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  1. ​We envision a world that honors and affirms the naturally-occurring human experience of gender independence. Our mission is to normalize this experience through connection, support and resources.

  2. Connecting families through locally established TransParent support groups

  3. Supporting and encouraging parents to act on behalf of their child’s best interest

  4. Organizing experienced and knowledgeable resources to assist families with their child’s gender journey

  5. By fulfilling this mission we empower gender independent children to live authentically.

  6. DELMARVA, DE

        

         TransParent meetings are on the third Monday of the month 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

         

         Contact delmarva.de@transparentusa.org with meeting questions and zoom link

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  • Local gender therapist- Lisa Phillips, LCSW 267.469.0665 lisaphillipslcsw@gmail.com. Telehealth available. Knowledgeable therapist with experience writing gender surgery letters. ​

  • Partners in Health and Wellbeing (PHW) is an integrated therapy practice with offices in Wilmington, Milton and Newark. PHW was started in 2010 with an idea to provide empirically proven mindfully-based therapy to clients across the Mid-Atlantic Region. Our core value is to provide clients with an atmosphere that is accepting, compassionate and positive. https://partnersinhealthandwellbeing.com

  • Dr. Del Corral, M.D., FACS -Del Corral has been recognized throughout his career for his advanced techniques and abilities. Today, Dr. Del Corral performs over 400 breast surgeries per year, including breast augmentations, breast lifts, breast reductions, and breast revisions. Dr. Del Corral is the region’s only skilled gender surgeon. He currently performs over 50 gender-affirming surgeries a year. He continues to educate and collaborate with other gender surgery centers around the world. 443.777.7631 https://www.drdelcorral.com/

  • Dover TransLiance-This is a group for transgender individuals and friends and family of trans folk. This is basically going to be a group for open discussion information on trans care and resources. For more information about TransLiance go to https://www.transliance.com/about_us.This group meets the last Friday f every month at The Grey Fox Grille & Public House 140 S State St, Dover, DE 19901 at 7pm. All topics are on the table. This is the time to bring your questions and concerns. We will have a circle discussion about sex and gender. This meeting is open to all LGBTQ+ people and their allies, friends and family. This is a great time to share your stories, get feedback and advice from other members and explore your gender and sexuality. New comers are welcome and anyone wishing to meet prior to the meeting can do so by contacting Transliance@gmail.com or group leaders Karlee Levis Karrose9817@gmail.com or Danielle Washburn hartly51@yahoo.com

  • Salisbury TransLiance This is a group for transgender individuals and friends and family of trans folk. This is basically going to be a group for open discussion information on trans care and resources. For more information about TransLiance go to https://www.transliance.com/about_us.

    This group meets the first Monday of every month at The Ward Museum 909 S Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804 at 7pm

    All topics are on the table. This is the time to bring your questions and concerns. We will have a circle discussion about sex and gender. This meeting is open to all LGBTQ+ people and their allies, friends and family. This is a great time to share your stories, get feedback and advice from other members and explore your gender and sexuality. New comers are welcome and anyone wishing to meet prior to the meeting can do so by contacting Transliance@gmail.com or Christina McBride at Fashionkidgtz@yahoo.com . Meetup membership is available at no charge @ https://www.meetup.com/Rehoboth-TransLiance/ .Members should also understand that their personal email can not be seen on this meetup site by the host, organizers or any members. Hope to see you there Kathy Carpenter KathygirlCarpenter@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook Salisbury TransLiance | Facebook

  • Rehoboth TransLianceTransliance@gmail.com The Rehoboth TransLiance is a social group for all transgender people, cross dressers, bi-gender, transsexuals, their partners, family, allies and friends to network, learn, grow, and come together socially in safe, trans friendly venues. So whatever interests or needs that you have as a trans person, you should be able to find it in joining us here. This site was designed and founded for those seeking gender confirmation and open to all who have a supporting interest in our community. We welcome all who have an interest in protecting, understanding and supporting our interests. Meetup membership is available at no charge @ https://www.meetup.com/Rehoboth-TransLiance/ .Members should also understand that their personal email can not be seen on this meetup site by the host, organizers or any members.  This group meets the fourth Tuesday of Every month time and location can be found on our Meetup site or at Rehoboth TransLiance FB.. Hope to see you there Kathy Carpenter KathygirlCarpenter@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook Rehoboth TransLiance | Facebook

  • Midshore Transgender Support Group- Meets the third Tuesday @ 5:30-7pm ( currently meeting by zoom contact Tina Jones @ tinagrace63@yahoo.com ) or check the meetup site. ESDS Total Wellness 29520 Canvasback Dr, Easton Md. This is a support group for individuals who identify anywhere along the trans and non-conforming spectrum. Our goal is to create a safe supportive space where we can discuss day to day topics that are important to each of us. Share experiences in a safe place and Socialize. Make new friends. Meetup membership is available at no charge @ https://www.meetup.com/Rehoboth-TransLiance/ .Members should also understand that their personal email can not be seen on this meetup site by the host, organizers or any members. Hope to see you there Kathy Carpenter KathygirlCarpenter@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook Rehoboth TransLiance | Facebook

  • Social meetupshttps://www.meetup.com/Rehoboth-TransLiance/

    • Monthly meeting for questions about sex and gender - 7-9 p.m.

