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Texas and Beyond Resources for Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals and Allies

Updated: Feb 28




This post will be updated as new resources are located- it is a working document. Links are included for further reading and to specify the source of the information. Recommendations for additions to this list are appreciated, as are any concerns about included resources. We do not have personal experience with the majority of these businesses, so please do not consider inclusion here as our personal recommendation.


Support Transgender Individuals with Their Work

Communication / Bodily Hexis

Speech Language Pathologists

  • Tallulah Breslin, MS, CCC/SLP Gender Aligning Voice and Communication Training. Affirm your gender with your voice, words, and body language. Also offers speech, language, voice, communication, and cognitive therapy. Teens and adults. Income-based sliding scale available to those in need. This is me- the provider who maintains this resource :)

  • Emily McCullough, MA, CCC/SLP Treats pediatric autism, & language, communication, and articulation disorders. Bilingual English/Spanish. I have personally screened this SLP and recommend her as a culturally-competent provider.

Gender Neutral Name and Title Ideas

  • Lindsey Danis gender neutral character names for writers

  • Nonbinary wiki

  • Gender Queeries Gender neutral/ queer titles

  • Same-sexparents Gender Neutral/Non-Binary Parent Titles

  • Inclusive child naming: choose at least two total names (a middle and a first name), one remarkable and one common, and at least one gender neutral. For example, for a child AFAB: Charlie Lilybelle, for a child AMAB: Ryan Fox, and for an entirely gender neutral name: Kaden Bailey.

Voice Practice Tools

Gender Voice Community

Visual Elements

Binders

Half or short binders restrict breathing and speech less. Binding your breasts for any length of time puts you at risk of damaging your breast tissue. Binding should only be done with a garment intended for this purpose.

Gender Neutral Apparel/Underwear

  • TOMBOYX High-quality, gender-neutral underwear, swimsuits, and lounge/sleepwear. I have personally purchased products from this store and recommend them.

  • LeoLines leotards, chest binders, swimsuits, panties, bras

  • Glamour Boutique Gaffs panties for tucking, clothing marketed to crossdressers

  • Savage x Fenty by Rhianna: wider crotch panties

  • Spectrum Outfitters boxers you can pack and pad in

  • Rubies No-tucking needed form-fitting underwear, bikini bottoms, and bathing suits for trans girls. Love their slogan: "It magically turns a pointy poker into a dainty dune."

  • Play Out Apparel Gender-equal underwear and athleisure in extended sizes XS-5X.

Clothing Fit

Salons

  • cute nail studio in Austin: Nail art, microblading, waxing, tattoos, facials. cash only

Haircuts

Expanded Size Foot Wear

  • Sophia Webster UK shoe company selling women's shoes sized up to EU 46/ UK 13/ US 15.5. Shoes cost $195-340.

  • shoes.com Women's shoes up to US size 20. Size 16 and below has a wide selection, with shoes priced $36-310, and many shoes available in the $36-50 range. Size 17 has a few options for heels, boots, sandals, and sneakers. Sizes 18-20 has steel toe boots and canvas sneakers only. Some styles are offered in narrow and wide width. Pay attention to sizing and double box any return packaging- it isn't always clear if they're listing UK or US sizing, and returns have been reported to be denied for arbitrary reasons.

  • Tom's shoes up to women's size 12

  • Sorel Women's sneakers, sandals, wedges, boots, booties and slippers up to size 12

  • Cinderella Shoes Women's shoes up to size 15. Slippers at birkenstock-style sandals (brand Emma) at size 15, wide style selection size 10-14. Narrow, medium, and wide width available. Prices range from $37 for slippers to $225 for boots.

Body Shape and Medical Care

Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Medical Care including HRT and gender confirming surgeries

Taking medications without routine monitoring by a physician, "herbal" hormones, black market hormones, unregulated supplements, do-it-yourself breast or genitalia alterations, inserting a tampon into your anus, and black market surgeries can cause harm, have long-lasting undesired consequences, and even lead to death. Sadly, these practices have permanently harmed and killed many trans individuals. Even in trace amounts, Rogaine has killed felines. Your life and safety matters: PLEASE inform yourself and stay safe. Taking any medication or receiving any surgery should only be under the direction of a licensed health care practitioner.

