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This page is dedicated to providing resources to transgender, gender nonconforming and gender questioning students, faculty and staff at Rutgers University.

Rutgers has a dynamic growing trans community. There are lots of ways to meet other trans students. You can contact SJE and we can help you get connected to the private trans facebook page and the newly formed trans student group, Transmissions. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact us at or by phone at 848-445-4141.

List of Resources

Check out our whole list of resources, including their locations and services provided:

Trans Healthcare and Transitioning

Rutgers Student Health Services - Trans Healthcare

Rutgers – New Brunswick Campus
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Rutgers Student Health offers hormone replacement therapy for trans students that would like to start a hormonal medical transition.

Hyacinth Foundation

Locations in Jersey City, Paterson, Plainfield, Trenton, New Brunswick, Newark | @HyacinthNJ on Twitter, @hyacinthfoundation on Instagram
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To help people live with HIV, stop the spread of the epidemic, and serve as a critical voice in the public debate surrounding AIDS in New Jersey.


Rutgers Center for Transgender Health

Newark, NJ
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The mission of the Rutgers Center for Transgender Health is to establish an epicenter in New Jersey that will improve the health and well-being of transgender people through evidence-based clinical care, research and education.

RWJ Proud Center

Somerville, NJ
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community at PROUD Family Health.



NYC, New York
Resource Link | @callenlorde on Twitter and Instagram
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBTQ health issues.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York HRT

Digital/Greater NYC Area
Resource Link | @ppgnyact on Twitter and Instagram
We provide quality, compassionate care from an informed consent model for our transgender patients. We are committed to improving the way transgender people receive health care in our region and we proudly work together with our transgender community to lead the way in eliminating barriers to care.


Mazzoni Center

Philadelphia, PA
Resource Link | @MazzoniCenter on Twitter and Instagram
To provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals we serve.

LGBT Health Clinics by State and City (CDC)

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“People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender have a variety of health needs. Find networks, services, and health clinics by state available to address those needs.”



Online and NYC | @GMHC on Instagram and Twitter
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GMHC is the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization. Our mission is to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected. Today, we serve 10,000 people in New York City with comprehensive psychosocial and prevention services.

Broadway House

Newark, NJ
Resource Link | @broadwayhousenj on Instagram and Twitter
Broadway House for Continuing Care offers comprehensive extended care for people who are recovering from an acute illness or injury. For more than 25 years, we’ve provided exceptional medical, social, and spiritual support, including through our nationally recognized medical program for those with HIV/AIDS.

Community Resources


Rutgers — New Brunswick Campus
Resource Link | @rutransmissions on Intsagram
Transmissions is an organization for trans, non-binary, and other gender diverse students at Rutgers. They have weekly meetings on topics that affect the trans community and aim to serve as a supportive community space.

Pride Center of NJ

Highland Park, NJ
Resource Link | @pridecenternj on Twitter
The mission of The Pride Center is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all individuals who identify as LGBTQ to find support, educational tools, health and education resources, and social opportunities within a community of acceptance. Comprehensive programming in support of this mission includes lesbian, gay, trans and family resources, social groups and free HIV testing.


Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

Princeton Junction, NJ
Resource Link | @rustincenter on Instagram and Twitter
Advocacy, education, safe haven & community activism for LGBTQIA, transgender, immigrant children, youth, and families.


Princeton, NJ
Resource Link | @hitops_princeton on Instagram and @HiTOPSinc on Twitter
HiTOPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fosters strong and healthy young people of all identities by providing inclusive and youth-informed sex education and LGBTQ+ support for young people throughout New Jersey.



Morris Plains, NJ and Denville, NJ | @edge_nj on Instagram
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The mission of EDGE New Jersey is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV+ and LGBTQ+ communities by providing supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and education to enhance the community we serve.

The Center NYC

New York
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The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBTQ communities of NYC advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, parenthood and family support services.


NJ Gay Life

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NJ Gay Life provides information on queer-owned businesses, support programs, and various other services that exist accross the state of New Jersey.

William Way LGBT Center

Philadelphia, PA | @waygayphilly on Instagram and @WayGay on Twitter
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The William Way LGBT Community Center serves the LGBTQIA+ community of Philadelphia and its allies 365 days a year. From social groups, networking events, and counseling and support services to art exhibitions and cultural experiences, the Center consistently strives to provide new and innovative programs for the LGBTQIA+ communities throughout Greater Philadelphia.

Trans Education and Advocacy

Garden State Equality

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New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ advocacy and education organization with over 150,000 members.
Provides quality, innovative community programs, educates and trains service providers, and passes pro-equality policies to protect and meet the needs of LGBTQ New Jerseyans.

Gender Spectrum - Understanding Gender

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Gender Spectrum has a very detailed guide to what gender is and how it impacts trans people.


Human Rights Campaign Coming Out Guide

Digital | @hrc on Twitter and @humanrightscampaign on Instagram
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The Human Rights campaign has created a guide on how to come out to loved ones, co-workers, and other people in someone’s life.

Minus18 - How to be a Trans Ally

Digital | @minus18youth on Twitter and Instagram
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minus18 is an Australian LGBTQ+ activism and advocary organization that focuses on supporting LGBTQ+ youth. They have many educational resources like this Trans Allyship packet that are not Australia-specific.


National Center for Trans Equality

Digital/Physical (various) 
Resource Link | @transequality on Twitter
The National Center for Trans Equality has many resources for trans-related legal concerns in each US state.


Resource Link | @glaad on Instagram and Twitter
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

Trans Emergency Resources


Morris Plains, NJ and Denville, NJ | @edge_nj on Instagram
Resource Link 
The mission of EDGE New Jersey is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV+ and LGBTQ+ communities by providing supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and education to enhance the community we serve.

LGBT Rain Foundation Essex County

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We are providing a solution to LGBT homelessness among our adolescents. By providing housing and an array of detailed, relevant and responsive services we can start to help them transition and heal from any past or present situations and open up a world of opportunities that will enable them to develop sustainable skills and live productive lives.


Trans Lifeline

Resource Link | @TransLifeline on Twitter and Instagram
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Trevor Project

Resource Link | @trevorproject on Twitter
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

Navigating Single-Use Restrooms at Rutgers