    • Every 4th Tuesday of the month.  All topics are on the table. This is the time to bring your questions and concerns. We will have a circle discussion about sex and gender. This meeting is open to all LGBTQ+ people and their allies, friends and family. This is a great time to share your stories, get feedback and advice from other members and explore your gender and sexuality.

  • Salisbury Maryland PFLAG-http://www.salisburypflag.com/PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through: Support for families, allies, and people who are LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning) Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ+​Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ+Change happens on the grassroots level in local communities. As a national grassroots organization, PFLAG's top priorities include working for safe schools for all students and working to build and support models of inclusion to make PFLAG and our work relevant for all diverse communities. PFLAG works to ensure equal civil rights and protections for LGBTQ+ people and works to help make faith communities and workplaces more welcoming. Because, together we are stronger.​ 
    ​Our regularly scheduled meetings are the second Monday of each month from 6:30 until 8 pm at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland. Our youth meetings are held Tuesdays via Zoom and are moderated by a Salisbury PFLAG board member and a licensed therapist. Youth Meetings We are excited to announce that we are offering WEEKLY teen social meet-ups! Meetings are held online via the Zoom platform and facilitated by Alison Vooris, MS, MEd, and Jessica Vooris, PhD. A PFLAG Board Member will serve as moderator. Youth meet ups meet WEEKLY on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm. All LGBTQ+ teens ages 12 - 18 are welcome! However, permission of a parent or guardian is required. Parents and guardians, this is a one-time registration process. Once you sign your teen up to participate, they can attend as many meet-ups as they'd like. Parents and guardians can register their teen here: https://tinyurl.com/y9flldju

  • PFLAG MID-SHORE, ALSO KNOWN AS THE CHESTERTOWN CHAPTER. Welcome to PFLAG Mid-Shore, also known as the Chestertown Chapter. PFLAG is working to make sure that all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves. We do this through providing peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues that are important to the community, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws. Join PFLAG Mid-Shore for our Thursday meetings at 7:00pm on Zoom  until we can meet again in person. You are welcome to attend any or all of the following. Looking forward to seeing you! Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78109675443?pwd=ZDZLdlZ1ZEVnT3RHOWtGMklSUUZsZz09Meeting ID: 781 0967 5443 Password: 4jhqXy

  • Transgender friendly family physician- Dr. Christine Degnon. www.CoastalDPC.com, or call (302) 786-0828.

 

Regional Resources

  • Mazzoni Center- 1348 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, (215) 563-0652

    • Provides quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals we serve. https://www.mazzonicenter.org

  • Free State Legal- 2526 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD

    • A legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (“LGBTQ”) Marylanders. Despite recent, incremental judicial victories for the national LGBTQ community, the low-income LGBTQ population continues to struggle with legal challenges such harassment, complex family law issues, and anti-LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, foster care, healthcare and public accommodations. In addition to needing attorneys with specific knowledge of how the law affects LGBTQ citizens, LGBTQ clients need attorneys who will treat them with respect and understanding. https://freestate-justice.org

  • Whitman-Walker Health- 1525 14th St., NW - Washington, DC 20005, (202) 745-7000

    • We strive to provide a safe, respectful and affirming environment that meets the needs of our transgender and gender-non conforming patients. From medical, behavioral health and other supportive services, you deserve care that honors your experience. https://www.whitman-walker.org

  • Nemours/A.I duPont Hospital for Children- 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803,

    • Nemours was one of a select group of 496 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality. The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2016, a unique annual survey that encourages equal care for LGBT Americans, and recognizes healthcare institutions doing the best work. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria, including patient and employee non-discrimination policies that specifically mention sexual orientation and gender identity, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members.

    • Nemours earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients, and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve.
       

  • Chase Brexton- Chase Brexton’s behavioral health services and programs will help you manage your behavioral well-being, so you can thrive. Call (410) 837-2050 for your appointment. Some seek care with us because of our welcoming, affirming treatment. Patients of all ages, races, genders, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses should expect and will receive high quality, compassionate care.  https://www.chasebrexton.org

    • Deborah Dunn-Education: MBA - Johns Hopkins University, 2003; PAC - Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1983; BS - University of Maryland, 1979 Areas of Interest: Adolescents, Transgender Medicine, LGBT Medicine

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)- A plethora of resources.  https://www.wpath.org/about/mission-and-vision The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally. We are funded primarily through the support of our membership, and through donations and grants sponsored by non-commercial sources. Mission: To promote evidence based care, education, research, public policy, and respect in transgender health. Vision:  We envision a world wherein people of all gender identities and gender expressions have access to evidence-based healthcare, social services, justice and equality. Goals and Tasks. As an international interdisciplinary, professional organization, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) will work to further the understanding and treatment of gender dysphoria by professionals in medicine, psychology, law, social work, counseling, psychotherapy, family studies, sociology, anthropology, sexology, speech and voice therapy, and other related fields. WPATH provides opportunities for professionals from various sub-specialties to communicate with each other in the context of research and treatment of gender dysphoria including sponsoring biennial scientific symposia. WPATH publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, which articulate a professional consensus about the psychiatric, psychological, medical, and surgical management of gender dysphoria and help professionals understand the parameters within which they may offer assistance to those with these conditions.

