Transgender Resources

Resources for Transgender People

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.

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

Recent stories

Negative Transgender Imagery in Horror Films Explored From Silence of the Lambs to The X Files: I Want to Believe, horror and suspense films have long demonized transgender characters. A new article ranks "The Top 15 Transsexual Killer Movies." And "top" in this case really means the "worst."The article, by Greg Gaymon, appears on the horror film website Horror Year Book.
Hate-Crimes Against Transgender People Grow but Community Response Deepens The ten-year remembrance of Matthew Shepard’s murder is also the ten-year remembrance of Rita Hester’s.  Rita was a transgender woman from Boston, Massachusetts who was viciously stabbed to death on November 28, 1998.  Rita was murdered only one month after Matthew was brutally attacked and died in Laramie, Wyoming.
Transgender Voters Gain Visibility in Politics During this historic election cycle, transgender voters, an often-overlooked voting bloc, have capitalized on the power of communication and networking via the Internet. While issues such as marriage equality have begun to gain airtime during debates issues pertinent to transgender voters, their families and friends, have not been as publicly discussed.

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