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LGBTQ Studies: Transgender/nonbinary gender

A guide to online and print resources on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer people, gender expression, and sexual identity.

Support Guide for Transgender Students

Life as a Transgender College Student: Finding Support, Resources, and Inclusive Schools

Coming out process

You may wish to contact the University Health and Counseling Services for emotional support if coming out is causing you distress.

Transgender and nonbinary gender

Transgender/third gender/nonbinary people are a minority that has at times been marginalized within the LGBT community.  The good news is that people who fall under (or near!) the transgender umbrella are increasing in visibility; more and more, their rights are part of discussions by the broader public.  For resources, see LGBT Rights in the Workplace (courtesy of Brandeis University).

There are many sources of support for people who are gender nonconforming. 

Find the  

LGBTQA Resource Center 

at Northeastern University

to connect with the local LGBTQA community. 


See also How to Manage A Job Search as a Transgender Candidate

Coming out process

Transgender/nonbinary supportive literature

Transgender/nonbinary supportive websites and groups

Boston area support groups

PFLAG's Transgender Support

Gender Spectrum-- support for families of gender nonconforming children

Nonbinary gender outside of the transgender community

Neutrois-- nonbinary identity, neither male nor female

Transitioning when you're nonbinary-- from Micah's Neutrois Nonsense blog

Transgender/nonbinary supportive literature