RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES WITH TRANS/QUEER PARENTS
Queer Birth Project https://www.queerbirthproject.org
The Queer Birth Project is a collection of LGBTQ-identified birth and postpartum professionals who work together to support LGBTQ families during family building and early parenting. Their mission is to provide high quality, accessible, affordable education and support for queer folks in fertility, pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Their offerings include: Childbirth Education, New/Prospective Parent Group, Non-gestational Parent Group, Grief/Loss Group, Sexuality and Parenting, Trying to Conceive Group.
Trans Fertility Co transfertility.co
Trans Fertility Co. was created by trans community members to make the world of fertility easier for us to understand and navigate. "You’ll find articles on academic research, videos on many aspects of trans fertility, and opportunities for fertility and family-building practitioners to deepen their commitment to the trans community. Trans Fertility Co. is fiercely intersectional and will work to center the voices of transgender community members who are people of color, people with disabilities, people living in poverty, and others who live at the intersections of resilience and marginalization.Trans Fertility Co. is 100% shame-free. We will gladly consider guest articles provided that those articles are in alignment with the values listed above AND don’t contain a whiff of judgment about birthing decisions, feeding choices, medicalized/non-medicalized approaches, etc. We believe that every trans person is uniquely sacred and powerful, and that their individual journeys should be honored. We welcome both evidence- and community-based information, provided that it is offered without judgment towards other paths to family-building."
Maia Midwifery & Fertility maiamidwifery.com
"Maia Midwifery & Fertility is a whole health practice serving families worldwide. We welcome people of all orientations while actively centering LGBTQ+, solo by choice, and BIPOC communities. Telehealth and virtual programs assist families from conception through pregnancy and into early parenthood. Maia provides insemination services for the Seattle area. We also provide a comprehensive online training program for midwives and other health professionals who want to add LGBTQ+ competent IUI and fertility care to their practice."
Rainbow Families rainbowfamilies.org
Rainbow Families supports, educates and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) families, parents and prospective parents (in the DC area) by offering a wide variety of education programs, support groups, opportunities to connect and more. Rainbow Families is a volunteer led non-profit organization supported by members, community sponsors, private and public grants and foundations.
How We Do Family: From adoption to trans pregnancy, what we learned about love and LGBTQ parenthood by Trystan Reese
Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer & Trans Parents-to-be by Kristin Liam Kali
Baby Making for Everybody by Ray Rachlin and Marea Goodman
Seahorse One trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family. This is the story of the dad who gave birth.
LOCAL RESOURCES [boulder county/denver]
Community Roots Midwife Collective: https://midwifecollective.org/homebirth-bouldercounty-mission
Community Roots Midwife Collective (CRMC) supports the health and well-being of pregnant people, families and those of reproductive age, by providing compassionate, high quality, and comprehensive midwifery care, through community building, education, and healthcare services, while striving to increase midwifery access for all.
Maciej Stabile Doula https://maciejstabiledoula.weebly.com/
Braving Doula Collective https://www.bravingdoulacollective.com/
Birthing Rights Bar Association https://birthrightsbar.org/
Elephant Circle || Queer and Trans Midwives Association https://www.elephantcircle.net/qtma
A support group for significant others, friends, family, and allies (SOFFA) of transgender and gender expansive people. This group is a combination of support group and information sessions....taking about a half hour for check-ins and group support followed by a themed semi-structured discussion and information sharing.
The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org
"The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25."
Trans* Resources in Boulder County: https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/lgbtiq/trans-resources-in-boulder-county/
Boulder County Public Health is working to increase awareness of LGBTIQ health issues and cultural responsiveness of health and mental health providers. These resources can help service providers ensure that services and office environments are inclusive and affirming of transgender and gender non-conforming patients and clients.
Out Boulder: https://www.outboulder.org/trans
At OBC we serve transgender, gender expansive, and questioning adults and youth ages 13+ in Boulder County and surrounding areas. We have focused intently on creating specific programming to address the unique issues of the trans and gender-expansive community.
Camp Indigo: https://www.thecampindigo.org/
Camp Indigo was founded on the belief that trans and gender diverse kids deserve a 'normal' summer day camp experience. When so much of a child's life is based on educating others and trying to find their place in the world, Camp Indigo is what childhood is meant to be: fun, friend-centered, and full of wonder.
Queer Asterisk: https://queerasterisk.com/
Queer Asterisk is a nonprofit organization providing queer-informed counseling services, educational trainings, and community programming. Queer Asterisk offers regular groups and special events for queer and trans people. We are committed to serving a variety of interests and are responsive to the needs of those we serve. From dance parties to discussion groups, our programs create opportunities for queer and trans people to gather in spaces that are inclusive and transformative. There is always a counselor or mentor present at our programs to create a therapeutic space.
Umbrella Collective: http://www.umbrellacollective.org/
Talk therapy to honor intersecting identities as Individual, Couples and Group therapies.
"We are a group of depth-oriented mental health therapists who strive to embody values of liberation, welcome and honor all parts of our humanity, deeply appreciate intersectionality and empower all people to tell their story and experience acceptance, belonging and more meaningful relationships with self and others."