Texas and Beyond Resources for Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals and Allies
Updated: Nov 19
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 Gender Diverse Individuals with Their Work
Rocky Lane, Virtual Personal Trainer at Autonomy Movement in Austin
T4T Caregiving Trans caregivers for post-op in home recovery care
Hex Will Do It I have personally used their services and recommend them
Tai Earthman, realtor in Austin with Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Camille Lema with Camille Simone Lema art. Indigenous folk art that celebrates people of color and the beauty and magic found in nature. From prints to altar boxes to custom wood paintings, these pieces will bring light into the spaces they enter.
Vanessa Linn Hillis with They Them consulting optimizes business processes with a team and gender inclusive lens through HIPAA compliance, operations, and business consulting services.
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
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
Backstage Monologues for oral reading practice
Microphone test Use for computer microphone troubleshooting
Interactive International Phonetic Alphabet chart allows you to hear what the different symbols we use to represent the sounds of spoken languages sound like. IPA stands for the international phonetic alphabet.
AmPitch Real-time scrolling pitch analyzer- displays both pitch and amplitude, and can be configured for different voices
WASP2 Record and save live audio, and display speech as a waveform, spectrogram, and pitch track
MRI of Anna-Maria Hefele singing What's happening on the inside when you sing in different pitch ranges
Laryngoscopy during vocal play Watch the vocal folds on video
Pink Trombone Hear how different changes you make affect speech sounds
Tiny Piano app is a great mobile tool for pitch matching. The notes are conveniently written at the bottom of the keys. Per my research review, masculine speakers stereotypically use E2-E3, androgynous or gender neutral speakers use A2-G3, and feminine speakers use D3-C4 speaking range.
Gender Voice Community
Half or short binders restrict breathing and speech less than full length binders. Binding breasts risks damaging your breast tissue. If you're binding you'll want to be aware of your breathing patterns to make sure you aren't shallow breathing. Do not bind with Ace Bandage or Saran Wrap- your lungs and ribs thank you.
Binding 101 by genderbands (and also occasionally free binders)
Dr. William Powers method for determining binder fit: four fingers inserted under the side of the binder should stay flat, if the fingers are pressed in the binder is too tight.
Point of Pride free chest binders program long waitlist
Underworks compression undergarments including chest binders
Flavnt skintone skin tone chest binders, birch - onyx
LeoLines binders & gender neutral lingerie on Etsy
Spectrum Outfitters short binders
KT Tape Recommended by multiple individuals for binding. CVS brand tape doesn't have the branding on it that the KT name brand has.
TransTape KT type tape marketed for binding
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.
ECCE HOMO Gender neutral underwear and lingerie. Well-labeled products ("Space in front" and "Flat front").
A bra that fits visual measuring guide, recommendations for both male and female assigned at birth.
Dr. William Powers method for determining binder fit: four fingers inserted under the side of the binder should stay flat, if the fingers are pressed in the binder is too tight.
Clothing Size Charts But please remember every brand is different
Thrift stores are great for finding your style and fit if you're up for spending time trying lots of items on
Salons, Haircuts, Makeup, Hair Removal and Wigs
cute nail studio in Austin: Nail art, microblading, waxing, tattoos, facials. cash only
STRANDS FOR TRANS Directory of trans-friendly hair salons and barbershops
Coco Coquette in Austin, TX and Denver, CO sells wigs, cosmetics, and accessories. They offer a free virtual group makeup workshop for transgender and non-binary individuals interested in learning more about makeup in a safe and supportive environment. They throw wig parties, do photo shoots, and teach individuals how to put on makeup. They describe themselves as providing an LGBQTIA safe space and nurturing an anti-racist environment where employees and customers are treated with respect and equality.
Laser & Electrolysis Studio Laser and electrolysis hair removal. Schedules sessions so that people aren't arriving at the same times as others are leaving to maintain privacy. Has a referral program. Has a trans flag outside the door and Sascha was recommended by multiple transgender women who recommended her hair removal services as "comfortable, understanding, and accepting."
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.
Pleaser Shoes Shoes up to size 17, known for flashier styles but also has flats and pumps.
Tomboy Toes Menswear styled shoes in smaller sizes (EU 36-40) (women's size 7-10) leather and vegan styles
Solely Original custom fit shoes. Shoes are fitted to a custom mold made from your feet, so ALL sizes can be purchased here. The mold is made in your home and shipped through the mail. Very pricey but if it's in your budget it's a great service.
