Resources for Transgender,
Transsexual, Intersex, and GenderQueer Individuals, Their Families & Friends
Quote from a female-to-male transsexual:
"I mistakenly came out to my mother as a lesbian in 1973;
she told me that I had an over-active imagination and watched too
When I came out to her as a transsexual 22 years later, she said:
'Are you sure you wouldn't rather go back to being just a lesbian?'"
- Author unknown -
- Be sure to check our list of
local GLBT community
groups to find other local
transgender/transgender-friendly groups here in the Valley.
Central Arizona Gender Alliance (CAGA)
An online place for all transgender/transsexual persons
and their allies to come together in Central Arizona. Our
website is a collage of information from all of the
transgender/transsexual groups in this area. Check out
our list of Central Arizona resources which includes
Arizona gender groups,
organizations, and local trans-friendly health and
Arizona Shelter Services
Effective 01/01/2009, this provider of housing services
for the homeless, will permit transgender individuals to be
housed at their shelters according to their gender identity.
- Sorted By Topic Area:
Children of Transgender Individuals:
An Online Community for Crossdressers,
the Transgender, Transsexuals, their Loved
Ones and Friends
Related Resources (from multiple sources):
family-oriented support group for heterosexual cross dressers, spouses,
partners and family members.
Multiple Topics Addressed in a Single
Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient
The mission of the Center of Excellence for
Transgender Health (CoE) is to increase access
to comprehensive, effective, and affirming
health care services for our trans and
An online educational tool created by the
Gender Identity Project
(GIP) at The Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York, NY. This
online resource contains information about and resources for trans, genderqueer,
gender non-conforming people and their allies, co-workers, partners, families
A site for transgender, transsexual and genderqueer young people
The following information and resources were
provided to us by one of our local PFLAGers, Daria. We
truly appreciate this enlightening and informative information!
Here are a few resources for
comprehending transsexualism. Transsexualism has been
around since womankind has. The significant difference
today is that now those who suffer from Gender Identity
Disorder have the medical means to more truly live as the
gender they believe themselves to be. Most of the books
on the subject tend to fall into two categories, cold clinical
books or sensationalistic freakish treatments.
Transsexualism, transvestism, cross-dressing, she-males, etc.,
are often lumped together but are in reality very different
and should be treated separately.
Just as the achievements of other
minority groups have been negated so have those of
transsexuals. Transsexuals are as varied as the general
population. Some have high achievements and scientists,
lawyers, doctors. Here are the links to the website’s
of a few -- there are many others.
Lynn Conway (website
2)-- Computer Scientist Electrical Engineer, Inventor,
Research Manager, Professor of Electrical and Computer
Science, Emerita University of Michigan
A few good books:
“True Selves” is one of the
best books describing transsexualism and is in a format that
is understandable by anyone. It is one of the most
compassionate treatments of the subject. It describes
the Dilemma and the resolution.
“Understanding Transsexualism for
Families, Friends, Co-Workers and Helping Professionals”,
Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley. (Publisher's
“Sex Changes – The Politics of
Transgendersim” by Pat Califia. Covers social,
political, and historical issues.
“Mirrors – Portrait of a Lesbian
Transsexual” Geri Nettick with Beth Elliot. The
heartbreaking and empowering story of a Geri Nettick in the
lesbian feminist community.