Ingersoll Gender Center is an all-volunteer, Seattle based organization that focuses on the growth and well-being of transgender and gender variant people. They offer weekly support groups, job programs, educational opportunities, and special events. Dr. Gromko is a member of the Ingersoll Professional Consultation Group.
Gay City Health Project is celebrating 20 years of promoting wellness in the LGBTQ communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts. Gay City is the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County.
Gender Diversity provides support services for children, adolescents, adults; education and training for individuals, workplace, health providers, and schools.
The Gender Odyssey Professional Conference (GO Pro) is held in Seattle every August, for health care professionals and students. This 2 day conference is for those seeking to advance their understanding of gender variance and transgender health; this conference is then followed by the Gender Odyssey Conference. This event is intended to bring families, friends and allies together for a weekend of sharing, education and fun.
Gender Justice League offers member generated programs that include; empowerment, advocacy, community building, outreach and resource development. That's just a small slice of what is offered.
Susan's Place is another great site, covering just about every subject matter and resource: arts and entertainment, activism, poetry, politics, forums, news, etc.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is another site with great resources. Recently they have completed a new project: The "ID Documents Center."
There you can learn how to change your name and gender on your driver's license, birth certificate, passport, and social security identification.
Suicide Prevention Resources
At QAMA, your health is our priority. Happiness is second only to that, as you cannot be fully happy if you are not healthy!
We acknowledge, sadly, that the suicide rate in the transgender community is high.
If at anytime you feel thoughts of severe depression or suicide there are people who want to help:
Seattle Crisis Clinic: 24-Hour crisis line offering an array of services in King County; 866.4CRISIS (866.427.4747)
The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention, and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24; 866.488.7386
Trans Lifeline: This is a non-profit, free transgender lifeline staffed by transgender people for transgender people; US-877.565.8860 Canada-877.330.6366
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: The lifeline is a network of 164 crisis centers in 49 states. Providing free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; 800.273.8255