Join us for a dynamic series of educational, artistic and thought provoking events exploring transgender identities to learn more about issues facing the trans community. During this week, we’ll be raising awareness and visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people. End the week with a ceremony on Transgender Day of Remembrance as we celebrate the lives of anti-transgender violence. Celebrate Trans* Awareness Week with us every fall semester.
Trans and Non-binary Gender Resources & Programs
Trans/Non-binary at CSUN
Trans* Awareness Week
Do you identify as transgender, gender questioning, genderqueer, or believe that you fit outside of the gender binary? You’re invited to join our discussion. Come by to share and talk about your experiences in a safe and welcoming environment.
- T-Time meets on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Pride Center on the 2nd floor of the Sol Center.
- Trans* students may bring an ally for support.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Queer Collective
“We are a collective of queer student leaders on campus. We strive to create and foster an environment surrounding queerness, embracing intersectionality and difference. The Queer Collective provides a safe, brave, and supportive space to LGBTQIA+ individuals that helps to give a sense of belonging while advocating for the advancement of campus life for queer students. Our club is a form of resistance to heteronormativity, cis normativity, and social systems that oppress our community. Join us to celebrate our queerness, provide visibility on campus, and have fun!”
- General Body Meetings from 7–9 p.m. every Thursday in the Altadena Room in the East Conference Center within the USU.
Ghamma Rho Lambda
Gamma Rho Lambda — Epsilon Chapter is an all-inclusive, queer based social sorority exemplifying the qualities of tolerance, diversity, unity, and trust, which provides a network of assistance in the areas of scholastic guidance, emotional support, and community service while ultimately developing the lifelong bonds of siblinghood.
Title IX Notice of Non-discrimination
California State University, Northridge does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus). The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender-based dating, domestic violence and stalking.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
A Gender Inclusive Restroom is a safe and welcoming place for people of all gender identities and expressions. CSUN provides access to several non-gendered restrooms to reduce the implications trans and gender non-conforming people can encounter in labeled restrooms.
Requesting Changes to University Information
Preferred First Name Request
Use this form to request a “preferred first name” change that will display on class and grade rosters. You can also pick up a form at the Pride Center.
Trans/Non-binary Gender Resources
TRANS*ATHLETE is a resource for students, athletes, coaches and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play.
Everybody gym is a located in NorthEast Los Angeles. They welcome all bodies, genders, races, nationalities, faiths, classes, sexualities, sizes, ages & abilities. They do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia or oppression of any kind.
- All The Questions You Had About Binding, But Were Afraid To Ask by Sarah Karlan
For many people using a binder can be absolutely life-changing and lifesaving, but only if it’s done safely.
- Chest Binding 101 by IRA
Chest Binding 101 is your guide to how to bind safely, where to get a chest binder, how to choose a binder that best suits you and how to put on your binder.
- Stonewall Columbus
Stonewall Colombus offers a variety of binding resources. This a pamphlet that highlights the dos and don’ts of binding.
- FTM Alliance of Los Angeles
A community-based organization dedicated to empowering the female-to-male (FTM) transgender community.
- FTM International
FTM International focuses on human rights, immigrant rights and anti-oppression work with all our members, families, friends, allies, donors, volunteers, chapter members and leaders.
- Trans* Lounge
Trans* Lounge is the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s groundbreaking education, empowerment and social program dedicated to serving Los Angeles’ transgender community. Anyone who identifies as trans is welcome to become a member of Trans* Lounge. It’s free to join and once you are a member, all of their programs are free to attend. Some of their programs include:
- All About Estrogen/ All About Testosterone
- Finding Your Female Voice/ Finding Your Male Voice
- Trans*Surgery – Q&A with a Doctor About GRS
- Trans People of Color Coalition
Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) is the only national social justice organization that promotes the interest of trans people of color. TPOCC inspires and nurtures collaboration among communities of color dedicated to anti-racism, fighting transphobia and the empowerment of transgender persons of color. They work to strengthen and mobilize individuals, families and communities by changing laws, educating the public, and building social and economic strength among all persons of color. Find more on their Facebook page.
- Transgender Perceptions
Social networking for all who identify as transgender.
- We Happy Trans*
A place for sharing positive perspective about trans people from around the world.
Employment and Legal Resources
The TransCanWork mission is to promote California as a “truly transgender positive workplace” and create a model for the remainder of the country.
