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Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
Note at this time this is not a 24 hour hotline.

The Trevor Project: Suicide Hotline for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386

The Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Hotlines USA: 1-800-784-2433 & 1-800-273-8255
Deaf Hotline: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services Hotline: 1-888-999-5545 English & 1-888-568-8332 Español




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For legal help we suggest that you call GLAD (1-800-455-4523) or Lambda Legal (1-866-542-8336).
Both True Colors and the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collectives has a list of doctors and therapists.

Doctors & Therapists:

CTAC's
Being Trans Friendly: A Health Care Provider's Manual

You can find information on doctors and therapists on the True Colors website in their Resource Directory on pages 23-24 they have a list of  General Family, OB/GYN, Pediatricians, Endocrinology doctors and page 29 they have a list of therapists.

Transgender Surgeries in the US

CT Insurance Commissioner’s Bulletin IC-37 for insurance coverage for gender dysphoria


Medicare

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies
http://www.lambdalegal.org/publications/fs_transgender-affirming-hospital-policies


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Schools:

University of Connecticut Gender Transition Guidelines

MODEL DISTRICT POLICY ON TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING
http://www.transequality.org/Resources/ModelTransPolicy.pdf

Safe School Research Brief 13: Understanding Safe Schools for Transgender Students
http://www.casafeschools.org/CSSC_Research_Brief_13.pdf

MODEL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY REGARDING TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING STUDENTS
http://www.casafeschools.org/csscmodelpolicy1209.pdf

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GLAD - "Transgender Legal Issues in New England
CWEALF & GLAD - "Connecticut: Legal Protections for Transgender People
Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) - "Discrimination is Illegal" poster

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Human Rights
http://www.amnestyusa.org/lgbt-human-rights/page.do?id=1011002

Transgender Law and Policy Institute
http://www.transgenderlaw.org/index.htm

Getting Down to Basics: Tool Kit
http://www.lambdalegal.org/take-action/tool-kits/getting-down-to-basics/

Non-Discrimination Laws that include gender identity and expression
http://www.transgenderlaw.org/ndlaws/index.htm


For the Guys:

Binding FAQ
Binding: Creating a Male-Looking Chest


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Family & Professional Resources:

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity
American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/transgender.pdf

An Overview of U.S. Trans Health Priorities: A Report by the Eliminating Disparities Working Group
http://www.lgbthealth.net/downloads/research/US_Trans_Health_Piorities.pdf

Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family and Community Medicine
http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=protocol-00-00

How to Start a Transgender Clinic Guide
A step by step guide for health care providers and community organizers. This printable PDF will guide you though the structure of setting up a Transgender Clinic.
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/issues/health/how-to-start-a-transgender-clinic

10 Tips for Working with Transgender Patients
This fact sheet helps providers understand the barriers that can exist between transgender people and our families and good health care. It also gives common-sense tools to providers to work with patients to improve quality of care.
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/issues/health/10tips

Transtherapy
Gender identity and mental health
Best practices for office and intake staff serving transgender patients and clients
Page 1
Page 2

Outreach Program for Children with Gender-Variant Behaviors and Their Families
Children's National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20010
http://www.childrensnational.org/DepartmentsandPrograms/default.aspx?Id=6178&Type=Program&Name=Gender%20and%20Sexuality%20Psychosocial%20Programs

If you are concerned about your child’s gender behaviors: A parent’s guide
Children's National Medical Center
http://www.childrensnational.org/files/PDF/DepartmentsAndPrograms/Neuroscience/Psychiatry/GenderVariantOutreachProgram/GVParentBrochure.pdf

Teaching Transgender
http://transequality.org/Resources/NCTE_Teaching_Transgender.pdf

Caseworkers with LGBTQ Clients
http://data.lambdalegal.org/publications/downloads/gdtb_caseworkers-with-lgbtq-clients.pdf

Promoting Health for Transgender Women: Transgender Resources and Neighborhood Space (TRANS) Program in San Francisco
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/reprint/95/3/382

Social Work Practice With Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents
http://www.sco.uncc.edu/gswa/diversity/linkdocs/Sexual%20Orientation/Social%20Workers%20and%20LGBTQ%20Population.pdf


Military: 

TAVA (Transgender American Veterans Association)




Connecticut Fair Housing Center

CFHC Renters' Guide

Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS)
CT Housing Search

Connecticut Homeless Shelters And Social Services

Housing Choice Voucher Program
http://www.cthcvp.org/


HUD ISSUES GUIDANCE ON HOME LENDING AND APPROPRIATE PLACEMENT FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS IN HOMELESS SHELTERS

HUD Notice CPD-15-02: Appropriate Placement for Transgender Persons in Single-Sex Emergency Shelters and Other Facilities

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS IN CONNECTICUT
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2008/rpt/2008-R-0539.htm

Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People.
http://www.thetaskforce.org/static_html/downloads/reports/reports/transitioning_our_shelters.pdf

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness

Full Report

NYC Department of Homeless Services, Policy for Transgender Individuals, Procedure No. _06-1-31_
http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/transgender-intersex-clients-DHS-policy-06-1-31.pdf

