Transgender Updated 2.12

Selected Transgender Aging Network Publications. The following are available online at

• The Older Americans Act and Transgender Aging Practice
• Is Your “T” Written in Disappearing Ink? A Checklist for Transgender Inclusion
• Transgender Elders: What Service Providers Need to Know and Don’t Need to
• Quick Tips for Caregivers of Transgender Elders
• Trans Elder Health Issues
• LGBT Elders: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Sheet

• Living Memory LGBT History Timeline
• Aging as Ourselves: LGBT Aging Health Issues for Health Care Providers
(curricula for online course offered by UC-San Diego)

• Sexual Violence, Elder Abuse, and Sexuality of Transgender Adults Age 60+:Results of Three Survys

• Transforming Mental Health Services for Older People: Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Challenges and Opportunities
• The Future of Aging: Re-Defining Aging Services and Advocacy for LGBT Older Adults
• Thinking About the Unthinkable: Transgender in an Immutable Binary World
• Trans and SOFFA Aging Issues

• Trans Aging
• Transgender Elders and SOFFAs: A Primer for Service Providers and Advocates
• Transgender Elder/SOFFA Roundtable

WPATH Releases Revised "Standards of Care"
On September 25, 2011, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) released a newly-revised edition of the Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People at the WPATH conference in Atlanta.

First published in 1979, the Standards of Care (SOC) is considered the standard document of reference on caring for the transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming population. The newly-revised, 7th edition SOC will help health professionals better understand how they can offer the most effective care to these individuals. The SOC focuses on primary care, gynecologic and urologic care, reproductive options, voice and communication therapy, mental health services and hormonal and surgical treatment. posted 10/6/2011

ElderTG ListServe
Peer support email listserv for transgender people age 50+
and/or their close SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family,
and Allies).

Transgender Aging
Network Listserve
Low‐volume listserv for professionals and others interested
in transgender aging issues; for announcements, news, and
technical assistance.

Gray Pride Parade Blog
Blog on LGBT aging issues.
(Note: GPP is available to become a multi‐blogger site)

Transgender news postings.!/pages/FORGE/104003143596
Or, search for FORGE and our diagonal logo.

“Have You Thanked…?” – Tweets about human interdependence,
part of an effort to reconceptualize becoming “dependent” in old
age. Search for Loree Cook‐Daniels
A video on injustice in transgender community

National Coalition for LGBT Health website

TransOhio – TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.

TransOhio Support Group for transgender and question youth.
TransOhio is pleased to announce the start of support groups for Transgender, Gender non-conforming/questioning youth ages 5-11 and 12-17. Groups begin in April 2011 for $10/session-a sliding fee scale is available. Groups will meet in Columbus. As need for these groups grow, we’ll start other youth groups across the state of Ohio. Youth will meet within their appropriate age group and parental/guardian consent will be required. Contact: Shane Morgan, 614-441-8167

FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression) is a national education, advocacy, and support umbrella organization that provides victim services to persons who identify as transgender. It also offers training and technical assistance to the sexual assault service providers who serve this population.

The Queer Resources Directory – The QRD contains over 20,000 files about anything and everything queer, including families, youth, politics, resources, media, and more.

GLBT National Help Center: is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an outgrowth of the Gay & Lesbian National Hotline, which began in 1996 and now is a primary program of the GLBT National Help Center.

National Center for Transgender Equality

Massachusssetts Transgender Political Coalition

The following list was provided by TransOhio and is take from their newsletter. Check out their site for wonderful supportive articles and event announcements.
BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization): Columbus AIDS Task Force: Central Ohio CD Support: Chi Lambda Epsilon, a Chapter of Tri Ess (Ohio & Western PA.): COLAGE: CrossPort Cincinnati: Equality Ohio: Gay People’s Chronicle: Gender Program of Central Ohio: GenderBloc: Kaleidoscope Youth Center: Outlook: PFLAG-Columbus: PFLAG-Dayton: Stonewall Columbus: The Apothecary Shops: The Alpha Omega Society: The Crystal Club: Transcendence: TransFamily of Cleveland: TransOhio:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): FTM International: Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide: Human Rights Campaign (HRC): InterPride: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates: National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE): National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF): PFLAG: PFLAG’s Transgender Network (TNET): Tgcrossroads:

TransOhio TG Support Group Peer led support group that meets at The Center on High (1160 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43201) on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Open to all - FtM, MtF, Cross Dressers, Gender Queer, Intersexed, etc. Drop-ins welcome! This group is open to all ages. Facilitated by TransOhio. Questions? Email or call (614) 441-8167.
TransOhio Partners Discussion Group
The next meeting date is the

Face Book Needs to Update!
Facebook currently has only two options to describe your gender. The question itself improperly asks what your "SEX" is.

Tell Facebook to additionally ask your "GENDER" and to give a open field so a person may self identify.

The survey establishing transgender/transsexual identity "Who we are" has now been closed. Thank you!


Copy the message below and click the 'website' link on the groups info page to the fb profile suggestion form.


SUGGESTION: Include Transgender in Profile options

Facebook currently has only two options to describe gender. The question itself improperly asks what your "SEX" is.

I am asking that a profile option "GENDER" be added and a open field be presented so a person may properly self identify.


Send the above message to Facebook via there contact form
The TransOhio Partners Discussion Group is an opportunity for people to talk about common issues, to receive support, to exchange resources and to openly share personal experiences (personal frustrations and fears, the high's and the low's, dealing with children, friends, family, managing social situations and addressing issues of sexuality, personal identity, and social perceptions). 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm at The Center on High. For informa-tion, email Sarah: This group is for Non-Transgender partners (dating, married, co-habitation, etc).
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH):