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What Kind of Impact Does the Internet, and Social Media, Have on the Trans Community?

The Internet has been pretty amazing for lots of group of people who historically haven’t fit in very well where they live. Computer geeks, anime fans, gay people, all sorts of folks who used to be that one weird person at their school or at most have a handful of like minded friends, all of these folks can connect with people just like them around the world. It’s been incredibly empowering.

There are even fewer trans people than most of these other groups. And while you could be an anime fan by going to cons or ordering things by mail to watch at home, and no one else in your town necessarily has to know or care what you’re into, things are a lot harder for trans people. It doesn’t…

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 What Kind of Impact Does the Internet, and Social Media, Have on the Trans Community?

Transgender healthcare has advanced more in the last 10-20 years than it had in the previous 50, due in large part to our ability to talk to each other.


TransActual UK was founded by a group of British trans people in 2017 as a response to increasing press hostility, transphobia and misinformation. We are run by the trans community, with the trans community, for the trans community.


Launched in 2001, Trans-Health was originally a collaborative effort of a three-person editorial team, with well-researched articles submitted by people from all around the world and published quarterly. Before long, Trans-Health had become one of the top online destinations for information about transgender health.

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Trans Guys’s editorial mission is to empower transgender men with practical knowledge. TransGuys’ “in the trenches” info sharing is developed exclusively for trans men, not mainstream media or a general LGBQ / cis gender audience. This intensive focus has helped make one of the top online destinations for the FTM transsexual community.

Accord Alliance

Accord Alliance’s mission is to promote comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by DSD by fostering collaboration among all stakeholders.


FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.

Gender Centre

The Gender Centre Inc. is the peak state-wide multidisciplinary center of excellence providing a broad range of specialised services that enables the exploration of gender identity and assistance with the alleviation of gender dysphoria.

Gender Diversity

Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender variations in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support, building community, increasing societal awareness, and improving the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions.


GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.

Human Rights Campaign

HRC envisions an America where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are ensured equality at home, at work and in every community.

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

National LGBT Health Education Center

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

National LGBTQ Task Force

We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.

Open Society Health

The Open Society Foundations work to create health-related policies and practices that are based on evidence and reflect the values of human rights, justice, and inclusion.


Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity

To empower gender and sexually diverse communities through education, research, and advocacy.

The Center

Where everyone is celebrated for who they are. The Center is the heart and home of NYC's LGBT community, providing programs for health, wellness and community connection.

American Medical Student Association

Like any other definable group, transgender people have particular health disparities as compared to the overall population. It is important to understand these disparities, but not to assume that all transgender people have the same risks. For example, it is true that MTFs have an increased risk of HIV infection.

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