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How to Be an Ally to Transgender Older Adults

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and FORGE are thrilled to share the new toolkit How to Be an Ally to Transgender Older Adults.

July 2021 | FORGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Cómo ser aliado de las personas mayores transgénero

El Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre el Envejecimiento LGBT y FORGE están encantados de compartir el nuevo conjunto de herramientas Cómo ser un aliado de los adultos mayores transgénero.

July 2021 | FORGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Pride Action Tank

Pride Action Tank brings together and supports the work of subject matter experts as well as people directly impacted by challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community to envision and realize practical and longer-term policy solutions. Moreover, Pride Action Tank fuels collaborations among organizations, departments, experts, policy-makers and community members in order to fill in gaps and ensure better support for all people in LGBTQ+ communities. Our work focuses on six overlapping issue areas: housing, health, safety, financial security, youth and aging.

May 2021

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Tips for Working with LGBT Older Adults

This fact provides useful tips for working with and supporting LGBT older adults.

March 2021 | FORGE

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Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

Updated May 18, 2020 - This publication highlights provides new research, resources, practical tips and suggested actions to help create inclusive and welcoming services for LGBT older adults.

May 2020 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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To Survive on This Shore: 5 Years Later

An interview with Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre regarding their groundbreaking project To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults.

April 2020 | Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre

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Persad Center

Persad Center is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ+ communities and the HIV/AIDS-affected communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA.

April 2020

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   412-441-9786

Prepare for COVID-19: Tips and Resources for LGBT Elders and those living with HIV

Because LGBT elders and older people living with HIV are at higher risk for experiencing the COVID-19 virus more acutely, it is important to take steps to make emergency plans that can help reduce your risk of contracting the virus.

March 2020 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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San Francisco First in Nation to Fund Services for Transgender Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Press release from San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services announcing funding to start services for Transgender Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities.

February 2020 | San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services

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Aging Rainbows

Aging Rainbows is a not for profit, 100% volunteer run organization with no paid employees. We are a collaborative group of like minded individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and allies who are driven by one primary goal, to make the world a better place for all individuals!

November 2019

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Aging While Transgender - Unique Issues

This fact sheet explores unique issues related to being transgender and aging.

November 2018 | SAGE

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The TransGenerational Theatre Project at SAGE: A Q&A with Christian Hansen Appel – SAGE’s Women’s and Arts and Culture Program Manager

The TransGenerational Theatre Project is a multigenerational applied theatre project based at SAGE that brings together transgender and gender non-conforming people of all ages to create theatre from their ideas.

November 2017 | Christian Hansen Appel

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Hoja Informativa: Salud Del Seno Y El Envejecimiento En La Comunidad LGBT

Hoja Informativa: Salud Del Seno Y El Envejecimiento En La Comunidad LGBT

March 2017 | Por Elías Grossman, MSW, defensor de la comunidad, Susan G. Komen Pudget Sound

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Identifying the Transgender Population in the Medicare Program

Research study on how to identify and describe the transgender population in the Medicare program using administrative data. This is an Open Access Article published in Transgender Health by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

December 2016 | Kimberly Proctor, Samuel C. Haffer, Erin Ewald, Carla Hodge, and Cara V. James

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2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Executive Summary

Executive summary of the 2015 Transgender Survey.

December 2016 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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2015 U.S. Transgender Survey

With almost 28,000 respondents, the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people.

December 2016 | National Center for Transgender Equality: Sandy, E. James, Jody L. Herman, Susan Rankin, Mara Keisling, Lisa Mottet, and Ma'ayan Anafi

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2015 U.S. Transgender Survey - Resumen Ejecutivo

Con casi 28,000 participantes, La Encuesta Estadounidense Trans del 2015 (U.S. Transgender Survey o USTS) es la encuesta más grande jamás realizada de las vidas y experiencias de personas trans.

December 2016 | National Center for Transgender Equality: Sandy, E. James, Jody L. Herman, Susan Rankin, Mara Keisling, Lisa Mottet, and Ma'ayan Anafi

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Inclusive Questions for Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Revised in 2016 - This guide helps service providers learn how to ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to older adults in safe and respectful ways.

