Intersex Resources and Links
The Handbook for Parents is an excellent source of information for parents, or for anyone looking for basic information about disorders of sex development.
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA):
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.
established in March 2008 to promote comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by disorders of sex development. We do this by fostering collaboration among all stakeholders
From "Intersex" to "DSD": Toward a Queer Disability Politics of Gender
by Emi Koyama, Intersex Initiative
Transgender Children and their Families
Trans Youth Family Allies
Group raises public awareness about the challenges faced by children with gender variant identities.
If You Are Concerned About Your Child's Gender Behaviors: A Parent guide: from Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C.. Sections include: Defining Gender-Variance; Commonly Seen Behaviors; Why Gender-Variance Occurs; What to Expect in the Future; Child's View of Himself; Can it be Changed?; How to Help; Pitfalls to Avoid; Dealing With My Feelings; and Seeking Professional Help. Printed copies of the booklet they publish in English & Spanish are available for a .50 donation to cover printing and postage.
Same resource as above - pdf link:
Answers to Your Questions About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity. A brochure from the Office of Public Communication, in collaboration with the American Psychological Association Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Conditions, answering basic questions about transgender and listing some of the available resources. At http://www.apa.org/topics/transgender.html
Gender Spectrum Education and Training is committed to creating a more supportive world for people of all genders. We do this by increasing awareness and understanding of the normal range of gender variations found in everyone.
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth: Recommendations for Schools. See this really important document from the Transgender Law Center. It addresses problems ranging from lack of gender-neutral bathrooms to confidentiality, with specific recommendations for addressing each problem:
- Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
- Luna by Julie Ann Peters [fiction]
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides [fiction]
- Mom, I Need To Be a Girl by Just Evelyn, download here (pdf format)
- My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely by Kate Bornstein
- She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
- Trans Forming Families, Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones edited by Mary Boenke
- Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink of Blue by Leslie Feinberg
- Transgender Warriors: Making History From Joan of Arc to RuPaul by Leslie Feinberg
- Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers - by Cris Beam
- True Selves – Understanding Transsexualism by Mildred L. Brown, PhD and Chloe Ann Rounsley
- Why Don't You tell Them I'm a Boy? Raising a Gender-Nonconforming Child by Florence Dillon, download here (pdf format)
THE TRANSGENDER CHILD: A HANDBOOK FOR FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS
By Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper
This comprehensive first-of-its-kind guidebook explores the unique challenges faced by families raising gender variant and transgender children. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college.
How can you best raise your gender-variant or transgender child with love and compassion, even if you barely understand the issues ahead?
How can you advocate for your child in elementary schools? What are your child's legal rights?
What do doctors and therapists specializing in gender-variant children recommend? And what is gender, anyway?
These questions and more are answered in a ground-breaking book that offers a deeper understanding of gender-variant and transgender children and teens.
Rights of Youth in care – links
CWLA/ Lambda Legal Joint Initiative – Fostering Transitions:
A growing body of resources is available to assist the child welfare community to provide competent, supportive care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (“LGBTQ”) young people. The following resources offer support to LGBTQ youth and to the caregivers and professionals in their lives.
Getting Down to Basics
Overview of Tool Kit Published 12/06/06
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (“LGBTQ”) young people are in America’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems in disproportionate numbers. Like all young people in care, they have the right to be safe and protected. All too often, however, they are misunderstood and mistreated, leading to an increased risk of negative outcomes. This tool kit offers practical tips and information to ensure that LGBTQ young people in care receive the support and services they deserve. Developed in partnership by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and Lambda Legal, the tool kit gives guidance on an array of issues affecting LGBTQ youth and the adults and organizations who provide them with out-of-home care.
Own Your C
Quit Doing It
Colorado Quit Line
National LGBT Tobacco Control Network
Advocates for Youth
The Freechild Project: Community Youth Engagement Specialists
Dedicated to making social change action, education, and resources more accessible for young people around the world.
Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Helpline
National Runaway Switchboard
Rape Crisis Hotline
Peer Listening Line
Parent Support PLFAG
The Trevor Project operates the nations only 24/7 suicide & crisis prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline.
Boulder County OASOS
Colorado Springs Inside Out
COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
This is a website created for Latino/Latina YMSM and GLBTQ youth.
This is a website created for and by young women of color to provide holistic sexual health information.
This web ring connects websites by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Trans Native Americans.
Information, chat room, articles concerning black GLBT spirituality.
The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.
Genderblending/bending coloring books and other cool stuff.
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC) works to end discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes by changing public attitudes, educating elected officials and expanding human rights. Promotes the understanding of the connection between discrimination based on gender stereotypes and sex, sexual orientation, age, race, and class.
Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA) is a national organization focused on the needs, issues and concerns of gender variant people in human society. .
The Transgender Law and Policy Institute is non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment
Seeks to end the shame and secrecy that surrounds people born intersexed and/with atypical genitals through community and peer support.
Survivor Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action.
This site is provided by the Bisexual Resource Center. It makes available a number of publications and resources about bisexuality and/or bisexuals.
This site is produced by the Bisexual Foundation which is dedicated to the support of the bisexual community and the education of the public at large about the bisexual community. Accessible in Spanish.
