1.4 Million people in the U.S. identify as transgender

Population

According to new research by the Williams Institute, 1.4 Million people in the United States identify as transgender, doubling previous estimates. This is 0.6% of the U.S. population, as opposed to previous estimates of 0.3% Utilizing data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), which includes representative state-level…

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2016 Indy Pride Transgender Community Events

Trans Love

Being Transgender In Indiana: Making History Past and Present Wednesday, June 8 at 5 PM – 9 PM Indiana Historical Society Buy Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2544151 FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST Andrea James!!! Produced in cooperation with the Indiana Historical Society, BEING TRANSGENDER IN INDIANA: MAKING HISTORY PAST AND PRESENT is…

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All Souls Unitarian Church – Indianapolis

All Souls Unitarian Church 5805 E 56th St Indianapolis, IN 46226 Phone:(317) 545-6005 office@allsoulsindy.org http://www.allsoulsindy.org/ Rev. Anastassia Zinke Minister SERVICE TIMES Sundays 9:30 a.m. – Adult Forum 10:30 a.m. – Service All Souls welcomes all who are in sympathy with our principles to join us in our journey of discovery,…

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Cos Raimondi, LCSW, LCAC – Indianapolis

counseling

Cos Raimondi, LCSW, LCAC Indianapolis Counseling Associates, LLC 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite A-9 Indianapolis, IN 46260 Therapist Phone: 317-581-1779 ext. 1 Email: cosmasraimondi@icloud.com Are you familiar with WPATH Standards of Care version 7?: Yes Have you provided referral letters for hormone therapy?: Yes Have you provided referral letters for…

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Episcopal Church of All Saints – Indianapolis

Episcopal Church of All Saints 1559 Central Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 Phone: 317-635-2538 admin@allsaintsindy.org http://www.allsaintsindy.org/ The Reverend E. Suzanne Wille, Rector Worship Schedule Sun. 10 AM – Solemn Mass Wed. 6 PM – Low Mass Holy Days as Announced Who is welcome at All Saints? You are. In the 1950s,…

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Finding Spirit – Muncie

Finding Spirit = Supporting Proper Information, Resources and Inclusion for Trans People is a support group for trans and gender nonconforming individuals to gather and share resources and life experiences.   All ages welcome. Meetings are Tuesdays at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie; 4800 W. Bradford Dr.; Muncie,…

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GEKCO – Gender Expansive Kids – Central Indiana

Gekco Logo

Website: INgekco.com Email: gekcomama@gmail.com What: GEKCO is a confidential support group for gender expansive children ages 12 and under and their families. Why: Social, educational and informational opportunities for transgender and gender fluid kids and their families. Community resources exist for older trans youth and adults so we provide a…

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Ind. Senate Bill 344 advances, excluding trans folks from civil rights protections

Indiana Senate Bill 344 passed out of committee last night with some amendments which broadened the exclusions that allow discrimination against LGBT people, who could be discriminated against by businesses with a religious intent – including hospitals run by religious organizations. The bill was debated and discussed for many hours…

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Indiana GSA Network

Indiana GSA Network

Indiana GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Network Website: http://www.indianagsanetwork.org/ The Indiana Gender and Sexuality Alliance exists to support, connect, and empower lgbtq+ youth in schools. Connect to the Indiana GSA by joining their email list Start a GSA in your school, register your GSA, find information on Leadership and Development,…

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Indiana Legal Services’ Low-Income LGBT Project

Indiana Legal Services

Indiana Legal Services’ Low-Income LGBT Project ILS’ Low-income LGBT Project is a statewide direct service program that addresses the disproportionate poverty in the LGBT community. So like all ILS services, it targets issues affecting all poor people, like public benefits, employment, personal safety, and healthcare, and issues more common to…

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Indiana Senate Bill 100 – Indiana GOP’s other attack on transgender Hoosiers

Indiana Senate Bill 100

Update: Indiana Senate Bill 344 has just be introduced to the state legislature, and it would supercede this bill and strip out ANY protections for transgender Hoosiers, sending gender identity issues to a summer study committee. We will be writing about this new bill shortly. Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman,…

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Indiana Senate Bill 344 – stripping transgender protections from LGBT rights

Indiana SB344

Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman and Sen. Brandt Hershman, SB344 was introduced on January 7th and referred to Committee on Rules & Legislative Procedure. This bill strips out all protections from transgender Hoosiers and sends the “gender identity” to a summer study committee. Download and read the current full text…

