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General information on gender diversity/transgender health and wellness:
- American Academy of Pediatrics: A variety of resources for families and gender diverse youth
- WPATH, World Professional Association for Transgender Health: Find a gender affirming provider in your area
Resources for members of the transgender/nonbinary/gender diverse community:
- https://tranzmission.org (Education, advocacy, and support for nonbinary and transgender people in Asheville and greater Western North Carolina)
- For QTPOC:
- The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/
- Vocal Coaching:
- https://prismaticspeech.com/ : Our staff specializes in rehabilitative voice therapy and transgender vocal training. Services folx in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia
- https://www.nccu.edu/communication-sciences-disorders-master-science/nccu-speech-language-and-hearing-clinics North Carolina Central University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic – Free/low-cost in-person and virtual vocal training for trans and gender-diverse folx in North Carolina
- https://transgendertransitioncoach.com/about/ (North Carolina Based)
- Trans Lifeline: A grassroots hotline and microgrants non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
- Trans in the South provides a directory of more than 400 Southern health service providers that the Campaign for Southern Equality team has confirmed to be trans-friendly and trans-competent.
- Asexual Visibility and Education Network; AVEN is the world’s largest online asexual community and has a large archive of resources on asexuality. https://www.asexuality.org
- Polyamory – Open Relationship & Polyamory Discussion Group hosted by Triangle Polyamory via Online Meetup. A welcoming, confidential, safe space to ask questions and share insights or experiences. Open to all from beginners through advanced-levels of experience. We welcome all orientations and gender identities to the discussions. Last Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm. RSVP via meetup.com (Note: RSVPs close one hour before start.)
- Find a local LGBT Center here: https://www.lgbtcenters.org/LgbtCenters
- Transcend Charlotte – Supporting folks (ages 18±) in Charlotte Mecklenburg and the adjoining counties in North & South Carolina. Resources and groups for trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary folx in North Carolina and South Carolina
- Point of Pride: Provides financial aid and direct support for trans folx in need of health and wellness care. Other programs include a free chest binder donation program, a free trans femme shapewear program, an annual transgender surgery fund, an electrolysis financial support program, and an HRT access fund.
- Trans-friendly hair salons:– Check out this list of trans-friendly hair salons and barber shops
Parents, Family Members, and Resources for Gender Diverse Youth
- LGBTQIA+ teen therapeutic support group: 8-week virtual group for teens in over 28 states. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information!
- Keshet; offers resources, programs, and events to Jewish LGBTQ youth and allies 13-24. https://www.keshetonline.org
- The Trevor Project
- TrevorSpace; An affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. https://www.trevorspace.org
- Q Chat Space; Provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country. https://www.qchatspace.org
- Youth Outright – Asheville, NC- Youth ages 11-20 years old. (Currently hosting programs via zoom & discord) https://www.youthoutright.org/programs
- Time Out Youth – Charlotte, NC . Time Out Youth Center serves LGBTQ youth ages 11-20. (currently hosting programs via Q Chat Space & Discord) https://www.timeoutyouth.org/youth/programs
- Sandhills Pride – Southern Pines, NC: Youth PRIDE Fridays. Location: Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills Teen Center (Zoom option available). 160 Memorial Park Ct. Southern Pines, NC 28387 Email: email@example.com
- LGBTQ+ Youth Help – Reliable sexual health information and resources that aim to be inclusive, non-judgmental and youth friendly.
Parents and Family Resources:
- LGBT Center of Raleigh – Groups and resources for LGBTQIA+ adolescents, adults, parents, and family members. Checkout the calendar of events above! Serving Youth and Young Adults ages 8-24 years old.
- FB: LGBT Center of Raleigh; Instagram: LGBTRALYOUTH
- LGBT Center of Durham – Groups and resources for LGBTQIA+ adolescents, adults, parents, and family members. Learn more here!
- Trans Family Support Network
- PFLAG (Virtual Support Groups)
- A Guide to Being an Ally and Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Youth – The Trevor Project
- Gender Spectrum: Free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, and caregivers. Including groups for Black trans, nonbinary and gender expansive teens and POC trans, nonbinary and gender expansive teens.
