The Trevor Project: The leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning and other queer youth.
Trans Lifeline: This non-profit, dedicated to the well being of transgender people, runs a crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people (of all ages).
National Center for Transgender Equality: Transgender equality advocates, led by Mara Keisling, who provide a powerful, transgender presence in Washington D.C. NCTE is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.
GLAAD: This national non-profit organization empowers LGBT people to tell their stories, and works with the media to shape the narrative about LGBT issues in order to provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
Human Rights Campaign: As the largest national LGBT civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
National LGBTQ Task Force: The National LGBTQ Task Force works to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.
SPART*A: An LGBT military organization advocating equality in the military and providing development to service members of the US Armed Forces.
Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA): Tava fights to ensure that transgender veterans receive appropriate care with the Veteran Health Administration and helps educate the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense on issues regarding fair and equal treatment of transgender people.
Straight for Equality: A national outreach and education project created by PFLAG National to empower straight allies who don’t necessarily have a family connection to the LGBT community. Offering resources on how to be an ally to a trans person.
TransLatina Coalition: The Translatina Coalition advocates for the specific needs of the trans Latina immigrants who reside in the US and plan advocacy strategies that would improve their quality of life.
TransLatina Network: Translatina is a network with both a local and national focus, made up of Latina transgender women whose main aim is to promote the healthy development of trans people through the delivery of a wide range of information, promotion, outreach in education and capacity-building, allowing the creation of a safe and productive environment for transgender women.
Gender Proud: Gender Proud’s goal is to elevate transgender justice and equality by telling new and empowering stories about the trans experience. Our global work focuses on empowering marginalized transgender communities around the world to advocate for their own legal rights.
Transgender Law Center: This group 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.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Transgender Law Project: The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: A legal resource group whose mission is to end discrimination and achieve equality for transgender people, particularly those in our most vulnerable communities.
LA LGBT Legal Services: With a team of staff and volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and interns, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is the country’s largest community-based provider of LGBT legal services.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) : An international multidisciplinary professional association which promotes evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.
The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: Promotes healthy futures for trans youth by providing services, research, training and capacity building that is developmentally informed, affirmative, compassionate and holistic for gender non-conforming children and trans youth.
Los Angeles Gender Center: The Los Angeles Gender Center provides an environment of support, understanding, and safety while helping people explore issues of gender and sexuality. We specialize in gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy.
Transgender Health Program at the Los Angeles LGBT Center: This program is Southern California’s largest and most comprehensive provider of healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming people. The Center offers hormone therapy, pre- and post- surgical care, and trans-sensitive primary care.
The Transgender Health Program at St. John’s Well Child & Family Center: Provides comprehensive transgender health services in a safe and welcoming environment where you are free to be yourself.
FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Gender Spectrum: Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
PFLAG National: The nation’s largest family and ally organization, uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer 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.
Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA): TYFA empowers young people & their families through support, education, & outreach about gender identity & expression.
Lambda Legal Transgender Parents Program: Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
COLAGE: Kids of Trans Community: COLAGE unites people with LGBT and/or queer parents 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.
LGBT Youth Center: Provides LGBT youth with a center where they can thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society.
Transforming Family: A Los Angeles-based family support group creating a safe place for children and parents to explore issues of gender identity.
Ackerman Institute for the Family, Gender & Family Project: Empowers youth, families and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training and research. GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family.
Camp Aranu’tiq: Summer camp for transgender kids, teens, and families who might not fit in at other camps, or who want to be at camps with kids like them.
The Tyler Clementi Foundation: A foundation focused on creating a new story of inclusion, dignity and acceptance for other youth and their families as a way to honor the memory of their son.
Schools In Transition: A Guide for supporting transgender students in K-12 schools.
SCHOLARSHIPS & THE ARTS
The Point Foundation: The National LGBT Scholarship Fund empowers promising students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite the obstacles put before them, to make a significant impact on society.
Trans Chorus of Los Angeles: TCLA is the largest group of trans and gender non-conforming people anywhere in the world who gather together regularly to raise their voices in song. TCLA provides a safe, comfortable environment for its members to raise their voices, and also provides an opportunity for audiences to appreciate high-quality, vocal entertainment from an inspiring group of trans people.
California Trans Can Work: Created to promote California as a “truly transgender- positive workplace” and create a model for the rest of the country.
LA LGBT Center Transgender Economic Empowerment Program (TEEP): TEEP offers services to help transgender women and men develop professional skills, find employment with trans-friendly employers and thrive in the workplace.