Transgender Resources

Resources for Transgender People in Crisis

Transgender people in crisis should contact the following resources:

Transgender Organizations

Transgender Programs at LGBT Organizations

General Information and Resources

  • The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey is the largest survery of transgender people ever conducted. The data has also been broken down by race, ethnicity, and geography. The survey's results detail the extent of the poverty, discrimination, and violence faced by transgender people. The results are also available in Spanish.
  • Transgender Lives: Your Stories is an interactive campaign created by The New York Times to allow transgender people to tell their own stories in their own words.
  • I AM: Trans People Speak is a campaign created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and sponsored by GLAAD to raise awareness about the diversity of transgender communities. It lifts the voices of transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies.
  • The Trans 100 was an annual list of 100 amazing and inspiring trans Americans who are visible within their communities.
  • We Happy Trans is a website devoted to sharing positive stories from trans people everywhere.
  • TSER, Trans Student Educational Resources, provides trans information on school issues and supports efforts for creating policy change in school districts.

Know of a resource that might be added to this page? Contact GLAAD's Transgender Media Program.

Recent stories

Voters Stand Behind Transgender Mayor As GLAAD covered and blogged about at the beginning of November, voters in Oregon helped to make their own first this election year. The small town of Silverton elected America's first transgender mayor by an overwhelming 59%.
Transgender Veteran Returns to West Point Not once in its 206 year history has West Point, America's oldest military academy, knowingly invited a transgender person to speak. That is, until this month when Alyson Robinson, a senior pastor, former Army Officer and transgender woman was asked to speak to two classes at the elite institution.
Monica Canfield Lenfest - "What Does Transgender Day of Remembrance Mean to You?" The Transgender Day of Remembrance was observed Thursday, Nov 20. To commemorate the day, GLAAD blogged about issues relevant to the Day of Remembrance throughout that week. We asked transgender people and allies to respond to the question “What does the Transgender Day of Remembrance mean to you?”  The responses are still coming in and we are posting them as they do.  This response is from Monica Canfield-Lenfest.
Media Coverage of Transgender Day of Remembrance Grows, Remains Respectful One of the most important and somber days of the year for gay and transgender communities and our allies occurred last Thursday as communities around the world commemorated Transgender Day of Remembrance. While these events are primarily a way to memorialize and honor the lives of transgender people, media plays a key role in illuminating transgender experiences. Accurate and fair portrayals of Transgender Day of Remembrance events helps to expand public awareness and understanding of transgender lives.