Resources For Trans Awareness and Support

Last month, Texas Governor Abbott and Texas Attorney General Paxton attempted to criminalize and investigate a parent who is trying to provide their child with accessing age-appropriate, medically-necessary, gender-affirming care, which not only aims to tear families apart but goes against every major medical and mental health organization in the country—each of which supports gender-affirming care for transgender and non-binary people. After this announcement, a group of Rocketeers joined together to show our support and provide resources for those affected: 

  • Texas Trans Kids
    • Video on LGBT students rights
    • LGBTQIA+ Students’ rights toolkit
    • Become an advocate
    • Mental health resources, links to LGBT helplines
  • TENT
    • Furthering gender diverse equality in Texas Emergency relief fund
    • Focus on education, advocacy, and empowerment
  • Lambda legal
    • Resources on legal protections for LGBTQIA+ people and families
    • News on LGBTQIA+ legislation
    • Working for equality in employment, families, healthcare, hiv, criminal injustice, race and income, and more
  • National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
    • Dallas based
    • Improving the black trans human experience by overcoming violence and injustice in the world
    • Advocating for health, housing, and employment equality
    • Resources on facts about the black trans experience
  • Trans pride initiative
    • Dallas based
    • Working to provide assistance for trans and gender diverse people in healthcare, housing, employment, education, and public accommodations
    • Resources on gender justice, name and gender marker changes, birth certificate updates, housing, healthcare, and more
  • PFLAG Dallas
  • PFLAG - Parents, friends, and families of lesbians and gays
    • A group within and in support of LGBTQ+ community, their parents, family, friends, and allies
    • Educate and advocate for equality
    • Serving LGBTQ+ individuals in Dallas for almost 30 years
    • Lists of local resources and inclusive church directory
Published by Ben Clark in Culture, Diversity and Inclusion