Trans Resources in Houston
- Transgender Foundation of America (TFA) is a Houston-based grassroots nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for transgender people. TFA is an agency run by the transgender community for the transgender community (source link);
- LGBT Switchboard Houston is a call line for those seeking help with: depression/suicide/crisis intervention; domestic violence help & shelter; sexual assault & hate crimes support; addiction support & treatment; HIV & STD information; LGBT-affirming resources, and; community events & visitor information. General information and resources are provided only during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8am to 7pm). Crisis calls are accepted 24 hours per day (source link);
- The Montrose Center (713-529-3211) is an organization that provides mental and behavioral health services for the LGBT community in Houston (source link). The Montrose Center also has specific support services for those that identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender nonconforming, bigender, intersex, or questioning (source link);
- Equality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration (source link).
At #ACPA18 Convention
Gender Pronouns and Name Badges. ACPA’s value of social justice includes the importance of acknowledging and honoring individuals’ identities. To enact this value, Convention attendees are asked to be mindful of and use others’ gender pronouns. A graphic from Trans Student Educational Resources gives a brief overview of some pronouns (source link); there are an infinite number of pronouns as new ones emerge languages.
When you register for the Convention, you will have the opportunity to indicate your gender pronouns, if you have people use gender pronouns in reference to you. This selection will appear on the printed name badge during Convention. To confirm or change your gender pronouns on your registration, please contact Trisha Fechter Gates at the ACPA International Office.
All Gender Restrooms
All gender restrooms will be available to all convention participants inclusive of all gender identities and expressions. Restrooms will be marked in convention information as we move closer to #ACPA18.