Handout 3-1: Support Resources

Part of Authentic Selves

For Trans and Nonbinary People Specifically

Trans Lifeline 

Run by and for trans and nonbinary people, the Trans Lifeline offers a hotline staffed by trained trans and nonbinary operators and a microgrants program providing direct financial support.

National Center for Transgender Equality 

The NCTE advocates for transgender equality in policy and law in Washington, DC, and tracks state legislative actions affecting trans people. It also provides resource guides to help transgender people and their families navigate legal and rights issues.

UPLIFT Programs 

UPLIFT offers online gathering space and pastoral care for trans and nonbinary people of all ages (including children, youth, adults, and elders) that is UU focused but open to non-UUs as well.

For Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families

PFLAG 

PFLAG is a national organization supporting both LGBTQ+ people and their families, with local chapters and online connection opportunities. Families can find resources and support groups through PFLAG. You may have a local chapter near you. In Canada, visit the PFLAG Canada website.

Lambda Legal 

Lambda Legal works for lived and legal full equality for LGBTQ+ and HIV+ people. It offers a legal help desk and many resources for understanding your legal rights as a trans person or family.

Doc Impossible’s blog Stained Glass Woman 

A long post with advice for parents of trans and nonbinary youth.

GLSEN 

GLSEN is a national network that was founded by teachers with a mission to transform K-12 schools into safe and affirming places for LGBTQ+ students. Most states have a chapter.

For Congregations and Allies

Transforming Hearts Collective 

The Transforming Hearts Collective works to shift faith communities into places where trans and nonbinary people can be their full selves and be welcomed. It offers a Trans Inclusion in Congregations self-directed online course that congregational groups can take together.

The UUA’s Welcoming Congregations Program 

A voluntary program for congregations that want to do the work of undoing homophobia and transphobia and becoming spaces of radical welcome. It includes practices for renewing welcome, for congregations that have previously completed the program.