Beyond Magenta Resources

Christina from Beyond Magenta: Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Christina and her mother.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Speak Out

Susan says:
Here are a few of the many organizations where transgender youth, their families, and friends can get help, information, and support.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center is the health center featured in this book.

Gay Straight Alliance Network empowers youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.

Gender Spectrum provides education, education training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

Intersex Initiative [IPDX] is a Portland, Oregon based national activist and advocacy organization for people born with intersex conditions. It was founded by Emi Koyama, a multi-issue social justice activist and former intern at Intersex Society of North America (2001-02).

Intersex Society of North America 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.

It Gets Better is a video project that spreads the message of hope for LGBTQ teens.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays [PFLAG] is a national organization that promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, as well as their families and friends.

Proud Theater is the LGBTQ teen theater group featured in this book.

The Door is an LGBTQ Youth Program that offers support, legal services, GED resources, referrals and health services in New York City.

The Trevor Project is an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.

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

Legal Organizations
American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] champions the rights of transgender people to live their lives freely and with respect. Their mission statement says, “We fight for protections against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations (including schools), and health care. We also challenge obstacles to people obtaining government identity documents respectful of their gender identity, as well as barriers to transgender parents seeking continuing relationships with their children.”

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights or lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

Peter Cicchino Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center reaches out to LGBT and straight teenagers living on the streets of New York City.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.