Transgender Resources and Links


 The Trevor Project

Counseling for young people in distress, via phone or online chat.

24-hour hotline: (866) 488-7386

Transgender Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Run by transgender volunteers to support the transgender community.

(877) 565-8860


It Gets Better Project: Collects videos geared toward L.G.B.T. youth. Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.

Campus Pride: A national student-led organization that offers the Campus Pride Index, a list of L.G.B.T.-friendly colleges and universities.

Gender Spectrum: A community for families, schools, professionals and organizations that fosters gender-sensitive environments for all young people.

PFLAG: A national organization for the families, friends and allies of L.G.B.T.Q. people, with many local chapters.

CNY Facebook group: TransParenting in CNY.

Transgender Alliance of CNY: service organization for the TG community in central and upstate NY.

Live Out Loud: Connects transgender high school students with transgender professionals in their community.

GLSEN: Transgender Student Rights, Provides resources, legal support, and a student network for creating safe schools, law, and advocacy.

American Civil Liberties Union ACLU: Updated information about transgender rights.

Human Rights Campaign: A national L.G.B.T.-advocacy organization.

SAGE: A national nonprofit agency for older L.G.B.T. people, Transgender American Veteran’s Association, Advocacy, employment and benefits for open trans service members, spouses, and family.

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health): International multidisciplinary association that publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines about psychological, medical, and surgical treatment. Resources for families and allies.

Athlete Ally: Builds solidarity with the L.G.B.T. community in athletics.

TransGuys: An Internet magazine for transgender men.

Susan’s Place: Transgender resources, news, and an online forum.

New York Times Transgender Lives: Videos and personal stories.

YouTube Channels: Skylar Kergil , Alex Bertie , Ty Turner, CHASE1
Helpful discussions sharing personal stories and practical advice.


Choices Counselling and Consulting

Choices Counseling & Consulting has been serving the Capital District community since 1986, providing individual, couple, family and group therapy.

10 Colvin Avenue, Suite 102 Albany, New York 12206

518-438-2222 (phone)
518-438-7777 (fax)

Training Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity and Sexuality (TIGRIS) provides trans-affirming professional development and training for providers as well as advocacy and policy implementation in educational institutions

10 Colvin Avenue, Suite 102 Albany, New York 12206

518-438-2222 (phone)
518-438-7777 (fax)

Q Center: The Q Center Central New York is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families and allies to gather. Q Center programming seeks to promote equality, celebrate diversity, and create a safer, more accepting and inclusive community for all.

Q Center Syracuse:

835 Hiawatha Blvd West, Syracuse, NY 13204

(315) 701-2431

Q Center Utica:

287 Genesee Street, 2nd floorUtica, NY 13501

(315) 793-0661

(315) 735-9551

Identity Youth

Identity Center aims to be a “safe space” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals but also welcomes any youth in general no  matter of their sexual identity, orientation, or gender identity. Ages 14-20.

Binghamton: 206 State Street

(607) 651-9120

Otsego Pride Alliance – OPA

Pride Center of the Capital Region

The Pride Center  of the promotes the well-being of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression

332 Hudson Avenue

Albany, NY 12210

(518) 462-6138

(518) 462-2101

In Our Own Voices – IOOV

In Our Own Voices: Serving the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender People of Color, our Friends and Families.

245 Lark Street  Albany, NY 12210

Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

Phone: 518-432-4188
Fax: 518-432-4123


Say It Proud Speech Therapy
Josie Zanfordino MA CCC/SP
(607) 227-0143

Center for Speech, Language and Hearing
Communication Disorders and Sciences Department
SUNY Cortland
Ann Blanton, CCC-SLP, Ph.D.
(607) 753-5429

Voice and Communication Training for People in the Transgender Community
Jack Pickering, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Saint Rose
Albany, NY 12203
Contact: 518-454-5236 or


The Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta

The First United Methodist Church, Oneonta

First Presbyterian, Cooperstown.

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1 Church St.

Bainbridge, NY 13733

All are Welcome. Call us at (607) 431-5757 or Just Stop By.