Helpful Links for People Who Are Intersex

Support

A guide for young trans people in the UK

This booklet, by a group of young trans people aged between 15 and 22 in conjunction with Gendered Intelligence aims to offer information to young people so as to help clarify some of their questions and offer them language to express themselves.

AlbertaTrans.org

A nexus for transgendered persons regardless of where they may be on the continuum.

AlterHéros

AlterHéros is an incorporated non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the social and community integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth.

Bereavement: A guide for Transsexual, Transgender people and their loved ones

This booklet has been produced to assist bereaved trans people or friends, or the family of a trans person who has died. It will also inform professionals to understand the particular needs of trans people in the circumstances of death.

Bodies Like Ours Intersex Community Forums

Intersex information and peer support

Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition

Health and support information

Centre for Gender Sanity (USA)

Support and information

Egale Canada

Egale Canada advances equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified people, and their families, across Canada.

I think I might be Transgender. Now what do I do?

Intersex Society of North America

The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

NS Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Youth Project

Serving lesbian gay bisexual and transgender youth and their allies across Nova Scotia

Our Trans Children

An introduction to trans issues suitable for parents, family members and friends, as well as employers, counselors and anyone else interested

Parents' Handbook: Consortium on the Management of Disorders of Sex Differentiation

This handbook is the result of an extraordinary collaboration among parents of children with disorders of sexual differentiation (DSDs), adults with DSDs, clinicians who care for people with DSDs, and other patient advocates.

Pride Centre of Edmonton

Providing services related to, arts, recreation, education, social services, and health for, and by, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons and their families

QMUNITY

QMUNITY is BC’s leading queer resource centre. It delivers many vital social services and programs to LGBTQ people of all ages.

Sexual Orientation in the Workplace

British Medical Association Equal Opportunities Committee, 2005.

TGForum

Forum by and for transgender folks - "all the news you want... all the information you need."

The 519

Information and support programs for Toronto's GLBTT2IQQ population

The Avenue Community Centre

The Centre provides a supportive place for people in our community regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, family and marital status, nationality, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age or income and social status.

The International Foundation for Gender Education

We promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Straight, Butch, Femme, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

The Triangle Program

A safe, harassment-free, equity-based environment where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth can learn and earn academic credits

To the Best of Our Knowledge: Transgender Identity

This page links to an MP3 of a two-hour radio broadcast on transgender identity issues, including an interview with a mother and son who co-authored a collaborative memoir about the son's surgical transformation from female to transsexual male.

Trans Care Project

Comprehensive information to help transgender people, their loved ones and healthcare providers make informed decisions.

Transgender Aging Network

Aiming to improve the lives of current and future transgender elders, and their significant others, friends, families and allies

Transgender Care

TransGenderCare contains a large archive of health information that we have written and compiled from our years of directly providing medical, psychological, electrology, and general health services to our transgender community.

TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation

Dedicated to funding research and education about transgender issues to build a brighter future for all TransKids. Our children aren't pink or blue - but rather - various shades of purple.

TransParent Canada

A support network for the parents of trans children

Transsexual Menace

News, support, and links for trans people

UK Dept of Health resources on gender identity

An amazing variety of links, videos, documents, etc. about the Department's work on gender identity.

Youth Guardian Services

Youth Guardian Services is a youth-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support services on the Internet to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive youth.

Academic/Research

Canadian Online Journal of Queer Studies in Education

Providing a forum for scholars, professionals, and activists to discuss queer topics in education and the social sciences in the Canadian context

Cost of homophobia : Literature Review of the Economic Impact of Homophobia in Canada

By Christopher Banks, 2001. Rochon Associated Human Resource Management Consulting Inc.

Cost of homophobia : Literature Review of the Human Impact of Homophobia in Canada

By Christopher Banks, 2003. Rochon Associated Human Resource Management Consulting Inc.

CPATH: Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health

CPATH is the largest national professional organization for transgender health in the world. Our members are diverse, representing and identifying within the trans community – from medical students to social workers to psychologists.

eMedicine: Ambiguous Genitalia and Intersexuality

An overview of intersex conditions, by Joel Hutcheson, M.D., 2003.

