Transgender Resources

These resources have been compiled through online and local sources. As a result, much of our information is specific to the Gainesville area. If you are a health or service provider who wishes to be added to our list of local resources, if you find problems with this site or information, know of great online transgender resources, or simply want to provide feedback, please email the Pride Center. The publication of the names of any person, business, or organization shall not be construed as any indication of their sexual orientation. Any entry will be deleted on request, or on receipt of reliable information that it is unwelcome to those concerned.

Emergency Support

Campaign for Southern Equality is providing small grants ($500), as of May 2023, to individuals affected by Florida’s anti-trans legislative and administrative attacks. Families of trans youth and certain trans adults are eligible to get help with immediate needs, such as travel expenses, medication costs, and mental health or wellness requirements. 

A Place For Marsha facilitates safe housing for trans young adults (18+) who are forced to move to a state where they can receive gender-affirming care. They are placed in the home of an LGBTQ+ community member and reside as a roommate. 

Point of Pride provides financial aid to trans folks in need of gender-affirming health care. Also free chest binders and femme shapewear.  

Trans Lifeline provides direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. 

Social Support

Beyond the Binary is a people-of-color–centered, gender-expansive cast of performers who are creating a new culture of drag in Gainesville. Follow them on Instagram

Student Meet-ups at the Pride Center are for LGBTQ+ middle-school and high-school students to socialize and have a free dinner. The meet-ups usually take place on the fourth Friday of the month. Parents are welcome to stay, there is a separate room for them. For announcements, follow the Pride Center on Facebook or Instagram

TranQuility is “a social group for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in North Central Florida.” Times and locations of the activities vary. 

Transcending Adolescence is a Central Florida camp and family retreats for trans and nonbinary individuals under age 21 and their families. 

Unspoken Treasure Society “exists to inspire, empower, uplift, and create platforms to give a voice to voiceless transgender and gender non-conforming persons of marginalized communities.” It has chapters in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Atlanta. In Gainesville it meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Pride Center.  

Health Care How Addiction Affects The Transgender Community, an informational content guide serving individuals and their families who struggle with addiction, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.

The LGBTQ+ Clinic, a program of the Equal Access Clinic at UF, is accepting any individual to help them resume gender-affirming therapy (GAT) if they: 

  • Were previously taking some form of GAT medical therapy and can bring in documentation of that therapy (previous medical records are preferred, but pictures of medication bottles or pharmacy receipts are okay) 
  • Are over the age 18 and can provide photo ID with date of birth 
  • Are currently under- or uninsured 

The Clinic’s mission is to provide care to uninsured or underinsured individuals. But if you know someone with insurance who is having difficulty finding a new provider, encourage them to reach out. The Clinic can refer them to a UF provider who is accepting patients. 

The LGBTQ+ Clinic is a free clinic run by medical students. They work alongside doctors experienced in LGBTQ+-centered care to provide a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ patients. 

LGBTQ+ Night takes place each 1st and 3rd Tuesday at Eastside Clinic at 5:30 pm (410 NE Waldo Road). The phone number is 352-273-9425. Walk-ins are welcome (but be prepared to wait). 

Questions? Contact Isabelle Snider (she/her), Equal Access Clinic LGBTQ+ Clinic Coordinator,

UF Health Youth Gender Program: For children and teenagers. Offers pediatric endocrinologists, pediatrician, psychologist, psychiatrist, medical legal partner, and patient advocates. To schedule appointments, call UF Health’s Division of Endocrinology at 352-265-7337.

UF Health Transgender Health Resources (includes list of physicians and many other resources) 

Other Gainesville clinicians who belong to the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH): 

Jennifer Evans, PsyD, psychologist

204 W. University Ave, Suite 3 
Gainesville, FL 32601 

Michael Horseman, MD, family medicine 

4410 W Newberry Rd, Unit B 
Gainesville, FL 32607 

Sadaf Jeelani, MD, endocrinologist 

Accent Physicians 
4340 Newberry Rd, Unit 301 
Gainesville, FL 32607 

Transgender Health Education Network: A Gainesville organization that educates healthcare providers about caring for trans people.

Trans in the South has a searchable directory of trans-friendly providers, including those who offer telehealth.

Legal Support

Southern Legal Counsel: Civil rights litigation and the Florida Name Change online tool 

More about changing ID documents in Florida 

For minors in Florida: Name and gender change support 

Guía de Cambio de Nombre y Género para Residents de la Florida 

State Resource

Equality Florida: Transgender Resource Guide

National Resources

Genderbands: Among other projects, provides small grants for any transition-related procedure and travel related to transition procedure. The grant application period is Oct 1 to Nov 30 every year. 

National Center for Transgender Equality: numerous resources 

Q Chat Space holds moderated live chats for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19 most weeknights. Some are specific to trans/nonbinary teens. Some are for Spanish speakers. 

Refuge Restrooms: interactive app that expands on the former Safe2Pee database 

SPARTA: transgender military advocacy organization 

Trans Health Project: Help for getting health insurance — a project of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund 

Trans Justice Funding Project: Provides grants to grassroots trans-led groups that are organizing for trans justice 

Trans People of Color Coalition: Empowers and supports trans people of color through advocacy 

Trans Teen Chatroom (moderated), a project of the LGBT National Help Center. For trans, nonbinary and gender-expansive youth ages 19 and younger. Thursdays and Fridays, 7:00-10:00 pm Eastern time. Click here and then on the Programs tab.

Trans Women of Color Collective: Principal projects are the Black Trans Health Initiative, community funds, the Healing and Restorative Justice Initiative, and building youth leadership 

Transgender American Veterans Association: Membership group; advocates for the VA to cover gender-affirming health care 

Transgender Law Center: Community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender-nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation 

TransYouth Family Allies: Has a good list of resources for parents, teachers and others who support trans, nonbinary and gender-expansive children and teenagers