December 2016 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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From This Day Forward – Q&A interview with Documentary Director, Sharon Shattuck and her parents Trisha and Marcia.

This Q&A explores the real life family story behind the creation of From This Day Forward - a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations.

October 2016 | Sharon Shattuck and her parents Trisha and Marcia Shattuck

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Expecting Rejection: Understanding the Minority Stress Experiences of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals

Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals often are the target of enacted or external (i.e.,distal) experiencesofstigma, discrimination, andviolence,whicharelinked toadversehealth,particularly psychological distress.

September 2016 | Brian A. Rood, Sari L. Reisner, Francisco I. Surace, Jae A. Puckett, Meredith R. Maroney, and David W. Pantalone

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Medicare Changes for Transgender Older Adults

Until recently, Medicare has not had specific guidance about how to address the unique needs of transgender older adults. That is changing.

July 2016 | SAGE & Justice in Aging

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Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies (updated May 2016) provides model policies on the following topics.

May 2016 | Lambda Legal, Human Rights Campaign, Hogan Lovells, New York City Bar

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Equal Access for Transgender People Supporting Inclusive Housing and Shelters

This guide produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides guidance on the HUD Equal Access Rule and supporting the inclusion of Transgender people in housing and shelters.

March 2016 | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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PrEP - Transcending Barriers for Safer Pleasure a Publication for Transgender Women

The resource guide was written by Project Inform and Outshine NW for women who are transgender and for other trans/gender-variant people who were assigned male sex at birth.

February 2016 | Project Inform

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Know Your Rights A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates

A guide prepared by Lambda Legal for Trans or gender non-conforming people and their advocates.

December 2015 | Lambda Legal

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Transgender Women and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention

Issue Brief Addresses Transgender Women, PrEP Research, And Hormone Concerns

December 2015 | National Center for Innovation in HIV Care Samantha Marquez and Sean Cahill

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Trans Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self-Help Guide to Healing and Understanding

Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self-Help Guide to Healing and Understanding

September 2015 | FORGE

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TransLine

TransLine is a national online transgender medical consultation service that offers health care providers up-to-date transgender clinical information and individualized case consultation across a broad range of clinical transgender issues.

February 2015 | TransLine

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To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and gender variant older adults

This Q& A is with the co-founders of To Survive on this Shore -- a collaborative project that combines photographs of transgender and gender variant people over the age of fifty with interviews about their life experiences with respect to gender, identity, age, and sexuality and provides a nuanced view into the complexities of aging as a transgender person.

January 2015 | Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre

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Issues of Aging in the M2F Trans Community

This article is an insightful first-person account of aging issues that trans women face today.

November 2014 | Cici Kyttten

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Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

November 2014

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Know-How: The Trans Person's Guide to Get or Change All of the Life Documents and Essential Paperwork You'll Need to Make Your Way in the World

This publication is chock-full of specific steps and how-to’s to help transgender people in New York State manage the process of changing names, gender markers, and identity documents from driver’s licenses to passports.

October 2014 | Planned Parenthood's Out for Health; Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults, Ages 45-75

Out and Visible explores the aging realities of LGBT people, as well as their fears, beliefs, behaviors and aspirations in areas such as healthcare, finance and retirement, support systems, housing and sources of information.

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults (Infographic)

This infographic highlights a few key findings from SAGE's report "Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults."

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults (Exec. Summary)

The Executive Summary of "Out and Visible" details highlights from SAGE's uniquely comprehensive, nationally representative quantitative study on aging among LGBT people. The study was conducted in March 2014 by Harris Poll.

October 2014 | SAGE

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Creating End-of-Life Documents for Trans Individuals: An Advocate's Guide

This publication is a guide to creating end-of-life documents with specific language that protects the interests of transgender individuals in having their gender identity and expression respected.

October 2014 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Whitman-Walker Health

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Best Practices for Asking Questions to Identify Transgender and Other Gender Minority Respondents on Population-Based Surveys

This report assesses current practices in sex and gender-related population research and offers strategies for establishing consistent, scientifically rigorous procedures for gathering information relevant to the needs and experiences of transgender people and other gender minorities.

