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TRANS RESOURCES


Trans Resources


On Campus Resources

Resource & Referral

The RCSGD provides one-on-one support for trans and gender non-conforming students. If you would like to connect with someone please contact, Quinn Solis (they.them), Associate Director of LGBT Resources at quinnsolis@ucsb.edu.

Name Change at UCSB

A step by step guide to change your name in various UCSB systems can be found here.

Name & Pronouns Advocacy for the Classroom

The Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity offers name and pronoun advocacy for the classroom. If you are an incoming, transfer, or continuing undergraduate or graduate student and want us to reach out to your professor(s) or teaching assistant(s) (TA) on your behalf about using your correct name and/or pronouns, please fill out the form here.

Legal Name & Gender Change

If you would like information on how to change your legal name and/or gender, you can find information here. The RCSGD also offers assistance in filling out legal name and gender change forms. We will provide the paperwork and walk you through the process! Please contact, Quinn Solis (they.them), Associate Director of LGBT Resources at quinnsolis@ucsb.edu to schedule an appointment.

Trans & GNC Student Health Services

Health Equity Advocate

Contact: Han Koehle (they.them), koehle@ucsb.edu

Han is our new Health Equity Advocate, specializing in population health for the campus. They can also direct you to clinicians and advice you on queer and trans health issue, like accessing hormones.

Trans Task Force

Trans Task Force is a coalition of staff, faculty, and students whose focus is on the betterment of trans equality of life on campus. They have several active sub committees, including restrooms, pronoun and name changes, curriculum development, and housing.

Meets monthly on Wednesday from 11AM -12:30PM

Contact: Craig Leets (he.him), Director of LGBT Resources, cleets@ucsb.edu

All Gender Restrooms

A map and a comprehensive list of UCSB's all gender restrooms can be found here.

Preferred Locker Room Request

For any students who need long term locker rentals at the Recreation Center within a specific gendered locker room, but is facing issues with registration in regards to gendered availability, may email Jarrell Garcia, Assistant Director for Operations at jarrellgarcia@ucsb.edu.

Day-to-day locker rentals that do not need registration or that are within a locker room are also available throughout the recreation center.

Contact: info@recreation.ucsb.edu

Changing Profile Picture on Gauchospace

You can edit your profile to include a profile photo, a description of yourself, or to change email settings and list any interests you have.

Step-by-step instructions can be found here. 

Note: You are not able to change your name within your GauchoSpace profile. Your name is populated from the Identity services database, which is the campus directory. To change how your first name is displayed you must access your identity through the directory editor. Once you log in, you may change the Commonly Used First Name field.


Off Campus Resources

Lisa’s Place

Thursday’s and Saturday’s, 4-8PM in Santa Barbara First Congregational Church (FCC) at 2101 State Street (enter off Padre Street)

A meetup place for trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming folks in the Santa Barbara Area

Website: https://www.sbtan.org/lisa-s-place-at-sbtan

    Pacific Pride Foundation

    608 Anacapa Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Contact: (805)963-3636

    Pacific Pride Foundation is an advocacy and education organization for HIV/AIDS and queer communities in Santa Barbara County.

    Services: LGBTQ+ programs for youth and elders, pride center: counseling, clinical therapy groups, community groups, Health & prevention, free testing, and more.

    Website: https://pacificpridefoundation.org/

      PFLAG

      Meets second Monday of every month, 7PM

      First United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu St. at Garden St.

      PFLAG Santa Barbara is a chapter of PFLAG, comprised of the families and friends of queer folks in the SB area. They perform advocacy and education for the community as well as support for families of queer folks

      Santa Barbara Trans Advocacy Network

      Contact: info@sbtan.org

      Santa Barbara Trans Advocacy Network is a collection of trans advocates in the Santa Barbara area. They educate individuals and organizations on best practices for trans clients, as well as provide support groups for trans youth and adults.

      Link to their website and resources: https://www.sbtan.org/

        Planned Parenthood

        As of Monday, June 17th, Planned Parenthood California Central Coast announced the launch of their gender affirming hormone care services.

