Open Arms Trans Social Group (OATS)

A safe and welcoming place for transgender kids, young adults, friends, and families

Resources For Parents

  • Featuring parents from PFLAG's support group for families of transgender children sharing their personal struggles to understand their child's needs and find support for both themselves and their families.
  • Great collection of transgender and trans youth resources collected by PFLAG.
  • Organization which works with parents of transgender children to educate schools, healthcare professionals, child welfare agencies, communities about the needs of transgender youth, about discrimination based on gender identity and expression, and to create an society free of suicide and violence for all children.
  • Provides confidential family support services, free of charge, to help ethnically diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.
  • Useful information for people who have one or more LGBTQ parents.
  • Provides an of in-house counseling, case management and medical referral services, educational workshops, training and professional speakers, child and family advocacy and support to transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth, their families, allies, community organizations and helping professionals.
  • Provides consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression.
  • Shares information about the unique needs of the transgender youth community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.
  • A weeklong, overnight summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth ages 8 through 15.

Suicide Prevention

  • Provides a nationwide, round-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Standards of Care

  • Provides clinical guidelines and recommendations to health professionals outlining the usual treatment of transgender individuals who wish to undergo hormonal or surgical transition to the other sex.


  • Works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
  • Non-profit organization which provides legal, medical, and social science resources to attorneys and others advocating on behalf of transgender individuals.