Engendered Penalties: Transgender and Transsexual People's Experiences of Inequality and Discrimination

Analysis and summary of a 2006 research project on on transgender and transsexual people’s experiences of inequality and discrimination in the UK.

Homophobia and Heterosexism in Canada

By Bill Ryan, M. Ed., MSW., 2003.

Variations of Sexual Development

When a Person Is Neither XX nor XY: A Q&A with Geneticist Eric Vilain

Powerful, professional insight on chromosomal differences and gender development

WPATH: World Professional Association for Transgender Health

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, HBIGDA), is a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity diso

Religious Organizations

Please note, PFLAG Canada is a volunteer-run support group. We are not affiliated with any ethnic, political or religious organizations. We provide these links because they may be of help to some people.

Affirm United / S'Affirmer Ensemble

An organization of persons working through education and social integration for the welcoming of diverse peoples, especially the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the life and work of the church.

Al-Fatiha Foundation

Dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families and friends.

Brethren/Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Interests

Supporting all people as they seek to know God's will for their lives, including those open to same-sex relationships, those seeking a life of celibacy, and those exploring questions of sexual orientation.

Canadian Unitarian Council / Conseil Unitarien du Canada

The Gender and Sexual Diversity Monitoring Group of the Canadian Unitarian Council seeks to uphold Unitarian Universalist Principles in order to assist and support the safe and equitable representation and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities and the

Dignity Canada Dignité

Canada's organization of Roman Catholics who are concerned about our church's sexual theology, particularly as it pertains to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons.

GALVA-108 The Gay And Lesbian Vaishnava Association

An international organization dedicated to the teachings of Lord Caitanya, the importance of all-inclusiveness within His mission, and the Vedic concept of a natural third gender (gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, the intersexed, etc.).

Gay Buddhist Fellowship

Gay/Lesbian Baha’i Story Project

A web site where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Baha'is can chat and know that they are not alone.

GayChurch.org

An affirming gay Christian (GLBT) site dedicated to "Building (All) the Body of Christ in Love."

Humanist Canada

A not-for-profit organization seeking to provide guidance to individuals who do not feel the need for religious beliefs in their life.

Integrity Canada

A national network of organizations and friends working toward the full inclusion of gay and lesbian people in the life of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Jewish Mosaic partners with Jewish organizations, communities, and individuals of every denomination to create a world where all Jews are fully included in communal life, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Keshet Ga'avah (Rainbow of Pride)

The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews. Chapters in Ottawa and Montreal.

Lutherans Concerned/North America

A community of faith, modeling the gospel with the church and within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities. Chapters in Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton.

Metropolitan Community Churches

A worldwide fellowship of Christian churches with a special outreach to the world's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Several churches in Canada.

Mormon: Affirmations

An international network of chapters providing an inclusive community of faith for GLBT Latter Day Saints and their friends and families. Three chapters currently exist in Canada: Victoria, B.C., Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.

Presbyterian: More Light Presbyterians (USA)

A network of people seeking the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

The Society of Friends (Quakers) is a liberal religious grouping known for its anti-war stance, among other causes. It is open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and their allies.

Salaam Canada

An organization dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual and/or transgender, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their friends.

The Reconciling Ministries Network (Methodist - USA)

Reconciling Ministries Network is a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice

Healthcare

Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition

Health and support information

Halifax Regional Municipality - Capital Health: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender And Intersex Initiative

Information for GLBTI people and their families, friends and health care providers. "We are building capacity and strengthening relationships so that every person in our district enjoys access to primary health care."

Halifax Sexual Health Centre

Providing access to safe and non-judgmental sexual health care and education for all members of the community in the Halifax area.

Influencing Health – The Importance of Sex and Gender

The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2012

Outlive Homophobia

Fifty-five hundred Canadians die an early death each year due to homophobia and transphobia. This site contains helpful resources to help you thrive, not just survive.

Sexuality and You

The ultimate Canadian web site devoted to sexuality education and information. Administered by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.

The National Coalition for LGBT Health (USA)

Committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals

Trans Health (USA)

The online magazine of health and fitness for trans people

Trans Youth Sexual Heath Booklet

Published by Gendered Intelligence in the UK, this helpful guide was written by and for trans youth 16-24 yrs.

Rainbow Families

COLAGE

COLAGE offers a diverse array of support, education and advocacy by and for folks with LGBT parents.

Families in TRANSition: A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth

By Central Toronto Youth Services. 28.40 MB download - please be patient.

Families Like Mine

A web site dedicated to decreasing isolation for people who have parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

Family Equality Council (USA)

The Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.

Gay Parent Magazine

LGBT friendly resources for creating and nurturing your family since 1998

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Encyclopedia

An encyclopedia of GLBTQ culture, encompassing arts, literature, social science and more!

LGBT Parenting Network

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) Parenting Network provides resources, information and support to LGBT parents and their families.

Public Service Pride Network

Bringing together gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered public servants from departments of the federal government

The Family Pride Guide to Talking with your Children about Political Attacks on our Families (USA)

A guide to help families meet the needs of their children while facing public criticism against same-sex relationships and parenting.

Trans Alliance Society

Support, information and education for B.C. residents who self-identify as trans, trans-allies, professionals, significant others, family members, and friends

Sport Organizations

Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo Association

Organizers of the annual Canadian Rockies International Rodeo (CRIR) - affiliated with the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) circuit.

Apollo, Friends in Sports

Apollo provides a positive and fun environment through sport and social activities within our community. We serve primarily members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered communities but are open to members of all communities.

Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association

An international gay and lesbian sport association modelled after a multi-sport governing body. GLISA's members are international sporting federations, continental associations representing sport teams and clubs and host cities of GLISA's World Outgames.

Homophobia and Transphobia

Bullying Canada - Youth Anti-Bullying Website

General support site - not LGBTT2IQ-specific - where young people speak out about bullying and victimization. One out of 4 kids are bullied, one out of 5 kids are the bully and 282,000 high school kids are attacked each month nationally.

Edmonton Police Service/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-identified, Two-Spirit and Queer (EPS/LGBTQ) Liaison Committee

EPS/LGBTQ is composed of a wide variety of concerned lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, and queer (LGBTQ) and allied community members and police officers.

Montreal Youth Coalition Against Homophobia (MYCAH)

The mission of the Montreal Youth Coalition Against Homophobia (MYCAH) is to promote the social integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans (GLBT) youth and to prevent the problems associated with homophobia.

Workplace Solutions

Centre for Gender Sanity (USA): When An Employee Transitions Gender (help for employers)

Useful tips

Out and About

Towards a Better Understanding of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons in the Workplace. A publication of GLBT Pride@PCH and Parks Canada.

Pride at Work Canada

Realizing fully inclusive places for the LGBT community in Canadian workplaces

Public Service Pride Network

Bringing together gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered public servants from departments of the federal government

To Our Allies: Everything you've ever wanted to know about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans issues

Basic answers to basic questions: an excellent resource for allies in the workplace. Produced by the CAW for its union members.

Teachers' Resources

Beyond the Binary: A Tool Kit for Gender Activism in Schools

Is your school safe for guys who aren’t as masculine as other guys? Is your school safe for girls who aren’t as feminine as other girls? Is your school safe for youth who identify as transgender?

Questions & Answers: Gender Identity in Schools

Religious Publications

Please note, PFLAG Canada is a volunteer-run support group. We are not affiliated with any ethnic, political or religious organizations. We provide these links because they may be of help to some people.

Whosoever Magazine

An online magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians

Multicultural and Foreign Language Material

Black Families and Friends Toronto: Love, Acceptance and Support Campaign

Black Family & Friends (BFF) provides support, education, & resources to Black LGBTQ youth, their families, friends, classmates, coworkers, service providers & allies through the Love, Acceptance & Support campaign.

Facts and Myths About Anti-Homophobia Education

Developed for use in Vancouver schools to address homophobia and the well-being of LGBTT2IQQ youth. Available in Chinese and English.

Making School Safe for Everyone

"Making School Safe for Everyone" was developed for use in Vancouver schools and speaks of school safety with homophobia and racism in mind. Available in Chinese, English, Filipino, French, Korean, Punjabi and Vietnamese.

Questions & Answers for Parents and Family Members of Gay and Lesbian Youth

Developed by the Vancouver School Board Pride Advisory Committee in conjunction with community partner groups. Available in Chinese, English, Japansese and Korean.

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