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    Meet n Greet 2014

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  • Homecoming 2014

    cheers and queers!

  • Georgiann Davis speaks on Intersexuality

  • awesomeness!

  • awesome students!

  • lgbt center staff

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  • Daniel Hernandez visits OU

  • Students with Harvey Katz

    National Coming Out Day 2014

  • SafeZone at Chillicothe Campus

    SafeZone at Chillicothe Campus

Transgender Resources 

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delfin bautista - Director to the LGBT Center, bautista@ohio.edu, 740.593.2515

Susan Young - Psychologist, youngs2@ohio.edu, 740.249.4159 


Spectrum: Gender Variant-Transgender Queer Support Group


Creating a safe place for individuals, both student and non-student, wanting to explore and discuss their gender identity ranging from questioning to gender queer to those who need practical help and support in changing their name, seeking medical treatment, communicating with family members, and adjusting to the change in their gender identity on campus and elsewhere can benefit from this support group. This is a support group of OU’s Counseling & Psychological Services. Contact psychologist Susan Young at 740.249.4159 or youngs2@ohio.edu to express interest in joining the group.

Counseling and Psychological Services

CPS in Hudson Heath Center has several trans-friendly counselors. Call 740.593.1616 to set up an appointment.


Campus Care

Campus Care has two family physicians – Dr. Balbo and Dr. Duval - who are trans-friendly and provide appropriate primary health care services to transgender students at Ohio University, including hormones for male-to-female and female-to-male transitioning. Both doctors strive to provide care that is within the WPATH version 7, 2012 (http://www.wpath.org/documents/IJT%20SOC,%20V7.pdf). Please note that Campus Care services are only available to Ohio University students. Transgender students may schedule an appointment with Dr. Balbo or Duval by calling 740-593-1660.

UMA Family Medicine

Dr. Katy Kropf is a family doctor practicing at UMA Family Medicine in Parks Hall in Athens, Ohio. She is an Athens family doctor who provides primary care, including hormones, to transgender people according to the WPATH 7th Standards of Care as well. Her practice would be for non-Ohio University students in the Athens area and 740-593-2516 is the phone number to call to schedule an appointment. Because her practice is full but trans-friendly health care options in our community are limited, patients should identify themselves as seeking transgender care when they make the appointment with her.


Alden Library





LGBT Center Library

The LGBT Center has an ever-growing collection of transgender books, movies, and information.


Allen, J.J. The Man in the Red Velvet Dress: Inside the World of Cross-Dressing

Bornstein, Kate. Gender Outlaw

Bornstein, Kate. My Gender Workbook

Brown, Mildred L; Rounsley, Chloe Ann. True Selves

Cameron, Loren. Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits

Colapinto, John. As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality

Feinberg, Leslie. Stone Butch Blues

Feinberg, Leslie. Trans Liberation

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors

Halberstam, Judith "Jack"; Volcano, Del Lagrace. The Drag King Book

Nestle, Joan; Howell, Clare; Wilchins, Riki; ed. GenderQueer

Queen, Carol; Schimel, Lawrence; ed. PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality

Stringer, JoAnn Altman. The Transsexual's Survival Guide to Transition and Beyond

Stringer, JoAnn Altman; Roberts, JoAnn, PhD. The Transsexual's Survival Guide to Transition and Beyond: Volume 2 for Family, Friends, and Employers

Stuart, Kim Elizabeth. The Uninvited Dilemma: A Question of Gender



The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, 1994 (VHS)

Billy Elliot, 2000 (VHS)

Ma Vie en Rose (My Life in Pink), 1997 (VHS)

Soldier's Girl, 2004 (DVD)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, 1995 (VHS)

You Don't Know Dick, 1997 (VHS)

*List updated as of January 2006.

Alden Library


Alden Library is a tremendous resource. The following are some of the books they have, though this is hardly a complete list. Many books that they do not have can be found through the Ohio Link interlibrary loan, if they don't have a specific title.


