Michigan Resources

"Transgender Michigan’s primary mission is to provide advocacy, support and education while serving to create coalitions in the state of Michigan to unify and empower transgender and gender non-conformist communities."


The University of Michigan Health System Comprehensive Gender Services Program (UMHS-CGSP) is a multidisciplinary program providing comprehensive health care services for individuals who are gender-variant and in need of primary and gender-related care, including: evaluation, assessment, and mental health services as needed, general healthcare, endocrinology, second opinions, surgical services. 

Third Friday of the month 
(facilitated by professional therapists)
Grace Episcopal Church
555 Michigan Avenue 
Holland, MI

National & International Resources

This online guide includes strategies for assessing the LGBTQIA-inclusiveness of a school as well as a list of nationally competitive scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students. 

In 2008, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (the Task Force) launched a nationwide study of anti-transgender discrimination in the United States. Over a six-month period, 6,450 transgender and gender nonconforming people answered a seventy-question survey, reporting on their experiences of discrimination and abuse at home, in school, in the public sphere, and in the workplace, as well as with landlords, doctors, and public officials, including judges and police (Grant et al. 2011).

Resources for transgender policies at colleges and universities.

The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender-variant communities.

The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community").

The “Lounge” is a space for teens, parents, and professionals to connect with one another. Members can form their own groups and participate in our broader online community. Meet new people and connect with friends and colleagues online.

The report contains detailed information about the discrimination faced by transgender people. 

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

Through the website, video productions, social networks and in-person presentations, this group educates the world about the Indigenous LGBTQ/Two Spirit people of North America.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender people—inside and outside of prison—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. We work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures.  We seek to create a world rooted in self determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice. 

Tri-Ess is an educational, social and support group for heterosexual crossdressers, their partners, the spouses of married crossdressers and their families.

The VCH Transgender Health Information Program is a BC-wide information hub providing access to information about gender-affirming care and supports.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a resource guide for transgender populations, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and more. It is a place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.

Trans Justice Funding Project fund groups, projects and organizations that are run by and for trans communities.

Trans Lifeline provides culturally competent services to Trans and gender nonconforming people in crisis; works with stakeholders within and without the Trans community to end the plague of Trans suicide; empowers Trans people to help other Trans people in the darkest moments of their lives.

For those people whose gender identity or innate sense of their own gender doesn’t match with that assigned to them at birth, unraveling and expressing it can be complex and difficult. This guide was designed to help you and your loved ones through that process in realistic and practical terms.

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

As an international multidisciplinary professional Association, the mission of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.


When asked if trans women of color (TWOC) are prioritized or given opportunities to tell their stories and share their experiences, Luna Merbruja simply laughs.  “Uh, no. Trans women of color are not included in radical spaces, period,” she said.

Check out this super cute comic to make sure you’re not perpetuating any anti-trans patterns. 

Page last modified April 20, 2018