Local and Online Resources

Local and Online Resources


Local and on-line resources for gender diverse youth 2016

Direct Services in the Bay Area

enGender www.engendernow.org

Bay Area Local Direct Services and Programs – playgroups, support groups and day camps

Contact Sandra Collins, Ph.D. to be put on mailing lists (sandra@engendernow.org)

  1. Bay Area Playgroup (ages 4-12) Meets monthly at different playgrounds and schools
  2. Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp (www.rainbowdaycamp.org) and Camp Kickin’ It (www.campkickinit.comSummer Day Camps for gender diverse youth and teens 4-18
  3. Support groups – to be launched Fall 2016
    Parent and Teen

4 enGender online resources


Gender Spectrum www.genderspectrum.com

National group that provides help for creating gender inclusive spaces.

Informative website and lounge area for on line support groups


  1. Gender Inclusive Schools


  1. State of Gender Inclusive Schools



Legal: Transgender Law Center http://transgenderlawcenter.org/

ID Please: Legal Name and Gender Changes – Guidebook http://transgenderlawcenter.org/resources/id/id-please

Media Toolkit http://transgenderlawcenter.org/programs/truth/truth-share-your-story


Medical/Psychological: University of California San Francisco Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic


Comprehensive medical and psychological care for gender diverse youth.



inMind Therapy http://www.youareinmind.com/

Collaborative practice with gender specialists.


Pacific Center http://pacificcenter.org/

Mental Health and Support Services for LGBTQ community


PFLAG Oakland East Bay http://pflag-eastbay.org/

The nation’s largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with LGBTQ people to move forward through support, education, and advocacy.


Dimensions Youth medical and mental health Support 12-25 http://www.dimensionsclinic.org/

San Francisco


Gender Inclusive Schools- other sources


“Who Are You” – book on gender diversity for children and resources on creating gender inclusive schools and cultures


Welcoming Schools curriculum on gender diversity & inclusion


National organization offers tools, lessons, and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping, and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools.


GLSEN Safe schools



Leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.


GLAAD https://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
National organization that works on the representation of LGBTQ people in the media.


Rethinking Schools Teaching about gender diversity and inclusion


WPATH www.wpath.org

International organization focuses on the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.


Gender Diversity & Bathroom issues
Gender Spectrum https://www.genderspectrum.org/bathroomfaq/?utm_source=Back+to+School&utm_campaign=bts818&utm_medium=email

Human Rights Watch Bathroom Report and Articles
National organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights.

Article on Bathrooms





Gender Diversity and Suicide Prevention

Trevor Project http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now

Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)


TransLife Line http://www.translifeline.org/

Trans Lifeline at US: (877) 565-8860 or Canada: (877) 330-6366 or visit their website for more information


Family Acceptance Project @ SFSU https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/


Online Support

  1. Gender Spectrum Lounge – a growing on line community


  1. Asia Parents who love their LGBTQ Kids



Other national organizations

Gender Odyssey www.genderodyssey.org

Interested in the thoughtful exploration of gender and provides an environment where people of all genders can share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others.


Children’s National Medical Center’s Gender and Sexuality Psychosocial Programs


Washington D.C. based organizations that offers online parent guide, an outreach program, a local support group, a national Listserv, a summer camp and an outpatient clinical program.


TransYouth Family Allies http://www.imatyfa.org/

A national organization empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Other supportive parenting stories  and blogs



Raising my Rainbow https://raisingmyrainbow.com/

Mother’s blog on raising a gender creative child in Southern California.


The Maven of Mayhem http://www.themavenofmayhem.com/

Canadian mom who helped with Canadian legislation to recognize gender diverse youth.


Raising Ryland http://www.raisingryland.com/


Education Legal and Policy

Office of Civil Rights / Department of Education




Joint Policy Statement on AB1266 School Success and Opportunity Act



California Department of Education AB 1266



California School Board Association AB1266