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Transgender Family Resources

If you are a youth or adult with one or more transgender parents, we hope the following resources will give you opportunities to connect to community and find resources to support you. This list is also helpful for transgender parents and families looking for resources, support or advocacy opportunities. Please do not hesitate to email kidsoftrans@colage.org to connect with our Program Coordinator for more information about our Kids of Trans Program. GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR TRANSGENDER PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN COLAGE COLAGE is the only national youth-driven network of people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parents. Living in a world that treats our families differently can be isolating or challenging. By connecting us with peers who share our experiences, COLAGE helps us become strong advocates for ourselves and our families. Programs include: local chapters, online communities, visibility and support resources, Pen Pal program, the Just For Us publication, youth activism development, local and regional events, and national education and advocacy. The COLAGE Kids of Trans program offers workshops and presentations at national and regional events as well as resources and programs specifically for people with one or more transgender parent/s. (415) 861-5437. Fax: (415) 255-8345 kidsoftrans@colage.org, www.colage.org – Kids of Trans program: www.colage.org/programs/trans – Pen Pal program: www.colage.org/programs/penpals/ – 2nd Gen program (LGBTQQ people with LGBT parents): http://www.colage.org/programs/2ndgen/ FORGE – For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression FORGE is a national education, advocacy and support umbrella organization supporting FTMs, partners, family member, and allies.  Materials addressing racism, positive sexuality, violence, and transition.  Many resources for building healthy families, resolving problems in relationships, and parenting skills.  www.forge-forward.org.  414-278-6031 PFLAG Maintains more than 450 affiliate chapters across the country. Some include members of the Transgender Support Special Outreach Network. Parents, Family, Friends of Lesbians and Gays, (202) 638-1101 Fax: (202) 638-0243 PFLAG’s transgender network (T-NET) can be found at http://pflag.org/TNET.tnet.0.html National Center for Transgender Equality NCTE works for the advancement of transgender people using collaboration, education, and empowerment. 202-903-0112. www.nctequality.org NGLTF – Transgender Civil Rights Project NGLTF is a national progressive organization working for LGBT civil rights. Their Transgender Civil Rights Project works to increase the number of state, local and federal laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender expression and identity. 202-393-5177 http://thetaskforce.org/issues/transgender NCLR NCLR advocates for the legal rights of transgender people in the area of parenting, custody/visitation, second-parent adoption, and other important issues. They also provide legal information and referrals. Call 800-528-6257 or visit www.nclrights.org. Transgender Law and Policy Institute A non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. http://www.transgenderlaw.org/ EMAIL SUPPORT GROUPS COLAGE on-line communities Moderated online lists for youth and...

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