September 2014 | Williams Institute

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Providing Services to Transgender Older Adults: Tips for SMP Staff and Volunteers

This tip sheet, developed by SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and FORGE Transgender Aging Network, is intended for SMP staff and volunteers to provide basic information on working with transgender older adults.

September 2014 | SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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Transgender Older Adults & Medicare Fraud Prevention

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and FORGE Transgender Aging Network developed this handout to be given out to transgender older adults as part of the Senior Medicare Patrol volunteer program. It provides information about specific issues related to Medicare fraud protection and the transgender community.

September 2014 | SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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Medicare and Transgender-Related Care

On May 30, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Appeals Board (DAB), an independent federal appeals board, ruled that Medicare must cover medically necessary care for individuals with gender dysphoria, just as it covers medically necessary care for those with other medical conditions.

June 2014 | Aaron Tax, Director of Federal Relations, SAGE

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Medicare And Transgender People

This fact sheet outlines the coverage now provided to transgender people under Medicare, as of May 2014.

May 2014 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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TGI Network of RI

TGI Network of Rhode Island is the only statewide organization providing support and advocacy for the TGI community in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. The mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education.

February 2014

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   (401) 441-5058

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies is designed to assist hospitals to not only align with the best practices in the field for transgender patients but also to comply with legal and regulatory mandates.

November 2013 | Lambda Legal, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, New York City Bar Association

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Robyn Sullivan on SAGEWorks

Robyn Sullivan, a recent New York City resident, shares her story on how she found help and a job through SAGEWorks.

November 2013 | Christina DaCosta, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders & The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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LGBT People: Let's Talk About Ageism

This article was originally written on The Huffington Post by Robert Espinoza, the Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).

August 2013 | Robert Espinoza

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Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff

In collaboration with transgender health care providers, researchers and front-line staff, Fenway Institute of Health created a helpful tool of best practices for front-line health care staff to provide affirmative care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

April 2013 | The National LGBT Health Education Center

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FORGE Transgender Aging Network

FORGE is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).

January 2013

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Federal Update: ACA and Gender Discrimination

This news update describes the clarification that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s Healthcare Reform Law, bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping, which may include discrimination based on sexual orientation.

September 2012 | Aaron Tax, SAGE

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Health Care Rights and Transgender People

This document outlines the health care rights of transgender people and how to file complaints of health care discrimination.

August 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Trans Aging: We're Still Here!

This fact sheet offers an overview of some of the issues facing transgender older adults and answers some common questions.

July 2012 | Lamda Legal

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Top 10 Ways to Begin Creating LGBT Safety & Inclusivity for Aging Services

A handy list of tips for aging service providers on creating LGBT-affirming programs and agencies.

June 2012 | SAGE/National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being.

June 2012 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and the National Center for Transgender Equality

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Gaining Visibility: The Challenges Facing Transgender Elders

This article examines the realities of various transgender older adults around the country, from North Carolina to Colorado. This article originally appeared in “Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults,” by SAGE and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

May 2012 | Sean Kennedy

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I have a Transgender Client…Now What?

This fact sheet for service providers of older adults provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding transgender clients.

May 2012 | Loree Cook-Daniels, Policy Director, FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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Long-term Services and Supports for Transgender People

This article discusses the policy implications of the growing number of transgender older adults and the need for increased long-term services and support for this marginalized population.

May 2012 | Harper Jean Tobin, Policy Counsel, National Center for Transgender Equality

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Transgender Inclusion for LGBT Organizations

This article addresses how organizations serving LGBT older adults can better serve transgender people.

May 2012 | Harper Jean Tobin, Policy Counsel, National Center for Transgender Equality

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Growing Older and Being Trans

Hawk Stone discusses a series of issues that significantly affect the well-being of older trans people, taking into account not just aging, but long-term effects of transition, coming out as trans in a relative vacuum of peers and resources, and the psychological ramifications of a medical emergency outing someone who’s lived in a community for years where no one knows he or she is transgender.

May 2012 | Justin Cascio, TransHealth

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Driver's License Policies State by State

This interactive map, developed by National Center for Transgender Equality, shows the policies of each state for changing name and gender designation on driver's licenses.

