Category:National and International
TransGeorgia is interested in having a mutualistic relationship with other information sites for trans people; we share our info with them, and get info from them. What sets us apart is our specific geographic focus-we have a lot more information on Georgia than most national or international sites. Moreover, we personally confirm our references to keep our info accurate and up to date. Any reference which has not yet been verified should be marked as such.
http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Main_Page is a huge wiki with information for trans people arrainged geographically as well as by subject.
Check out http://transguys.com/map/, an interactive mapping project for trans men. It's remarkable how much of the 'flyover states' are filled in!
The Livejournal.com communities 'Transgender' 'FTM' and 'MTF' are the largest & most active discussion forums for trans people we know. Note that many posts on these cmmunities are 'friends only,' you will need to join the community to view or comment on them. Some communities may ask you to fill out a short questionnaire to apply for membership.
http://www.tsroadmap.com/index.html has a ton of information and resources, especially for transsexual women.
National Organizations of Note
The Jim Collins Foundation
P.O. Box 1002
North Branford, CT. 06471
Co-founder & President, Toni Ferraiolo
The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-confirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. However, access to gender-confirming surgery is impossible for most. Discrimination against transgender people is so prevalent that many transgender people struggle to survive, never mind save for surgery costs. Even for those who have health insurance, coverage is systematically denied. Many insurance policies contain a “Transsexual Exclusion Clause” which excludes all medical procedures related to a person’s transgender status. For many transgender people, access to surgery is out of reach. The Jim Collins Foundation raises money to fund gender-confirming surgeries for those transgender people who need surgery to live a healthy life, but have no ability to pay for it themselves. We recognize that for those people who require surgery for a healthy gender transition, lack of access to surgery may result in hopelessness, depression, and sometimes, suicide. The Jim Collins Foundation is a community-based initiative promoting the self-determination and empowerment of all transgender people.
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. Lambda Legal's transgender rights work expands and defends protections for transgender people under federal, state and local laws and other policies. They promote respect and fair treatment of transgender people. In the landmark Brandon Teena case, they successfully argued that a sheriff in Nebraska must be held responsible for not protecting a transgender man who was attacked and killed when he was discovered to be transgender. Other recent successes include securing a name change for a woman in Georgia and ensuring that transgender youth in New York juvenile facilities receive appropriate care. They are also developing models to help employers, businesses, government entities and nonprofit organizations become more aware of transgender issues and adopt inclusive and nondiscriminatory policies and practices. Their work in this relatively new area of civil rights law is helping to make our society more inclusive of transgender people.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
322 8th Ave. 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(building is wheelchair accessible)
Toll Free: 1-866-930-3283
Languages Spoken: English/Spanish/Hindi
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.
151 West 19th Street
New York, New York 10011
TLDEF takes nation-wide calls re trans discrimination issues and they have a NYC-specific name change project
TLDEF’s in-house legal program brings test-case litigation with wide impact in all areas of transgender civil rights. From fighting employment discrimination to ensuring equal access to health care, we're working tirelessly for transgender equal rights. We continually seek to leverage our limited resources through innovative programs designed to harness the resources of the private bar for the public good. Our Name Change Project, which provides free and low-cost legal name changes to community members through partnerships with some of New York City's premier law firms, including Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and others, is one such program. And our community organizing project, the Transgender Health Initiative of New York, harnesses the power of community participation to improve access to care for transgender people.
Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center champions the ideal that everyone should be treated fairly and equally. By working for and with transgender people and our allies to change laws, policies and attitudes, the Transgender Law Center makes it possible for us all to be who we are and live safe and fulfilling lives.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
The National Center for Transgender Equality
1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.
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