For Trans & Gender
Nonbinary (TGNB) Adults
+ Allies & Providers

(NOTE: If you come across a link that has incorrect information or is no longer active, please let me know so that I can fix or remove. Also, some of these vary in terms of when they were last active or updated, and therefore might also contain outdated terms that could potentially be triggering. )

Community  Resources

General Resources

Boston Area:

  • For trans-masc support: Compass -  first Thursday every month, from 7:00-9:00pm

  • Groups for TGNB tweens, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Varying time/day depending on group - $30/session (scholarships available). Contact: ldubelicsw@comcast.net or here for more info.

  • Group for TGNB people in their 30s & 40s. Tuesdays @ 5:30 - $60 + sliding scale. Contact: ben.kudler.licsw@gmail.com for more info

Providence Area:

  • CSPH (Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health) - offers support, resources, training, and therapy related to sex & sexuality

Gender Affirming Surgery

Seeking horomones or a letter of referral for surgery?

  • Plume - Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy by trans and nonbinary providers. Monthly membership rate ($99), including the cost of labs. Many states, the list is growing.

    • Also, they provide gender surgery assessments (free for members, $150 for non-members)

General Surgery Resources for all genders:

Surgery Resources for trans men, trans-masculine, and gender nonbinary people:

Surgery Resources for trans women, trans-feminine, and gender nonbinary people:

Mixed Resources

Name Change Resources

  • Remove your "dead name" (i.e., legal//designated name) from your own personal search browsers with this Chrome extension

Voice Therapy/Speech & Language Pathology - Please see an extensive list of resources at this link:

  • Telehealth & Online resources

  • Providence & RI resources

  • Boston & MA resources

 

For Allies, Friends, & Family

A Better Understanding & History of Gender

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  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves - Laura Erickson-Schroth (Ed): all-encompassing guide

  • Gender nonbinary identities: This is what gender nonbinary people look like (article)

  • Cathers Spectrum Model

  • Gender Queer: A Memoir (graphic novel) – Maia Kobabe

  • Singh - Trans Liberation (Ted Talk): See also: Moving from affirmation to liberation in psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming clients (Singh, 2016)

  • Queer: A Graphic History – Barker & Scheele (graphic novel)

  • Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Danger of a Single Story (Ted Talk)

Intersections at Racism & Decolonization

Trans is a historically white construct. Anti-racism is crucial.

  • A zine about decolonizing gender

Friends & Family Resources

Item Subtitle

  • Support group for family members of TGNB people: Remote through Dec 2020
  • GeMS (Boston Children's Hospital Gender Clinic) Resources: 
    • Bibliography: Recommendations for trans and gender expansive toddlers through young adults
    • Resource List: Gender-informative books, support spaces, organizations, etc. for children & adolescents
 

For Clinicians, Providers, Educators, & Administrators

For Higher Education Clinicians/Staff/Faculty

Helping trans and gender nonbinary students feel more respected & affirmed.

  • Trans Ally Common Missteps (Basic Rights Education Fund) PDF

  • Family Acceptance Project: Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Supporting Students PDF

  • LGBTcampus.org - Best Practices for Supporting Trans Students PDF

  • Developmental Pathways to Trans Inclusion on College Campuses (ACPA – Napavalley.edu) PDF

  • MA Trans Political Coalition: Serving Trans and GNC Students in Schools PDF

  • Mad Maps for Oppression: PDF

Clinician Guidelines, Research & Reading

Treatment Standards, Models, & Decolonization Considerations

Gender Affirming Care Guidelines

  • A Clinician’s Guide to Gender Affirming Care - Chang & colleagues (book)

  • APA Trans Care Guidelines

  • Trans Health Guidelines @ UCSF

  • Boston - Fenway Health Trans Care

  • WPATH Standards of Care Version 7

Understanding Gender & Minority Stress

  • National Center for Trans Equality Discrimination Survey

  • Cathers (2018) Spectrum Model of Sex, Sexuality, & Gender

  • Gender Minority Stress & Resiliency Model (GMSR; Testa et al., 2015)

    • See also: Suicidal Ideation in Transgender People: Gender Minority Stress & Interpersonal Theory Factors (Testa et al., 2017)

Decolonizing Gender & Moving Toward Liberation

  • Singh - Ted Talk

  • Singh, A. A. (2016). Moving from affirmation to liberation in psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming clients. American Psychologist, 71(8), 755–762. 

  • A zine about decolonizing gender

  • decolonizing trans/gender 101 - b. binaohan (book)

Training in Gender Affirming Care

Including the basics of affirming care, focused topics, & surgery assessment

A range of topics for mental health & medical providers:

  • Starting in Sept 2020: 4-session, monthly 90-minute discussion group about race & gender. For white clinicians who work with the TGNB community. See flyer here and register here - financial concerns click here.

  • Fenway Health Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health (offered every fall in Boston)

  • Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conf (through Mazzoni every summer) - a professional track + free community track

  • The Affirmative Couch: Training in LGBTQIAKP+ topics – more focused and advanced webinars + articles, e.g., self-compassion in young trans adults, minority stress & resilience, intersection of fat & trans, maintaining hope during Covid-19, etc

  • WPATH Global Education Initiative Courses – US & Worldwide trainings (note: WPATH has some problematic history related to representation of trans BIPOC in their leadership + training)

Surgery Assessment Focused:

  • *COMING IN NOV 2020* - I am offering an advanced surgery assessment-focused training with particular attention to power dynamics for cis and white clinicians. Stay tuned, and reach out for more info.

  • Best practices for mental health providers in providing gender affirming assessments for surgery referral letters. Free Webinar (45 min). Created by Sarah Eley, LICSW at Fenway Health.

  • The Gender ASSET by Cold Meier St. Amand, PhD - an extensive course (includes workbook, CEUs, & PDF docs) - Note: This training is somewhat dated with a more extensive assessment process than what is typically clinically indicated for adults, but still excellent material!

  • Note - more focused surgery trainings are also offered through the Fenway Health and WPATH trainings as well, though typically offered in conjunction with the larger conference.

Recommendations for ALL

Books, Websites, & Social Media

Please note that if you come across any problematic writing, images, or other content from the recommendations I share, I am always open to feedback and suggestions.

Books

For Art Therapists:

Websites/Newsletters

  • MTPC (Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition) - sign up for their newsletter

    • Guidelines for name change in MA + many other resources

  • Boston Area - The List - Boston's Queer Agenda - sends monthly event listings, classifieds, and housing newsletters + Facebook page

Social Media Accounts

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734.635.0424

  • Instagram

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