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Indiana Senate Bill 35 – Criminalizing transgender bathroom use

Indiana Senate Bill 35

Authored by Sen. James Tomes, Indiana Senate Bill 35 will be introduced to the legislature on January 5, and will be read and sent to the Committee on Public Policy on that day. As currently written, the bill would criminalize the use of public restrooms by transgender people, which would…

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Jennifer Hobbs, Ph.D., LMHC – Valparaiso

counseling

Jennifer Hobbs, Ph.D., LMHC Private Practice @ The Lotus Center 4403 N. Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383 Phone number: 219-921-5818 www.valpolotuscenter.com Email: mentalwellnessconsulting@gmail.com How long have you been a practicing therapist? I have been counseling since 1998 and licensed since 2008. Do you have a degree or license to practice…

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Joy Musser, PhD CCC-SLP – Voice Therapy – Fort Wayne

Musser Therapies

Joy Musser, PhD CCC-SLP Musser Therapies, LLC Fort Wayne, IN 260-312-2703 Email: joy@mussertherapies.com Website: http://www.mussertherapies.com Are you familiar with WPATH Standards of Care version 7?: Yes Have you provided referral letters for hormone therapy?: No Have you provided referral letters for surgeries?: No Experience working with trans-identified persons? Assigned male…

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Kimberly Loney LMHC – Fort Wayne

counseling

Kimberly Loney LMHC 3262 Mallard Cove Lane, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46804 Phone: 260-418-2029 Website: http://kimberlyloney.com Are you familiar with WPATH Standards of Care version 7?: Yes Would you provide referral letters for hormone therapy?: Yes Would you provide referral letters for surgeries?: Yes Experience working with trans-identified persons? Assigned male…

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Laurie Freeman, MA, LMFT – Indianapolis

Laurie Freeman, MA, LMFT Wellspring Center Indy 9201 N Meridian St Suite 120 Indianapolis, IN 46260 Phone: 317.506.5988 Website: http://www.wellspringcenterindy.com Are you familiar with WPATH Standards of Care version 7?: Yes Have you provided referral letters for hormone therapy?: No Have you provided referral letters for surgeries?: No Experience working…

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Lo speaks on how federal recognitions of trans students rights

All Gender Restoom

Source: WTHR.com – Obama administration orders directive to schools on transgender bathroom use; Indiana schools respond (Source includes video interview) WASHINGTON – Local school districts are responding to a federal recommendation that all students be allowed to use the restroom of the gender they most identify with. The recommendation comes…

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Melissa Bauzo, MA, MDiv, LMFT – Indianapolis

counseling

Melissa Bauzo, MA, MDiv, LMFT Liberation Counseling Services, LLC 4735 Statesmen Drive, Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46250 and 2680 E. Main Street #220 Plainfield, IN 46168 Phone: (317) 551-3382 Website: Psychology Today Bio Are you familiar with WPATH Standards of Care version 7?: Yes Have you provided referral letters for…

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Metropolitan Community Church Illiana – Portage

Metropolitan Community Church Illiana 5579 Clem Road Portage, IN 46368 Phone: 219-764-7100 Website: Metropolitan Community Church Illiana Sunday Service 10:30am MCC Illiana is a Christian church with a focus on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer spirituality. With a firm foundation in the teachings of Jesus Christ as recorded in…

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Myths and Facts about Gender Identity and Indiana Civil Rights Protections

Facts and Myths

Myth: Discrimination against transgender people is not a problem in Indiana. FACT: Most transgender Hoosiers report having experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting. Many have either been fired from their jobs or are fearful of being fired if they disclose their trans status. Many transgender Hoosiers (especially young people)…

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Rally for Transgender Rights at Butler University

Rally for Transgender Rights at Butler University

Organized by Butlers TRANSform Group, the Rally for Transgender Rights at Butler University was a demonstration in support of transgender people on Butler’s campus. Trans people organized to demand respect on campus, and compiled a list of demands of both Butler’s administration as well as the community as a whole.…

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Religion and Trans Lives in a Global Perspective – Butler University Seminar

Religion and Trans Lives in a Global Perspective

Religion and Trans Lives in a Global Perspective FOUR PUBLIC SEMINARS September 20, October 18, January 24, and February 21 Each seminar meets from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the location specified. Sessions take place this year at Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, as well as on the campus of…

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Roy M. Arnold, MD – Evansville

Health Care

Roy M. Arnold, MD Practice: 21st Century Healthcare 445 North Cross Pointe Blvd, Suite 140 Evansville, IN 47715 Phone: 812 402 2003 Website: http://www.21centuryhc.com Doctor’s email : drarnold@21centuryhc.com Type of Service Provided: Hormone Replacement Therapy Familiar with WPATH SOC v.7?: Yes Experience working with trans-identified adults?: Board certified internal medicine.…

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Spencer Pride, Inc.

