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National Resources

National Center for Transgender Equality -  NCTE advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. 

 GLBT National Hotline - a free and confidential service that provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns  across the United States, with a resource database of over 15,000 listings.

Historical Records

US 2015 Trans Survey - "With almost 28,000 respondents, the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the largest  survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people." Also  available in Spanish.

Digital Transgender Archive - "providing  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".

Tidewater Queer History Project - documenting  and archiving the stories of queer people in Hampton Roads. "A primary  goal of the project is to amplify the voices of groups marginalized  within the LGBTQ community, and we are starting with women. The TQHP is  currently interviewing people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer,  and transgender for a documentary film. Of particular interest are women  over 60 who have lived in Hampton Roads for part or all of their lives.  We are also interested in hearing from people who would like to tell  the stories of women no longer living."

TransTech Social Enterprises- A social enterprise that provides education, support, and jobs for trans people facing high levels of discrimination

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
800 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, Virginia 23504 |T: 757-627-6599 ​

Guide to being a trans ally - a resource on the PFLAG website from their Straight for Equality project.
"This  guide will help you learn more about what "transgender" means, become  better informed about the challenges many trans people face, and learn  specific ways that you can be a strong trans ally!"

GLAAD Transgender Media Reference Guide - Information  and quick guide for 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.

(PDF) - A toolkit from the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Cerebral Palsy and LGBT Advocacy  - how to help LGBT children and teens with Cerebral Palsy who face  bullying on two fronts - disability and sexuality/gender identity. 

Additional Resources

Statewide Resources

Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia -  The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia - TAP VA is an all volunteer, trans led  501(c)(3) non-profit  organization created to end homelessness within the transgender community in Virginia. TAP VA provides educational opportunities around the important fact that trans rights are human rights by explaining the intersectionality between homelessness, discrimination, socioeconomic status and racism within the trans community in Virginia.  

Equality Virginia -  Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians (LGBT). 

Nationz Foundation - assisting the Greater Richmond Area with a focus on LGBTQ+ people to access testing,  linkage to care and holistic services to increase wellness. 

Lynchburg Transgender Alliance

Trans in the South Resource Directory -  more than 400 Southern health service providers that the Campaign for Southern Equality team has confirmed to be trans-friendly and trans-competent. 

Transgender American Veterans Association - TAVA - is a 501 (c) 3 organization that acts proactively with other concerned gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) organizations to ensure that transgender veterans will receive appropriate care for their medical conditions in accordance with the Veterans Health Administration’s Customer Service Standards promise to “treat you with courtesy and dignity . . . as the first class citizen that you are.”  Richmond area support group.

Transgender Resource and Referral List - Compilation of resources and providers for all of Virginia provided by the Virginia Department of Health.

 LGBT-Affirming Therapists in the Metro DC Area (DC, Maryland, Northern VA)  

ACLU of Virginia  (American Civil Liberties Union) - lobbies officials at both state and  local levels, provides legal representation and defends civil rights. To learn about ongoing opportunities to volunteer with or work for non-profits in your community.  

Richmond Homeless Point of Entry -  (804)-972-0813

Peninsula Regional Housing Crisis Hotline - (757)-227-5932. 

Southside, Virginia Regional Housing Crisis Hotline -  (757) 587-4202 

Southeastern Transgender Resource Center - Based in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, STRC is a non-profit community outreach center which is dedicated solely to the empowerment of today’s transgender community.

Stonewall Sports -  an LGBTQ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports organization founded in 2010 that strives to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. 

Transgender Education Association of Greater Washington - TGEA - Seeks to serve the needs and interests of all the people in the gender community, those affected by our community and those who serve our community

Northern Virginia:

  •  Alexandria Human Services * - (703) 838-0900
  • Arlington Human Services * - (703) 228-1300  TTY:  (703) 228-1398
  • Fairfax City Human Services Coordinator * Voice/TTY:  (703) 385-7894
  • Fairfax County Coordinated Services * (703) 222-0880 TTY:  (703) 803-7914
  • Falls Church Housing & Human Services * (703) 248-5005
  • Loudoun Cares * (703) 669-4636
  • Manassas City Family Services * (703) 361-8277
  • Manassas Park Social Services * - (703) 335-8880
  • Prince William Social Services * - (703) 792-7500

