Get Involved with the transgender community

Resources and Organizations

The LGBT Life Center - Transgender friendly community center that needs volunteers for special events, their meal program, and more!
Tidewater Queer History Project - documenting and archiving the stories of queer people and their issues in Hampton Roads.

Politics


Find your state legislators - Voice your support for the trans community!

ACLU of Virginia  (American CIvil Liberties Union) - lobbies officials at both state and  local levels, provides legal representation and defends civil rights.


Tidewater IWW - Hosts bi-monthly letter-writing groups to reach out to incarcerated individuals. Sign up for a trans/gender non-conforming penpal at BlackAndPink.org and the group will show you how to write to them!

Resources


Transitioning our Shelters (PDF) is a comprehensive document that can help you correctly advocate/educate local shelters, and help  influence change in homeless shelter policies to protect the rights,  privacy, and safety of all transgender/gender non-conforming  individuals.

Visit an archive of transgender historical records and share your own! The Digital Transgender Archive -  "provid[es] an online hub for digitized historical materials,  born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout  the world" in order to "foster education and dialog concerning trans  history".

Writing about a transgender individual or something related to the trans community? Want to publish? Check out the GLAAD Transgender Media Reference Guide for a  quick guide for the media and those in journalism which describes terms  used in the transgender community. For additional information on how to  cover or report on transgender people, please see GLAAD's article In Focus: Covering the Transgender Community.


Supporting Homeless & Gender Non-Conforming Youth (PDF) - A toolkit from the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAMI)

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