April 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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A Blueprint for Equality: A Federal Agenda for Transgender People

The Blueprint for Equality presents an ambitious agenda for the transgender equality movement through federal policy change.

March 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Tacoma Lesbian Concern

Tacoma Lesbian Concern is a non-profit organization that provides local lesbians with social activities, networking opportunities, and education and political awareness. The organization also offers a monthly calendar of activities and rotating events.

March 2012 | tacomalesbianconcern@gmail.com

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Know Your Rights: Fair Housing and Transgender People

This document outlines the housing rights of transgender people and how to file complaints of housing discrimination.

March 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This publication addresses the issue of how to obtain sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings. It provides guidance on how to ask questions on patient registration forms and how clinicians can ask questions during medical visits. This second brief addresses concerns about confidentiality with EHRs and other potential barriers to collecting data on LGBT identity.

February 2012 | The Fenway Institute

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Understanding the New Passport Gender Change Policy

This resource from the National Center for Transgender Equality provides information about when you need a passport and addresses specific concerns for transgender people, including how to change your name and gender information on your passport, how to apply for a new passport, and more.

January 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Executive Summary: The Health Report: Resilience and Disparities among LGBT Older Adults

This is an executive summary of the full report.

November 2011 | Karen Fredericksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, and Jayn Goldsen

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The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults

This publication is the first national federally-funded project to examine LGBT aging and health. It documents significant health disparities impacting LGBT older adults as they age, including disability, physical and mental distress, victimization, discrimination, and lack of access to supportive aging and health services.

November 2011 | Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, PhD, Hyun-Jun Kim, PhD, Charles A. Emlet, PhD, Anna Muraco, PhD, Elena A. Erosheva, PhD, Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, MSW, Jayn Goldsen, BS, Heidi Petry, PhD

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Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People

The goal of this publication is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment.

October 2011 | The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

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Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project

The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/gender queer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.

September 2011

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Helena Bushong: In Her Own Words

Helena Bushong, a 60-year-old trans woman who lives with HIV, tells us her story.

September 2011 | Helena Bushong

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Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

Through a partnership with several organizations, the purpose of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey was to measure the experiences of discrimination within the transgender community. The results show that transgender people faced bias that affects all areas of life.

September 2011 | National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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The Age of LGBT Aging (Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference)

The Age of LGBT Aging was the Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference. The conference was hosted by the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Additionally, this speech was posted on the web site for Southerners on New Ground (SONG).

July 2011 | Robert Espinoza

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Trans Power and Control Tactics

This short document lists trans-specific power and control tactics that can be used against and by trans people in couple relationships.

July 2011 | FORGE

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FORGE Transgender Aging Network Services and Resources

A list of available services and resources about transgender aging.

June 2011 | FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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Selected Transgender Aging Network Publications

A list of various policy briefs, practice tips and other documents available about transgender aging.

June 2011 | FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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Veterans Health Administration Transgender Healthcare Directive

Q & A by National Center for Transgender Equality explaining the transgender healthcare directive issued by the Veterans Health Administration.

June 2011 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults into Aging Policy and Practice

The National Academy on an Aging Society teamed up with SAGE to publish this edition of the Public Policy and Aging Report discussing a number of different policy areas as they relate to LGBT aging.

June 2011 | National Academy on an Aging Society; SAGE

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Fear, Discrimination and Abuse: Transgender Elders and the Perils of Long-Term Care

This is a short, basic article on scenarios transgender older adults may face in assisted living or long-term care facilities. It cites FORGE and Loree Cook-Daniels, as well as Improving the Lives and Injustice at Every Turn.

March 2011 | Daniel Redman, AgingToday

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Quick Tips for Caregivers of Transgender Clients

Tips from FORGE/Transgender Aging Network, a partner of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

March 2011 | FORGE/Transgender Aging Network

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Injustice at Every Turn: Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

Study released by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) about the level of discrimination against the transgender population.

February 2011 | The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

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Answers to Your Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

This publication is a fact sheet, written in a Q&A format, about transgender issues, differences between sex and gender, types of discrimination transgender people may face, ways to be supportive of trans friends or family, and a significant listing of resources and places to seek out more information.

