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Trans Resources

To Learn more about Trans folks, definitions, LGBTQ+ 101, and a bit about IYG check here!

Welcome to IYG's Trans Resources! If you are a youth who is questioning your gender identity, you are not alone! Questioning one's gender or sexual orientation is a normal part of life, but just because it's normal doesn't mean that it's easy! Check out the resources for trans folks we've compiled below.

 

Definitions

For a full list of definitions and other check out the link above, which takes you to our website files.

Gender Identity - a person's deeply felt sense of being male, female, something other, or in between. Everyone has a gender identity.
Binary Sex - a traditional and outdated view of sex, limiting possibilities to "female" or "male"
Biological/ natal sex - the physical anatomy and hormones one is born with, generally described as male, female, or intersex, and often confused with gender. Also described with AMAB (assigned male at birth) and AFAB (assigned female at birth).
Transgender - An umbrella term used to describe all kinds of people and identities that sit outside the gender binary or whose gender identity is different from the sex assigned to them at birth. **Note that the term is not transgendered...it's intentionally in the present tense, not the past tense.
Gender Expression - an individual's characteristics and behaviors, such as appearance, dress, mannerisms, speech patterns and social interactions associated with performance of gender.
Transphobia/transmisia - dislike, hatred, or fear of gender variance or persons who identify as gender variant (can be internal and external).
 

Local Resources

Indiana Youth Group (that's us!) 

Indiana Transgender Network 

Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA)  

Trans Indy

Eskenazi Transgender Health

Trans Lifeline

Gender Nexus

Gender Expansive Kids Central Indiana

Local Therapeutic Resources

You can search for mental health professionals on OutCare's list! 

Eskenazi Health has wonderfully trained LGBTQ+ competent therapists.  Check out their trans specific resources here! 

Three Stones Counseling offers one-on-one counseling services for the LGBT community. Check out their website for additional options. 

Helpful Information for Trans Individuals

Legal Name and Gender Change
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Voice Training

Binding
Updating Identification 

Tucking

Helpful Information for Parents & Providers 

Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. Gender Spectrum includes legal, medical and mental health, social services, athletics and child and family information. 

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is a great resource for healthcare providers and all those working to improve trans health. 

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, provides evidence-based standards for trans* health. 

SmartSign offers donated/discounted all-gender restroom signage to nonprofits, churches, schools, etc.

Important Guidelines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's published guidelines to employers on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender workers.

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued guidance that stated that insurance must provide people with preventive care appropriate to their anatomy regardless of what gender is listed in their health records or on their I.D. 

GenderSpectrum, ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, National Education Association, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights have developed a best practice guide for supporting transgender students in a k-12 public school setting that is free to download online!