Recommended Links: These are dynamic websites that are updated regularly and have good information.

Trans Youth Family Allies

Gender Spectrum


Our Colorado Allies:

PFLAG Colorado Resources for Trans Youth & Their Families

Colorado PFLAG Chapters:



Northern Colorado

Colorado Springs

*there are other PFLAG chapters around CO that do not have individual web pages. Please visit for more information about available chapters.

Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition

St. Vrain Valley Safe Schools Coalition

One Colorado

Gender Identity Center of Colorado

The Center (GLBT Community Center of Colorado)

Colorado Safe Schools (GLSEN of Colorado)

Policy Statements, Guides & Documents:

Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act

PFLAG and TYES joint press release 3/8/13

Family Acceptance Project

Supporting and Caring for Our Gender-Expansive Youth (HRC survey data)

Teaching Tolerance LGBT-inclusive Best Practices

Make it Safe - A Resoure Guide for Students Combating Bullying, Homophobia, and Transphobia in Schools (Colorado GSA Network)

Children's National Medical Center Guide for Parents

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care, Version 7

Gender Dysphoria Fact Sheet (APA)

APA Policy Statement (2008)

A Guide for Understanding, Supporting and Affirming LGBTQI2-S Children, Youth, and Families - National Associatio of School Psychologists (2014)

National Association of School Psychologists Position Statement - Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students (2014)

Attorney General Clarification - Title XII Employment Discrimination (12-15-14)

NASP and APA - Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools (2015)

For LGBTQ+ People: Understanding and Supporting your Family's Process


Welcoming Schools

Teaching Tolerance

Guidance for Educators Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

Helping Students with Identity Secrets

Trans Student Equality Resources

College Guide for LGBT Students


DORA ruling, June 17, 2013 determined first grader (Coy Mathis case) was being discriminated against by school district - Aricle found here and ruling found here

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education settlement on the rights of transgender students (Student vs. Arcadia Unified School District, CA July 24, 2013)

Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruling on bathroom rights for transgender student (John Doe et. al. vs. Regional School Unit 26)

Legal Resources:

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)



What Coloradans Need to Know About the Recent Bulletin on Health Insurance

Management of the Transgender Adolescent (JAMA article. 02.07.11)

Affirming Gender: Caring for gender-atypical children and adolescents (Contemporary Pediatrics, 01.01.15)


Miami University Research on Transgender Children Could Attitudes: August 2013 - The pilot information from this study should be released soon!

Other Helpful Links:


ACLU Transgender Resources

Gender Bread Person

We Happy Trans*

Gender Creative Kids



Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation

Human Rights Campaign

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - A Guide Toward Allyship


A Message of Hope and Love from the Mom of a Transgender Youth (01.20.15)

Karen Adams, TYES Founder, on Connections with Kathy Partridge, KGNU (08.22.14)

How to Parent a Transgender Kid - HuffPost Live (03.21.14)

She Was Never a Boy - Huffington Post (03.05.14)

Colorado Matters - Some Colorado Insurers Covering Transgender Patients (10.14.13)

For Colorado students, it gets better: a report card on anti-bullying policies (08.21.13)

Understanding What it Means to be Transgender - Dr. Sarah Burgamy on Fox31 Denver (03.13.13)

Transnews - Good News. Every Day

Nonfiction Books:

Gender Born, Gender Made - by Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

The Transgender Child - by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper

The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: A Guide to Gender - by Sam Killerman

Transgender 101, A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue - by Nicholas M Teich

Trans-Kin: A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender People (Volume 1) - by Dr. Eleanor A Hubbard
and Cameron T Whitley
(Note: this book looks at the breadth of the youth and adult trans* experience. Families with trans* youth may find it difficult to read about the challenges faced by trans* adults who did not have the advantages they are providing their children.)

Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender & Sexuality in Nature and People- by Joan Roughgarden

Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, by Andrew Soloman

The Gender Book, by Mel Reiff Hill & Jay Mays

Raising My Rainbow - by Lori Duron

Affirming Children's Books:

I Am Jazz - by Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings & Shelagh McNicholas

Be Who You Are - by Jennifer Carr

The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy - by S. Bear Bergman

Backwards Day - by S. Bear Bergman

My Princess Boy - by Cheryl Kilodavis

Recommended Videos:


Assessing Gender Dysphoric Children & Medically Treating Transgender Adolescents - Dr. Norman Spack

New Medical Treatments for Transgender Adolescents - Dr. Norman Spack

Dr. Johanna Olson, M.D. answers questions regarding transgender and gender variant youth (multiple videos)

Understanding the Complexities of Gender: Sam Killermann at TEDx UofI Chicago

Family Stories

Becoming Me

A Perfect Daughter: Gender Reassignment

KHQ - An 8-year old's Transgender Transformation

"I am a Girl": Transgender Children Face a Society Slow to Accept Them


Gender Blog by Darlene Tandow, LCSW

Raising my Rainbow, Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son

Trans*forming Family

Conversations with a Gender Therapist

GID Reform Weblog by Kelley Winters

Crumbs from the Comunion Table

Transgender is an Adjective

Today You Are You


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