Transgender Resources

Resources

by Anna Harissis

Health & Wellness

Find the Right Insurance

Federal and state law prohibits most health insurance plans from discriminating against the transgender community. This means it’s often illegal to refuse medically necessary transition-related care.

Surgical Care

Are you interested in gender confirmation surgery? If so, here’s what to expect.

Find a Primary Care Provider

If you’re transgender, you may be hesitant to seek the help of a doctor. Luckily, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has created a resource to help the transgender community find supportive and compassionate providers.

Gender Dysphoria

Gender dysphoria can be incredibly difficult to navigate.  Here’s an article that can help.

Mental Health Care

Primary care providers should be trauma-informed and culturally competent with an understanding for a patients complex experiences.

STI Screening

Most of the time, STIs have no noticeable symptoms. So if you’re sexually active, make sure you get tested regularly.

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy

Speak with an expert about what options are right for you.

Laser Hair Removal

And if you live in the PDX region, check out this local LGBTQ+ owned business!

Pronouns

Resources on Personal Pronouns

MyPronouns.org is a practical resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language.

Pronouns App

Practice using pronouns in a sentence.

Practice Pronouns

Practice speaking and thinking with gender-neutral pronouns.

Pronouns: A Guide

This guide is to help anyone learn how to use correct pronouns.

Voice Training

Trans Voice Lessons

Trans voice training with a qualified vocal coach can give you an authentic and dependable voice for the real you, and do so every day.

Voice Feminization

Voice feminization tips with a vocal coach.

Voice Therapy

A list of voice therapy options, broken down by state.

Voice Surgery

Many individuals choose voice surgery as part of their gender transition. Here is a list of options.

Safety Resources

Refuge Restrooms is a web application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender-nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings.

This guide is intended to prepare those who are transgender for the unique challenges that may come up while traveling, and to include tips and resources to assist you along the way.

Nervous about getting into the dating world? We’ve found a resource that can help!

Are you experiencing Intimate Partner Violence? Here is a safety plan that can help you find a way out.

Here is a list of community centers serving trans folx throughout the US.

If you’re in crisis:

The Trevor Project

Go to The Trevor Project Lifeline website or text/call 866-4-U TREVOR or 866-488-7386); or Trevor Chat, the online messaging service.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support. US (877) 565-8860; Canada (877) 330-6366

IVP Safety Plan

Are you experiencing Intimate Partner Violence? Here is a safety plan that can help you find a way out.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website for more resources of call them at 800-273-TALK (8255).

THRIVE Lifeline

THRIVE Lifeline is available 24/7- text “THRIVE” to begin your conversation with us, from anywhere: +1.313.662.8209

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