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Coming Out Transgender

Page address:

Resources for Coming Out Transgender

Online Resources

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition

Gender PAC

FTM International (Female-to-Male)

Gender Education and Advocacy

T-Vox (Transgender Wiki)

Gender Talk

T-Men (Twin Cities Based)


Transgender Youth Support Network

Speaking OUT Against Bullying (A list of resources)

Gender Spectrum (resources for gender non-conforming children and teens)

Safe 2 Pee (user-generated gender neutral bathroom listing)

Trans Youth Family Allies

Trans Youth Support Network (MN based)

RECLAIM (Twin-Cities based LGBT youth therapy services)

Original Plumbing (Transmale quarterly magazine and online blog)

The Transgender Center (General information about transgender identity)

National Center for Transgender Equality Resources (Information about federal and state policies for gender marker and name changes)

TSA Tips for Transgender Travelers

Gender Transition Resources

Hudson's FTM Resource Guide

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

Cross-Dress (online store for larger-size feminine clothing and accessories)

Classic Curves International (online store for custom made body-enhancers and accessories)

Underworks (online store for girdles, chest binders, and compression suits)

T-Kingdom (online store for female to male chest binders)

Stand-To-Urinate (MN based company that sells stand-to-pee devices)

The Fantasy Girl (online store for larger-size feminine clothing and accessories)

Drag-Queen (online store for larger-size feminine clothing, breast forms, and wigs)

University of Minnesota Transgender Health Services (provides health and therapy services)

ClinicaDe Shot (Minneapolis based clinic that provides needle exchanges and trainings about hormones)

AlbertaTrans (Detailed information about male to female reassignment surgery)

Assistance in voice pitch and quality

The Department of Speech, Hearing, & Communciation Disorders Clinic has services available to assist transgender individuals who wish to change the fundamental frequency (pitch) or quality of their voice.  Services are free to students or available for a fee to non-students.  Email or visit the office in AH 103 for more information.

State of Minnesota Name Change Information

The forms for a legal name change can be found here.  Instructions for the name change process are located here. (broken link)

Gender neutral bathroom [DOC] map (358 KiB) for the Minnesota State University campus.

Handouts and Pamphlets

[PDF] Transgender Visibility Guide PDF

The Legal and Political Rights of Transgender People

Transgender Films

Transgender Terminology

Transgender Bibilography


All of these books are recommended by our staff and can be found in our LGBT library. Visit our LibraryThing  page for a full list of books.

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Nobody Passes: Rejecting The Rules of Gender and Conformity

Transgender History

Whipping Girl: A Transsexuality Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men

From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM, and Beyond

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

Just Add Hormones: An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience

Transgender Rights

Transgender Companion (Male to Female): The Complete Guide to Becoming the Woman You Want to Be

Check out our suggested book and movie list for even more resources.

Want to talk to someone who has come out and learn more about the LGBT community at MSU, Mankato?  Check out our Queer Peer Mentor Program for more information about getting a queer peer mentor.