Resources, Where to go for more information on transgender and HIV-compiled by Jeff Berry

Resources

Where to go for more information on transgender and HIV
compiled by Jeff Berry

Information for the transgender community is increasingly becoming integrated into many of the mainstream gay, lesbian, and bisexual resources that currently exist. Below are some additional resources you may find helpful. There are also numerous online websites and forums for the transgender community, as well as organizations which have local support group chapters around the country.

Community organizations, on-line resources, and internet forums

Recommended Reading

Factsheet

Medical care/Surgeons

Personal stories

Principles


Community organizations, on-line resources, and internet forums

Advocates for Youth

Resources for GLBTQ youth. 2000 M Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20036; Tel: (202) 419-3420; visit www.advocatesforyouth.org, click on search function and enter “Transgender”

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Website with Transgender Health Resources section; visit www.amsa.org/lgbt/transgender.cfm

www.annelawrence.com

Website for trans women with text from published studies and books.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)

MTF fact sheet; CAPS, 50 Beale Street, Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94105; Tel: (415) 597-9100; visit www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/MTF.php

Chrysalis

Website which offers support for transgender teens and their families; lists therapists by state. Visit www.tgchrysalis.com/therapists.htm

FTM International

Serving the female-to-male community. FTMI, 601 Van Ness Ave., Suite E327, San Francisco, CA 94102; Tel: (877) 267-1440; visit www.ftmi.org

Human Rights Campaign

Tips on coming out (comingout@hrc.org), resources for employees (workplace@hrc.org), legal/advocacy issues (legal@hrc.org); personal stories. HRC, 1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036-3278; Tel: (202) 628-4160; TTY: (202) 216-1572; Toll-free: (800) 777-4723; e-mail: hrc@hrc.org; visit www.hrc.org/issues/transgender.asp

International Foundation for Gender Education

Organization advocating for freedom of gender expression. PO Box 540229, Waltham, MA 02454; Tel: (781) 899-2212; e-mail: info@ifge.org; visit www.ifge.org

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

National non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the U.S.; website has comprehensive section for transgender individuals and their families. PFLAG, 1726 M Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: (202) 467-818; e-mail: info@pflag.org; visit www.pflag.org

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy for transgender people. Great source of news stories and other documents. E-mail: info@transgenderlaw.org; visit www.transgenderlaw.org

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transgender fact sheets. Tel: 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636); 1-888-232-6348 (TTY). Visit www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/transgender.htm

Vancouver Coastal Health

Canadian health services agency with Transgender Health Program. VCH, 11th Floor, 601 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C2, Canada; call Vancouver Coastal Health Information Line (604) 736-2033; (866) 884-0888 (toll free for residents outside the Lower Mainland); visit www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Formerly the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders. Contact: Tara L. Tieso, MSW, Executive Administrator, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 180, Minneapolis, MN 55343; e-mail: wpath@wpath.org; visit www.wpath.org

www.apiwellness.org

www.tgworld.net

www.tgforum.com

www.tgcrossroads.org

www.tri-ess.org

Recommended Reading

Transgender and HIV: Risks, Prevention and Care; Walter Bockting, PhD; Sheila Kirk, MD, editors (Haworth Press, 2001)

Transgender Care: Recommended Guidelines, Practical Information, and Personal Accounts; Gianna E. Israel, Donald E. Tarver, Diane Shaffer (Temple University Press, 1998)  

Transgender Health and HIV Prevention: Needs Assessment Studies; Walter Bockting, PhD; Eric Avery, MD (Haworth Press, 2005)

“Estimating HIV Prevalence and Risk Behaviors of Transgender Persons in the United States: A Systematic Review”; Jeffrey H. Herbst; Elizabeth D. Jacobs; Teresa J. Finlayson; Vel S. McKleroy; Mary Spink Neumann; Nicole Crepaz; AIDS and Behavior 2008; 12(1):1-17

Transgender Rights; Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter, editors (University of Minnesota Press, 2006)

Factsheet

See http://aids.about.com/cs/aidsfactsheets/a/transgender.htm

Medical care/Surgeons

To see a hormone protocol or request a directory of surgeons in the U.S. and abroad, contact the Tom Waddell Health Center (the transgender clinic of the San Francisco Department of Public Health), 50 Lech Walesa (Ivy) Street, San Francisco, CA; 1-415-355-7400. Visit www.dph.sf.ca.us/chn/HlthCtrs/transgender.htm

Personal stories

Calpernia Addams will make you laugh, and maybe cry. She’s a self-described “transsexual” actress, author, and activist, and star of the movie, Transamerican Love Story. Addams includes several YouTube videos on her site. The tragic story of her love with an infantryman who was subsequently murdered is told in the Showtime movie “Soldier's Girl.” “A group of soldiers in the deep South take vengeance against one of their own when word circulates that he's become involved with a transgendered nightclub performer in this drama based on a true story.”—New York Times review. Visit www.calpernia.com

Computer pioneer Lynn Conway’s comprehensive Website includes medical pages. http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway

Transgender therapist Gianna E. Isreal passed away in 2006, but her articles and advice live on. Visit www.firelily.com/gender/gianna
Matt Kailey is an author, public speaker, and workshop facilitator. His work has included information about HIV, but unfortunately, is not on his website – to see it go to www.thebody.com instead. Visit www.mattkailey.com.

Columnist and advocate Gwen Smith provides her perspective on the news for several publications. Visit www.gwensmith.com

British Sarah Marie Page’s blog on her life and changes includes lots of medical information. Visit http://www.freewebs.com/sarahspages/information.htm

TheBody.com – “the complete HIV/AIDS resource” – has personal stories and more. Visit www.TheBody.com

Principles

Advocates, including Human Rights Watch and the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, drafted the Yogyakarta Principles in 2007, addressing human rights and gender equality around the world. See www.yogyakartaprinciples.org


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