Resources

For families and youth who are transitioning, it is critical to have access to a wealth of resources that will educate, inform and support. This includes books, articles, therapists, medical doctors, community events and more. Special programming specifically for trans* youth will be listed here.

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CRISIS

Transgender Crisis Hotline

If you are transgender and in a crisis situation, you can call in the U.S. 877-565-8860.

The Trevor Project

This is another great place for help in a crisis situation. They can be reached at 866-488-7386.


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

Talking to your Pediatrician or Family Doctor (PDF)

(Combatting) Gender/Body Dysphoria (PDF)

Name Changes: Whom to Inform Checklist (PDF)

Binders

One of the key articles of clothing that transitioning FtM people need is a good binder. In order to appear more masculine, trans* guys want to minimize the appearance of breasts. Binders can be expensive. For those fortunate enough to successfully complete top surgery, the binders are no longer needed. You can donate your binders or get one from In a Bind, a program through the TransActive Gender Center.

Preparing for Surgery

If you are a trans man and getting ready for top surgery or a concerned parent, here are some pointers for packing and prepration. If you are just in the consult phase, here are some questions to ask the sugeon.

Recommended FTM Surgeons / Recommended MTF Surgeons

A list of surgeons noted for their Gender Reassignment surgeries. Stand with Trans also recommends the following surgeons:

 


TRANS YOUTH, FAMILY AND PARENTING

Ally Moms

Many of you out there do not have the support you so richly deserve. As “Ally Moms” we have lots of LOVE and understanding to go around. Do you need a friendly ear to just listen? Do you just want to ask a question or say “hello?” It is so important to us that anyone who is transitioning or thinking about coming out has the tools they need. What we can offer is a kind word, a loving, virtual hug, or perhaps a suggestion or two. We will not judge.

Trans Youth Equality Foundation

The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.

Trans Youth Family Allies

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

PFLAG

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools (PDF)

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools is a first-of-its-kind resource providing a blueprint for safe, supportive and inclusive school environments for transgender youth. The groundbreaking guide, written for administrators, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth, covers topics ranging from basic concepts of gender and the importance of affirming gender identity, to best practices for restroom access and working with unsupportive parents. For more information on the creation of this guide click here.


LEGAL RIGHTS

Change of Name

Changing One's Legal Name in Michigan (By County)

LAMBDA Legal

Changing Birth Certificate Sex Designations: State-By-State Guidelines

The Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is commutted to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

Know Your Rights

A Guid for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students.


COMMUNITIES

Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan

Affirmations

Affirmations is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization serving people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, housed in a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility in the heart of downtown Ferndale, at the Northern border of the City of Detroit.

FtM Detroit

A collective devoted to creating a safe space in which trans men in the greater Detroit area can build community, find support, and engage in activism.

Gender Identity Network Alliance

The purpose of GNA (a non-profit organization established in 2005) is to create positive social change supporting all forms of gender identity and expression through charitable, educational, and service works.

University of Michigan Transgender Support Groups

Various support groups and resources at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


OTHER INFORMATION

Stand with Trans Book List

We have compiled lists of transgender related children's books, young adult books, books for parents, adult books, documentaries, movies, and television shows. If you have read a book or seen a film that is not on our list, please let us know so we can update our list.

Putting Out the Trans Flags

The history behind the transgender flag, symbol, and colors.