Alexander, Jonathan; Yescavage, Karen; ed. Bisexuality and transgenderism: interSEXions of the others

Bloom, Amy. Normal: transsexual CEOs, crossdressing cops, and hermaphrodites with attitude

Bolin, Anne. In search of Eve: transsexual rites of passage

Bornstein, Kate. Gender outlaw: on men, women, and the rest of us

Brown, Mildred L.; Rounsley, Chloe Ann. True selves: understanding transsexualism: for families, friends, coworkers, and helping professionals

Bullough, Bonnie; Bullough, Vern L.; Elias, James, ed. Gender blending

Devor, Holly. FTM: female-to-male transsexuals in society

Ekins, Richard; King, Dave; ed. Blending genders: social aspects of cross-dressing and sex-changing

Feinberg, Leslie. Stone Butch Blues

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Liberation

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender liberation: a movement whose time has come (short booklet)

Green, Jamison. Becoming a visible man

Halberstam, Judith. Female masculinity

Halberstam, Judith. In a queer time and place: transgender bodies, subcultural lives

Hausman, Bernice Louise. Changing sex: transsexualism, technology, and the idea of gender

Haynes, Felicity; McKenna, Tarquam, ed. Unseen genders: beyond the binaries

King, Dave. The transvestite and the transsexual: public categories and private identities

Kotula, Dean; Parker, William E., ed. The phallus palace: female to male transsexuals

Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise, ed. The Last sex: feminism and outlaw bodies

Namaste, Viviane K. Invisible lives: the erasure of transsexual and transgendered people

Thurer, Shari L. The end of gender: a psychological autopsy

Wilchins, Riki. Queer theory, gender theory: an instant primer


Boys Don't Cry, 2000 (DVD and VHS)

Butch Mystique, 2004 (DVD)

Different for Girls, 1999 (DVD)

Female Misbehavior,1992 (VHS)

Georgie Girl, 2002 (VHS)

Law of Desire, 1987 (VHS)

Soldier's Girl, 2004 (DVD)

Transgender Revolution, 1998 (VHS) 

            *List updated as of January 2006.


The internet can be one of the best places to go when looking for transgender information, to hear the experiences of other people, and to find trans* friends. This list contains a few ideas of where to go to start looking for information.

The LGBT Center does not endorse any medical doctors, authors or service providers. We list links below for information sharing purposes only. The lists do not reflect all providers and should not be viewed as comprehensive.


Advocacy Organizations/resources

National Center for Transgender Equality

“The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.”


Forge Forward

Advocate organization for trans men and other female assigned at birth (FAAB) trans* people, but with an emphasis on trans men.


Gender Education and Advocacy

“Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA) is a national organization focused on the needs, issues and concerns of gender variant people in human society.”


Beyond the Binary: a Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools

A collaborative project of Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Transgender Law Center, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.


Gender Just

A member-led, multi-generational & multi-racial grassroots organization of LGBTQA young people, people of color, and grassroots folks developing leadership & building power through organizing.



Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project


Midwest Trans* and Queer Wellness Initiative

Trans* advocacy organization focusing on the wellness of trans* people in the Midwest.


Legal Organizations/Resources

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

“We provide legal services, such as advice, direct representation, and referral to other service providers- free of charge, on issues impacting transgender, gender non-conforming people, and intersex people.”


Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Advocates for trans* friendly laws and practices while providing resources for attorneys of trans* people


State by State Guide to Laws That Prohibit Discrimination Against Transgender People

Published in 2010 by the National Center for Lesbian Rights.


Criminal Justice? New Fast Facts about Transgender People, Police, and Incarceration

In February 2011, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) released the largestever survey of transgender and gender nonconforming people, Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. This document highlights important statistics about police and prison brutality.


Taking It on the Chin: New Fast Facts about Violence Against Transgender People

In February 2011, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) released the largestever survey of transgender and gender nonconforming people, Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. This document highlights important statistics about domestic, public and institutional abuse.



Overcoming Voting Obstacles

A resource from the National Center for Transgender Equality published in 2010


Transgender at Work

A consulting company that also provides free online resources for trans* employees and employers of trans* people. Language on the website is rather outdated.


General and Miscellaneous Resources

Safe 2 Pee

Gender neutral bathroom directory.


Gender Neutral Pronoun Wordpress

Blog highlighting a variety of gender neutral pronouns in English and how they’re used.


Trans Housing Network

Network providing temporary housing to homeless trans* people, and connecting those willing to lend their couch with those in need.


