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New Jersey transgender resources

Below are resources in New Jersey for our community, part of this site’s American resources by state. See also major US-based trans websites and national advocacy groups.



Center for Family Services (

  • Kaleidoscope: youth-centric LGBTQ organization in South Jersey

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (

Penn Medicine Princeton Health (

Hackensack University Medical Center (

  • Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

RWJBarnabas Health (

Hackensack Meridian Health (

LGBTQ- focused

Pride Center of New Jersey (

  • In Highland Park. Transgender Health

Hudson Pride Center (

New Jersey Gay Life (

  • News and directory

Jersey Pride (

  • Produces local pride parades and publishes The Jersey Gaze

Garden State Equality (

  • In Asbury Park
  • New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ advocacy & education organization

Out in Jersey (

  • News and community


Transgender surgery options in New Jersey

Electrologists Association of New Jersey (

Mazzoni Center (

  • Philadelphia

The New Jersey Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Coalition

Callen-Lorde (

  • NYC-Metro Area Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Community Resources Guide [2012 PDF]

World Professional Association of Transgender Health (

Planned Parenthood (

Ali Forney

The Audre Lorde Project


Gender Identity Project (NYC LGBT Center)

New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

NYC Trans Resources & Referral Guide by Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

West Village Trans-Legal Clinic Name Change Project


Jersey City





Colleges and Universities

Student groups can be great resources, even for non-students. Contact nearby major colleges and universities if you need help finding resources.

Princeton University (

Rutgers University (

Montclair State University (

Fairleigh Dickinson (

  • In Teaneck
  • Spectrum FDU is campus pride group

Seton Hall University

  • In South Orange
  • A Catholic institution with very little information for students who are sex and gender minorities.


In 2019 New Jersey added a gender neutral option to birth certificates.

Garden State Equality (

Trans Affirming Alliance (

National Center for Transgender Equality (

Human Rights Campaign (

Williams Institute (

New Jersey Courts (

  • How to Ask the Court to Change Your Name – Adults Only (PDF)
  • How to Ask the Court to Change the Name of Your Minor Child Under the Age of 18 (PDF)