New Jersey transgender resources

Youth

GLSEN (glsen.org)

Center for Family Services (centerffs.org)

  • Kaleidoscope: youth-centric LGBTQ organization in South Jersey

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (chop.edu)

Penn Medicine Princeton Health (princetonhcs.org)

Hackensack University Medical Center (hackensackumc.org)

  • Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

RWJBarnabas Health (rwjbh.org)

Hackensack Meridian Health (hackensackmeridianhealth.org)

LGBTQ- focused

Pride Center of New Jersey (pridecenter.org)

  • In Highland Park. Transgender Health

New Jersey Gay Life (njgaylife.com)

  • News and directory

Jersey Pride (jerseypride.org)

  • Produces local pride parades and publishes The Jersey Gaze

Garden State Equality (gardenstateequality.org)

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

Out in Jersey (outinjersey.net)

  • News and community

Health

Mazzoni Center (mazzonicenter.org)

  • Philadelphia

The New Jersey Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Coalition

Callen-Lorde (callen-lorde.org)

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

World Professional Association of Transgender Health (wpath.org)

Ali Forney

The Audre Lorde Project

FIERCE!

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

Newark

Jersey City

Paterson

Elizabeth

Trenton

Camden

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 (princeton.edu)

Rutgers University (rutgers.edu)

Montclair State University (montclair.edu)

Fairleigh Dickinson (fdu.edu)

  • 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.

Legal

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

National Center for Transgender Equality (transequality.org)

Human Rights Campaign (hrc.org)

Williams Institute (williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu)

New Jersey Courts (njcourts.gov)

  • 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)