Transgender Resources

Get help and get accurate information.

Your child is making decisions about how s/he wants to present to the world, but it is sometimes hard to know when to help and when to act with caution. Accurate information for families is constantly expanding and can be invaluable for you and your transgender child.

Work With a Supportive Physician

Please talk with your pediatrician about concerns you have. Medical advice may resolve many questions. However, it’s essential your physician is accepting of LGBTQ and there are resources to help locate providers. Here are some national resources to assist:

    • The Human Rights Campaign publishes a listing of healthcare facilities throughout the United States that promote equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ and their families. (Search for Healthcare Equality Index for the most recent report.)
    • The Transgender Care Listing allows you to use qualifiers for practice type and location to find a provider.
    • The GLMA is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare professionals. Medical professionals must self-list. See the provider listing

    Helpful Resources for Other Information

    Kids In The House is an extensive website for parenting information on a broad range of topics. The transgender section has dozens of videos from parents and experts, a wealth of articles and a forum.

    The PFLAG transgender resource page offers a reading list as well as information on a number of legal, social and political issues affecting transgender persons.

    Use the Information on this Website.

    While there are unique aspects to having a transgender child, the importance of parent actions, a safe and supportive environment, and maintaining a strong relationship with your child are the same for all LGBTQ+. Use the information on this site to help. We hear repeatedly from parents that working through the changes of a child coming out can be hard but results in deeper, closer relationships. We hope that is true for your family as well.

“Everyone caller her a tomboy. That's what she called herself. But we were shocked when she told us how deeply unhappy she was and wanted to transition to a boy. Now, 3 years later, he is so much happier, so completely the person he wanted to be. It was a hard but worthwhile journey for us all.”

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Mother of a transgender son

“I'm grateful every single day that my family supported me. I'm not sure I would still be alive if they had not helped me become the woman I felt was trapped inside me.”

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Transgender woman, age 26