her experiences and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Year of Publication: 2007 Target Audience: Adults Kids 10,000 Dresses Author(s): Marcus Ewert (author) Rex Ray Description : Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true! Year of Publication: 2008 Target Audience: Kids Pre-K to 8 years A Girl Like Any Other Author(s): Sophie Labelle Description : Through the character's relationships with her brother, her best friend and her classmates, the book exposes some of the difficulties that might be encountered by transgender or gender-creative children. Year of Publication: 2013 Target Audience: Kids- 6+ All I Want to Be is Me Author(s): Phyllis Rothblatt Description : "All I Want To Be Is Me" is a beautifully illustrated children's book reflecting the diverse ways that young children experience and express their gender. The book gives voice to the feelings of children who don't fit into narrow gender stereotypes, and who just want to be free to be themselves. This book is a celebration of all children being who they are, and is a positive reflection of children, wherever they experience themselves on the gender spectrum. "All I Want To Be Is Me" offers a wonderful way for all children to learn about gender diversity, embracing different ways to be, and being a true friend. Year of Publication: 2011 Target Audience: Kids Pre-K to 8 Be Who You Are Author(s): Todd Parr Description : In a brand-new companion to his beloved classic It's Okay to Be Different, New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr encourages kids to be proud of who they are inside. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Kids Pre-K to 8 years Freak Boy Author(s): Kristin Elizabeth Clark Description : Brendan Chase is a star wrestler, a video game aficionado and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong — why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin and gentle curves. The novel folds 3 narratives with 3 different perspectives presented in 3 different fonts into one cohesive story written in verse. Year of Publication: 2013 Target Audience: Kids 12+ George Author(s): Alex Gino Description : Everyone thinks George is a boy, but she knows better. When her middle-grade teacher says she can’t try out for the part of Charlotte in the school play “because you’re a boy,” George and her friend come up with a plan so she can finally be who she wants to be. Year of Publication: 2015 Target Audience: Kids +5 Gracefully Grayson Author(s): Ami Polonsky Description : Grayson’s becoming more and more aware of a nagging feeling that she should be living as a girl, despite being male-assigned, and on a daring whim decides to audition for the part of Persephone in the school play. She has a supportive teacher and a new friend, but also has to contend with school bullies and disapproving adults. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Kids 11+ Happy Families Author(s): Tanita S. Davis Description : The life of teen twins is turned upside down when their father starts living as a female. Year of Publication: 2012 Target Audience: Kids +12 Hello, It's Only Me! The Diary Of A Transgendered Kid (Understanding The Transgender Child) Author(s): Layde Aphrodite Description : Hello, It's Only Me! The Diary Of A Transgendered Kid, lends an authentic look into the lives of Transgendered children, while promoting self love and social acceptance. This book packs a powerful punch, as it touches on many issues a Transgender child my face. Year of Publication: 2012 Target Audience: Kids I am J Author(s): Cris Beam Description : Sick of hiding the body that’s betraying him under baggy clothes, J runs away, begins attending a school for gay and transgender teens and ultimately decides to take testosterone, all while navigating family, friendships and young love. Year of Publication: 2011 Target Audience: Kids Pre-K to 8 I am Jazz Author(s): Jessica Herthel Jazz Jennings Description : Illustrated story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who always knew she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. One small drawback: female identity is tied to princesses, pink and mermaids. One big badge of honor: it made the list of most challenged books last year. Year of Publication: 2014 Target Audience: Kids 4-8 years old I Love Pink! (A trans tale) Author(s): Trina Casey Description : "I Love Pink!" is the inspiring story of Juanita and Kiana, two kids who support each other through life's struggles. They both have unique emotional hurdles to scale over, but they jump over them together and become a family! Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Kids ages 6 - 9 Lily and Dunkin Author(s): Donna Gephart Description : dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Kids Preteens My Dad thinks I'm a boy?!: A trans positive children's book Author(s): Sophie Labelle Description : Stephie is 7 years old. She likes bugs, books and spaghetti. Also, she's a girl... which should be pretty easy to understand, right? Well, not for her Dad! He's been mistaking her for a boy since she was born and struggles to see her for who she is. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Kids ages 6-9 My Princess Boy Author(s): Cheryl Kilodavis (author) Suzanne deSimone (illustrator) Description : Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He's a Princess Boy. Inspired by the author's son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are. Year of Publication: 2009 Target Audience: Kids Pre-K to 8 years Other Kids Are Kids Almost Just Like You Author(s): Christina Engela Description : In a world where bullying and intolerance of diversity is becoming increasingly a problem, it’s important to teach children – and adults – compassion for others. This book was written to inspire kids (and the adults who read it with kids) who are bullied for being different without focusing too strongly on the bullying angle. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Kids Parrotfish Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger Description : Angela Katz-McNair never felt quite right as a girl. So she cuts her hair short, purchases some men’s clothes and chooses a new name: Grady. While coming out as transgender feels right to Grady, he isn’t prepared for the reactions of his friends and family. Fortunately he finds some kindred spirits (one of whom teaches him there’s a precedent for transgenderism in the natural world). Year of Publication: 2007 Target Audience: Kids 12+ Red: A Crayon's Story Author(s): Michael Hal Description : This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone! Year of Publication: 2015 Target Audience: Kids 4+ Sex is a Funny Word Author(s): Cory Silverberg Description : The second in Silverberg’s guides for kids (see #1; can’t wait for the teen one!) which deals with gender and sexual identity throughout in incredibly smart and sensitive ways. Same fabulous illustrator from What Makes a Baby. Year of Publication: 2015 Target Audience: Kids 7-10yrs Stacey's Not a Girl Author(s): Colt Keo-Meier Description : Stacey has never felt like a girl. Join us as we travel alongside Stacey through the beginning of an unforgettable gender journey. Elements of this story come from all three transgender men who contributed to to this book, loved ones, and fellow community members. Year of Publication: 2017 Target Audience: Kids This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us Author(s): Katherine Locke Nicole Melleby Description : The middle grade fiction anthology collects short stories, poetry, and comics about LGBTQIA+ characters and experiences by contributors Locke, Melleby, Eric Bell, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Ashley Herring Blake, Lisa Bunker, Alex Gino, Justina Ireland, Shing Yin Khor, Mariama Lockington, Marieke Nijkamp, Claribel Ortega, Mark Oshiro, Molly Knox Ostertag, Aida Salazar, and A.J. Sass. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Preteens What Are Your Words? Author(s): Katherine Locke Description : Follow Ari through their neighborhood as they try to find their words in this sweet, accessible introduction to gender-inclusive pronouns that is perfect for readers of all ages. Whenever Ari's Uncle Lior comes to visit, they ask Ari one question: "What are your words?" Some days Ari uses she/her. Other days Ari uses he/him. But on the day of the neighborhood's big summer bash, Ari doesn't know what words to use. On the way to the party, Ari and Lior meet lots of neighbors and learn the words each of them use to describe themselves, including pronouns like she/her, he/him, they/them, ey/em, and ze/zir. As Ari tries on different pronouns, they discover that it's okay to not know your words right away--sometimes you have to wait for your words to find you. Filled with bright, graphic illustrations, this simple and poignant story about finding yourself is the perfect introduction to gender-inclusive pronouns for readers of all ages. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Kids 4-8 What Makes a Baby Author(s): Cory Silverberg Description : Super fun, illustrated guide for little kids from ALL kinds of families about “where babies come from” that is incredibly inclusive and avoids language based on stereotypical gender binaries. Year of Publication: 2012 Target Audience: Kids PreK - 8 Professionals Case Studies in Clinical Practice with Trans & Gender Non-Binary Clients: A Handbook for working with children, adolescents and adults Author(s): Lore M. Dickey, PhD Description : Exploring clinical examples of the lived experiences of trans people across the lifespan, this unique and authoritative book addresses topics such as attending school, puberty, employment issues, suicide, bullying, autism and intersecting identities. Divided into three sections, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, the book brings the case studies to life and dispels common myths by including short responses from leading professional experts. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Professionals, Textbook Cultural Awareness in Therapy with Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Adults and other Older people: A practical guide Author(s): Tavi Hawn Description : Practical advice for therapists and other professionals on developing culturally sensitive practices with trans clients regardless of race, ethnicity or religion, including older trans people. Includes case studies, tips, self-assessment checklists and further resources. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Professionals, Textbook Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex & Queer Psychology: An Introduction (Edition 2) Author(s): Sonja J. Ellis Description : The second edition of this award-winning textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer psychology. Comprehensive in scope and international in outlook, it offers an integrated overview of key topical areas, from history and context, identities and fluidity, families and relationships, to health and wellbeing. The second edition has been extensively revised to address substantial developments and emerging areas, such as people born with intersex variations, transgender and non-binary genders, intersectionality, and gender-diverse children Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Professionals Textbook Navigating Trans & Complex Gender Identities Author(s): Jamison Green Description : This book offers practical research-based strategies for expanding personal, social and political awareness about gender-identity privileges - helping the reader to work through fears and unpack ingrained communication patterns and language. In order to better understand the ever-evolving landscape of gender identity the authors provide historical and political background for the transgender movement and consider how issues of age, culture, race, social class, media, celebrity and religion affect transgender identities. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Professional Person Centered Counselling for Trans & Gender Diverse People: A Practical Guide Author(s): Sam Hope Description : Trans clients are frequently doubted, misunderstood, infantilised and judged by professionals, and this book presents an approach that ensures psychological wellbeing and trust is built between counsellor and client. This person-centred, affirmative approach is based around unlearning assumptions about gender and destabilising professionals' ideas of 'knowing better' than, and judging the client, so that they can forge a relationship and connection that is on an equal footing. The book explores a range of topics such as the overlap of gender diversity and autism, sex and sexuality, intersectionality, unconscious bias and reflective practice. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Professionals Textbook Adults Queer, Trans, & Intersectional Theory in Educational Practice: Student, Teacher & Community Expereicenes (Edition 1) Author(s): Cris Mayo Description : Offering an examination of educational approaches to promote justice, this volume demonstrates the necessity for keeping race, ethnicity, class, language, and other diversities at the core of pedagogical strategies and theories that address queer, trans, gender nonbinary and related issues. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Professionals Adults Sex, Sexuality, & Trans Identities: Clinical Guidence for Psychotherapists and Counselors Author(s): Jan C. Niemira Description : A specialist book for mental health professionals, sex therapists and educators to develop and improve their clinical work with trans clients with regards to their sexual relationships and sexuality. It provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the subject, and relates to both clinical practice and theory. Topics explored include the shifting of sexual orientation during or following gender transition; gender dysphoria and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder; negotiating issues of sexuality with partners during transition; eating disorders; and an exploration of the intersection of trans identities and disability. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Professionals Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth: Schools, Families, and Communities in Action Author(s): Elizabeth Meyer Description : Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth brings together cuttingedge research, social action methods, and theory on the topic of transgender youth and gender creative children. Organized in three sections covering theoretical and clinical, educational, and community perspectives, the chapters specifically address issues and challenges in education, social work, medicine, and counseling as well as recommendations that are relevant for parents, families, practitioners, and educators alike. Year of Publication: 2013 Target Audience: Professionals Parents Teaching, Affirming, & Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Frame Work Author(s): SJ Miller Description : This book draws upon a queer literacy framework to map out examples for teaching literacy across pre-K-12 schooling. To date, there are no comprehensive Pre-K-12 texts for literacy teacher educators and theorists to use to show successful models of how practicing classroom teachers affirm differential (a)gender bodied realities across curriculum and schooling practices. This book aims to highlight how these enactments can be made readily conscious to teachers as a reminder that gender normativity has established violent and unstable social and educational climates for the millennial generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, (a)gender/(a)sexual, gender creative, and questioning youth. Year of Publication: 2019 Target Audience: Professional Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework Author(s): S.J. Miller Description : This book draws upon a queer literacy framework to map out examples for teaching literacy across pre-K-12 schooling. To date, there are no comprehensive Pre-K-12 texts for literacy teacher educators and theorists to use to show successful models of how practicing classroom teachers affirm differential (a)gender bodied realities across curriculum and schooling practices. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Professionals The Reflective Workbook for Teachers and support staff or trans and non-binary students: your schools transition as your student transitions Author(s): DM Maynard Description : A reflective workbook aimed at teachers and support staff of students who are transitioning or questioning their gender. This book provides insights, practical tools, and opportunities for self-reflection. It discusses the unique needs of teachers and schools as they navigate supporting the gender journeys of their transgender, non-binary, or gender questioning students by enabling staff to identify, understand, and incorporate the needs of this population. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Professionals The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals Author(s): Stephanie A. Brill (also wrote The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens), Rachel Pepper Description : This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college. Year of Publication: 2008 Target Audience: Professionals Parents Trans & Non-binary gender healthcare for psychchiatrists, psychologists, & other healthcare professionals Author(s): Christina Richards Description : Gender diversity is now recognised as simply part of human diversity, rather than being pathological. This shift calls for a need for mental health professionals to adapt their practice when working with trans and non-binary people. Written by two clinicians with significant experience in this field, this book provides practical, everyday advice on what to do when seeing gender-diverse people in both inpatient and outpatient settings. It avoids focusing on academic theory or being overly political and, instead, offers straightforward, useful guidance on common issues clinicians may face, such as which ward to accommodate someone on or which name to use when. Topics include common drug interactions, differential diagnoses, complex case formulation, autistic spectrum conditions, the spectrum of sexualities, surgeries, legal and religious matters, forensic assessment, psychotherapy and mental health diagnoses. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Professionals Trans Medicine: The Emergence & Practice of Treating Gender Author(s): Stef. M. Shuster Description : Surfacing in the mid-twentieth century, yet shrouded in social stigma, transgender medicine is now a rapidly growing medical field. In Trans Medicine, stef shuster makes an important intervention in how we understand the development of this field and how it is being used to “treat” gender identity today. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Professionals Trans Rights and Wrongs : A Comparative Study of Legal Reform Concerning Trans Persons Author(s): Isabel C. Jaramillo Description : This book maps various national legal responses to gender mobility, including sex and name registration, access to gender modification interventions, and anti-discrimination protection (or lack thereof) and regulations. The importance of the underlying legislation and history is underlined in order to understand the law's functions concerning discrimination, exclusion, and violence, as well as the problematic nature of introducing biology into the regulation of human relations, and using it to justify pain and suffering. The respective chapters also highlight how various governmental authorities, as well as civil society, have been integral in fostering or impeding the welfare of trans persons, from judges and legislators, to medical commissions and law students. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Professionals Trans Youth in Education Author(s): Jen Gilbert Description : As more young people identify as trans, or outside normative gender categories, schools must find ways to support their educational success. The authors in this volume explore the diverse experiences of trans youth in schools and insist on understanding trans experiences intersectionally. The chapters grapple with policies, procedures, curricula, and administrative practices that too often neglect the needs of trans students; but also present stories about the ordinary challenges and pleasures that trans youth experience in adolescence. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Professionals Transformations in Queer, Trans, & Intersex Health and Aging Author(s): Alexandra CH Nowakowski Description : This book utilizes collaborative autoethnography to examine transformations in health and aging among queer, trans, and intersex people in society. To this end, the authors each utilize their lived experiences as queer, trans, and/or intersex people to discuss inequalities and norms in U.S. healthcare. Further, they elaborate upon some ways U.S. healthcare systems may become more inclusive of queer, trans, and intersex populations over time. In so doing, they utilize the autoethnographic cases to illustrate and describe the complexities of sex, gender, and sexualities in health and aging as well as the ways such intricacies facilitate societal inequalities in health and aging. Year of Publication: 2020 Target Audience: Professionals Parents Full Circle: A Father's Journey with a Transgender Child Author(s): Derry Rundlett Nicole Rundlett Description : How do you deal with the news that your forty year old son wants to change his sex to become a woman? The author of this book chose to embrace the situation and help his child through the ten year process, from the beginning of hormone therapy all the way to completion-male body to female body; son to daughter. The journey was not without its difficulties but they remained best friends. Here is the journey as told by both the father and the child. Year of Publication: 2015 Target Audience: Parents Adults Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children Author(s): Dr Diane Ehrensaft Description : Dr. Diane Ehrensaft has worked with children like Felicia, Sam, and Maggie for over 30 years. In Gender Born, Gender Made, she offers parents, clinicians, and educators guidance on both the philosophical dilemmas and the practical, daily concerns of working with children who don’t fit a “typical” gender mold. She debunks outmoded approaches to gender nonconformity that may actually do children harm. And she offers a new framework for helping each child become his or her own unique, most gender-authentic person. Year of Publication: 2011 Target Audience: Parents How We do Family: From Adoption to Trans-pregnancy, what we learned about love & LGBTQ Parenthood Author(s): Trystan Reese Description : In How We Do Family, Trystan shares their unique story and what he’s learned about being the best parent, partner, and person you can be. Through crisis, adoption, pregnancy—and all the usual challenges of parenting—Trystan shows that more important than getting things right is doing them with love. Year of Publication: 2021 Target Audience: Parents Adults I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a Transgender Child Author(s): Cheryl B. Evans Description : Every step of their son's transition from female to male (FTM) is discussed in detail, including hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgeries. This book shares it all in the hopes of making a difference in what seems like a harsh and cruel world for transgender people. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Parents Adults Professionals My Son Wears Heels: One Mom's Journey from Clueless to Kickass Author(s): Julie Tarney Description : In 1992, Julie Tarney’s only child, Harry, told her, “Inside my head I’m a girl.” He was two years old. Julie had no idea what that meant. She felt disoriented. Wasn’t it her role to encourage and support her child? Surely she had to set some limits to his self-expression—or did she? Would he be bullied? Could she do the right thing? What was the right thing? Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Parents Adults Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son Author(s): Lori Duron Description : C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff—really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Year of Publication: 2013 Target Audience: Parents Adults Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached Author(s): Hillary Whittington Description : This powerful, moving story—which has already touched more than seven million through a viral video created by the Whittington family—is a mother’s first-hand account of her emotional choice to embrace her transgender child. Year of Publication: 2016 Target Audience: Parents Raising the Transgender Child: A Complete Guide for Parents, Families, and Caregivers Author(s): Michele Angello Ali Bowman Description : Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask a