This page created with the kind assistance of Mr. John Otto, librarian and all around very good man. Transgender Informational Resources on John Otto’s Website
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) Homepage
NCTE is dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.
Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Transgender Resources for Parents and Children
PFLAG’s Transgender Network
While PFLAG provides support, education, and advocacy for the whole LGBT community, PFLAG’s Transgender Network – or TNET – specifically focuses on support for transgender people and their parents, families, and friends. It provides education on some issues unique to the transgender community, and focuses on issue advocacy to ensure equal rights for the transgender community at local and national levels.
Trans Youth Family Allies
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.
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
“Transgender Student Rights” (TSR) page from GLSEN
Resources page from TSR (with safe schools resources)
“GLSEN is proud to announce that it has been entrusted to manage Transgender Student Rights (TSR) – a grassroots student-created organization, dedicated to creating safe schools for all, regardless of gender identity and expression. TSR will be merged into GLSEN’s existing work with transgender and gender nonconforming students, and become a vehicle for related resources, actions, and programs. TSR was formed in 2009 in response to the advocacy needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students. Its past accomplishments have included a student rights resolution with a sample district policy, educational resources, direct service, and popular social media pages. In GLSEN, TSR’s leaders see an opportunity to build upon the powerful foundation that they laid, and increase the capacity, sustainability and impact of their organizing efforts.”
Intersex Society of North America
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
Intersex Initiative (IPDX) is a Portland, Oregon based national activist and advocacy organization for people born with intersex conditions. It was founded by Emi Koyama, a multi-issue social justice activist and former intern at Intersex Society of North America (2001-02).
Reading Lists from the Oak Park Public Library Transgender Resource Collection webpage
A. Selected Titles from the Transgender Resource Collection (PDF)
B. LGBTQ Books for Teens (PDF)
C. Free to Be: Books Celebrating Non-Traditional Gender Roles for Children (PDF)
D. $200 Transgender Bookshelf
Reading List from the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table
TRANScending Identities: A Bibliography of Resources on Transgender and
The above three bibliographies were compiled by Nancy Silverrod, San Francisco Public Library, with assistance from Stephen Stratton, California State University Channel Islands Library; K.R. Roberto, University of Georgia Libraries; Jami Taylor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro School of Library and Information Studies; Adam Davis, Delray Beach (FL) Public Library. Updated by Nancy Silverrod, San Francisco Public Library, 2008.
LGBT Resources: Spiritual
Contains many Transgender-specific resources.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rolla provides the information on our website for informational purposes only. Information included on our website is not an endorsement.