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Organizations that provide support and resources for transgender people, along with clinics that will help guide individuals through the transition process.

Crisis Support

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860
This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call. Our hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Our volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. 

Online Resources

King Country Trans* Resource Guide
An online guide of trans community resources, with lists and description of everything from political organizing groups to where to find health services and support groups. 

Hudson's FTM Resouce Guide
This Guide is intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones. Transsexual, non-transsexual, intersex, transgender, genderqueer, questioning, and "just plain folks" are all welcome.

TransGenderCare
The TransGenderCare web site was developed in order to offer a repository of educational and informational offerings freely to the transgender community worldwide. The TransGenderCare website will continue to grow into a well rounded educational offering supported by the staff of the Tampa Gender Identity Program as well as other affiliated transgender health care professionals worldwide.

TransGuys.com
TransGuys.com is the Internet’s Magazine for Transgender Men, offering in-depth feature articles and product reviews, plus entertainment, health and fitness, and style columns.

Local Activist Groups

Gender Justice League
danni@genderjusticeleague.org
Gender Justice League is a Washington State Trans* and allied activist collective headquartered in Seattle. Their mission is to empower Trans* activists and our allies to fight oppression based on gender & sexuality in Washington State and to create a community where trans* people can live their lives safely, true to themselves, and free from discrimination. GJL is a fiscally sponsored project of Gay City Health project. 

Seattle Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (STEEP)
A program of Ingersoll Gender Center committed to helping Transgender and Gender Variant people improve their self-employment and career options.  The first phase of STEEP is a twice-monthly break-out group that focuses on issues related to the challenging job market and the special challenges faced by Transgender people.

Conferences and Camps

Conferences for Trans* Youth and Adults
A nation-wide list of conferences for trans youth and adults. 

Genderlandia - Camp Ten Trees
(206) 288-9568
A unique program of Camp Ten Trees offering a programming, cabin areas, and support tailored to youth who are transgender, genderqueer, gender variant, and/or questioning gender.

Gender Diversity
1-855-4GENDER
info@genderdiversity.org
Gender Diversity's mission is to increase understanding and awareness of gender identity in all people. They organize Gender Odyssey and Gender Odyssey Family conferences for transgendered and gender non-conforming adults, children, and their families. They also organize Camp Ten Trees.

Gender Odyssey
Gender Odyssey's is a national conference for those interested in the thoughtful exploration of gender.  All genders and all ages are welcome.  Since 2001, this conference has helped transgender people, their families, friends and allies to empower themselves and create community.  Gender Odyssey is also a fiscal project of Gay City Health Project.

Social and Support Groups

Communi-T 
Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
(206) 323-1768
Located at Seattle Counseling Service on Capitol Hill. A drop-in support and resource group for Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming Young Adults ages 18-26. This group seeks to provide support and resources to young people as they navigate both their gender transitions and their transition from teenage to adulthood. The group will focus on such topics as: gender dysphoria, managing mental health symptoms, accessing trans-affirming healthcare, how to get gender markers and names changed, housing access and housing discrimination, coming out in school or at work, finding community, and more.
 
Emerald City Social Club
A social, educational, and support group for crossdressers, transexuals, and other individuals who identify themselves as transgendered.
 
Gender Alliance of South Sound in Tacoma
(253) 383-2318
Provides support, referral to resources, peer counseling and fellowship for individuals who are transgender, crossgender, intersex, androgyne, gender variant, crossdressers, or are involved in activities or expressions of gender identity or presentation divergent from their gender assigned at birth.
 
Gender Diversity's Family Support Groups in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellingham
Monthly meeting times vary based on location and group

If you are a family member who needs information and support regarding your child’s gender expression or identity, Gender Diversity can help. Our monthly support groups for parents and guardians began in 2008, making it the longest running and largest network of support groups in the country. Our groups meet at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Polyclinic Madison Center, and a number of other locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area.  Local group participants meet in person while other families participate from across the nation via our video support program.
 
