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Organizations: Top


PFLAG – Gainesville: The Gainesville Chapter of Parents and Families of
LGBT Persons

PFLAG – Ocala: The Ocala Chapter of Parents and Families of
LGBT Persons

Lavender Council: The Lavender Council of Marion County is an LGBTQ+ support, advocacy, and educational group serving Ocala and the greater Marion County area.

TranQuility: – A Transgender Community Group serving Alachua County.


Trans Youth Family Allies: Families with transgender youth advocacy group.

Children’s National Medical Center: Use the search menu to find ?Gender Variant? in Outreach Programs.

Trans Kids Purple Coalition: A national trangender children’s group.

Transgender Law Center: A law center dedicated to laws dealing with transgender persons.

WPATH – World Professional Assocation for Transgender Health: An organization aimed at providing health standards, health care, legal, public policy and other related materials to the public about transgender persons. An organization designed to educate both transgender people and the public about transgender issues.

Brochures: Top

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Transgender Brochure (0.33 MB) Designed for transgender persons in their twenties and older, living within the Alachua County Area.

Transgender Youth Brochure (0.33 MB) Designed for transgender or questioning youth, between 13-19 living within the Alachua County Area.

Parents of Transgender Brochure (0.33 MB)This brochure is designed for parents who have transgender children, older or younger, and want to understand how to best understand what their child is going through and how they can help.

Local Resources: Top

Accent MD A gender clinic addressing the medical needs of transgender persons. Located at 4340 W Newberry Rd # 203, Gainesville, FL
(352) 271-5367

Counselors: Top


  • Emily Franck Hoon, PhD, (352) 375-4666.
  • Charles R. Martin, Ph.D., (352) 375-7756,, Email:
  • Caroline Pace, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, (352) 376-5543.
  • Jennifer Sager, Ph.D. (352) 379-2829,, Email:
  • Organizations:

  • Alachua County Crisis Line, 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and counseling service offered by trained volunteers; short-term crisis counseling. All services free. 218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641. (352) 264-6789.
  • Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center, community-based agency that offers emergency outreach to victims, comprehensive advocacy, support groups, and 1-on-1 counseling services to victims of all types of violent crime. A counselor-staffed 24 hour hotline is available. 218 SE 24th St, Gainesville, FL 32641. Call (352) 264-6760, or toll-free (866) 252-5439.
  • Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, for women and men who are victims of domestic violence, (352) 377-8255; out of area code, (800) 393-7233.
  • UF Counseling Center, students and partners, (352) 392-1575.
  • UF Sexual Assault Recovery Service, counseling for female and male students who have experienced sexual assault. Confidential and free. Also for partners, family, and friends of victim. UF Student Infirmary, room 230, or (352) 392-1161 ext. 231.
  • UF Student Mental Health Services, 24hr, (352) 392-1171.

  • Books: Top

    She?s Not There ? Jennifer Boylan

    The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals – Stephanie A. Brill, Rachel Pepper

    My Gender Workbook ? Kate Bornstein

    True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism – Mildred L. Brown, Chloe Ann Rounsley

    Sex Changes ? Patrick Califa

    Gender Outlaw ? Kate Bornstein

    Whipping Girl ? Julia Serano

    GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary – Riki Wilchins, Joan Nestle, Clare Howell

    Middlesex: A Novel – Jeffrey Eugenides

    Self-Made Man ? Norah Vincent

    As Nature Made Him ? John Colapinto

    Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not – Joanne Herman

    Stone Butch Blues ? Leslie Feinber

    Mom, I Need To Be A Girl ? Just Evelyn

    Helping Your Transgender Teen ? Irwin Krieger

    Sissies and Tomboys ? Matthew Rottneck

    It?s Perfectly Normal ? Robie Harris

    Changing Bodies, Changing Lives ? Ruth Bell Alexander

    Oliver Button is a Sissy ? Tomie de Paola

    Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer – Riki Wilchins

    Films and Television: Top


    Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Stephen Trask

    Transamerica – Duncan Tucker

    Almost Myself – Tom Murray

    Normal – Jane Anderson

    Soldier’s Girl – Frank Pierson

    Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She – Anthony Thomas

    Beautiful Boxer – Ekachai Uekrongtham

    A Boy Named Sue – Julie Wyman

    Boy’s Don’t Cry – Kimberly Peirce

    Miguel/Michelle – Gil Portes

    Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Stephen Elliot

    Prodigal Sons – Kimberly Reed

    Southern Comfort – Kate Davis

    Toilet Training – Tara Mateik


    Transgeneration – New Video Group

    Cruel and Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison – Janet Baus, Dan Hunt and Reid Williams

    Publications and News: Top

    Qbliss: An online LGBTQ focused news site.

    Queer Zine Archive Project: An online collection of articles, essays, short stories, magazines, and literature about transgender and queer topics.

    Advocate: recommended national periodical for LGBT news and issues, (213) 871-1225. May be bought at Wild Iris.

    Political and Legal: Top

    It Gets Better: National project to help LGBTQ Teens struggling with bullying, violence, and social isolation.

    ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union): PO BOX 41581, Jacksonville, FL 32203, (904) 353-7600.

    Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund: newsletter, (212) 995-8585. U.S. Department of Justice Hate Crimes Hotline, (800) 347-HATE.

    Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County: 901 NW 8 Ave., Suite A-3. website

    UF Office of Academic Affairs: For faculty that are the victims of sexual harassment or homophobia, (352) 392-1254.

    UF Office for Student Services: For students that are the victims of sexual harassment or homophobia, (352) 392-1261.

    Online Resources: Top

    Female-To-Male International: An international Female-to-Male Transsexual online resource.

    TS Road Map: An online resource covering all things related to transgender women

    Remembering Our Dead: A group dedicated to remembering those lost to violence against transgender people.

    Transsexual Successes: A site listing many successful women who are transsexual, in multiple languages.

    Gender Queer Revolution: A site dedicated to celebrating gender queer persons, with literature, narratives, articles, discussions