Transsexuality may be defined as a variant gender identity in which there is an incongruity between a person's external genitalia and his or her psychological sense of gender. Transsexuals are sometimes defined as individuals who seek to undergo (or have undergone) the transition from their birth sex to that of the opposite sex, usually by means of gender reassignment therapy or surgery.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Welcome to the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.We are a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.

International Foundation for Gender Education

IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

GLMA's commitment to transgender persons includes:

  • Advocating for the right of transgender persons to culturally competent and compassionate healthcare
  • Educating healthcare providers about transgender health issues
  • Providing information to transgender patients
  • Creating a welcoming and supportive community of transgender healthcare professionals

Resources for Patients

River City Gems

The River City Gems are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of transgender individuals and their families by providing social opportunities, peer support, education, resources, outreach programs, and other services focused on the specific needs of the male-to-female transgender community.


Transsexualism (14 entries)

Drag Shows: Drag Kings and Male Impersonators
Indian Art Pornographic
Film and Video: Transsexual
Sports: Transgender Issues
Transsexuality in Film

Transvestism (34 entries)

African Art: Traditional Cabarets and Revues
Drag Shows: Drag Kings and Male Impersonators
Drag Shows: Drag Queens and Female Impersonators
Indian Art
Native American Art
Transvestism in Film Variety and Vaudeville

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)has approximately 350 members from around the world, in the fields of psychiatry, endocrinology, surgery, law, psychology, sociology, and counseling. Its Standards of Care represent an evolving interdisciplinary consensus on best practice in the provision of gender transition and crossdressing services.

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE)

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) combines the unique strengths and resources of a nationally renowned training and capacity-building institution, the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), and an internationally recognized leader in HIV prevention research, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), both of which are housed at the University of California San Francisco.

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

 The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s broad array of services for the entire LGBT community includes many programs developed specifically to meet the needs of both MTF (male-to-female) and FTM (female-to-male) transgender people.

The Center also offers the convenience of an on-site lab and a pharmacy, so you can take care of all your trans-specific medical needs at one facility.
We accept most major PPO health insurance policies, as well as Medi- Dr. Maddie Deutsch Cal and Medicare.
For clients without insurance, services are available on a cash basis.
For patients with limited income, we offer a sliding fee schedule. Charges are as low as $30 for a doctor visit although additional charges for lab and other services may apply. No one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. For more information or to schedule a financial screening appointment, call 323-993-7518.

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