Transgender Resources

Transgender Education Network of Texas (https://www.transtexas.org/). The Transgender Education Network of Texas is an organization dedicated to furthering the education of gender diversity in the State of Texas.  It works to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums.  Through its efforts, they strive to halt discrimination through social, legal, legislative and corporate education.

Online Dating Services

Consumer Affairs is a consumer news and advocacy organization.  The website includes consumer news, recall information and tens of thousands of pages of consumer reviews.  With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.  Being able to know how to evaluate a dating site is essential in the decision process, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match. Compare reviews for online dating sites and services athttps://www.consumeraffairs.com/dating_services/index.html.

Support

Central Texas Trans and Gender Nonconforming Support
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/375491749202848/).  This facebook group, provided by Transgender Education Network of Texas, is created to offer social support and a safe atmosphere for individuals who are allies of or themselves trans or gender nonconforming and living in Central Texas (as defined by the economic regions of Texas and comprising Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Washington counties).

DFW Trans-Cendence
(http://dfwtranscendence.com) is an outreach of Agape MCC in Ft. Worth.  They support male to female, female to male, those who are gender variant, those exploring the concept of gender identity, and partners, family, friends and allies of gender variant people.  They meet every first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at: Agape Metropolitan Community Church (4615 E. California Pkwy., Ft. Worth, TX, 76119)

Fort Worth Transgender
(http://fortworth-transgender.org) is a non-profit organization for gender variant individuals and their spouses or supporters.  It is not a group for admirers or a pickup dating site.  They hold at least one meeting per month at agreed locations throughout the year and the events are posted in the calendar of events.  Their mission is to improve the lives of Tarrant County gender variant individuals through education, community support, and outreach.

Parents of Transgender Children Support Group
(http://www.meetup.com/Parents-of-Transgender-Children-Support-Group/) is a support group for parents of a transgender child of any age.  The group is led by a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or LPC intern.  All counselors specialize in transgender issues.  All sessions are strictly confidential.

ID Document Changes

(http://transequality.org/Resources/SSAResource_June2013.pdf
http://transequality.org/Issues/federal_documents.html
http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgender/identity-document-faq
http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgender/changing-your-documents-resources)
The information on these pages aim to provide the most up-to-date and helpful information to the transgender community as it relates to identification documentation changes, to include Gender Marker changes.  Types of identification that a transgender person may need to change can include Social Security, state drivers license, passport, birth certificate, credit card and loans, previous employers (if desired for potential job history checks), current and or former schools, and insurance.

Healthcare and Counseling

Rebecca Fox, LPC-S
6600 Sanger Ave., Suite 8
Waco, TX 76710
254-339-0081
becky@rebeccafox.net
Provides counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals, families, and couples.  Accepts most insurances.  Sliding scale fee available.

Jasmine Khan, PHD, LPC, LSOTP
http://home.grandecom.net/~jkhan/
2121 Waco Dr., Waco, TX 76707
254-235-6542
Provides couseling services for transgender people in the Waco area.  Accepts most insurance and can do sliding scale fee, if needed.  Also provides family therapy and couples therapy, when needed.

Sean Taylor Seyer, MA, LPC
www.seanseyercounseling.com
seanseyercounseling@gmail.com
512-808-0543
Sean Seyer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a transgender male.  He works with clients who identify as trans on their journey.  He is currently available for online video sessions, which are helpful for clients who have trouble with transportation, scheduling, or live in an area where privacy is paramount.  He also offers a sliding scale to reduce barriers to care.

Central Family Practice
801 W. 34th St., Suite 102, Austin, TX 78705
512-371-9260
Kate Wanstrom, FMP; Elliot Trester, MD; Connie Ryan, RN, WHNP
Very TG friendly and discreet, Central Family Practice welcomes you.  Kate Wanstrom, FNP, provides hormone therapy and is very respectful.  The practice has other services:  acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, nutritional consultation, and confidential STD screening.  Connie Ryan, the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, specializes in women’s health.  Dr. Trester can see patients with general medical needs.