  • Johns HopkinsThe Center for Transgender Health-https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/center-transgender-health/ 844-546-5645. 

  • Delaware NonBianry SocialFor any Delaware Trans folk who identify outside of the gender Binary, we have created a group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DENonBinary which you can join after a couple of brief questions. If you are a Delaware resident and you support and act as an ally to Nonbinary folks and our rights, we have another group where we'd love your help and support - Delaware Loves Nonbinary People. https://www.facebook.com/groups/DE.Enby/ please join and grant us your support and energy.

  • Plumehttps://getplume.co/We believe healthcare should be easy, convenient, and center the unique needs of the trans community. If you are trans, it doesn’t always mean you need or desire gender-affirming hormone therapy (“GAHT” or “sometimes known as “HRT”), but if you do, we are here to help. You are our priority. Plume’s trans-specializing medical providers are available for questions, appointments, and information from the convenience of your smartphone. No phone trees. No leaving messages with the front desk. We promise!

  • Careers With Plume- https://getplume.co/careers/  Work on the front lines of trans healthcarePlume is a passion-fueled, mission-driven company that is trans-founded and focused on radically increasing access to medication and products for the trans- and broader queer community, supporting a bold, authentic and healthy lifestyle. Our first project is to make gender-affirming hormone therapy easily accessible at the touch of a button in every state of the US. We have recently received seed funding from top-tier venture funds and the time has come to grow. We want heart-forward awesomely talented teammates to join us on our journey. We are intentional about hiring queer/trans individuals to make this an organization by and for queer/trans folx but we are open to all applications. This work is deeply personal and heart-driven, and we want teammates who, above all else, care. For the right people, we are a rare opportunity to do well by doing good. We offer an affirming, queer-friendly, culturally inclusive work environment filled with purpose and occasional silliness.

Insurance/Legal Help- Delaware's law that negates the exclusionary list. 

https://insurance.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/09/domestic-foreign-insurers-bulletin-no86.pdf

Delaware Domestic/Foreign Insurers Bulletin No. 86.pdf

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

https://transgenderlawcenter.org/resources/id/state-by-state-overview-changing-gender-markers-on-birth-certificates

National Center for Transgender Equality Document Center https://transequality.org/about

Birth Certificate Change by State

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

https://transgenderlawcenter.org/resources/id/state-by-state-overview-changing-gender-markers-on-birth-certificates

National Center for Transgender Equality Document Center https://transequality.org/about

 

Name Change: Things You'll Need

  • Petition for Name Change, $85 filing fee

  • Affidavit of Publication, $70-200 for 3 continuous weeks

  • Notarized Petition Affidavit, $0-5 (Notary Public is not allowed to charge over $5)

New Castle County

Sussex County

Kent County

 

Additional Resources and Research

Human Rights Campaign- Resources for People with Transgender Family Members

Gender Spectrum - A comprehensive collection of research, resources, and stories to help any parent, family member, or guardian learn more about gender diversity

Lambda Legal- Resources for Transgender Parents

Glaad- Transgender Recourses

Trans Lifeline- Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. 

The Transgender Training Institute- The Transgender Training Institute (TTI) provides national training and consulting services that are informed/provided by transgender and non-binary people, for the benefit of transgender and non-binary communities. We work across the United States, providing services including: expert facilitation of transgender-related professional development trainings, training of trainers/facilitators (TOTs), ally skill building seminars and keynote speaking. We combine our topical expertise, formal training as educators, and decades of facilitation experience to provide your participants with powerful professional development and personal growth trainings that inspire change. We also provide support with curriculum design and review, climate assessments, program evaluation, online courses, capacity building, and technical assistance.

Helpfull Links 

TransKids Purple Rainbow | transkidspurplerainbow.org

World Professional Association for Transgender Health | wpath.org

National Center for Trans Equality | transequality.org

Trans Lifeline | translifeline.org | 1-877-565-8860

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention | afsp.org | 1-800-273-8255

Transgender Law Center | transgenderlawcenter.org

Human Rights Campaign | HRC.org

Camp Aranu’tiq | camparanutiq.org

Trans Student Educational Resources | transstudent.org

Trans Care at Mazzoni Center | transcaremazzoni.org

Trans Women of Color Collective | twocc.us

Gay Straight Alliance | GSAnetwork.org

TransNews | transnews.org

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund | TLDEF.org

Trans Youth Family Alliance | IMATYFA.org

Gender Spectrum | genderspectrum.org

Trans Family Support Services | transfamilysos.org

Prime Timers St. Louis | primetimersstl.org

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