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The Transgender Committee in ALGBTIC (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling) is one of the premier resources for transgender concerns within ACA. The Transgender Committee is comprised of clinical practitioners, educators, and transgender people who are working together to provide an understanding of the unique social, political, and counseling needs of transgender people within and served by our profession. We are working closely with the ALGBTIC Executive Board to ensure that our division develops a strong advocacy and educational voice on transgender concerns, as well as to ensure that our division adds the "T" in a meaningful way to our division's name.

Thus far, we have coordinated efforts via email and telephone conversations to determine how each member wishes to contribute and what unique strengths each one brings to the challenge laid out before us as counseling professionals in working with transgender people. Current projects of the Transgender Committee are: writing articles on transgender concerns, developing and implementing a series of Transgender-related competences for use in counseling services with transgender clients, developing programming on transgender issues, and working with the ALGBTIC board to create a trans-positive space in our division.

We are constantly looking for individuals to help with our committee's work. Please email Theodore Burnes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in working with this committee.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES:

http://www.transyouth.com

Youth:
http://www.queeramerica.com/ (The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth- over 5,000 entries)
http://imatyfa.org/ (Trans Youth Family Allies)
http://www.lambdalegal.org/publications/bending-the-mold/order-bending-the-mold.html (Lambda Legal Bending the Mold)

International Organizations:
http://web.hku.hk/~sjwinter/TransgenderASIA/index.htm (Transgender Asia)
http://www.ilga.org/news_results.asp?LanguageID=1&FileCategory=1&FileID=908 (Transgender Rights in Africa)
http://www.wpath.org (The World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc.)
http://www.ftmi.org/ (Female-To-Male International)
http://www.ifge.org/ (International Foundation for Gender Education)
http://www.transalliancesociety.org/ (Trans Alliance Society – Embracing Gender Diversity)

National Organizations:
http://www.hrc.org/documents/2071_HRC_coming_out.pdf (Coming Out Campaign)
http://www.thetaskforce.org/our_work/public_policy/transgender_civil_rights (National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce)
http://gbge.aclu.org/content/blogcategory/71/58/ (several links to organizations)
http://www.nctequality.org/ (National Center for Transgender Equality)
http://www.isna.org/ (Intersex Society of North America)
http://gbge.aclu.org/ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project)
http://www.gender.org/ (Gender.org)
http://www.avp.org/ (Anti-Violence Project)
http://www.gay-rehab.com/blog/ (Gay Rehab Blog)

Parenting/ Family:
http://www.transparentcy.org/ (Transparentcy)
http://www.genderspectrum.org/ (Gender Spectrum and Education)

Health:
http://www.transhealth.co.uk/
http://www.transgendercare.com/
http://www.camh.net/Care_Treatment/Program_Descriptions/
Addictions_Programs/Rainbow_Services/index.html
(Center for Addiction and Mental Health)
http://data.unaids.org/pub/BaseDocument/2008/20080228_Rd8_SexualMinorities_en.pdf (Uniting the World Against AIDS)
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/ (Transgender Health Program in Vancouver)
http://www.actoronto.org/ (AIDS committee of Canada)
http://www.lgbthealthchannel.com/transgender/index.shtml
http://www.theincdc.org/index.htm (Transgender Health Empowerment)
http://www.nctequality.org/HealthPriorities.pdf (Overview of Trans Health Priorities)
http://www.critpath.org/thac/ (Transgender Health Action Coalitions)
http://www.lgbthealth.net/index.shtml (National Coalition for LGBT Health)
http://www.myhivlife.com/ (HIV)
http://www.thebody.com (HIV)

Spirituality:

http://www.madeinimage.org/ (Made in God’s Image)
http://www.clgs.org/resources/pilgrim-press (Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry)
http://www.mccchurch.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home (Metropolitan Community Church)

Research:
http://www.gires.org.uk/ (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)
http://www.symposion.com/ijt/index.htm (International Journal of Transgenderism)
http://www.trans-academics.org (Trans-Academics)
https://www.agreaa.org (Association for Gender Research, Education, Academia & Action)

Activism:

http://www.nctequality.org/Resources/votingobstacles.pdf (Overcoming voting obstacles)
http://www.nctequality.org/Resources/NCTE_Hate_Crimes_Manual.pdf (Resource manual for dealing with hate crimes)
http://www.nctequality.org/Resources/opening_the_door.pdf (Manual by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force encouraging transgender- inclusive organizations)

Conferences:

http://www.ifge.org/conference/ (International Foundation for Gender Education)
http://www.trans-health.org/ (Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference)
http://www.genderodyssey.org/ (Gender Odyssey Conference in Seattle)
http://fantasiafair.org/ (Fantasia Fair in Provincetown)
http://www.thetaskforce.org/events/creating_change (National Conference on LGBT Equality; Creating Change conference)
http://www.indiana.edu/~mblgta09/index.html# (Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC)

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