Other Gender Affirming Resources

Professionals working with the Transgender and Gender Non-Confirming Communities. These Professionals and Organizations have been vetted and approved by the International Transgender Certification Association.



Adventures of Tina and Jordan a book for Gender Variant Children by Jessica Lam

Advocates for Youth– Ten Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Child & I Think I Might be Transgender, Now What Do I Do? www.advocatesforyouth.com

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression American Psychological Association. www.apa.org

BEYOND THE BINARY: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools www.gsanetwork.org

CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health—Youth www.cdc.gov

COLAGE Kids of Trans Program (for children with transgender parents) www.colage.org

Deaf Queer Resource Center www.deafqueer.org

EVERYDAY ACTIVISM. Michael R. Stevenson and Jeanine C. Cogan, Ed. New York:Routledge, 2003.

FACT SHEET: Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth in School. Sylvia Rivera Law Project www.srlp.org

Gay/Straight/Trans Alliances: A Student Guide www.doe.mas.edu/hssss/GSA/Intro.html

Gender Education & Workplace Advocacy www.gender.org

Gender non-conforming: http://www.refinery29.com/trans-person-deciding-not-to-pass

www.genderspectrum.org-– child, family, medical, mental health issues/resources

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens by Kelley Huegel—grades 9 and up

GLSEN www.glsen.org (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) HARSH REALITIES: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools. & Miami-Dade County

Public Schools Gender Resource Guide (available from the YES INSTITUTE, Miami Florida)

International Foundation for Gender Education www.ifge.org

Intersex Society of North America www.isna.org

If YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S GENDER BEHAVIORS: A Guide for Parents. Children’s National Medical Center www.childrensnational.org

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund www.lambdalegal.org

LINKS for Transgender Youth www.genderadvocates.org

LOVE MAKES A FAMILY. By Gigi Kaeser & Peggy Gillespie—all grades

LUNA by Julie Ann Peters A story of a transgender brother/Grades 9 and up

MY GENDER WORKBOOK:How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely. By Kate Bornstein. New York: Routledge, 1998.

National Center for Transgender Equality www.transequality.org

National Coalition for Gay, lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth www.outproud.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task force www.thetaskforce.org

National Youth Advocacy Coalition www.nyacyouth.org


PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, and Transgender) www.pflag.org


Safe Schools Coalition www.safeschoolscoalition.org . Model School District Policy Regarding Transgender and Gender NonConforming Students— www.casafeschools.org

THE FAMILY BOOK by Todd Parr. K-grade 3

The Reflective Workbook for Parents and Families of Transgender and Non-Binary Children:Your Transition as Your Child Transitions by D. M. Maynard – https://www.jkp.com/usa/the-reflective-workbook-for-parents-and-families-of-transgender-and-non-binary-children-1.html

THE TRANSGENDER CHILD by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper. 2008.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health www.wpath.org

TransFaith Online. Spiritual and Religious Issues www.transfaithonline.org

Transgender Law.org

Transgender Living on YouthResource www.youthresource.com

TRANSITIONS OF THE HEART—Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children by Rachel Pepper. Cleis Publishers, 2012.

TRANSGENDER VISIBILITY: A Guide to Being You. Human Rights Campaign www.hrc.org

Trans Youth Family Allies www.imatyfa.org

Trevor Helpline Crisis Intervention for LGBT Youth 24 hours a day/7 days a week 1.800.850.8078

WORKING WITH TRANSGENDER YOUTH: Getting Down to Basics. A CWLA/LAMBDA Legal Joint Initiative www.lambdalegal.org & www.cwla.org

Dr. Loren S. Schechter, MD

  • Loren S. Schechter

Dr. Schechter is a Board Certified plastic surgeon specializing in Gender Affirmation Surgery. He serves on the board of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. He helped author the 7th and 8th Edition of the Standards of Care, and serves on the editorial board for two transgender medical journals. He won the 2013 IL State Bar Association Award for Community Service, was recognized by the National Center for Lesbian Rights for his care of transgender and gender diverse individuals, and has authored the first surgical atlas concerning Surgical Management of Transgender Individuals. He is a founding member and past president of the American Society for Gender Surgeons. For an appointment with Dr. Schechter please contact his office for more information http://drlschechter.com/

Contact Information

Specialty Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gender Affirmation Surgery Address: 9000 Waukegan Road Suite 210, Morton GroveILUnited States of America, 60053

Telephone: 847-967-5122 Fax: 847-967-5125 E-mail: drs@univplastics.com