Thrift Center 4101 S 1st St, Austin This is my favorite thrift store in town- they have a wide size range, it's well organized, and I always find something I like that fits.
Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds 1506 S Congress Ave, Austin
Buffalo Exchange 2904 Guadalupe St, Austin
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.
Crane Center in Austin and San Francisco, transgender surgery center, entire hospital dedicated to trans surgeries Personally recommended by many individuals who have stated they 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. Some issues with long waits such as for prescription refills have been reported. Also has been reported to require a month wait before prescribing HRT. Many individuals have reported a good experience with HRT management.
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.
Eva Montez at Central Family Practice in Austin. Primary care and HRT
Jessica Zwiener, MD and R. Todd O'Neal at Braeswood Endocrinology in Bellaire (near Houston). Endocrinology, primary care, and transgender medicine including HRT. Went into business specifically to work with gender diverse individuals. Has been highly recommended by multiple individuals who have received HRT services from her. uses 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 stated they 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
Sindura Bandi, DO, FACOG at ARC North Austin Ob/Gyn This provider has been highly recommended by an individual who stated they received gender affirming services from this provider, including salpingectomy (removal of fallopian tubes).
Pride Family Medicine & Aesthetics in Cedar Park. Previously Zest. Primary care, HRT, hair removal In May 2021 we received multiple first person reports of privacy violations including screenshots of staff members sharing patient's protected health information on social media without their consent, as well as other reports of miscommunications and inconsistencies regarding billing practices. Other individuals highly recommend them. Recommend proceed with caution.
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.
Dr. Hien Tran, MD is an endocrinologist at Texas Diabetes recommended by one individual for providing HRT. Fluent in English and Vietnamese. Uses WPATH method.
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.
Elizabeth Renae Angstman Just, MD a primary care physician located in Austin. This provider was recommended by a patient for using correct language and being knowledgeable about queer and trans issues.
Dr. Aliza Norwood is an internist at Dell. She works with gender diverse adults, provides HIV supportive care, and is certified in internal medicine and has an HIV specialist certification.
Dr. Maria Monge at Seton. She was recommended by another MD: she does gender affirming care for kids/adolescents and is great"
The following three gender reassigning surgery centers were described to us 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
Jennifer Gamewell, LPC at Gamewell Innovative Counseling, LLC. Childhood, adolescence, young adult counseling. Gender and LGBTQIA+ Therapy. Offers gender-affirming therapy for people anywhere along the gender spectrum. In Austin. Offers in person and virtual sessions. Also offers support groups. Accepts some insurances. Several individuals have recommended Jennifer.
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. Several individuals have recommended Ashley.
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.
Benje Morrison, counseling in Abilene through Abilene Professional Center. Able to write gender-affirming letters but is not a PhD. Was recommended by one individual.
Noah S. Garcia, LPC-S, NCC at NextQuest Counseling, PLLC. Noah is a nonbinary trans man and mental health therapist who offers gender competent and affirming therapy for adults of all genders (and sexualities!) located anywhere in Texas via telehealth. Noah has experience with a variety of mental health concerns such as depression and mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, grief and loss, ADHD, autism, self esteem and self worth, guilt, shame, general life transitions, and assertiveness and healthy boundaries, to name a few. Noah also has a therapy group for Trans Masc individuals. Private pay with reduced fee spots available. We have personally screened this therapist and recommend him as a culturally-competent provider. Several individuals have recommended Noah.
Lauren Farwell, Psy.D with Meet Your Mind Clinicial Psychology and Neuropsychology. Psychological and neuropsychological testing and evaluations. Accepts BCBSTX PPO, private pay, contact regarding other insurances. We have personally screened this therapist and recommend Dr. Farwell as a culturally-competent provider.
Miranda M. Nadeau is a psychologist in Austin who was recommended by one individual for writing a gender affirming letter.
Jenny (Silver) Beauchamp, LCSW-S is a social worker at MyEmerge who was recommended by one individual for providing culturally competent therapy.
Mary Mattis, LCSW/S, LCDC, they/them and she/her, at SoCo Counseling in Austin. Works with individuals and couples, and specializes in working with non-binary and trans adults. Helps with resources, identity formation, and problems of substance use. Private pay, some sliding scale available. Offers in person and virtual therapy in Texas. We have personally screened this therapist and recommend them as a culturally-competent provider.
Memorial Relationships & Couple Center in Houston. Bilingual English-Spanish, LGBTQ friendly, price reduction available
OutYouth Virtual Gender Identity Group, Ages 12-18
Dallas Rainbow Counseling Offers in-person and online therapy for individuals, LGBT couples, counseling for the transgender community, LGBT youth and family therapy. Functions as an out of network provider for insurance
ConnEQction- equine therapy in Kyle, TX, weekday and weekend availability, LGBTQIA+ affirming providers.
Pecan Creek Ranch- equine therapy in Georgetown, TX, open Tuesdays-Saturdays, has a waitlist, has one trans staff member.
Dr. Jo Eckler, PLLC with Beyond Therapy. Offers single-session evaluations over video for letters for gender-affirming procedures on a pay-what-you-can basis. Available for people over 18 who are in TX, AL, AZ, CO, DC, DE, GA, IL, MD, MO, NE, NH, NV, NC, OK, PA, TN, UT, and VA. Was recommended for writing gender affirming letters.
Psychiatrists & Medication Managers
Dr. Supriya S. Kothavale, DO at Kothavale Psychiatry PLCC, child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in Austin, TX. Provides initial consultations and ongoing treatment in the form of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology virtually to Texas and New York. Gender affirming intake process. Private pay.
Lori Fox, APRN, PMHNP-BC, provider at Greater Austin Psychiatry, specialized in the treatment and management of mood and anxiety disorders with a special interest in working with individuals who identify as LGBQ, have experienced trauma, or have current or past struggles with chemical dependency. Sees individuals ages 15 and up.
Dr. Karen Seroussi, D.O. at Vibrant Minds, provides mental healthcare to children, adolescents, and adults in Central Texas.
Jennifer Dawson, PA-C, Psychiatric physician assistant at Counterbalance Counseling specializing in medication management with supportive psychotherapy for individuals ages 16+. LGBTQIA Advocate. Private Pay via telehealth, also accepts Lyra. Jennifer was recommended by another provider as a culturally competent provider of medication management.
Lance Weihmuller, Touch Ceremony in Austin, at Earth Commons, massage therapist
Rocky Lane, virtual personal trainer at Autonomy Movement Gym
Thais Bicalho Silva, physical therapist at Feldenkrais Physical Therapy in Austin, focused on pelvic work Recommended to be "wonderful and affirming"
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
City of Austin
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.
Covid-19 Guide for transgender individuals
Trans and addiction resources
WPATH Standards of Care Version 7 This is the most recent version, but it was published in 2011 and many things are out of date. There is discussion that a new guide will be produced soon.
The Hypothalamic-Pituary-Adrenal Axis video series. Parts 1-5 have been described as the important material, and 6-7 as talking about our inner clocks and how it all works.
The Newman & Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation Has been described as another way to increase the breast
Research Related to Transgender HRT List of research articles, as of 5/12/21 last updated 4/20/20.
Hormonal Treatment Strategies Tailored to Non-Binary Transgender Individuals
The Case Against Spironolactone Opinion article/ informal research review with a lot of good citations
TransGender Map How to make a gender transition
Second Type Woman Information on various aspects of male-to-female transition
UnHushed Human sexuality education done right
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."
Genderbands Partial grants for HRT and gender affirming surgeries on a lottery basis
Trans Lifeline Name change microgrants
Jim Collins Foundation Funding for gender-confirming surgeries for trans individuals who need it. 2022 grant cycle opens May 15th, 2021 and closes August 1st.
getyourprep No cost PrEP for individuals who do not have prescription drug coverage
Learn How to Become Scholarships and financial aid for LGBTQ students
Point of Pride free chest binders, free trans femme shapewear, electrolysis support program, HRT access fund, Covid-19 emergency funds for gender-medical care, and gender-affirming surgery grants. Long waitlist for binders, exacerbated by delays related to Pandemic shipping barriers. Apply for surgery program in November. Competitive application process for surgery funding. As of 3/10/2021 had funded 29 surgeries.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Free legal name change program
Trans $1000 College Scholarships by Trans Student
National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund by Point Foundation
The Gender Affirming Letter Access Project Some providers and payers believe access to transgender care should be limited to individuals who receive a letter affirming their gender dysphoria. This is known as, "gatekeeping." This project is a network of healthcare providers who will provide these letters of support for free to help you access care.
Health Insurance Medical Policies Resource by TLDEF. Listing of transgender-related medical care coverage by plan and coverage type
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