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IF YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING SELF-HARM please call: Trevor Project's Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

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TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

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PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

PFLAG has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states.

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Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

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The TYEF mission is to share information about the unique needs of the transgender youth community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring and safe environment for all transgender children.

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NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, DC.

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Darlene Tando, LSCW, is a gender therapist, advocate, ally and educator who has been serving gender non-conforming and transgender children, teens and adults since 2006. She is the author the NASW Award-winning Gender Blog where she writes about gender and all of its intricacies, covers the latest research, and shares reflections from her work with gender non-conforming and transgender clients, as well as information about resources.

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The Los Angeles Gender Center provides an environment of support, understanding, and safety while helping people explore issues of gender and sexuality. People come to the Los Angeles Gender Center to achieve peace with themselves and to better understand and support their loved ones. They continue to discover that LA’s first center for the exploration of gender and sexuality has the experience, expertise, and understanding they need.

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The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome any and all individuals as members, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.

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HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. For transgender and gender-expansive youth, parental support is incredibly important. In light of growing transgender visibility in recent years, more and more children and their families are looking for transgender youth resources. HRC is committed to providing the kinds of resources children, families and other youth-serving professionals need to support one another in their journeys.

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GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

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