There are many resources available on and off campus at UC Davis for the Transgender community. Here are a few to get you started:
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIA RC)
- Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC)
- Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
Women’s Resources and Research Center
The Women's Resources and Research Center serves all marginalized genders including women and non-binary folks. Some of their resources include:
- Campus outreach and programming on body image
- Campus referrals and community therapist list
- Information on “how to help a friend”
- Body image and eating disorders book lists
- Library resources and student computers
- A Student Parent Closet that provides resources like diapers and school supplies
WRRC is located on the 1st floor of North Hall. Call 530-752-3372 or visit the website: http://wrrc.ucdavis.edu for more information.
Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides on-site trans healthcare services. The UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) covers health treatment and care services for trans folks seeking hormone therapy and gender confirmation surgeries. Visit SHCS's Trans Health Services page to view a general outline of what services are available to students through both UC SHIP and SHCS. More LGBTQIA+ focused information about health and health related services that the SHCS provides can be found on their We Thrive page.
If you have SHIP you can check out this Facebook album with an easy to read informational chart made by SHCS and Anthem Blue Cross that details what services are available to transgender and nonbinary folks and who these providers are for these services. You can find this here.
Gender Health Center
The Gender Health Center is a non-profit organization meeting the counseling needs of the WHOLE community in Sacramento and the surrounding areas by making our services accessible to the most underserved communities, including the LGBTQQI community and focusing on the "T" or transgender. At the Gender Health Center, we strive to provide excellent counseling/therapy services to anyone who expresses the need as well as anyone who self identifies or is perceived to be gender variant. Our services embrace the psychological well-being and self-fulfillment of individuals coming out and/or beginning or in the transition process in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment. The Gender Health Center offers sliding scale fees. The Gender Health Center also offers a variety of peer groups! Including Gender Quark for non-binary and gender nonconforming folx, TransFem Support & TransFem Social, and many more that can be found on their website.
Lavender Library is a lending library and archive housing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) books and magazines, various media, and archival materials. In addition to being a library peer groups like FTM Sacramento, Eclectic? Trash? Reading Group and amBi (a community for bi+ people and partners) meet there and recurring events like Queer Crafternoons and and Prisoner Solidarity Night are held there. Check out their website, Twitter and Instagram.
Sutter Gender Identity Support Group
The Sutter Gender Identity Support Group meets on the third Saturday of every month at 6:30 P.M. We meet at the Sutter General Hospital, 2nd floor Conference Room C, 2801 L St, Sacramento.
River City Gems
The River City Gems is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of transgender individuals and their families by providing social opportunities, peer support, education, resources, outreach programs, and other services focused on the specific needs of the male-to-female transgender community.
Sacramento Trans Families
Sacramento Trans Families is a support group for transgender and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others. Sacramento Trans Families provides referrals, literature, and over-the-phone information on all transgender issues. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Saint Mark's Church (2391 Saint Mark's Way, on the second floor of the education building) as a part of the PFLAG meeting from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
FTM Early Transition Group
A support group for FTMs in early transition. They meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm.
The Q-Spot Drop-In Center is located in the lower level of the Center and is open to youth ages 13-22 seven days a week from 3-6 p.m. The Q-Spot provides a safe place for LGBT youth to have access to simple meals and snacks, hang out with friends, play games, watch TV/DVDs/YouTube, listen to music and learn new skills. Youth mentors are on hand to help you access services including healthcare, housing, food, employment and education. We can also help you with homework, writing a resume, and offer college prep workshops. We have access to free and confidential HIV testing and safe sex kits through our health programs. We recently installed a washer and dryer to compliment our existing fresh shower complete with linens, and donated shampoo, conditioner and body washes. Should any youth need it, we have limited care packages with essentials and smaller toiletry bags with necessary body care items.
Sacramento Area Rainbow Kids
The Sacramento Area Rainbow Kids are a group of families who gather together for support, education, and community to help raise our transgender, gender variant, gender non-conforming or gender questioning children (4-18 years old) in a supportive and loving manner. We recognize that every child and every family has their own journey and has different levels of acceptance and beliefs. Meetings are on the Second Sunday of every month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are not a professional organization, however we are happy to assist with recommendations to reliable and supportive professionals in our community for mental health, medical, and legal assistance. We are here to share our stories, our fears, our experience and our hope for a future of well adjusted children who are accepted for who they are in their hearts. We are not affiliated with any religious, or professional organizations. We know that safety, privacy and security are paramount for our families and we respect each family's individual privacy needs.
Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center work with community members and allies to make California a state in which all can fully and freely express their gender identities. On our site, you’ll find one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of resources on transgender law, information about our innovative projects, and tons of other stuff.
Lyon-Martin Health Services
Lyon-Martin provides personalized healthcare and support services to women and transgender people who lack access to quality care because of their sexual or gender identity, regardless of their ability to pay. Because of widespread discrimination and misunderstanding, transgender people often avoid healthcare. At Lyon-Martin, we have created a trans-affirmative environment that encourages patients to develop an ongoing relationship with one of our transgender specialists that goes beyond just getting hormones and looks at all of their health and wellness needs.
UCSF Transgender Care
The UCSF Transgender Care Navigation Program is a collaboration between the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. Both Centers work together with partner providers and clinics to assist transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people seeking general healthcare or gender affirming medical care at UCSF.
Activism and Organizations
- Trans Women of Color Collective: TWOCC works to empower the trans community of color and white allies to create and maintain change!
- Sac Wellness: A local directory of therapists who work in Davis, Sacramento and surrounding areas. This director allows you to search by gender issues, LGBT+ issues, kink aware/sex positive therapists polyamorous/non-traditional relationships and more!
- Trans Justice Funding Project: The Trans Justice Funding Project funds transgender organizations, projects, and groups that don’t have 501c3 status or minimal to no fiscal sponsorship. They accept donations and their money supports trans justice and anti-oppression work.
- Transgender Law Center: www.transgenderlawcenter.org
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project: www.srlp.org
- Audre Lorde Project: www.alp.org
- TGI Justice Project: www.tgijp.org
- National Center for Transgender Equality:www.transequality.org
- FTM International: www.ftmi.org
- Intersex Society of North America: www.isna.org
- FORGE: www.forge-forward.org
- The Network La Red - a survivor-led social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in LGBTQ, polyamorous and SM communities.
- Anti-Violence Project - An Anti-LGBTQIA violence organization
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health or WPATH (formerly HBIGDA): www.wpath.org
- Transgender Support Site (for MTF):www.heartcorps.com/journeys
- Trans Health – Online Magazine: http://trans-health.com
- The Ultimate FTM Top Surgery FAQ -https://www.topsurgery.net/faq/
- Trans Lifeline: This hotline is staffed by transgender people and assists trans folks in need. The organizations says, "We work with stakeholders within and without the trans community to end the plague of trans suicide; we empower trans people to help other trans people in the darkest moments of their lives."
- APICHA: Holistic health support for Asian Pacific Islander Queer/Trans folks
- Jim Collins Foundation: The Jim Collins Foundation funds gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people who need surgery to live a healthy and happy life, but cannot afford the surgery.
- Chest Binding 101: A guide to free/cheap chest binders and tips for safer binding. Host website, transguy.com is also a great resource for FTM news and FTM focused writing.
- GenderConfirmation.com: A website with resources about top surgery for FTM and MTF folks with information about risks, answers for common concerns and information about the surgery technique.
- LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide: Healthline's all gender and sexuality inclusive safe sex guide
- Trans Legal Services Network: Trans Legal Services Network members represent over 80 organizations across the country dedicated to providing name and gender change services or other legal services for trans people in their areas.
- Trans Youth Family Advocates: http://www.imatyfa.org
- Youth MTF transition: www.tsroadmap.com/early/earlyindex.html
Families, Partners and Friends
- PFLAG’s "Our Trans Loved Ones" is a free to download PDF with an option to purchase a physical copy: https://www.pflag.org/ourtranslovedones
- COLAGE (for children of trans people): https://www.colage.org/resources/people-with-trans-parents/
- Trans Forming Families: aiyiyi.com/transbook/
- How To Know If Your Kid Is Transgender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJdafLVf6xo
- Transgender College Student Resource Guide
- HereTV: An LGBT online streaming service featuring movies, series, documentaries and short films
- The Gender Book: an e-book that is a fun colorful community based resource which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender- a sort of gender 101 for anyone and everyone
- Original Plumbing: A print magazine dedicated to the sexuality and culture of FTM trans guys
- FTM Garage Sale: an open forum for giving/buying/selling/asking/etc. trans*, gender-fluid and non-conforming resources