#IllGoWithYou : An Ally Project

Website: #IllGoWithYou : An Ally Project #IllGoWithYou allies go into bathrooms and other spaces with transgender people who may be afraid or concerned about their safety. An #IllGoWithYou ally offers support, buffering, and nonviolent assistance when asked. Read the guide on how to navigate gendered spaces with a trans friend…

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Brothers United Community Center – Indianapolis

Brothers United is a community based organization providing HIV/STD awareness, education and prevention. The mission of Brothers United is to enhance the health and wellness of our community, which includes those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and the people who live and work in our neighborhoods. Brothers United provides…

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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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Indiana ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU of Indiana, headquartered in Indianapolis, is a…

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Indiana Pride of Color

Indiana Pride of Color

Indiana Pride of Color’s mission is to celebrate the diversity within the LBGT community through a series of events that educate, embrace, and empower the Black LGBT experience. Skating Nights, 90’s Parties, talent auditions and other social events throughout the year build up to IPOC’s annual Celebration in the Park…

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Indiana Transgender Wellness Alliance (ITWA)

The ITWA is an alliance of public and private partners who recognize the need to advocate and educate regarding the challenges many trans-identifying persons and their families experience on the path to wellness. Website Jacqueline Patterson Executive Director PH (317) 727-1839 Jacqueline.Patterson52@yahoo.com Working with Health-Care Providers ITWA’s mission is to…

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Indy Pride: History Night – Being Transgender in Indiana

On Wednesday June 10th, Indy Pride presented “Living History: Living Proof. Living Truth. (Being Transgender in Indiana)” for the first-ever Circle City IN Pride History Night. Focusing on the transgender community, History Night at Indy Reads Books featured conversations and readings from C. Michael Woodward, prominent lecturer and author; Marissa…

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Interfaith Coalition on Non-Discrimination (ICON)

Interfaith Coalition on Non-Discrimination

2950 E. 55th Place Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 317-772-0236 Website: Interfaith Coalition on Non-Discrimination (ICON) ICON is an organization of people of faith who are concerned about the consequences of intolerance against sexual and gender minorities. Particularly, we are concerned about religious intolerance and lack of acceptance of God’s diversity. Our…

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Lambda Legal

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. As a nonprofit organization, we do not charge…

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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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National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of…

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Northeast Indiana Diversity Library – Fort Wayne

Northwest Indiana Diversity Library

Northeast Indiana Diversity Library (NIDL) Website located in the basement of the Helmke Library on the campus of IPFW 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 NIDL’s Summer hours shift from May 8th until August due to IPFW’s Helmke Library’s summer hours. There will be only NIDL’s daytime hours…

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Sage USA – Resources for LGBT Elders

SAGE USA

Website: http://www.sageusa.org/ Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer…

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Silvia Rivera Law Project

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial,…

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South Bend transgender woman shares her journey

Meghan Buell, Director of Michiana GLBT Resource Center

Meghan Buell is the director of Michiana GLBT Resource Center and has helped Indiana Transgender Network put together provider resources from South Bend. Last night she spoke to local news about her journey. How did we miss that Meghan made The Trans 100? Congratulations, Meghan! Via ABC57 News: Local transgender…

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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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The Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce – Indianapolis

Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

The Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce promotes businesses owned or operated by members of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities or their allies. They hope to create a cultural environment in Indianapolis that represents the diversity of the Indianapolis community, and to be a partner for the city…

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The LGBTQ Center – Michiana, South Bend

LGBTQ Center - Michiana

The The LGBTQ Center of Michiana serves the GLBT community of the Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan areas, including South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, La Porte, Buchanan, and Niles and everywhere in between! We offer social and support groups for GLBT adults and youth. GLBT Resource Center of Michiana 1522 Mishawaka…

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Trans Hoosier Stories: Jacqueline Patterson, Korvin Bothwell, Drake Eilert

Drake Eliert

From the Indy Star: Transgender Hoosiers transition to new lives Coming out as transgender can alienate a person from family and friends. Studies show that about 20 percent of transgender people have been discriminated against when searching for a place to live. About 11 percent have been evicted because of…

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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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Transgender American Veteran’s Association (TAVA)

Transgender American Veterans Association goals include: Treatment of veterans who suffer from Gender Identity Disorder (GID) with the dignity promised those who have served our country. Provision of authorized medical and mental health services to veterans without regard to their history of GID. Provision of GID-related medical and mental health…

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Transgender Fort Wayne

Transgender Ribbon

Founded in 2011, the primary mission of Transgender Fort Wayne is to provide advocacy, support and education while serving to create coalitions in northeast Indiana (the Fort Wayne metro area) to unify and empower transgender and gender non-conformist communities. The group maintains a mailing list for members to share information…

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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 Indiana Legislative Meet and Greets w Freedom Indiana

Freedom IN Community Meetings

Freedom Indiana is reaching out to the transgender community and seek your participation in the Legislative Meet and Greet sessions they are planning throughout the state. Sponsored by Freedom Indiana Training Session on speaking about Transgender Issues Legislative Meet and Greet Sessions – North, South & Central Indiana First Central…

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Trees, Inc.

Trees, Inc. (Transgender Resource, Education and Enrichment Services). info@webetrees.org 219-331-4665 Website A new nonprofit focusing on trans education and resource building in small cities and towns. Their reach is all of the midwest. Vision Statement: By improving transgender educational resources in underserved communities we strive to enrich the lives within…

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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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