Children and Youth
An alphabetized list of organizations that focus on supporting TGE (trans and gender expansive) children and youth, as well as their families and teachers
COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents and caregivers into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
Conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse children, their families and supporters, and professionals who serve them.
Gender Spectrum provides a range of resources for teens, parents, teachers, and practitioners working with LGBTQ+ individuals including online support groups, webinars and advocacy resources.
The Gender Wheel
The Gender Wheel Curriculum provides a holistic & nature-based approach to gender and draws from multiple disciplines for a broader understanding. Learning begins at the center of the Wheel with the Pronoun Circle and expands out through the Inside, Body, and Relationship Circles.
GLSEN is an education-based organization striving to create inclusive and safe classrooms for K-12 students and teachers regardless of gender and sexual orientation. They provide resources, curriculums, and programs for teachers while engaging in primary research and policy efforts. Their efforts focus on the four pillars of safety, respect, health, and leadership.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) brings together LGBTQ+ and their allies in the pursuit of advancing equality through support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG provides resources for members and the public.
Queerly Elementary provides services and resources to help school communities embrace lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer diversity.
Queer Kids Stuff
Queer Kids Stuff offers a portal for children and one for parents. The kids’ portal offers YouTube videos exploring queer kids experiences and explaining larger themes children may engage in. The parents’ portal provides a range of resources about LGBTQ+ children and youth.
Teaching for Change
By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens. They have suggested booklists for early childhood education.
Trans Educators Network
Network for transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary PreK-12 educators. Includes classroom teachers, school administrators and staff, paraeducators, teacher educators, after school educators, and anyone who works with youth or teachers. Includes listserve and local gatherings in some places.
TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation
An organization committed to enhancing the future lives of TransKids by educating schools, peers, places of worship, the medical community, government bodies, and society in general, in an effort to seek fair and equal treatment for all transyouth.
transyouth 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.
As a youth-led organization, TSER (Trans Student Educational Resources) is dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. TSER offers many resources including graphics, workshops, and leadership training.
Organizations that support TGE people of all ages
Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is 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, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
The Brown Boi Project
The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities.
El/La Para TransLatinas
We fight for the rights of translatinas. We work to build a world where translatinas feel they deserve to protect, love and develop themselves. By building this base, we support each other in protecting ourselves against violence, abuse and illness.
The oldest and largest collection of individuals focused on LGBTQ mental health. Their membership collectively offers a range of services, experience, specializations, and expertise. They work to promote awareness of the special skills our members have to offer the LGBTQ communities and the general public.
Intersex Society of North America
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
Maya Gonzalez Gender Month
Gonzalez, author/illustrator, provides a framework for understanding gender outside Western paradigms.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
Southerners On New Ground
Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of Black people, people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
TGI Justice Project
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
Organizations that support TGE children, youth and families in the SF Bay Area
Camp Indigo is a summer program designed to empower gender-expansive youth by creating a safe space in which to explore gender identity amongst peers. The camp is held in Berkeley and offers programs for ages 4-12. Scholarships available.
Our Family Coalition
Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.
QTPOC Parents Support Group
Held at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. Meets 4th Sundays, 1-3pm.
Transgender Parent Support Group
An ongoing group offered by Our Family Coalition for trans parents, prospective parents, and co-parents to connect and share what's on their minds. From the workplace to trans activism, transition to temper tantrums, discuss whatever you'd like in a safe space with friendly, supportive people. See the calendar for upcoming meetings.
The Unicorn Project
The Unicorn Project offers a free art and social group for gender variant and transgender children ages 3-12. Meetings are held at the Oakland Center for Behavioral Health. For more information including to RSVP and get up-to-date meeting times and locations, contact Rachel Pepper at RLPepper@Hotmail.com.