- Gender Spectrum Lounge; A global online community for gender-expansive teens, their families, and support professionals to connect, collaborate, and find resources. https://lounge.genderspectrum.org
- Here is a link to their PDF, Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers For Parents, Families, And Friends of People Who Are Transgender And Gender Expansive
- UCSF Transgender Care
- The Family Acceptance Project
- National Black Justice Coalition and the Cartoon Network: A guide to gender pronouns for Youth
- Center Link: A searchable data base of LGBTQ centers, including youth programs, across the US.
- Pronoun Use information – Struggling with getting your family/friends’ pronouns correct? Here are some resources to review!
Research on Mental Health and Gender Affirming Medical Care for Gender-Diverse Youth:
- Summary of Research Studies Supporting Gender-Affirming Medical Care
- Access to gender-affirming hormones during adolescence and mental health outcomes among transgender adults
- Gender-Affirming Care Linked To Less Depression, Lower Suicide Risk For Trans Youth
- National Survey on LGBT Youth Mental Health 2021
- Gender Identity 5 years After Social Transition
- Scientific misinformation and gender affirming care: Tools for providers on the front lines
- Hormone Therapy/Puberty Blockers:
- Queer Med (puberty blockers for children/teens and hormone therapy for teens/adults. Telemedicine in GA, AL, TN, NC, SC, FL, MS)
- Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care
- Duke Health Adult Gender Care
- UNC Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Clinic
- Avance Care (formerly (Formerly Mosaic Comprehensive Care) – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Plume: https://getplume.co/ Plume’s trans-specializing medical providers are available for questions, appointments, and information from the convenience of your smartphone. Cost: $99 Monthly Membership
- Folx Health – Virtual sessions with medical providers specializing in LGBTQIA+ healthcare, including HRT, PrEP, ED Treatment, and visits for general medical concerns.
- Surgical procedures (adults)
- Dr. Keelee MacPhee (Durham, North Carolina): “Working with the transgender and non-binary patient population since 2005, Dr. MacPhee has seen first-hand the positive and profound effects that surgical reconstruction can have on a person’s life. “
- Dr. Hope Cherie (Charlotte, North Carolina): “At Cosmetic Concierge, we understand the need to bring out the “real” you. Your consultation, transgender surgical procedures and follow-up visits will be done in our private, trans-friendly surgery center located in South End, Charlotte. We offer optional packages for out of town patients, which include all needed postoperative supplements, extra dressings and an additional garment. “Dr. Sherie provides notarized letters of gender reassignment to all clients on the day of their procedure to aid in changing of gender markers on driver’s licenses, birth certificates, passports, and other forms of identification.”
- UNC Urology Clinic: “UNC Urology is a regional leader in transgender care. We offer a full range of urologic services including primary gender affirming surgery (including metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty), penile prosthesis, and orchiectomy. We also specialize in the management of complications from gender affirmation, such as strictures and fistulas. In July 2019, the Department of Urology launched the UNC Transgender Health Program in order to improve access to UNC Healthcare for transgender patients in the region.”
- Crane Center (California and Texas): “We offer the full spectrum of Gender Reassignment Surgery procedures for transgender and non-binary individuals.”
- At home fertility services
Hotlines and Online Networks
- National Suicide Prevention Line, 24/7 suicide prevention hotline, Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Or clink https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/to chat with someone online.
- LGBT National Help Center; talk directly to other LGBTQ+ individuals, Call 888-843-4565 all ages, 800-246-7743 youth under 25, and 888-234-7243 Seniors 50+ or http://www.glnh.orgto chat online.
- The Trevor Helpline; 24/7 suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ+ youth, Call 1-866-488-7386, text 678-678, or https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-nowto chat online.
- SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline; The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages. Call Toll-Free 877-360-LGBT (5428)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline,24/7 domestic violence hotline, For any victims and survivors who need support, Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto https://www.thehotline.org/ or text LOVEIS to 22522.
- RAINN – Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, National sexual assault hotline 24/7, call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit https://www.rainn.org/to chat live.
- Sexually Transmitted Disease & AIDS/HIV Information Hotline, 1-800-CDC-INFO/1-800-232-4636 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 8 pm ET)