Transgender and Intersex Information

Transgender 101: A Guide to Gender and Identity to Help You Keep Up with the Conversation

From the article: “You will understand what “transgender” really means when you bear witness to a transgender person’s happiness – someone who is finally completely and fully themselves, joyful in their own skin, dazzling. That’s when it’ll all make sense.”

PFLAG National Website has resources that can be downloaded. Some booklets with transgender and non-conforming subjects are available at:

Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender and Gender Expansive

Our Trans Loved Ones is a brand-new, updated resource. Written by PFLAG staff members, and created with the help of content experts, reviewers, and PFLAGers with experience to share, it is full of information, first-person stories, and expert input geared to those who have a loved one who has come out as trans or gender expansive.

Straight for Equality: A Guide to Being a Trans Ally

This publication will help you learn more about what transgender means, develop competency around talking about the issue, become better informed about the challenges that many trans people face, and know specific ways that you can be a strong trans ally.

Faith In Our Families

Discovering that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is gay. This publication includes an updated list of gay and lesbian religious and spiritual groups to watch out for.

Our Children

An update to the perennial favorite PFLAG publication, OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS, OUR CHILDREN offers a fresh eye for families and others about what to do when a loved one comes out. Full of useful knowledge, helpful tips, expert opinions and first-person stories, OUR CHILDREN–which has a focus on sexual orientation and gender expression–is a must read for anyone looking to learn more about how to support LGBTQ loved ones…or looking for support for themselves.

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is a public awareness, education, and advocacy organization which works to create a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted surgery for inter sex people (individuals born with anatomy or physiology which differs from cultural ideals of male and female).

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) 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.

 Transgender Law Center (TLC) changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

 Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA) works to create a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated. Specifically, TransYouth Family Allies will work to:

  • Educate and inform schools, healthcare professionals, daycare centers, courts and legal representatives, child welfare agencies and communities about discrimination on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.
  • Eliminate harassment, oppression, and violence motivated by ignorance, fear, and hatred of transgender children and youth.
  • Work to inform citizens, including legislators about advances in medical science and current standards of care with regard to the legal status of transgender and gender variant children.
  • Work to form alliances with organizations and individuals to help achieve support services for the transgender and gender variant children of America, so that they and their families may find the services and support that they need to live their lives free of harassment and obstruction.

 Lamda Legal Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 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.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC):Find resources that transgender children, families and other youth-serving professionals need to support one another in their journeys.