  • Endocrinology clinic at UT Southwestern

  • Crane Center in Austin and San Francisco, transgender surgery center, entire hospital dedicated to trans surgeries Personally recommended by several individuals who have received surgeries at the center

  • LGBT Resource Center in Dallas. HIV/STI testing & care, HRT, PrEP, Labs, Vaccinations, Primary care. Dental Services, Behavioral Health Services, Community Groups

  • Del Scott Perry, RN, FNP at Texas Health Family Care in Fort Worth. Follows the Powers method.

  • Kind Clinic in Austin and San Antonio. PrEP and PEP access, HRT, HIV/STO testing & care, telepractice, Sponsors. Most services are no or low cost, has a waitlist. Our friends who has used this provider was initially happy with her care, but later on had difficulty with follow up care, such as prescription refills. Also has been reported to require a month wait before prescribing HRT.

  • Dr. Gabrielle Patterson at Methodist Health System in Richardson. Trans friendly primary care doctor, specialty in internal medicine

  • Planned Parenthood. Uses the informed consent model. Will work with individuals that don't have insurance. Takes some insurances. Has clinics in Addison, Arlington, Austin, Bedford, Brownsville, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, Lubbock, Mesquite, Paris, Plano, San Antonio, Spring, Stafford, Tyler, and Waco. Some PPs have been reported to have required a month wait before prescribing HRT.

  • Monrose Center in Houston

  • Eva Montez at Central Family Practice in Austin. Primary care and HRT

  • Jessica Zwiener, MD and R. Todd O'Neal at Braeswood Engocrinology in Bellaire (near Houston). Endocrinology, primary care, and transgender medicine including HRT using the Powers method

  • Legacy Community Health in Houston and Beaumont. HIV/STD screening & treatment, HRT, mental health and social services. Vision tests at Frost Eye Clinic. Services offered regardless of ability to pay. This provider has been recommended by an individual who received HRT services from them.

  • Body Affirming Surgeries in Houston

  • Dr. Daniel J. Freet, MD at University of Texas at Houston. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, offers gender affirming surgery

  • Pride Family Medicine & Aesthetics in Cedar Park. Primary care, HRT, hair removal

  • Dr. Sara Ashitey at Southwest Family Medicine in Dallas. Comprehensive medical office: primary and urgent care, labs, pharmacy, imaging. HRT, PrEP, laser hair removal, physical therapy, behavioral health, suboxone.

  • William Marcus Spurlock at Renewed Vitality MD in Dallas, uses the Powers method

  • Maggie White at CrofootMD in Houston, PCP who uses the Powers method

  • Ronald Giometti at Carrollton Family Practice in Carrollton, PCP who uses the Powers method

  • Dr. Maria Lee, MD at Greater Heights Endocrinology in Houston, which is associated with Memorial Hermann. This provider was recommended by a patient who was happy with the endocrinology services including HRT provided by Dr. Lee.

  • Ashwell Clinic on Cameron Rd in Austin. Uses the informed consent model. Requires a month wait before prescribing HRT. Has been recommended by an individual who received HRT services from this provider

  • Dr. Stockton Roberts, Trinity Care Clinic of Dallas. Private practice, provides HRT. Uses the informed consent model. Recommended by a patient who received HRT and primary care services.

  • Stefanie McCain MD. in Abilene. Obstetrician and gynecologist. Also offers Aesthetician services. Began prescribing HRT in 2015. We have received mixed reviews of this doctor. Concerns are related to her bedside manner.

  • AOC (Aids Outreach Center) in Fort Worth, Has a trans wellness program that provides HRT, STD testing, patient navigator and counseling, all services free, but has a wait.

  • Prism Health North Texas in Dallas, HRT, counseling, STI and HIV treatment, PrEP, free condoms. Has a monthly transgender care clinic every third Monday from 5-7pm, pharmacy.