January 2011 | American Psychological Association

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Talking About Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws

This short booklet gives the reader talking points when faced with conversations that cite falsehoods or misinformation about transgender inclusion (such as "bathroom panic"). It also highlights non-discrimination policies and ultimately summarizes why transgender people should be protected with regard to employment, housing, and public accommodations.

January 2011 | Movement Advancement Project

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Letter from Social Security Administration to National Center for Transgender Equality Explaining Gender Data as Optional

This letter from the Social Security Administration to the National Center for Transgender Equality explains that gender data is optional, and should not be a basis for any adverse action against an employee. The letter recommends that employers not submit gender data to avoid any problems.

November 2010 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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ID Please: A Guide to Changing California and Federal Identity Documents to Match Your Gender Identity

This guide provides details on how people can petition to change their name and gender in California on various state and Federal documents, including information regarding the Social Security Administration, U.S. Passport Agency, Department of Motor Vehicles, and birth certificates.

September 2010 | Transgender Law Center

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Overcoming Voting Obstacles: A Resource From the National Transgender Equality Council

Transgender people may find voting to be an intimidating process for many reasons. This document lays out the issues that transgender people may face when attempting to vote and ways to overcome those issues.

September 2010 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Joint statement by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and National Center for Transgender Equality About Don't Ask, Don't Tell

This is a joint statement by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and National Center for Transgender Equality explaining what it means to be transgender in the Armed Forces in light of the then-pending repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

July 2010 | National Center for Transgender Equality and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)

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State by State Guide to Laws That Prohibit Discrimination Against Transgender People

This fact sheet (from 2010) covers what states specifically have laws against discriminating against transgender people in employment, housing, and public accommodations. States covered include: CA, CO, HI, IL, IA, MD, ME, MN, NJ, NM, NC, OR, RI, VT, WA, and Washington DC.

January 2010 | National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Snapshot Report: Advancing Transgender Equality

In this publication, the Movement Advancement Project discusses the barriers to equality and challenges the transgender population faces. The four major categories covered are: physical and mental health, safety and physical security, legal documentation and relationships, and employment and self-sufficiency.

August 2009 | Movement Advancement Project

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2009 Directory of LGBTQ People of Color Organizations and Projects in the U.S.

Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues has updated the directory of organizations listed in “Building Communities: Autonomous LGBTQ People of Color Organizations in the U.S,” and included projects housed in broader-themed organizations that explicitly address LGBTQ people of color.

January 2009 | Funders for LGBTQ Issues

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Sexual Violence, Elder Abuse, and Sexuality of Transgender Adults Age 50+: Results of Three Surveys

This article includes information on what transgender older adults view as elder abuse, along with their experiences of sexual violence.

June 2008 | Loree Cook-Daniels and Michael Munson

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Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People

This guide will provide practical ideas for how LGBT organizations can take concrete steps to providing a more welcoming environment for transgender people. It will also directly address the challenges and opportunities that arise in this process.

January 2008 | Lisa Mottet; Justin Tanis

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10 Tips for Working with Transgender Individuals

This tip sheet is intended for health care providers to become more culturally competent in working with transgender individuals.

October 2005 | Transgender Law Center

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Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People

Homelessness is a crisis in the United States. With this challenge, it can be hard for shelters to figure out how to make their shelters safe for transgender people. This publication is for shelters that wish to make their shelters safe for all people by making a few minor but important policy adjustments.

January 2003 | National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Coalition for the Homeless

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Transgender Elders and SOFFAS: A primer

This paper was originally presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in August 2002. It is an introductory explanation of the issues and concerns of aging transgender people and SOFFAS (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies), to begin the dialogue on what inclusion of trans people will really mean.

August 2002 | Loree Cook-Daniels

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Audre Lorde Project

A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

September 2000

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   718-596-0342

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound

We are a non profit that supports Transgender, Non Binary, Agender, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex, Genderfluid, Two-Spirit, Gender Diverse, and questioning individuals in Washington State through support groups, HRT supply kits, financial aid, and advocacy. We currently offer 4-5 online groups per week and several events.

March 2000 | Learn More Go to Web Site   |   (253) 383-2318