        Website: https://plannedparenthood.org/

        Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

        Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic 970 Embarcadero del Mar, Goleta CA 93117

        An off-campus health clinic designated as “Trans Approved” by Santa Barbara Trans Advocacy Network

        Clinic website: https://sbclinics.org/clinics/isla-vista-clinic/

        Transgender Law Center

        Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

        Contact: info@transgenderlawcenter.org

        (510) 587-9696



        Groups

        On Campus

        TRANSformative

        Office Location: SRB - Women's Center

        Wednesdays, 3:00-4:15pm 

        Leader: Emily Maynard, Ph.D.

        This is a weekly group for trans and non-binary-identifying students to address issues related to transitioning, misgendering, bodies, relationships, medical care, transphobia, and general life topics. This group provides an opportunity for members to share their experiences with others in a “brave” space. 

        Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/YAq53onKG8tq7m4F3

        CAPS True Selves Process Group

        Office location: Main CAPS Building

        Thursdays, 2:00-3:15 

        This is a weekly group led by Janet Osimo, Psy.D., for gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender individuals to address issues related to coming out, relationships, transitioning, finding support on campus, and general life topics. This group provides an opportunity for members to share their concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Pre-screening required.

        Sign up here: http://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/programs/GroupCounselingRequest.aspx

        Off Campus

        Santa Barbara Lesbian Group Meetup

        This lesbian group is for those in the Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria and nearby areas. All ages are welcome, lesbian singles or lesbian couples, and bi/queer/trans women who love women! We socialize over happy hour, coffee/drinks, dining, hikes/beach, movies, music, art, games/sports, events, volunteering, and other fun unique/varied activities or entertainment that SB has to offer.

        For more information: https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-Lesbian-Group-Meetup/?_cookie-check=RIhll-XJRsT5FPiD

        Online

        Santa Barbara Trans and Genderqueer Social  

        @santabarbaratransmeetup on Facebook

        A Facebook page run through SBTAN to meet with trans folks!


        Student Organizations

        Trans Social Group

        Contact: Hikaru Ezra Mernin (cmernin@umail.ucsb.edu)

        Meetings are Thursdays at 6pm in the MCC Conference Room

        A social group open to undergraduates, graduate students, staff, alumni, and community members to talk and play games!

        Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCSBTSG/

        S.A.S.S. (Society for Accessible and Safe Spaces)

        Contact: Hikaru Ezra Mernin (cmernin@umail.ucsb.edu)

        Meetings TBA

        S.A.S.S. is a political organization whose focus is on trans advocacy and liberation.

        Queer/Trans Grad Student Union

        The QT GSU aims to provide community, mentorship, advocacy, and professional development to LGTBQIA+ graduate students at UCSB.

        Website: https://sites.google.com/view/qtgsu/home?authuser=0

        Contact: qtgsu.ucsb@gmail.com

        Queer and Trans Community

        A social group open to anyone

        Meets: Tuesdays 7pm in the UCen State Street Room

        Contact: ucsbqsu@gmail.com


        Support Lines

        Ally Moms

        A network of mothers of trans children across the country focused on supporting other trans kids. As Ally Moms, we have lots of love and understanding to go around.  Do you need a friendly ear to just listen? Do you just want to ask a question or say “hello”? It is so important to us that anyone who is transitioning or thinking about coming out has the tools they need. What we can offer is a kind word, a loving, virtual hug, or perhaps a suggestion or two.

        Mom list link: https://callhimhunter.com/

        Trans Lifeline

        Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. 

        Website: https://www.translifeline.org/

        (800) 565-8860

        Microgrants Application

        At Trans Lifeline Microgrants, we see, support, and welcome all varied gender identities and experiences. Where historically and socially many identities are excluded from the trans spectrum, our organization embraces and elevates them, recognizing that each of us share a very unique experience with gender. If you aren’t cisgender, you are eligible and encouraged to apply for our services.  

