Directory of Resources and Direct Services for Gender Diverse Youth


  • Rainbow Friends Bay Area group are co-ordinating a Day Camp program for summer 2019. It’s called Camp Indigo.

  • Teen, Tween, and Parent Groups will continue to be facilitated by inMind in Oakland on Tuesday evenings.

  • Trans Peer Mentoring Program will continue to be coordinated by inMind. Contact Aerin at  for more information.

  • Monthly Playgroups for kids aged 4-12 will be coordinated by a parent and announced through the Rainbow Friends BayArea Google Group.

  • The Rainbow Friends BayArea Playgroup Google Group will continue to be active. This is where playgroup meeting dates and locations are shared. In addition, it serves as a forum for parents of kids aged 4-12 to ask questions of other parents in the enGender community. If you would like to be included, please follow this link and click on “Apply for membership.”

  • If you are looking for camps that are friendly toward gender diverse youth, please check out: Blue Camp at UC Berkeley, run by Dr. Jennifer Selke (they have experience integrating gender diverse children), for overnight camp experiences check out the camp programs of Brave Trails, Camp Laurel, and Camp Lightbulb. We know that there are a couple of organizations interested in running day camp programs in the Bay Area and will let you know if those run camp in 2019.

Gender Spectrum
National organization that provides help for creating gender sensitive spaces.
Informative website and lounge area for on line support groups


University of California San Francisco Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic
Comprehensive medical and psychological care for gender diverse youth.


inMind Therapy
Collaborative practice with gender specialists.

Pacific Center
Mental Health and Support Services for LGBTQ community

PFLAG Oakland East Bay
The nation’s largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with LGBTQ people to move forward through support, education, and advocacy.

Dimensions Youth medical and mental health Support 12-25
San Francisco

Gender Inclusive
Schools -
Other Sources

“Who Are You” – book on gender diversity for children and resources on creating gender inclusive schools and cultures

Welcoming Schools curriculum on gender diversity & inclusion
National organization offers tools, lessons, and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping, and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools.

GLSEN Safe schools
Leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

National organization that works on the representation of LGBTQ people in the media.

Rethinking Schools Teaching about gender diversity and inclusion

World Professional Association for Transgender Health
International organization focuses on the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.

TSER (Trans Student Educational Resources)
A youth based organization which seeks to educate about gender diversity and inclusion and transform educational settings for gender diverse youth. Great infographics.

Gender Diversity
On-line Support & Acceptance

Gender Diversity and Suicide Prevention
Trevor Project
Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

TransLife Line
Trans Lifeline at US: (877) 565-8860 or Canada: (877) 330-6366 or visit their website for more information

Family Acceptance Project @ SFSU

Online Support

Gender Spectrum Lounge – a growing on line community

Asia Parents who love their LGBTQ Kids

Other National

Gender Odyssey
Interested in the thoughtful exploration of gender and provides an environment where people of all genders can share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others.

Children’s National Medical Center’s Gender and Sexuality Psychosocial Programs
Washington D.C. based organizations that offers online parent guide, an outreach program, a local support group, a national Listserv, a summer camp and an outpatient clinical program.

TransYouth Family Allies
A national organization empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Other supportive parenting stories and blogs

Raising my Rainbow
Mother’s blog on raising a gender creative child in Southern California.

The Maven of Mayhem
Canadian mom who helped with Canadian legislation to recognize gender diverse youth.

Raising Ryland

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