Trans Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness week runs from November 13 through the 19 and leads up to the Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20.

This year, Saint Paul Public Library's Equity Change Team collaborated with the City of Saint Paul's Employee Resource Network, Saint Pride to create book display signs and book lists and curate additional online resources to celebrate and honor the transgender community.

Recommended Books and Movies

Trans Awareness Week Recommendations

Community & Kinship


The Martha P. Johnson Institute named after a prominent figure in the Stonewall riots, focuses on uplifting the voices and lived experiences of Black transgender people.

Out Front Minnesota works toward LGBTQ Equity through community organizing; public policy; anti-violence; law; education and training; and youth and schools Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) network.

Transgender Human Rights Campaign educates the public about the transgender community and provides resources for transgender and non-binary people to live their fullest lives.


The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition improves health care access and quality for trans and gender non-conforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.

Rainbow Health advocates for and serves the LGBTQ+ community, those living with HIV, and all folks facing barriers to equitable healthcare and offers unique and specialized mental and chemical health services by and for the communities they serve.


Project Live Out Loud is a Rapid Rehousing program for youth who identify anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. It also provides case management, life skills education, assistance with education and employment, connections to mental health and chemical dependency treatment, and other opportunities.


Gender Justice offers legal assistance with a mission of gender equity, prioritizing intersectionality and the needs of LGBTQ+ people.

Lambda Legal works to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project named after a member of the Stonewall riots, advocates for the legal rights of transgender people, including those who are immigrants and those in prison.

Mental Health and Support

LGBTQ+ Therapists’ Network is a group of LGBTQIAPGE2S+ mental health professionals who safely network, support and educate each other and the community about issues related to LGBTQIAPGE2S+ mental health. They also offer a public online resource directory of their member therapists.

The Minnesota Transgender Alliance runs support groups for trans people based on topics and resources.

RECLAIM provides financially and culturally accessible mental health care to primarily transgender youth and their families.

Transcend Psychotherapy provides psychotherapy services to ALL people with a particular focus on working with transgender and queer-identified members of our community.

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