New Crisis hotline dedicated to trans people, now open to calls

San Francisco-based Trans Lifeline has collected an all-trans staff of volunteers who aim to make the crisis hotline experience more comfortable and accessible for trans callers. (Seen in The Advocate)

Transformative Healing: A safe space for LGBTQIA survivors of sexual violence

“Our mission is to end sexual violence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) and other gender and sexual diverse communities through an empowerment and social justice framework.

We provide direct services and advocacy, prevention and outreach, as well as statewide training and technical to  any agencies, groups or organizations looking to expand knowledge and skills in working with LGBTQIA communities.

All services are free and confidential.”

Trans friendly businesses and services in the Iowa City Area

These people and businesses have indicated that they want to help the trans community.  If you would like to suggest additions, or if you have any comments or concerns about any of the providers listed, please let us know.  (You can email Jaime (

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – LGBTQ Clinic

Back Together Massage – a safe space for all bodies to slow down, release some tension and allow the mind and body to come back together

Local and National trans organizations

Transformations Cedar Rapids – a support group for trans folk and allies (link to the PFLAG Cedar Rapids page)

National Center for Transgender Equality – national social justice advocacy organization for transgender people

Other resources & information

My Trans Health (coming soon, click for more info)

RAD Remedy – online resource to connect trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care.

TransVerse list of binder resources & suggestions

Beyond the Binary- Ask an Auncle – Advice column written for and by non-binary folk

Self-Help Guide for Trans Survivors of Violence

The Iowa Guide to Changing Legal Identity Documents

OSHA guide to restroom access for transgender workers (link to pdf)

Trans books for teens

A voice coach app for your phone (link to article)