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Call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to request a booklet containing a list of
participating physicians and other healthcare professionals in your area who provide mental health services.

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Transgender and Crossdressing Resources

Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction

PACIFIC CENTER FOR SEX AND SOCIETY, PCSS articles (online versions):

Diamond, M., & Sigmundson, H. K. (1997). Sex Reassignment at Birth: Long Term Review and Clinical Implications. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 151(March), 298-304.

Diamond, M., & Sigmundson, H. K. (1997). Management of intersexuality: guidelines for dealing with persons with ambiguous genitalia. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 151(Oct.), 1046-1050.

Milton Diamond's Published Papers and more.

Transgender Forum (Crossdressers, Transvestites and Transexuals)

The Renaissance Transgender Assoc., Inc.

Yahoo! : Society and Culture : Cultures and Groups : Transgendered : Organizations

Yahoo! : Society and Culture : Sexuality : Activities and Practices : Cross Dressing


Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) recently added Transgender Special Outreach Network (T-SON) and publishes a helpful overview pamphlet "Our Trans Children".

PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
1101 14th Street, NW
Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-638-4200
Fax: 202-638-0243

PFLAG's List of National Transgendered Organizations and Resources

1. The American Educational Gender Information Service (AEGIS) is an excellent source of information, books and referrals. AEGIS Online. AEGIS also publishes the journal Chrysalis which deals with transgendered and intersexed issues, and it maintains the National Transgender Library and Archive.

AEGIS, P.O.Box 33724, Decatur, GA, 30333. Phone (770) 939-0244. email:

2. Female-to-male transsexual persons seeking support and information should contact FTM. They also publish a newsletter FTM.

FTM International, 1360 Mission St., Suite 200, San Francisco, CA, 94103. Phone: (415) 553-5987.

3. The International Federation for Gender Education (IFGE) is another source for information, referrals and books. IFGE also publishes the quarterly magazine Transgender.

IFGE, P.O. Box 229, Waltham, MA, 02254-0229. (617) 899-2212. email:

4.Heterosexual crossdressers seeking support should contact The Society for the Second Self (Tri-Ess), which has about thirty chapters around the country.

Tri-Ess, 8880 Belaire B2, Suit 104, Houston TX 77036.

5.The Standards of Care for transsexual persons are available from The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc. (HBIGDA), 1300 South 2nd St. Suite 180, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Phone: (612) 625-1500

6.The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is the best source for intersexed individuals seeking information and support.

ISNA, P.O. Box 31791, San Francisco, CA 94131. email:

7.The International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy (ICTLEP) is the best source for information regarding the legal issues of transgendered persons. ICTLEP publishes their Proceedings from their annual conference, which are compendiums of legal research.

ICTLEP, P.O. Box 1010, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Phone: (607) 547-4118. email:

8.The Gender Pac (Gender Political Advocacy Coalition) is a group of transgendered organizations and citizens dedicated to the pursuit of gender, affectional and racial equality.

GenderPac, 733 15th St. NW, 7th floor. Washington DC 20005. Phone: (202) 347-3024.

9. Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) recently added Transgender Special Outreach Network (T-SON) and publishes a helpful overview pamphlet "Our Trans Children".

PFLAG, 1101 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20005. Phone: (202) 638-4200. email:


... Note: most of these books are written by transgendered people and are well worth reading!

Bornstein, Kate, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us. New York; Routledge, 1994

Brown, Mildren and Rounsley, Chloe Ann, True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism for Family, Friends, Coworkers and Helping Professionals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996

Bullough, Vernon and Bullough, Bonnie, Crossdressing, Sex and Gender. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993

Burke, Phyllis, Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Make and Female. New York: Doubleday, 1996

Cameron, Loren, Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 1996

Ettner, Randi, Confessions of a Gender Defender: A Psychologist's Reflections on Life Among the Transgendered. Evanston, IL: Chicago Spectrum, 1996

Feinberg, Leslie, Transgendered Warriers: Making Hisory from Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996

Kirk, Shiela and Rothblatt, Martine, Medical, Legal and Workplace Issues for the Transsexual. Watertown MA: Together Lifeworks, 1995

Israel, Gianna and Tarver, D., Transgender Care: Recommended Guidelines, Practical Information, and Personal Accounts. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1967

Rudd, Peggy, Crossdressers and Those Who Share Their Lives. Katy, TX: PM Publishers, 1995

Stuart, Kim, The Uninvited Dilemma: A Question of Gender. Portland, OR: Metamorphous Press, 1983

Sullivan, Lou, Information for the Female-To-Male Crossdresser and Transsexual. Seattle, Ingersoll Gender Center, 1990

Thanks to Maggie Chubb, LCSW, for e-mailing me this list of resources.

Maggie Chubb, LCSW
Affiliated Clinical Therapists
142 W. York St. Suite 710 
Norfolk VA 23510
tel: 757-623-2228
fax: 757-623-7186

PFLAG has given me permission to post it here. I've added hypertext links where appropriate:

Heather Wright, Communications Asst., PFLAG
1101 14th St, NW, Suite 1030, Washington, DC 20005
ph: 202-638-4200, fx: 202-638-0243
Web site:,

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