*  Bilingual staff and/or interpreters available for languages other than English 

Roanoke - Roanoke Valley

* Please call the Roanoke Homeless Assistance Team  -  (540) 853-1715 (540) 853-1721 for intake and a referral. Trust House and Rescue Mission have been vetted by TAP VA. Both shelters are trans affirming and are the only two trans affirming shelters in Virginia to the best of our knowledge

Harrisonburg Centralized Housing Intake -  (540) 271-1701 

Transgender Rights

ACLU - Transgender People and the Law  

National Center for Trans Equality - Housing Rights and Homeless Shelters  

LAMBDA Legal-A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates  

DPOR: Virginia Fair Housing Department- Review your housing rights in Virginia as well as information on how to submit a discrimination complaint.

Immigration Equality - advocate for and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. 

Substance Abuse - LGBTQ+ and Addiction: Causes, Resources, and Treatment

Teen Drug Abuse & Addiction: help for teens and advice for parents  Addiction Center

The LGBTQ Community and Addiction  This  comprehensive website provides various treatment options, information  on over 40 types of drugs, and ways to help yourself or a loved one seek help.

The Recovery Village - Personalized addiction treatment for LGBTQ individuals. "There are various LGBT substance abuse treatments and LGBT addiction treatment facilities that can assist you. Just call 877-606-6408. All calls are 100 percent confidential."

Coming Out & Mental Health

The Trevor Project - Coming Out as You  

HRC - Transgender Visibility Guide (PDF)

Equality Virginia - Change of Name & Gender Checklist 

Equality Virginia - Gender Marker Change on Virginia’s Driver License  

Name change application for the Commonwealth of Virginia 


Transgender Health Coverage Guide  - offered by the National Center for Transgender Equality.  

"Getting your insurance to cover the health care you need can be difficult. The good news is that it should be getting easier. Many insurance plans have gotten rid of exclusions that single out transgender people, and trans people are protected from public and private insurance discrimination under federal law and state laws, including in Medicaid and Medicare."

Planned Parenthood of Virginia  Hormone therapy, primary care, wellness education and more in an affirming environment.  Provides PrEP , which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It’s a daily pill that can help prevent HIV. If you don’t have HIV, taking PrEP every day can lower your chances of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. PrEP is also known by the brand name Truvada. HIV testing available in an affirming environment.

Make an appointment: 1-800-230-7526; Transgender health services line: 804-482-6154

 HIV Treatment Works – For People Living with HIV  - Centers for Disease Control - CDC

HRC - Finding Transgender-related Healthcare 

My Trans Health - New group to help you find local trans-educated, trans-inclusive doctors.

RAD Remedy -  New group creating a database of community-vetted doctors who provide  "accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care in order to improve  individual and community health."

RxOutReach - A nonprofit pharmacy whose mission is to provide affordable medications.

The LGBT Life Center - Provides those that are living with HIV/AIDS and their families, access to essential benefits and social services, so that they may manage their illness and live their lives with the highest level of self-reliance and dignity.  PrEp-“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.  PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV but who are at very high  risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day.  To learn more please visit here. Please also see Project Inform's fact sheet here.  

National LGBT Cancer Network- works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk.

National Center on LGBT Aging- The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides trainingtechnical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by SAGE, in collaboration with 18 leading organizations from around the country.  

Health Brigade - Greater Richmond  - Trans Health Care Services - Call  to schedule an appointment - (804) 358-6343

  • Primary Medical Care
    • Breast & chest health
    • Coordination of care
    • HIV & STD testing and counseling
    • Hormone treatment & monitoring
    • Medication assistance program
    • Pelvic wellness & Pap smears
    • Supportive services
    • Gender Marker Change Clinic 
    • Hormone Administration & Monitoring
  • Mental Health Services
    • Individual Counseling
    • Ryan White Part B mental health and substance abuse counseling
    • Support Groups
    • Surgery Support Letters
    • Psychiatric Referrals
    • Voice Therapy
  • Support Services
    • Legal Services (Name and Gender Marker changes) Richmond TLC (Trans Legal Collaborative) 
    • HIV Testing

VCU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Health - This guide provides consumer information about health concerns for individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender.

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