Spencer Pride Festival

Spencer Pride, Inc. P.O. Box 585 Spencer, IN 47460 Tel: (812) 821-3073 Email: Info@SpencerPride.org Website: Spencer Pride, Inc. Spencer Pride, Inc. is focused on creating events which educate the public about rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, & intersex (LGBTQI) people & issues in order to make our community a…

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Trans Hoosier Stories: Reaction to SB344 Dying

The Indiana State Senate killed a bill Tuesday that would have granted civil rights protections to lesbian, gay and bisexual Hoosiers before it could even come up for a vote. The bill did not include any protections for transgender Hoosiers. Korvin Bothwell and Melissa Eberle Bickel speak about what that…

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Trans Hoosiers discuss civil rights in Indiana

To address coming legislation about LGBT civil rights, several trans Hoosiers have come forward to tell their personal stories and share why having full civil rights protections for transgender people is essential in Indiana. Kimberly Acoff Kimberly Acoff has lived in Fort Wayne since her family moved there when she…

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TRANSforming INdiana Event – Indianapolis

transforming indiana

Thu, October 13, 2016 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Ivy Tech Community College 50 West Fall Creek Parkway North Drive Conference Center Indianapolis, IN Register on Eventbrite The LGBTQ Committee of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction in conjunction with MHAI, Youth MOVE Indiana, and other community partners will…

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Transgender Hoosiers and Sexual Assault Care

Statistics documenting transgender people’s experience of sexual violence indicate shockingly high levels of sexual abuse and assault. Transgender Hoosiers are all too often the targets os sexual assault, and we have heard a number of reports recently of Trans women being raped or assaulted. If you are a victim of…

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Transgender Hoosiers speak: Jayne’s Story

We’re going to be featuring more stories and letters from transgender Hoosiers talking about their experiences with discrimination, their fears about living in a less-than-accepting state, and what they would like their legislators to understand about transgender people. Here is Jayne’s story: Dear Legislators, I write today as more than…

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Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

National Organization Transgender people have been subject to pervasive discrimination that has kept them, with rare exceptions, hidden from public view. While this discrimination has begun to lessen, transgender people still experience much prejudice and violence. TLDEF is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to…

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Transgender Youth Support Group – Chesterton & NW Indiana

Support Group

Saturday, January 16th at 10:00am And every other saturday contact facilitator Karen V. Sutherland, LMFT for location Chesterton, Indiana Phone: (219) 246-9837 Email: yourlifesolutionsllc@gmail.com Website: http://www.yourlifesolutions.org Transgender group, ages 14-19 years old Cost: $50 This support group is for transgender, genderqueer, gender variant and questioning individuals. In group you can…

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne 5310 Old Mill Road (Old Mill is an extension of Broadway) Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807 (260) 744-1867 uufortwayne@frontier.com Website – http://www.uufortwayne.org/ Sunday Service 11:00 AM We are a welcoming congregation, which invites all people, no matter their race, age, ability, gender, or whom they…

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Unity of Northwest Indiana

Unity of Northwest Indiana 740 River Drive, Hammond, IN 46324 Phone: (219) 931-5284 Website: http://Www.unitynwi.org Rev. Geraldine Colvin SUNDAY SERVICES 9:00 & 10:30 AM Unity is open, inclusive, and progressive. Unity honors the many paths to God. We believe that all people are created with sacred worth, made in the…

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White River Valley PFLAG – Bloomington, Spencer

White River Valley PFLAG

White River Valley PFLAG P.O. Box 585 Spencer, IN 47460 E-mail: Info@WhiteRiverValleyPFLAG.org Telephone: 812-829-7896 (Cathy) Website: White River Valley PFLAG We, the parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, regardless of sexual orientations and gender identities. Only…

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