- Transgender Law and Policy Institute
The Transgender Law and Policy Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society.
- Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center works to change laws, policy and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free form discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project
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.
- Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP)
Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace against transgender people is still alarmingly common. That’s why the Los Angeles LGBT Center offers services to help transgender women and men develop professional skills, find employment with trans-friendly employers and thrive in the workplace.
Health and Wellness
- Queer Yoga LA
Queer Yoga LA is a space for the local LGBTQ community to come together and explore the restorative power of linking breath to movement. We affirm and celebrate the diversity of our lived experiences as LGBTQ individuals and offer a safe space for our community to develop their yoga/meditation practice, so that we can heal and grow individually and collectively. We welcome all skill levels, identities, and abilities. Sessions are donation based and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.
- Human Rights Campaign — Transgender Visibility: A Guide to Being You
This Human Rights Campaign brochure is a general guide with a variety of information for people who identify as trans.
- Los Angeles LGBTQ Center — Transgender Care
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is Southern California’s largest and most comprehensive provider of healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming people.
- St. John’s Well Child & Family Center — Transgender Health Program
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center welcomes all patients regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation and/or presentation. They provide comprehensive transgender health services in a safe and welcoming environment where you are free to be yourself.
- Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
- Los Angeles Gender Center
The Los Angeles Gender Center provides an environment of safety, support and understanding for exploring gender and sexuality.
- I Think I Might Be Transgender
This brochure by and for individuals who may identify as transgender includes possible experiences one may encounter if they are trans and quick snippets of personal experience of self-identified trans individuals.
- Trans Health
Health resources for transgender individuals.
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles — Center for Transyouth Health and Development
The Center for Transyouth Health and Development promotes healthy futures for transyouth by providing services, research, training and capacity building that is developmentally informed, affirmative, compassionate and holistic for gender non-conforming children and transyouth.
- World Professional Organization for Transgender Health
World Professional Organization for Transgender Health works to change laws, policy and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity of expression.
Social Justice and Activism
- Gender Justice LA
A Los Angeles-based non-profit organization working to build the collective power of the transgender community. Gender Justice LA operates several programs, including a campaign for affordable, quality healthcare, advocacy and education and community wellness programs.
- Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people.
- TransLatin@ Coalition
The TransLatin@ Coalition is an organization form by Trans Latin@ leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the US. Since its inception The TransLatin@ Coalition has done advocacy work across the US to ensure the voices of TransLatin@s are heard. The TransLatin@ Coalition’s sole purpose is to address the unique and specific challenges and needs of Trans Latin@s who live in the United States. Working with policy makers and supporting organizations we find solutions to our unique needs and create structural changes to better our quality of life.
- All The Questions You Had About Tucking, But Were Afraid To Ask by Meredith Talusan
For many people, particularly trans women, tucking can be both necessary and life-affirming – but there’s not a lot of information out there about how to do so safely. Here’s what you need to get started.
- How to Tuck and Tape by WikiHow
Whether you’re motivated by choice or necessity, you can use these steps to achieve the look that suits your preference, lifestyle, needs or profession.
- TS Road Map — Voice Feminization
If passing is your goal, all the work on your appearance will mean very little if you don’t work hard to achieve a passable voice. Luckily, it’s quite inexpensive to do, but it takes time and commitment.
- NY Speech and Voice Lab — Voice Feminization
There are many ways to sound more feminine and you are likely familiar with one or more of them. This is a brief explanation of different aspects of feminine communication.
- NY Speech and Voice Lab — Voice Masculinization
There are many ways to sound more masculine with or without testosterone, so you don’t have to settle if you feel your voice is insufficient. You may be familiar with one or more aspects of a masculine communication style and even have had experience with it, particularly in the workplace.
- Laura’s Playground — Transgender Voice Therapy List
As a transgender person, sometimes there is a need for help with your voice or speech pathology, especially when one is a male to female. Finding not just that perfect pitch and intonation for your voice, but also the right nuances and then keeping that pattern is not easy for many folks. The Voice Therapists and Speech Pathologists featured on this list are ready to help you.
- LA Speech Therapy Solutions — Transgender Voice Therapy
LA Speech Therapy Solutions, located in Los Angeles, is a transgender-focus voice therapy service for people of all ages.
Transgender Ally Resources
Request a Trans* 101 Information Session
Trans* 101 focuses on giving attendees an understanding of the issues facing the transgender community and give an introduction to terminology.