Trans Faith Online

TransFaith on-line seeks to be inclusive of all spiritual traditions and orientation--while placing a particular emphasis on support and education within the Christian tradition and Christian communities.

Hurricane Preparedness: Information for Transgender People on Preparing for a Storm

Guide for hurricane preparedness, specifically addressing issues for trans* people.


A Place of Respect

“A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth” published by the NCLR.


Trans Oral History

An online collaborative oral history of trans* people that accepts submission and provides media training.


Navigating Updated TSA Policies for Transgender People and Sexual Assault Survivors

Article highlighting barriers for airport security in the US for trans* people and your rights.


Gender Fork

A supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum. It also keeps an extensive gender related book list.

Yay Gender Form

Form with many gender and sexuality related terms that allows users to select any or all to create an identity cloud. A fun and illuminating exercise.


Health Resources

Trans Health

Online collection of articles and resources related to general transgender health and wellness. The site focuses almost exclusively on binary trans* people.


Getting Transcompetent Care: How to Work with Your Nurse or Doctor

Guide for trans* patients to navigate primary as well as trans-specific healthcare with sometimes ignorant, or even hostile, healthcare professionals.


Academic Resources

Trans Academics

Archived reference library of academic papers dealing with trans* issues.


 Association for Gender Research, Education, Academia & Action

Organization that facilitates academic, professional and advocacy work related to gender.


Resources in Ohio

Trans Family

Transgender support group in Cleveland area that focuses primarily on binary trans* people.


Trans Ohio

Trans* advocacy group based in Columbus that provides support for trans* people in the community and advocates for trans* friendly law.


Kaleidoscope Youth Center

LGBT center in Columbus that serves queer and trans* people, ages 12-18.


Gender Dysphoria Program:Gender Dysphoria Program of Central Ohio serves the needs of individuals who wish to transition gender roles with or without hormones, and with or without sexual reassignment surgery (SRS). Contact: Meral Crane. Phone: 614.451.0111 

Email: crane@genderprogram.com 


Youth Resources:

Amplify Your Voice: Youth Resources

Organization that focuses on holistic health, especially sexual health, for queer and trans* youth.


Out of Order

Zine written by queer and trans* youth to address their own issues.


Kaleidoscope Youth Center

LGBT center in Columbus that serves queer and trans* people, ages 12-18.


Senior Resources:

LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities


Legal and Public Policy Issues for Transgender Elders


Gender Expression Items/Skills

 FTM at Underworks

Online vendor that sells chest binders. The vendor targets only trans men and uses cis men as models.


Les Love Boat

Online Vendor that sells chest binders, packers and shoe lifts.


How to make a binder

Instructions and illustrations detailing how to make a homemade binder.


As You Like It

Adult store (must be 18+) that sells gaffs, breast forms, packers and binders.


The Breast Form Store

Store that sells breast forms, wigs and lingerie. Most breast forms, unfortunately, only come in white skin tones.


Tucking and Other Skills Your Cis Parents Didn’t Tell You About

Blog dedicated to tucking, gafts, breast forms, and other gender expression items and skills for male assigned at birth (MAAB) trans* people.


Abuse Survivor Organizations/Services

Survivor Project

A non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence.


Non-binary Resources

Genderqueer Revolution

A national organization dedicated to empowering people of all genders.


Genderqueer Identities

Blog dedicated to genderqueer issues.


Neutrois Nonsense

Blog discussing neutrois issues.


Gender Queeries

Blog discussing genderqueer and other non-binary trans* issues.


Genderqueer Chat

“GenderqueerChat is a collaborative youtube channel for the discussion of genderqueer issues and issues from a genderqueer perspective.”


Practical Androgyny

Website focusing on androgynous gender expressions, with an emphasis on non-binary people.


Photo Blogs

 F*ck Yeah Cute Trans Chicks

Blog dedicated to self-submitted photos of trans women.


F*ck Yeah FTMs of Color
Promoting visibility for ALL trans*-identified people of color who were assigned female at birth. 


MTF Butches

Photo blog for self-submitted photos of butch male assigned at birth (MAAB) trans* people.


Femme FTM

Self-shot photos of femme identified trans men


Physical Transition Resources

Hormones: A Guide for FTMs

This booklet was written in 2006 in a joint effort of Transcend Transgender Support & Education

Society and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Transgender Health Program.


