Texas and Beyond Resources for Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals and Allies
Updated: Apr 9
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
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.
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
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
Gender Voice Community
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.
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
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.
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
cute nail studio in Austin: Nail art, microblading, waxing, tattoos, facials. cash only
STRANDS FOR TRANS Directory of trans-friendly hair salons and barbershops
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
Memorial Relationships & Couple Center in Houston. Bilingual English-Spanish, LGBTQ friendly, price reduction available
OutYouth Virtual Gender Identity Group, Ages 12-18
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
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
Free nice package free package of condoms and lube to those in Dallas, Denton, Collin, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, and Navarro counties.
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
Out 2 Enroll Help navigating signing up for health insurance through the affordable care act
Legal Aid & Attorneys
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Test-case litigation, direct legal services, name change support
Christine Henry Andresen, lawyer
I hope these resources are useful to you! Please forward them on to anyone else who might benefit from a centralized resources list.
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