Paula Buls
2520 Longview, Suite 311, Austin, TX 78705
512-228-8199
paula@paulabuls.com
Social worker and psychotherapist experienced with working with gender and sexual minorities.  Member of WPATH.

LGBTQ+ Addiction Recovery Resources
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq/
Studies have shown that individuals in the LGBT community are likely to use and abuse alcohol and drugs and tend to continue abuse throughout their lives. DrugRehab.com works to spread awareness and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence.

LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/lgbtq/
Whether you’re a member of the queer community, or you’re the loved one of someone who is, this page can address many of your questions.

LGBTQ and Addiction
https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/lgbtq/
AddictionCenter.com is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options.  Specific treatment plans for the LGBTQ community are suggested, as they show sensitivity to their specific needs, ultimately giving a better chance at success in recovery.

Addiction Resource
https://addictionresource.com/addiction/lgbtq-community/
An article on substance abuse in the LGBTQ community covering statistics and background on the issue. The article describes how and why 30% of the LGBTQ people struggle with some form of substance abuse and also has guidelines how anyone can help in this matter.

College Resources

Resources and Expert Advice for LGBT College Students
(www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/lgbtq-student-resources).  A comprehensive guide for instructors, students, friends, and family members which provides information and resources for LGBTQ college students and anyone else devoted to the goal of LGBTQ acceptance and affirmation.

Scholarships and Financial Aid for LGBT College Students
(www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-lgbtq).  Find college funding options and get expert answers to application concerns.  Find scholarships and other financial aid for LGBTQ students – plus learn expert tips for overcoming hurdles during the application process, such as gender identification and parental estrangement..

Legal Services

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

Financial Aid for Gender-Confirming Surgery

Jim Collins Foundation (http://jimcollinsfoundation.org) raises money to fund gender-confirming surgery for those transgender people who need surgery to live a healthy life, but have no ability to pay for it themselves.

Gender-Confirming Services

Laser and Electrolysis Studio, Inc. (http://www.laserelect.com/) has a long history of not just “tolerating” LGBT clients, but WANTING and CATERING to their
needs.  They are a physician-supervised hair removal center based in Austin, TX.
They have over 35 years experience in the hair removal industry.
1513 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78756
(512)459-6353

Mary Kay Cosmetics (http://www.marykay.com/lwalling) I am a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.  I have 35 years of experience with Mary Kay and I have worked with TG CD in the past.  I love the opportunity teach someone something that makes them smile when they look in the mirror.  I have a private studio in my home for individual appointments and can also cater a private event for a group.  My fees are very reasonable and include a color cosmetic set to take home.
Lisa Walling
Austin, TX 78756
(512)680-5082

Books and Vlog

“Trans-Gendered:  Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith,” by Justin Tanis.  Tanis, a transgender clergyperson seeks to explore the spiritual nature of transgender persons, to listen to the stories of others like himself, and to give a positive voice to the community.

“Omnigender:  A Trans-Religious Approach,” by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott.   This book bridges traditional religious doctrine and secular postmodern theory regarding gender.  Through an examination of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and church history as well as the exploration of other religious traditions and cultures, Mollenkott honors the experience of people who do not fit within the traditional binary concept of gender:  intersexual, trans-sexual, or otherwise-gendered individuals.

“Transgender Journeys” by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott and Vanessa Sheridan.  This book addresses personal and practical experience of the authors in their journey as Christians and gender variant people.  It presents some good theological perspectives and arguments in favor and in support of TG people as Christian.  It can inspire a struggling TG Christian and is a good tool to build bridges to reach Christians that do not understand how TG’s can fit into the realm of Christianity.

“Transgender and Christian Project.” The Transgender and Christian project is an attempt to help trans Christians find hope at the intersection of their identity and their faith through the study of biblical texts, and through life-giving conversation.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiwruBaq0T0qoFimIDAv9pw