BiNet USA, is a network of groups, projects and individuals, encouraging dialogue and participation as a way of creating and maintaining a cohesive bisexual community and empowering individuals to feel proud of their bisexuality.
Information, chat room, articles concerning black GLBT spirituality.
The purpose of the Rainbow Christian Youth Ministry is to provide youth with information on the Biblical passages that are often times misused to condemn homosexuality. We are here to help those that have been kicked out of, and rejected by churches because of homosexuality.
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Gladd is in the business of changing people's hearts and minds through what they see in the media. We know that what people watch on TV or read in their newspaper shapes how they view and treat the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around them.
Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force works to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders, working to strengthen the infrastructure of state and local allies, and organizing broad-based campaigns to build public support for complete equality for LGBT people. Our Policy Institute, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal resource center committed to advancing the rights and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
The Lesbian & Gay Rights Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBT rights through the courts, legislatures and public education.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, and advocacy. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity.
GayHealth.com is the first health and wellness site dedicated to Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual and Transgender men and women. Staffed by professionals from within our own community, the site provides easy, private access to accurate, current and vital health information.
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association works to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and health care professionals. GLMA achieves its goals by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research
COMMUNITY CENTERS - DENVER
The Center is the only statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorado’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population. We serve as a catalyst for community organizing, support services, social activities and cultural events.
Denver. CO 80203 303-733-7743
Rainbow Alley is Denver's only drop-in center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning young people, aged 21 years and younger. Rainbow Alley is a drug/alcohol and hate-free space. The Alley provides health services , counseling and referral, youth-lead events and activities, and life resources in a safe and supportive space. Trained adults provide supervision, but all activities are generated and lead by Alley youth .
Denver, CO 80203 303-831-0442
The Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Inc., (GIC) is a non-profit corporation organized in 1978 to provide support to those people who cross dress, are transsexual, or are non-traditional in their gender identity. The Center is also an informational and educational resource to the community at large.
3895 Upham St., Suite 040
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-202-6466
The Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center’s purpose is to create a level playing field for the LGBT community in Colorado Springs. Acts as a clearinghouse for information and resources, serves as a voice for the LGBT community and provides programs such as free counseling, men's and women's groups, discrimination defense, and many others.
716 1/2 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 471-4GAY (4429)
The Peak Area Gender Expressions (P.A.G.E.) Group is dedicated to helping the transgendered, their families and friends in the Colorado Springs area. We are a support group based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Inside/Out Youth Services is the sole lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth organization in the Colorado Springs area. Emphasizes a broad range of support services and programs for youth between the ages of 13-22 including support groups, peer counseling, safe recreation activities, community referrals, HIV/STD prevention education, community education and advocacy, and youth leadership development.
210 E. Vermijo
Colorado Springs, Colorado (719) 328-1056
Boulder County Safe School Coalition is a coalition of community organizations and individuals working together to promote a safe, put-down-free environment in Boulder Valley Schools, with particular concern for youth experiencing harassment for actual and perceived differences in gender and sexual orientation.
Serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning communities in and around Boulder County
2132 14th St
Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 499-5777
Provides free and confidential support groups for LGBTIQ youth, ages 20 and under, in Boulder County.
LCC is committed to creating an inclusive environment that promotes understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of GLBT issues and culture, while building equal opportunities for GLBT individuals within the North Colorado and Southern Wyoming community.
149 West Oak Street Suite 112
Fort Collins, CO 80524 970.221.3247
Western Equality of Grand Junction is creating a more fair community and working for equal rights through advocacy, education, support, referrals, and mobilization of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, our allies, and the public.
523-1/2 Main Street, Suite 11
Grand Junction, Colorado 970-242-8949
The Four Corners Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity provides a newsletter, list of events, list of gay friendly businesses and other information for people in the four corners area.
PO Box 1656
Durango, CO 81302 970.385.7202
Integrity Colorado is a chapter of Integrity USA, a grassroots organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Episcopalians and their friends which exists to minister to GLBT persons and to witness for our full inclusion in the rites and ministries of the church. Contact us for information about what's going on in the diocese of Colorado; parishes that will welcome you; and chapter events.
Listings of GLBT Friendly Churches in Colorado
The Colorado Anti-Violence Program is dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in Colorado, and providing services to survivors. CAVP provides direct client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence 24 hours a day. The CAVP also provides technical assistance, training, and education for community organizations, law enforcement, and mainstream service providers on violence issues affecting the LGBT community.
P.O. Box 181085
Denver, CO 80218 303-839-5204
The Colorado Aids Project continues as the largest community based organization responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in Colorado by offering vital services through the CAP Wellness Resource Center (WRC), Housing Services Center (HSC), and the Prevention and Education Center (PEC).
2490 W. 26th Ave., Bldg. A, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80211 303-837-0166
The Gill Foundation, seeks to secure equal opportunity for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. The Gill Foundation is the nation's largest funder focusing primarily on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights.
LambdaCom is an educational non-profit organization with the mission to provide a variety of specialized, commercially viable media programming which informs, entertains, and spiritually supports the Colorado gay and lesbian community.