        Trevor Project

        Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

        Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/#sm.0000c1sedktxwdw8rw026wl1vkbti

        (886) 488-7386

        Other Resources

        Apparel

        Origami Custom

        Customized Swimwear, Lingerie and Activewear for all bodies and genders
        Since each item is made to your measurements, you are guaranteed a perfect fit.
        Designed for all bodies- offering people of any size, shape, age, ability and gender expression a safe and affordable way to have customized items that meet your individual needs.

        gc2b Transitional Apparel

        Founded in 2015, gc2b is a trans-owned company based in Maryland. gc2b's founder, CEO, and designer saw that the only binding options were uncomfortable and inadequate compression shirts designed for cis men. As a University of the Arts Industrial Design graduate, he used his experience in product design and his back ground in textiles to provide accessible, comfortable, and safe binding options designed by trans people, for trans people.  gc2b binders were the first garments designed and patented specifically for gender-affirming chest binding.

        Media

        BROTHERS Series

        BROTHERS is a critically-acclaimed short-form narrative series that follows a group of transgender male friends, exploring what it means to go up against traditional societal gender roles. BROTHERS was a pioneer effort: the first narrative series about a group of trans male friends to not only feature the stories of transgender men, but also to cast trans actors in the main roles. The show touches on a few of the many issues that face transgender individuals - healthcare, dating, dysphoria, homophobia, identity and more.

        http://www.brothersseries.com/

        The Normality Project

        In the spring of 2016, two friends set out to start a simple photography project to present at an art show. At that time, it was in their hearts to take portraits of transgender individuals in the local area. That summer they displayed portraits of five different trans individuals: four trans men and one non-binary individual. These are real stories about real human beings who are trying to find their place in this world just like you and me. This project is an attempt to bring awareness and normalize the stigma of identifying as trans.

        https://www.normalityproject.com/about-2/

        Self-Care Strategies

        Point 5CC - Gender Dysphoria

        Point 5cc has become synonymous with showing pride and support for the transgender (and LGBT) community. Every purchase directly supports Point of Pride, our sister non-profit that provides an Annual Transgender Surgery Fund and chest binder and breast form donation programs, as well as other efforts to help trans people in need around the world. We have always aimed to create high-quality, trans-inspired clothes that build community and support equality and awareness. We also aim to have a variety of products that allow folks of all backgrounds, especially stealth folks or people who have not yet come out, to feel safe and comfortable.

        Buzzfeed - Gender Dysphoria

        The uncomfortable feelings that come with gender dysphoria can really throw a wrench in your day-to-day life, making even simple tasks seem impossible. This type of dysphoria is often defined as a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because the gender to which they were assigned at birth and their gender identity don't match up. When your body and mind aren't seeing eye-to-eye, it's easy to feel pretty low.

        Blogs

        Transthetics

        Transthetics started as a one man kitchen laboratory experiment, born out of frustration of a lack of realistic, quality, easy to use and comfortable prosthetic devices available for trans men. This blog contains information pertaining to health/medical/surgery, politics, transtories, videos and more!

        https://transthetics.com/blog/

        Point of Pride

        Point of Pride works to support trans youth and adults who otherwise lack access through gender-affirming programs that empower them to live more authentically.We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Eugene, Oregon that serves the international transgender community. We are entirely volunteer-operated.

        https://pointofpride.org/blog/

        Male to Female/Transfemme

        Trans Women of Color

        GLAAD, formerly Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, organization created in 1985 that is devoted to countering discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals in the media and promoting understanding, acceptance, and equality. These tags give you updates on news pertaining to Trans Women of Color.

        https://www.glaad.org/tags/trans-women-color

        Hormones: A Guide for MTFs

        This booklet is written specifically for people in the MTF spectrum who are considering taking hormones. It may also be a helpful resource for partners, family, and friends who are wondering how hormones work and what they do. For medical professionals who are involved in prescribing hormones or are looking after the health of someone who is taking hormones, there is a detailed set of guidelines for doctors and nurses available from the Transgender Health Program (see last page).

        The Well Project

        Founded in 2002, The Well Project is the premier online resource on women and HIV both nationally and globally, reaching more than three million users annually through our web portal and social media channels. The Well Project leverages technology to dramatically improve health outcomes and quality of life for women living with HIV. The information and community support that The Well Project offers helps women build a foundation to not only survive, but also thrive with HIV.

        https://www.thewellproject.org/hiv-information/resources-trans-women