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Do you know of a resource that you found to be helpful and think others will benefit from it as well? 

TransCentralPA is happy to list businesses, organizations and resources that cater to and support the Transgender community.  Please send us an email with the organization's information, website and description  to:

Transgender Resources

There are many online resources for the Transgender Community.  Listed below are not only Trans-friendly businesses and resources in the local area, but also national organizations, general information, links and news articles.  If you have a recommended site, please send it to us at TransCentralPA also maintains a library of transgendered books, videos, magazines, newsletters, brochures, articles and other material that are available at our meeting location.

General Information

Here is some general information and links that our members have found to be helpful.

Transgender 101
PennDOT Gender Marker Change
Pennsylvania Name Change
Social Security Administration

Help & Outreach

Below are links to pages with specific information for various groups of people in our community.  These links will take you to our Connect Section of our website.

Transmen (FTM)
Transwomen (MTF)
Spouses & Significant Others

Family Members of Trans Individuals


Pennsylvania Resources

The links below is our new Trans-friendly businesses, organizations and services in and around Central Pennsylvania.

Pennylvania Resources

Regional & National Resources

Although it is impossible to list all the regional and national resources available to the Trans community, we've tried to list those that may be of interest to the Central Pennsylvania community and the surrounding area.

Advocacy Organizations
Regional Support Groups & Organizations
Social Networks
Transgender Conferences
Transgender Surgeons
General Information

Downloadable Literature

Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students: Your Rights at School
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
Standing with LGBT Prisoners:  An Advocate‚Äôs Guide to Ending Abuse and Combating Imprisonment
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
Talking about Gender & Sexuality:  Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Transgender Theory:  Embodying Research & Theory
Julie L. Nagoshi and Stephan/ie Brzuzy
Susquehanna Township (Dauphin County, PA) Ordinance Regarding Transgender Discrimination
July 2012
Jurisdictions with Explicitly Transgender-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Laws
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Scope of Explicitly Transgender-Inclusive Anti Discrimination Laws
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
State Nondiscrimination Laws in the United States
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Transfact Sheet
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Basics of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
Equality Pennsylvania
Voting While Trans:  Preparing for the New Voter ID Laws
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People v7
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Model District Policy on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Medicare Benefits and Transgender People
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
Gender Based Violence and Harassment:  Your School, Your Rights
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Injustice at Every Turn:  A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Transgender Terminology
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
Understanding Transgender
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
Teaching Transgender
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
HIV Infection among Transgender People
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Guidelines on the Endocrine Treatment of Transsexuals (2009)
Co-sponsored by World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Harsh Realities - The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation's Schools
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Trans Aging - We're Still Here
Lambda Legal
Growing Up Transgender: Research & Theory, part I
Cornell University, University of Rochester &New York State for Safe Schools
Growing Up Transgender:  Research & Theory, part II
Cornell University, University of Rochester &New York State for Safe Schools
Men and Masculinity
Jamison Green
A Legal Q & A for Kids of Trans Parents
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and Children of Lesbian & Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
Kids of Trans Resource Guide
Children of Lesbian & Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
Not So Gay:  Differences Between Kids of Trans Parents and Kids of LGBQ Parents
Children of Lesbian & Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
LGBT Communities and Domestic Violence
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
Understanding the New Passport Gender Change Policy
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
How to Build a Trans-Inclusive Work Environment
Natalie F. Hrubos, ESQ
Transitioning Tips for Parents
Children of Lesbian & Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
Summary of Youth Suicide Resources
Buying for Workplace Equality 2012:  A Guide to Companies that Support LGBT Workplace Inclusion
Human Rights Council (HRC)
Legal Help with Name Changes
Equality Advocates of Pennsylvania
Transgender Youth
National Association of Secondary School Principals
Preventing Transgender Suicide
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
Brain Gender Identity Disorder Presentation at the 2009 American Psychological Association's Meeting
Dr. Cerise Richards (Powerpoint Presentation)
Form DL-32 Request for Gender Marker Change
Medical Therapy & Health Maintenance for Transmen:   A Guide for Health Care Providers
Nick Gorton, Jamie Buth & Dean Spade
Tips on How to Hold a Successful TGDOR
Gwendolyn Smith
Transgendered Americans - A Handbook of Understanding
Human Rights Council
FACT Sheet - Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth in our Schools
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Glenn vs. Brumby - Wrongful Termination for GID Medical Condition
United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Transitioning our Shelters - A Guide for Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute & National Coalition for the Homeless

All the documents and information accessible from the links above are in the public domain and a matter of public record. Though we considered these resources to be helpful to the transgendered community when we posted the links, neither TransCentralPA nor its officers or members warrants or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or processes disclosed or provided on these sites, or for updated information or changes made to these sites. Various content on these sites may also be subject to copyright by authors, journals and publishers. Use of the copyrighted material is subject to the terms and conditions of use established by that author, journal or publisher.

Our Next Dinner & Meeting is Saturday, December 8th

Dinner at 5:30 pm

606 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

The historic Hope Station building was renovated and became home to The Fire House Restaurant. Hope Station is the oldest standing firehouse in the city of Harrisburg and is the second oldest in Pennsylvania. Inspired by a devastating fire on Christmas Eve 1813, the Harrisburg Hope Fire Company was founded in 1814. This building, Hope Station #2, was built in 1871. Wide menu selections. Prices vary between $10 and $40.

Please RSVP if you are joining for dinner.

Meeting at 8:00 pm

MCC of the Spirit
2973 Jefferson Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Join us for our group meeting at 8:30 pm.  Doors open at approximately 8:00 pm for those needing to change.  For directions to the MCC of the Spirit or  if you would like more information, about the group, please send us an email.  For directions, use Google Maps.


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