SPECIAL: TRANSGENDER SUPPORT

When tragedies like suicide strike any community, there are scores of responses and feelings from:

“I wish I’d spent more time…”

to

“Was there something I was missing I could have helped with?”

to

“I don’t even begin to understand any of this at all”

… and so many other unique individual feelings.

But what we’re left with, hopefully, is a desire to learn more about the complexities of life that can impact a person’s emotional and mental well-being — and thus grow as individuals in expanding our own horizons of understanding of different life experiences — so that we can provide greater support for people outside of our own range of familiarity.

San Francisco is, in many ways, Ground Zero for the LGBT Movement of expanded acceptance and tolerance and equality. L-G-B-T is a very awkward abbreviation, so let’s spell it out:

Lesbian | Gay | Bisexual | Transgender

Most people have a pretty clear understanding of the first three words, but when it comes to the fourth, Transgender, there is a tremendous amount of misinformation and simple basic unawareness. Terms are easily confused and misused. This Resource Page is here to change that, and to provide resources for people in the Transgender community, and their friends, family and loved ones, who may be struggling with issues related to any of the various points along the transgender spectrum.

Transvestite — the cartoonish stereotype

Transvestite — more the reality

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Pre-op

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(NOTE: We are in “Work in Progress” mode as of July 27, 2011. If you have Resources you want to add, or any comments, please either post them publicly in the COMMENTS section below, or email the administrators. We will keep building out this section, organizing it)

Trans-Sexual —

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GENDER THERAPISTS / SUPPORT

International Gender Therapist: Therapists in The US
http://www.lauras-playground.com/intgender_therapsits.htm

Gender therapists – transsexual therapists –
transgender therapists – crossdresser therapists
 http://www.lauras-playground.com/gender_therapists.htm

International Gender Therapists List for
Transgendered and Transsexual People
http://www.lauras-playground.com/intgender_therapsits.htm

Gender Change Therapy and SRS assessments
http://www.gendertherapist.com/

Parents of Transgender, Transsexual,
Crossdresser, Intersex, TG, TS Kids Help Page
http://www.lauras-playground.com/transsexual_control.htm

Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy (GLAP)
http://glapnyc.org/conferences.html

Transgender Suicide
http://www.tglynnsplace.com/suicide.htm

When Someone is Suicidal Intervention:  Google Search
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=when%20someone%20is%20suicidal%20intervention&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_
pw.&fp=44415a5dbc737203&biw=1024&bih=719&pf=p&pdl=3000

TRANSGENDER BLOGS:

Transgender: Give A Damn Campaign
http://www.wegiveadamn.org/tag/transgender/page/2/

Transgender Equality
http://transgenderequality.wordpress.com/2011/07/

About the Real Life Experience and De-Transitioning
http://www.pamshouseblend.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=7755

TRANSGENDER NEWS:

Transgender issues have been in the news with the recent announcement that Cher’s daughter, Chaz Bono, is transitioning from female to male.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jon-lapook/a-pro-bono-transgender-pr_b_217575.html

The Case For Eulogizing Christine Daniels
Washington City Paper – The Sexist, December 1, 2009, Posted by Amanda Hess
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist/2009/12/01/the-case-for-eulogizing-christine-daniels/

RIP Mike Penner/Christine Daniels, Transgender LAT Sportswriter | Mediaite
http://www.mediaite.com/online/rip-mike-pennerchristine-daniels-transgender-lat-sportswriter/

Transgender Sportswriter’s Suicide Leaves Questions – Why did Christine
Daniels turn back into Mike Penner?
http://www.newser.com/story/75115/transgender-sportswriters-suicide-leaves-questions.html

Pioneering Trans Sportswriter for Los Angeles Times Has Died
November 28, 2009, Bitchmedia, Submitted by Anna Clark
http://bitchmagazine.org/post/pioneering-trans-sportswriter-for-emlos-angeles-timesem-has-died

Discussion of: Transgender Sportswriter’s Suicide Leaves Questions – Why
did Christine Daniels turn back into Mike Penner?
http://www.newser.com/story/comments/75115/transgender-sportswriters-suicide-leaves-questions.html

Veteran Trans Sportswriter Dies
November 28, 2009, Advocate.com, posted November 1, 2009 by Advocate editors
http://advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2009/11/28/Veteran_Trans_Sportswriter_Dies/

A Pro Bono Transgender Primer
November 18, 2009, Dr. Jon LaPook –  Medical correspondent for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jon-lapook/a-pro-bono-transgender-pr_b_217575.htm

Mike Penner: Great Writer, Soccer Fanatic, Gentle Soul, By Scott French, November 3, 2009
http://www.realclearsports.com/articles/2009/11/30/mike_penner_great_writer_soccer_fanatic_gentle_soul_96555.html

A Writer’s Transformation Makes the Personal Public – latimes.com
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-daniels27-2007apr27,0,2252434,full.story

Twenty-Eight Suicides: The Law Enforcement Experience
http://www.negotiatormagazine.com/article280_1.html

TRANSGENDER RESOURCES:

Transsexualism as defined by Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transsexualism

Suicide and Suicide Risk in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations

Review and Recommendations
Journal of Homosexuality, Vol 58, Issue 1, Suicide, Mental
Health, Youth Development

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, 2011
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13128&page=251

The cohort of LGBT people currently in later life grew up and
moved into adulthood in much less supportive environments than those experienced by younger cohorts.
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13128&page=251

Suicide & Suicide risk in The LGBT Population. By Boise State
University | Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/notes/wipeout-homophobia-on-facebook/suicide-suicide-risk-in-the-lgbt-popluation-by-boise-state-university/225539787460924

These pages are about the special health concerns of transsexual people, those who want to change their bodies to be like the other sex. The process of changing the body, through hormones, surgeries, and other means, is commonly referred to as “transitioning.”
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/glbt/transgender.aspx

Suicide Assessment, Intervention and Prevention, Morton M. Silverman, M.D.
http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/content/depression/art1955.html

Transgender Children: More than A Theorectical Challenge, By Natasha Kennedy and Mark Hellen
http://www.gendercampus.ch/Common/Lists/StudiesPublikationen/Attachments/826/GJSS_7_2_Final.pdf#page=26

Gender identity disorder – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_identity_disorder


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