Surgery: A Guide for FTMs

This booklet was written in 2006 in a joint effort of Transcend Transgender Support & Education

Society and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Transgender Health Program.


Surgery: A guide for MTFs

This booklet was written in 2006 in a joint effort of Transcend Transgender Support & Education

Society and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Transgender Health Program.


Hormones: A Guide for MTFs

This booklet was written in 2006 in a joint effort of Transcend Transgender Support & Education

Society and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Transgender Health Program.


The Transitional Male
Includes photos of surgery results, descriptions of hormones and surgeries, lists of trans-friendly surgeons and therapists, and resource pages for books and videos for trans men. This resource excludes non-binary female assigned at birth (FAAB) trans* people, but much of the information is still relevant.

Hudson's FTM Resource Guide

Information on transition options, gender expression items and other issues. Aimed at trans men but contains relevant information for other FAAB trans* people.


Susan's Place: Wiki

Wiki primarily covering physical transition options as well as other topics. It focuses on binary trans* people, but much of the information is relevant to all trans* people.


Trans Bucket

Collection of surgeons, self-submitted photos of surgical results and estimated costs. The website only includes binary trans men and women, but the information is still relevant to all trans* people.


World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

A professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders. (Formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association.)


The Transgender Herb Garden

This is a guerilla gardening guide for male assigned at birth (MAAB) trans* people who don’t want to rely on corporate pharmaceuticals.


Trans Tribulus

Blog discussing non-pharmaceutical transition options for female assigned at birth (FAAB) trans* people.


Resources for Friends and Family


Organization for people with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parent.


Not Your Mom’s Trans 101

Introduction to trans* identities and issues.


Welcoming Our Trans Family

“A Support Guide for Parents, Families and Friends of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People” published by PFLAG.



Original Plumbing

Zine discussing the sexualities and cultures of trans men.


Queer Canon

Zine open to submissions from any queer and/or trans* people.


Dude Magazine

DUDE magazine explores sex, relationships, bodies and diversity between trans guys and the wider community.


Queer Zine Archive Project

Collection of radical zines discussing gender and sexuality.


No Prisoner Left Behind

The Fight for Transgender/Gender Variant Prisoners.


Open Your Eyes and Make a Wish/Ouvre les Yeux et fais un Voeux/Abre los Ojos y pide un deseo

“This is quite a personal zine about what it means to be a Spanish immigrant genderqueer person, on how small sentences mean a lot, on DIY transition and the superheroes that are part of our chosen family. It's also a trilingual zine: english, spanish and french.”



Educational Resources

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

Network that provides resources for educators, students and allies to create safer spaces and more inclusive curriculum.


FTM International

FTM International is the largest, longest-running education organization for trans men.


Transgender Forums

Gender Discussion board on AVEN

Gender board on AVEN, the Asexual Visibility and Education Network.


[Laura's Playground]

Trans forum typically aimed at normative binary trans* people.


Scarlateen – Gender Issues forum

Gender forum on sexual health site aimed at young people.


Susan's Place Transgender Forums

Forum for trans men, trans women and androgynes. The forum is typically focused on normative binary trans* people.


Trans Yada

Forum begun from a thread on the AVEN forums that discusses gender, sexuality and miscellaneous topics.


What is Gender

Trans* forum that is explicitly friendly to non-binary people.


LiveJournal Communities
Check out: ftm, mtf, newtrans, our_own_path, genderqueer, transgender, and a million others (including groups for partners of transgender people)


Coming out resources

Coming Out as a Transgender Person: A Workbook

Workbook with exercises and suggestions to plan and execute coming out as trans*, written from a faith-friendly perspective.


Coming Out as Gender Varient

A short guide for coming out as trans* and gender varient.


Coming Out to Your Parents: a 101 For Non-Binary Types

An informal guide for non-binary people to come out to parents.


On Coming Out as Genderqueer; or, My Life as a Bearded Lady

Personal coming out story of a genderqueer person who was assigned male at birth (MAAB).


Trans Artists

Mark Aguhar

Late visual artist dealing with queer and trans* identities and online communities.


Zackary Drucker Video Lounge

Collection of videos by trans artist Zackary Drucker.


Amos Mac Photography

Trans* photographer who highlights other trans* and queer people.