Directory of Resources and Direct Services for gender diverse youth

Bay Area Local Direct Services and Programs - playgroups, support groups and day camps
Contact Sandra Collins, Ph.D. to be put on mailing lists ([email protected])
Bay Area Playgroup (ages 4-12) Meets monthly at different playgrounds and schools
Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp ( and Camp Kickin’ It (
Summer Day Camps for gender diverse youth and teens 4-18
3. Support groups - to be launched Fall 2016
Parent and Teen
4 enGender online resources
Books on Gender Diverse youth and Teens (
Resiliency and Social Emotional Intelligence & Gender Diversity and Inclusion Organizations

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

Gender Inclusive Schools
State of Gender Inclusive Schools

Transgender Law Center
ID Please: Legal Name and Gender Changes - Guidebook Toolkit

Medical/Psychological: 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

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 & Bathroom issues
Gender Spectrum

Human Rights Watch Bathroom Report and Articles
National organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights.
Article on Bathrooms

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 organizations
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

Education Legal and Policy
Office of Civil Rights / Department of Education

Joint Policy Statement on AB1266 School Success and Opportunity Act

California Department of Education AB 1266

California School Board Association AB1266