  • Informed consent HRT provider map

  • Plume Online only. Teletherapy, does not accept insurance. Gatekeeps: requires letter for HRT access. Has been described to me as a way to get HRT prescriptions if you do not have another option.

  • The following three gender reassigning surgery centers were described to me as, "The best on the planet"

  • Chettawut Plastic Surgery Center in Bangkok, China.

  • East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery, Dr. Keith Jonathan, in New Jersey and New York

  • Marci L. Bowers, M.D. in California, Seattle, and Colorado

Mental Healthcare and Support Groups

  • Bethany Luna in Lubbock at Phoenix Moon Therapy. Specializes in trans youth and adults, anxiety, Gottman method. We have personally screened this therapist and recommend her as a culturally-competent provider.

  • Susan Gurney at Congruent Therapy of Austin Private pay only, sliding scale available. Also works at JustMind with autism, ADHD, depression, accepts BCBSTX and Wholefoods. We have personally screened this therapist and recommend her as a culturally-competent provider.

  • Ashley Taylor, virtual counseling to all Texas. Specializes in folks 15+ with concerns about family dynamics, self-worth, anxiety, and relationship difficulties, as well as those who wish to explore or are questioning their identity. Private pay, has sliding scale for young trans adults. We have personally screened this therapist and recommend her as a culturally-competent provider.

  • Memorial Relationships & Couple Center in Houston. Bilingual English-Spanish, LGBTQ friendly, price reduction available

  • OutYouth Virtual Trans Wellness Support Group, 18+

  • OutYouth Virtual Gender Identity Group, Ages 12-18

  • PFLAG Virtual & Live Central Texas Support Groups

  • PFLAG National find a chapter

Body Work

Good to know

Dates of Note

  • Trans Day of Visibility March 31st

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20th

  • International Pronouns Day third Wednesday of October

Trans Accepting/Friendly Employers

Trans friendly places to live

  • Raintree apartments in Sherman, Texas

  • Thrive Youth Center in San Antonio on Haven for Hope's campus. Emergency shelter and services for LGBTQ young adults ages 17-24. Rapid re-housing program

  • Operation Obsidian Safe and stable housing for BIPOC transmasculine individuals in Maryland. Also offers support with health insurance and workplace skills development.

Publications

HRT Research

Name Change

Transition Guides

Sex Education

  • UnHushed Human sexuality education done right

Teaching Resources

  • Welcomingschools.org Lesson plans to help students understand gender

  • Boomcards Name Change Social Story Deck. This social story offers both text and sound, and is to support individuals understand why their friends are changing their name. This is a gender inclusive material read in a feminine voice. This social story is created by the owner of this blog.

  • Concept- when speaking to students about someone who has changed their name, use their current, chosen name. If needed, you can reference their deadname to orient students to whom you are referring to by adding, "formerly known as."

  • How to talk about gender identity

Support Network

Financial Resources

Helplines / Support Numbers

  • TBuddy 24/7 Telephone friend and support system for trans masculine individuals. Education and support for family members of trans masculine individuals

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255, a 24/7 free emotional support to individuals in suicidal crisis or emotional distress

  • Trans Lifeline Offers trans peer support, emotional support, and name change microgrants. Family & friends hotline for help supporting a trans loved one in crisis Several callers reported being hung up on unexpectedly. If you get hung up on, please call back.

  • Text HOME to 741741 Converse via text with a crisis counselor. Free, 24/7, anyone can use for any kind of crisis.

  • The Trevor Project: call (866) 488-7386 Support line offering 24/7 counseling to LGBTQ youth in crisis. Strong focus on suicide prevention.

  • Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth: (212) 206-0574

  • CDC-Info: (800) 342-2437, Also available: Spanish: (800) 344-7432 TDD service: (800) 243-7432

  • The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564

  • The National Runaway Switchboard: (800) 786-2929

  • The GLBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743, Youth serving youth through age 25

Health Insurance

  • Out 2 Enroll Help navigating signing up for health insurance through the affordable care act

Legal Aid & Attorneys

I hope these resources are useful to you! Please forward them on to anyone else who might benefit from a centralized resources list.

-Tallulah Breslin

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