Children and Youth

An alphabetized list of organizations that focus on supporting TGE children and youth, as well as their families and teachers.


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

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.


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.


An alphabetized list of 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.

Gender Spectrum

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.

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.