Shelter for All Genders Best Practices for Homeless Shelters, Services, and Programs in Massachusetts in Serving Transgender Adults and Gender Non-Conforming GuestsNYC Department of Homeless Services, Policy for Transgender Individuals, Procedure No. _06-1-31_ 

MODEL POLICY FOR PROVIDING CULTURALLY COMPETENT SERVICES TO TRANSGENDER & GENDER NONCONFORMING CLIENTS OF HOMELESS SHELTERS & HOUSING PROGRAMS

GLAD: GENDER IDENTITY NON-DISCRIMINATION MODEL POLICY FOR HOMELESS SHELTERS

Shelter for All Genders Best Practices for Homeless Shelters, Services, and Programs in Massachusetts in Serving Transgender Adults and Gender Non-Conforming Guests



Injustice at Every Turn A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

Philadelphia Needs Assessment Studies
www.helen-hill.com/pdf/sexuality/transgenderhealthphiladelphia.pdf

San Francisco Needs Assessment
www.transgenderlawcenter.org/tranny/pdfs/Trans%20Realities%20Final%20Final.pdf

The Washington Transgender Needs Assessment Survey
www.transhealth.transadvocacy.org/Needs_Assessments/DC.doc

Access to Health Care for Transgendered Persons in Greater Boston
http://www.glbthealth.org/documents/transaccessstudy.pdf

San Diego County Transgender Needs Assessment Report
http://www.calendow.org/uploadedFiles/san_diego_transgender_assessment.pdf

The National Transgender Discrimination Survey: Report on Health and Health Care
http://transequality.org/PDFs/NTDSReportonHealth_final.pdf

First, Do No Harm: Reducing Disparities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Populations in California (Mental Health Disparities Survey)
http://www.eqcai.org/atf/cf/%7B8cca0e2f-faec-46c1-8727-cb02a7d1b3cc%7D/FIRST_DO_NO_HARM-LGBTQ_REPORT.PDF

Advancing Transgender Equality: Snapshot
http://lgbtmap.org/advancing-transgender-equality-snapshot

An Ally's Guide to Talking About Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws
http://lgbtmap.org/allys-guide-to-talking-about-transgender-inclusive-nondiscrimination-laws

Reported Emergency Department Avoidance, Utilization and Experiences of Transgender Persons in Ontario, Canada: Results from a Respondent-Driven Sampling Survey
http://www.annemergmed.com/webfiles/images/journals/ymem/fa-ymem5689.pdf

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Aging:

LGBTAgingCenter - Resources - Aging General Issues
http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/resources.cfm?s=30

American Society on Aging
The LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN)
http://www.asaging.org/lain

LGBT Aging Project
http://www.lgbtagingproject.org/

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
http://www.sageusa.org/index.cfm

Transgender Aging Network
http://www.forge-forward.org/tan

Caring for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults
http://www.americannursetoday.com/article.aspx?id=9870&fid=9802#

Transgender Seniors: Views on Aging and the Elder Care System
http://www.thechicagobridge.org/wp-content/uploads/Chicago_Bridge_Elder_TG.pdf

LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities
http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/providerSheets/LGBT%20Long-Term%20Care.pdf

The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults
http://caringandaging.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Full-Report-FINAL-11-16-11.pdf

Recommended Best Practices for Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elder Clients
http://dc.gov/DC/GLBT/Publication%20Files/BestPracticesAging.pdf

Improving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Access to Healthcare at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Facilities
http://transgenderlegal.org/media/uploads/doc_84.pdf

LEGAL AND PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FOR TRANSGENDER ELDERS
http://www.nclrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Resources_Legal_PubPolicy_Issues_Trans_Elders.pdf

LGBT Aging Initiative
http://www.thetaskforce.org/our_work/public_policy/lgbt_aging_initiative

Lambda Legal: Seniors
http://www.lambdalegal.org/issues/seniors

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community: A Field Guide
http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/LGBTFieldGuide.pdf

The Open Door Project Task Force: A Qualitative Study on LGBT Aging
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10538720903426438#.UmkYdBAud_U

Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice
http://www.sageusa.org/files/TransAgingPolicyReportFull.pdf

PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER ELDERS
http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/outingage_final.pdf



NTCE: Standing with LGBT Prisoners: An Advocate’s Guide to Ending Abuse and Combating Imprisonment
http://transequality.org/PDFs/JailPrisons_Resource_FINAL.pdf

NCTE: LGBT PEOPLE AND THE PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT
http://transequality.org/Resources/PREA_July2012.pdf

National Center for Lesbian Rights: Rights of Transgender Prisoners
http://www.nclrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/RightsofTransgenderPrisoners.pdf

National Center for Lesbian Rights: Transsexual Prisoners
http://www.transgenderlaw.org/resources/prisoners.htm



Sesame Street: Little Children,
Big Challenges: Incarceration

The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments. With your love and support she can get through anything that comes her way. Here are some tools to help you with the changes your child is going through.

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Libraries:

Lyman Maynard Stowe Library
Human Diversity resources

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