Gender Diversity's Trans Kids and Teens Support Groups in Seattle
Meetings monthly on Sundays
Gender Diversity has monthly groups for trans and gender non-conforming children and adolescents at Seattle Children's Hospital. The groups meet based on age, with a play group for kids under 9 years old, a group for tweens, and a group for teens. 
 
Gender Diversity Dad's Group in Seattle
Meetings every other Monday 7:30-9:30pm
Gender Diversity Dads is a supportive group for fathers, grandfathers, and other male role models of transgender and gender-nonconforming children.  This group is open to anyone who identifies as male and plays a major supporting role in the life of a transgender or gender-fluid child. A brief intake appointment is required. Location provided upon intake
 

Ingersoll Gender Center 
206-849-7859
Ingersoll hosts an All-Trans* Support Group every Wednesday from 7-9pm at Seattle Counseling Service.
We're an organization based in Seattle that supports transgender people and gender variant people towards growth and well being. Ingersoll provides support, education, advocacy and information resources for people interested in gender identity issues, and for service providers, employers, families and friends in order to promote understanding, awareness and acceptance of gender diversity.

Ingersoll's Trans Book Club
206-849-7859
Last Thursday of the month
Additonally, the last Thursday of each month, we've got a Book Club from 7-9pm at the Ingersoll Gender Center Trans*Space. This book club is for trans* identfied people and RSVP is required for this Book Club to kyle.ingersollgender@gmail.com

Ingersoll's Trans Saturday Social Group
206-849-7859
Saturdays at 12pm
In addition to our Wednesday support group, we have a Saturday Social group. This group meets at noon on Saturdays at the Ingersoll Gender Center Trans* Space (517 E Pike Street, lower floor Seattle, WA 98122) and is a time for socializing and getting to know other community members.

New BoyZ Club in Olympia
An Olympia, WA group who's goal is to create a solid and supportive local Trans & Gender-Queer community that promotes health of mind, body, and spirit; to build a better understanding of ourselves and our personal process of development; to share resources, encourage each other to meet goals, and provide a safe and respectful space for our members.

Seattle Nonbinary Collective
Seattle Nonbinary Collective exists to create intentional, vibrant community among nonbinary folks and to invite our city into a creative exploration of gendered life.

Transgender Parents of Washington (T-POW) in Seattle and Shoreline
Meets once a month on Saturday/Sunday, alternating between Capitol Hill and Shoreline
Transgender parents of Washington (T-Pow) is a group of families that have parent(s) that are trans* or gender queer.  We come together to share our stories and get to know one another.  We create a space for our children to share time and experiences with one another; as well as participate in social activities.  We talk about bigger systemic issues that face our community and act towards solutions.  Please join us on this journey. 

Washington Gender Alliance in Bellingham, Everett, Shoreline, and Walla Walla
(360) 445-2411
The Washington Gender Alliance is committed to the ideals of personal freedom and honest discovery in the matters of gender and gender identity. They seek to displace ignorance with education, intolerance with enlightenment, and fear with community in a comfortable and supportive environment. 

WGA Bellingham meeting Tuesdays 7:30-9pm
WGA Everett meeting Wednesdays 7:30-9pm
WGA Shoreline meeting Mondays 7:30-9pm
WGA Walla Walla meeting Thursdays 7:30-9pm

Medical Support

Gay City Disclaimer: 
We do not screen providers and therefore cannot make any guarantees about your experience with private practitioners.  Not all practitioners on this list identify as LGBTQ, but all have self-identified as having experience working with LGBTQ populations. 
If you encounter a problem with a provider listed here, please contact us resources@gaycity.org or 206-323-5428. We may not be able to respond to complaints individually, and we cannot take any responsibility for the quality of care.

Ingersoll Center - Medical Provider Database
Ingersoll has collaborated with medical and mental health providers in the community who work with this population and their families. This list is the product of that ongoing conversation about how to provide the best and most competent services to you.

Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition
An online database of LGBTQ-friendly healthcare providers in the Seattle Area. Do you need to find a doctor who has gender neutral restrooms? How about a chiropractor who takes your insurance? Or an Art Therapist who works with trans folks? QuHAC's database is here for YOU. Check it out!

Queen Anne Medical Associates - Dr. Gromko
(206) 281-7163
Dr. Gromko has provided general medical care to Seattle’s Transgender Community since 1998. Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC, is a "Gender-Friendly" practice, and we welcome you to come to our office in the gender appropriate for you. We are happy to address you in your preferred name; simply let us know how we can make you more comfortable. (Note that our electronic medical record refers to you by your genetic gender until your gender is changed on your insurance! This is not our preference; it’s a systems issue

Capitol Hill Medical - Dr. Rongitsch
(206) 720-9999
Blog post on Trans* Health
Dr. Rongitsch is a board-certified primary care physician practicing internal medicine. She strives to provide thoughtful, evidence-based primary care that is respectful of all gender identities and sexual orientations. She prescribes hormones and provides primary care for trans* and gender-variant patients. She also has an interest in complementary medicine and nutrition.

UW Hall Health - Britt Murphy, MSN, ARNP
206-685-1011 (Hall Health's main phone)
Britt Murphy is a Family Nurse Practitioner with an interest in college health and travel medicine. She has been a health care provider at the Hall Health Primary Care Center on the University of Washington campus for over 10 years. She has special interest in health care of the transgender community.

Meditrinalia Naturpathic - Les Witherspoon, ND
206-910-6176
I’m Dr. Les Witherspoon, founder of Meditrinalia Naturopathic.  I’m a licensed naturopathic physician with an interest in  depression, anxiety, mood disorders, other mental conditions, addiction, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, transgender medicine, and chronic, “stuck” illnesses. I see my mission as  helping people “heal better”, using the best of modern natural and conventional medicine

La Belle Vie Cosmetic Surgery Centers
(206) 575-0300
Providing gender affirming cosmetic surgery for the transgender community in Seattle. Call today for your free private consultation.

Allure Esthetic Cosmetic Surgery Center
206-209-0988
Providing gender affirming cosmetic surgeries. Call for a consultation.

Legal SUPPORT

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. 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, D.C. Today, NCTE has grown to a staff of 12 and works at the local, state, and federal level to change laws, policies and society.

NCTE's Page on Washington State Name Change Laws
Information on how to legally change your name in Washington.

Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Emotional Support

Gay City Disclaimer:
We do not screen providers and therefore cannot make any guarantees about your experience with private practitioners.  Not all practitioners on this list identify as LGBTQ, but all have self-identified as having experience working with LGBTQ populations.
If you encounter a problem with a provider listed here, please contact us resources@gaycity.org or 206-323-5428. We may not be able to respond to complaints individually, and we cannot take any responsibility for the quality of care.

Heather L. Chamberlain, LPC, LMHC
heather@lgbt-therapy.net
(206) 414-9386
Heather offers counseling, support, and advocacy for LGBTQ people who would like to better understand themselves, their direction, and their relationships.  She is experienced in working with depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, transition support, and generally clarifying the search for what inspires you and your happiness.  She specializes in working with trans* and genderqueer/variant people, and offers gender consultations to enable access to medical services, as well as ongoing psychotherapy.

Shauntae Willis, LICSW, CDP
(206) 619-0028
shauntaewillis@gmail.com
Shauntae is a licensed independent clinical social worker and psychotherapist providing individual, couples and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.  Shauntae specializes in working within her community; working with LGBQ folks, Trans* and gender non-conforming individuals and folks of color.  Shauntae integrates the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of healing into her practice to help you attain your goals.  Shauntae is also a chemical dependency professional working with people struggling with substance abuse, addiction or wanting additional support in recovery.  Shauntae celebrates our unique communities and welcomes all types of relationships, families, and identitites.

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