WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Brave Space is committed to providing free access to resources to our community.  Please feel free to use these resources.  We appreciate you retaining the formatting and crediting the creator when you use them.

A list of the providers and services who are vetted by clients or colleagues, and are serving transgender/non-binary people. Search by insurance, location, and specialty! 

A comprehensive planning guide for clients pursuing gender affirming surgeries!  

All rights reserved.  All distributions must retain original formatting and author credits.  

Were you born in Oregon? Your legal changes just got eaiser! Start with changing your birth certificate, (this document), and you can avoid doing a court order for MOST other changes (download the Amending Identity Documents form for specific details).

A list of recommended surgeons in or around Portland who offer gender-affirming surgeries (also commonly known as gender confirmation surgery [GCS], sex reassignment surgery [SRS], and others). Providers are organized by type of surgery provided. 

Great guide for self-injecting hormones through the subcutaneous technique.

CREATED BY STANFORD VADEN HEALTH CENTER.

Great guide for self-injecting hormones through the intramuscular technique.

CREATED BY STANFORD VADEN HEALTH CENTER.

STEPS FOR MEDICAL TRANSITION

Info and requirements for accessing medical care. Insurance requirements, and order of events to help make it a smooth process.

Instructions for changing name and gender on legal documentation.  Outlines steps in order for both people born in Oregon and in other states.  Includes Immigration document changes.

ADAPTED FROM DOCUMENT MADE BY OUTSIDE IN.  

Private insurance denied care?  Here's how to advocate for yourself.

CREATED BY DPT OF CONSUMER BUSINESS SERVICES.

A helpful guide for families about why supporting youth matters.

CREATED BY FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PROJECT. 

Want some ideas on how to come out? Here you go!

A powerful guide on recognizing, naming, and coping with oppression and marginalization. 

CREATED BY THE ICARUS PROJECT.

Gender-affirming, inclusive zines about a variety of topics, written by and for the trans community. Includes sensitive topics, such as sex and death.