National and Local Resources
American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska
The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality.
Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine offers a Fertility Preservation for Transgender Persons program. For more information visit heartlandfertility.com.
The THiP at Vancouver Coastal Health’s website includes a comprehensive set of educational materials and treatment guidelines published in 2006.
The UCSF’s website offers information routine care, HIV prevention, cultural competency and mental health for trans people and professionals who work with trans people. Also included are the UCSF Primary Care Protocols for Transgender Care - a detailed, evidence based set of guidelines for comprehensive care of transgender patients.
WPATH’s website has a provider and referrals directory, the WPATH Standards of Care (guidelines for health care providers and insurers on trans health issues), and more.The WPATH Standards of Care are subject to revision when new medical evidence supports relevant changes. To ensure you are referring to the latest edition of this information, please check for updates in the Publications section at www.wpath.org.
The UNO Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic offers vocal training for transgender people to assist them in modifying their voices and speaking styles to more closely align with their affirmed gender. As part of the programs community engagement the speech-language pathology program offers sessions that may vary in timing and space and that follow academic calendars. For more information call 402.554.2201
The Transgender Law Center’s website has information on the legal aspects of transitioning and trans life, including ID change, employment, health care, safe schools, safe bathrooms, and more.
Non-Profit - Information and Support Programs
This guide is a community resource for FTM trans people that includes helpful tips on surgery, transitioning, presenting as male, and other information.
The Professional Transgender Resource Network Nebraska is an inter-disciplinary coalition serving the transgender community and educating professionals.
Trans Lifeline works to end transgender suicide and improve overall mental health of transgender people through education, advocacy, and direct service.
The Transsexual Roadmap website is a male-to female (MTF) oriented resource that provides advice, resources and support from and for the MTF community on a range of topics, including the physical and emotional aspects of transitioning, name changes, coming out, workplace issues, and issues for young trans women.
The Transitional Male is an independently owned resource for female to male (FTM) trans people, their families, partners and friends and includes community contributions and personal essays.
A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.
Youth Support Programs
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.
- Day of Silence - GLSEN's Day of Silence is a student-led national event organized in thousands of schools, bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling.
Open Arms Trans Social Group - Omaha
The Open Arms Trans Social Group’s mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for transgender youth, children, their friends, and their families. We talk, listen, learn, share common experiences, and provide a supportive community for each other. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proud Horizons Youth Group - Omaha
Proud Horizons is a youth group specifically for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally youth ages 13 to 23.
Heartland Pride - Omaha
Heartland Pride celebrates and promotes the history, diversity and future prosperity of the LGBTQ community of the Heartland. For more information visit heartlandpride.org.
PFLAG offers support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ. Services include: Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ. Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBQ.
- PFLAG Omaha Helpline: 402.291.6781 or email@example.com
- PFLAG Omaha Support Group - 2nd Thursday at 6:45pm - Countryside Community Church in the Memorial Hall. 8787 Pacific Street, Omaha.
River City Gender Alliance - Omaha
River City Gender Alliance (RCGA) is an Omaha based, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), all-inclusive support organization that provides peer support, friendship and understanding for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. RCGA also seeks to further transgender acceptance through education, outreach and being socially active in the greater community.
Families of Gender Expansive Youth - Omaha
A support group for parents and caregivers raising gender expansive youth.
2nd Tuesday each month, 6:30-8:00pm. Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center location in the Durham Outpatient Center room 4608A. Free parking at 45th and Emile garage. For more information call Dr. Jean Amoura 402.559.2666.
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is to foster and promote equity, access, and inclusion for all genders and sexualities through education, resources, advocacy, and activism. For more information send e mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402.554.2890.
Accreditations and Awards
Nebraska Medicine is proud to be awarded the 2016 Healthcare Equality Index LGBTQ Leader in Healthcare Equality designation and 2017 Top Performer status by being nationally recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.