Organizations

An organization for crossgender people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. CLCC is a Transgender support and social group in the Upper Midwest; the “T” in GLBT. CLCC has expanded and contracted over the years – right now, they’re in a slow growth phase. Meetings usually see ten to fifteen transgender folks on average. The aim is to provide fun and interesting social activities as well as transgender education and outreach. CLCC is the oldest transgender support group in the five state region, with members traveling up to five hours to attend meetings. CLCC is a long-time participant of the Twin Cities Pride festival; they recently resumed staffing an outreach booth at Pride, to provide honest information about transgender issues using print and spoken word.
The Central Texas Transgender Society is an informal association of individuals and groups in the central Texas area, formed primarily to develop and maintain this Web Site. The site is provided as a resource to the transgender community in the Central Texas area, serving (but not necessarily limited to) transsexuals, cross-dressers, and gender queer folks.
Colage unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

College Guide for LGBTQ Students
Provides the LGBTQ community with valuable college planning information, an understanding of the challenges they may face in college as an LGBTQ student, and
where to find valuable resources and help while in college.

The  Connecticut  Outreach  Society  (COS)  is  a  support  group  for  transgender  individuals
and  their  spouses  or  significant  others.
Find out about legal rights, female-to-male transition, health and successful FTMs in all walks of life.
GLBTcentral is a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender resource. Locate information on gay and lesbian travel accommodations, real estate agents, gay and lesbian bars, pride merchandise, pride events and gay friendly places. Since our society has changed a great deal over the years it has made it easier for more gay and lesbian resources to become available. It’s not always easy for the gay and lesbian community to cope in our society.
Louisiana Trans Advocates is a support and advocacy organization for people who identify as transgender or are questioning their gender identity. They host monthly support groups in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, and Lake Charles.
As more and more transgender people share their stories, the public’s understanding of gender identity and expression builds. HRC works to educate the public and provide a range of resources on issues that transgender and gender nonconforming people face – from workplace discrimination, to securing identity documents, to finding culturally competent healthcare, to family and parenting issues, to combating violence – and to advocate for full inclusion and equality.
International Foundation for Gender EducationIFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Cis-gender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course – You!
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.  We have learned from listening to individuals and families dealing with intersex that:
        *Intersexuality is primarily a problem of stigma and trauma, not gender.
*Parents’ distress must not be treated by surgery on the child.
*Professional mental health care is essential.
*Honest, complete disclosure is good medicine.
*All children should be assigned as boy or girl, without early surgery.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
National Gay and Lesbian Task ForceThe National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people.  They’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.  Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.
OutServe is for Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans & Families.  OutServe has an active local Colorado-­Wyoming chapter.  They provide free legal counseling to service members with legal issues stemming from discrimination based on one’s perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender presentation, the regulations governing military service by HIV+ people, the regulations addressing military service by transgender persons, and offers assistance to veterans seeking to upgrade or correct their discharge paperwork.
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-­profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States.  This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

For decades, PFLAG has been proud to be a resource for parents, families, and friends of people who are transgender and gender expansive.  The more you know about various transgender and gender-expansive narratives and experiences, the more you will be able to provide the kind of love and support necessary to help your loved ones grow and lead a full and healthy life. – See more at: http://community.pflag.org/transgender#sthash.me3zokex.dpuf

Excellent British Transgender Advocate Site
Provides accurate, peer-­reviewed medical guidance.  This protocol was developed under the supervision of eight physicians with extensive experience in treating transgender patients.  This site provides a resource and contains references to additional materials that may be accessed for further study and shared with physicians, clinicians, other provider colleagues, and support staff to improve treatment capabilities as well as access to care for transgender patients.
RAD Remedy is dedicated to connecting trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care.  They have a searchable database to gender related care providers.
Tri-­Ess is a support organization for heterosexual crossdressers, their partners, family and friends.  This data base shows the chapters and where they can be found.
Serving the needs and interests of the Boston and area Transgender Community for over 25 years!
A temporary housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash.  This is a USA/Canada service, use at your own discretion.
Dedicated to improving communications between all of the various groups supporting the transgender communities in Michigan.
TransFamily is a support group in the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area for transgender and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others.  They provide referrals, literature, and over-­the-­phone information on all transgender issues.
The mission of Transgender Harmony is to provide resources and opportunities for the support of ALL transgender and gender variant persons in the pursuit of health and happiness in their lives.

TransMentors International Inc.

TransMentors International is a non-­profit organization which provides aid, support and assistance to Trans-­identified individuals.  They are committed to the health and well-­being of all members of the diverse community.  They provide an array of information services, educational materials, advocacy training, as well as personal assistance with safe housing, health, faith, resource referrals, emergency assistance and more.

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.
TrueChild helps donors, policy-makers and practitioners reconnect race, class, and gender through “gender transformative” approaches that challenge rigid gender norms and inequities. We are especially interested in the impact of gender on at-risk communities, including those that are of color, LGBTQ, or low income.

WPATH

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, HBIGDA), is a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.
The Department of Veteran Affairs has asked us to notify veterans about the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).  VRAP is a provision under the Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.  It allows qualified Veterans to receive up to 12 months of education assistance equal to the full-­time Montgomery GI Bill at the Active Duty rate, which is currently $1,473 per month.  The money is paid to the Veteran, who in turn pays the school for tuition, fees and books.
To be qualified, you must: Be 35 -­ 60 years old, unemployed on the day of application, and not dishonorably discharged; Start education or training after July 1, 2012, in a VA-­approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school leading to an associate degree, non-­college degree or a certificate for a high-­demand occupation as defined by the Department of Labor; Not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g. Post -­ 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment); Not be enrolled in a federal or state job training program within the last 180 days; Not receive VA compensation at the 100% rate due to individual unemployability (IU).
For more information on VOW, VRAP, high demand occupations, and how to apply, visit their website (Click the title) or call the VA National Call Center at 1-­800-­827-­1000.
Veterans  may  also  access  the  VRAP  through:
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-­portal/ebenefits.portal
For our members living in or from Kansas we share this new organizations link.  Please contact them for meeting times and locations as these are not public.

***If you would like your Transgender related organization added to this list please notify us by emailing, info@giccolorado.org