Transgender: resources and support

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An extensive list of organizations that provide medical and emotional support to transgender men and women at http://transgenderresourcespgh.blogspot.com/

TransPride

A nonprofit organization that seeks to strengthen the existing transgender community in Pittsburgh, sponsoring educational programs and social events, along with a trans partner support group that meets twice a month. http://www.transpridepittsburgh.org or Facebook.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

The Name Change Project provides free legal name-change services to transgender people through partnerships with law firms and corporate law departments. In Pittsburgh, lawyers from Reed Smith, PNC and BNYMellon participate in the program. http://www.transgenderlegal.org and find the Name Change Project under Our Work.

Project Silk

Provides services and a safe space for young adult members of the LGBT community in a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh. 810 Penn Ave., Eighth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; http://projectsilk.org/.

Garden of Peace Project

Nonprofit networking group that provides resources for medical and mental health care for marginalized populations, as well as legal name-change assistance. Teaming with Project Silk, it offers HIV and STD testing, hormones, mental health, substance abuse and linkage to social services, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Project Silk, http://www.gardenofpeaceproject.org/.

Persad

Transgender services for gender evaluation, individual, couples, group counseling, family education programs, and referrals. Retains professionals to assist clients with legal services, primary medical care, hormone treatment, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Initiative for Transgender Leadership

Provides professional and leadership development to transgender youth. Contact Rayden Sorock 412-573-9784 or email transleadership@gmail.com.

Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC)

Teen drop-ins, hot line, community events, 210 Grant St., Downtown. 412-422-0114; https://glccpgh.wordpress.com/.

MEDICAL SERVICES AND PRACTICES

Gender and Sexual Development Program, Children's Hospital of UPMC

This program serves children and youths (up to age 26) with questions regarding gender and sexual identity development, gender non-conforming behaviors and transgender care. 412-692-6653.

http://www.chp.edu/CHP/adolescent+medicine+gender+sexual+development+program.

Metro Family Community Center

1789 S. Braddock Ave., Suite 410, Swissvale; 412-247-2310.

West End Health Center

Stacy Lane, D.O., 415 Neptune St., West End Village 412- 921-7200 and 320 E. North Ave. # B110, North Side. 412-359-3360.

Steven R. Wolfe, D.O.

Forbes Family Medicine, Monroeville Medical Arts Building, 2550 Mosside Blvd. Suite 500, Monroeville. 412-457-1100; https://www.treatspace.com/do/drstevenwolfe.


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