Call  Trans Life Line 877-565-8860 

You may find the following transgender resources helpful:

Bay Area Family Support Groups

Groups, Organizations and Associations

  • PFLAG San Jose Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
  • For Parents/ TransYouth Family Allies– TYFA empowers young people and their families through support, education, outreach about gender identity and expression.
  • Gender Spectrum – provides consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of Gender identity and expression
  • On-campus counseling, substance abuse treatment, community counseling & LGBTQQ support.
  • The LGBTQ youth Space  The LGBTQ Youth Space is a Program of Family & Children Services. We are a community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County. Our space is open 3pm-9pm Monday through Friday.

Legal Help

Medical – Hormone, Psychologists, Gender Surgery, Therapists 

      The team we have seen includes:

     Additional Websites:

Transgender Education Materials


Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students  in K-12 Schools — A guide for teachers of transgender students



  • Gender Loving Care: A Guide to Counseling Gender-Variant Clients, Randi Ettner
  • Transgenderism and Intersexuality in Childhood and Adolescence: Making Choices, Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis & Friedermann, Pfafflin
  • Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People & Their Families, Arlene Istar Lev
  • Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Randi Ettner, Stan Monstrey, A. Evan Eyler
  • Guidelines for Transgender Care (2006), Walter O. Bockting & Joshua Goldberg,
  • International Journal of Transgenderism (continuous journal)
  • Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (WPATH, formerly HBIGDA)
  • Gender Born Gender Made, Diane Ehrensaft
  • Transgender Family Law A Guide to Effective Advocacy, Jennifer L. Levi & Elizabeth E. Monnin-Browder
  • The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals, Stephanie A. Brill, Rachel Pepper
  • Trans-Kin A Guide for Family & Friends of Trans People, Eleanor Hubbard & Cameron T. Whitl

TG Community

  • True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism, Mildred Brown & Chole Roundsley
  • My Husband Betty: Love, Sex, and Life with a Crossdresser, Helen Boyd
  • She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Head Over Heels Wives Who Stay with Cross-Dressers and Transsexuals, Virginia Erhardt
  • Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not, Joanne Herman
  • Becoming a Visible Man, Jamison Green
  • Both Sides Now: One Man’s Journey Through Womanhood, Dhillon Khosla
  • Second Son, Ryan K. Sallans
  • Our Trans Children, Fourth Edition, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, (PFLAG) pamphlet
  • Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents, Irwin Krieger
  • TransForming Families Real Stories about Transgender Loved Ones, Mary Boenke