First and foremost, Emergency Contacts:

*National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

*LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

*Trans Lifeline: (USA)877-565-8860; (CANADA)877-330-6366

*LGBTQ Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and Support:

– Gender Spectrum:
– LGBT Centers Directory:

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Printable Materials & Resources

Click on any title to access free, printable documents. Find a summary of what’s included beneath each link. 

PFLAG Guide:

Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender and Gender Expansive

Summary: Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender and Gender Expansive. Our Trans Loved Ones is a brand-new, updated resource. Written by PFLAG staff members, and created with the help of content experts, reviewers, and PFLAGers with experience to share, it is full of information, first-person stories, and expert input geared to those who have a loved one who has come out as trans or gender expansive.​

PFLAG Guide:

Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools For All, The Top 10 Ways To Make Schools Safer… For All Students

Summary: Are you ready to be an advocate for safe schools for all kids? Start here, with this publication created to give you the tools and resources you need to make sure that all kids have access to education in a safe and supportive environment. For too many of our children, attending school can be a frightening experience. And for parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and other trusted and concerned adults, providing a safe environment for young people can seem like a daunting task, especially when dealing with the issue of how to make not only classrooms, but all school facilities, more welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students.

This is a BIG update to our safe schools publication, Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All. We are grateful to Subaru for their generous support in making this update and re-issue possible.

U.S. Department of Education Guide:

Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students

Summary: A great compilation of policies and practices that schools across the country are already using to support transgender students. (2016)

This document contains information from some schools, school districts, and state and federal agencies. Inclusion of this information does not constitute an endorsement by ED of any policy or practice, educational product, service, curriculum or pedagogy. In addition, this document references websites that provide information created and maintained by other entities. These references are for the reader’s convenience. ED does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. This document does not constitute legal advice, create legal obligations, or impose new requirements.

Straight For Equality: Guide

The Guide To Being a Trans Ally

Summary: the incredibly detailed honest forthright fully comprehensive completely blunt wonderfully helpful and witty exposition on a topic that makes some people stress
because they doubt they understand it or know enough about it but they’ll soon be ready to talk because this compelling and transformative (no pun intended) little publication will answer lots of questions and start to demystify the not-at-all secret world of people who are transgender and become your tried and trusted guide to being a trans ally

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Here is a list of resources that have been very helpful to me on my journey to understand gender creativity.

My Recommended Books for Adults:

My Recommended Books for Children:

Books on My To-Read List:

My Recommended Documentaries/Movies:

A Good List of Movies that Deal With Transgender Issues:

Online Resources/Websites: