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Trans Resources

On Campus Resources

Resource & Referral

The RCSGD provides one-on-one support for trans, nonbinary, and questioning students. If you would like to connect with someone please contact our Trans & Nonbinary Empowerment Coordinator at


The RCSGD provides trans-focused events throughout the year hosted by our Trans & Nonbinary Empowerment Coordinator. Some of our weekly events include Trans Empowerment Hours (Time: TBD) and Trans & GNC Talks (Time: TBD).

For more information on the different events follow our social media accounts or check out our calendar of events on our Shoreline group here

Name & Pronouns 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 RCSGD 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

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 the Associate Director of LGBT Resourcesto schedule an appointment. Please note, the RCSGD staff cannot give legal advice.

Trans & GNC Student Health Services

If you would like to learn more about the gender-affirming health care services offered at UCSB, contact, Buster Buchanan (he.him), Health Equity Advocate at He can also direct you to clinicians and advice you on queer and trans health issue, like accessing hormones.

Gender Affirming Healthcare Appointment Button

In the Student Health Portalyou can now request gender-affirming care services. To access this appointment scheduler, follow the steps outlined here.

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

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


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.

Deadname Remover Extension - [link]

An easy to use Google Chrome plugin to automatically remove and replace deadnames
Once installed, a page will open to allow you to set your name options. To edit these at any time, click the Deadname Remover logo at the top right of your screen.

Off Campus Resources

Lisa’s Place

A meetup place for trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming folks in the Santa Barbara Area. Meetings are currently online.


    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.



      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


      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:

        Planned Parenthood

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


        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:

        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.


        (510) 587-9696


        On Campus

        CAPS TransFormative

        Office location: Online

        Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

        This is a weekly group led by Dana Campagna. This is a weekly group for trans, non-binary, gender fluid and gender-questioning students to receive and provide support for each other, and to explore issues related to transitioning, misgendering, bodies, dysphorias, relationships, families, systems, medical care, transnegativity, internalized transnegativity, and any other life topics in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. This will be a closed group each quarter but new members will be considered; please contact CAPS or the group leader for pre-screen meetings and zoom link. Group starts on January 20th. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

        Click here to inquire

        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:

        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:

        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. 


        (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.


        (886) 488-7386

        Other Resources


        Trans Job Seeker Guide

        Applying for jobs can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re a trans applicant. Do you out yourself immediately or wait until paperwork is filed? Can you avoid outing yourself at all? Can you apply with your new name or do you have to use your legal name? What about company dress codes? These are just a few questions trans job seekers ask themselves. Here’s a resource to guide trans job seekers- and help employers be more supportive.


        Origami Customs

        ORIGAMI CUSTOMS IS: A customized and handmade line of swimwear, lingerie, and more for folks of all genders. A company that offers people of any size, shape, age, ability and gender expression a safe way to have customized items that meet their needs. 


        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.

        FLAVNT Streetwear: LGBT Apparel Company

        FLAVNT Streetwear is an Austin-based independent clothing brand for everyone within and anyone who supports the LGBTQ+ community. Started with the goal of creating clothes that promote confidence and pride, FLAVNT is all about being comfortable with who you are and flaunting that to the world. We promote this message of self-love and confidence through our designs and actions by supporting the LGBTQ community as a whole, as well as impacting individual lives through our fundraising initiatives.


        Since 2014 Shapeshifters has led the way for fashionable, size-inclusive, gender affirming clothing. From its start on a shared Etsy store in a living room in Brooklyn, Shapeshifters has grown into its own studio in southern Vermont, employs four people, and has customers all over the world. We offer the largest range of skin tones available on the market, the largest size range, and the widest style range out there.

        Trans Women/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.

        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.


        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.

        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.



        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!

        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.