Important LGBTQ Training and Community Links

Following are listings of some of my favorite LGTQ community related website:

Diversity Builder

I Totally LOVE Diversity Builder!

Have personally used their services - they do GREAT work and I enjoy working with them. Amazing group of talented professionals: Bravo!!!

Diversity Builder, Inc., was started as a resource for LGBT+ people who were seeking services that supported their desire to live happy, fulfilling lives. The diversity directory included businesses and healthcare providers that agreed to be inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Breaking barriers of discrimination and promoting inclusion is the core of Diversity Builder’s mission and vision.

LGBT Diversity Training

Every Diversity Builder training is transgender-inclusive. The diversity trainers understand the societal challenges faced by trans people and work to demystify anti-trans bias. The anticipated outcomes include employee realization that trans people have valuable insight and perspectives, that identifying as transgender is just one part of their diversity intersectionality and walking away from the training knowing how to communicate in a respectful and inclusive manner. Diversity Builder offers one on one coaching for employees who need additional development or wish to focus on a specific skillset.

Employee Coaching

In coaching individual employees who have expressed bias against trans people, Diversity Builder’s trainers work diligently to breakdown the myths, stereotypes, and forms of discrimination directed at people who have varying gender identities and gender expressions. It may start with awareness and sensitivity and then progress to intentional inclusion. Trans people are an asset for organizations and Diversity Builder recognizes the importance of educating employees and managers about issues trans individuals experience while working. Everyone deserves a safe workplace where they are treated with dignity and respect.

Courses and Training Options

Diversity Builder is an LGBT+ owned and operated business based in Nashville, Tennessee. The company offers customized training on diversity matters, including diversity in the workplace, harassment prevention, inclusive communication, bias training, emotional intelligence, gender equality training, and more. Courses are offered as instructor-led in person, interactive online, individual coaching, and extend to diversity consulting. Diversity Builder is our go-to training company for any topic related to diversity or employee development.

Sexual Health Atlanta

Steven L. Morganstern, MD

Michael C. Scott, MD
Northside OBGYN of North Atlanta

Dr. Morganstern is Atlanta’s preeminent leader with sexual health - he navigated me through all the challenges associated with pleasure & performance as a TS woman. Simply the best!

Transgender Community Organizations & Links

Tri-Ess is an excellent support group for heterosexual transgenders.
The Atlanta chapter is the nation's largest. Imagine that? 

SCC Atlanta: Southern Comfort Conference

SCC? SCC! Southern Comfort Conference is held each year in Atlanta, GA and continues to be the largest annual get-together of t-girls from across the globe. From those getting out for their very first time - to gals who've lived as women for years - this 'fab event makes everyone feel right at home.
It's Southern hospitality - at its best!
Georgia T-Girls
I was never one to join various organizations and groups designed to support the TV/TS community. 

Why not? 

I rarely agree with their chosen agendas - or perhaps most succinctly - I don't concur with the politics of how agendas - get carried out. Usually, these organizations begin with a healthy purpose and leadership. However, those people with nothing better to do than complain usually represent the long term membership. That's depressing - to me. 

Georgia T_girls is a local group of transgender women and Admirer’s with a clear-cut positive aim: get out and stay connected. In fact? If you don’t attend a function within a year and don’t keep a real on-line profile with a photo? You get booted.

They’re Atlanta’s best source for new trans-girls to develop connectivity.

logoshort.gif IFGE - International Foundation for Gender Education - A great resource web site & host to one of the largest annual trans-gatherings in America each year in Philadelphia.

Professional Makeovers

Most gals get their first real taste of being female with the help of a professional. These skilled make up artists often change lives. Here's a detailed listing of individuals & services separated by USA state or region:

Vermont Area
Clare runs the classiest and most comprehensive place for makeover and real life femme adventure for a night - or week. Check out her site - many people visit from across the country for her wonderful skill and the experience of a lifetime. You'll see why...

Transition Resource Sites

Thinking "transition"? Looking for a certain "tip" to make your look - a bit better? Looking for female hormones? Here - you'll find the best sites to help you achieve everything to improve your look - and life.

Andrea James / TS Roadmap - Nobody does more to help gals with transition than Andrea. Her site is a working bible for gals trying to navigate transition. The bottom line? If you've got a transition question? Her site has the answer: period. 
Annie Richards / Second Type Almost equally impressive is Annie Richards site aka Second Type - a very detailed guide for transition details f you're planning to transition or searching for questions regarding hormone regimens, etc - there's not a better place to begin your journey than Anne's site: period!
Anne Lawrence - If you're planning to transition or searching for questions regarding hormone regimens, etc - there's not a better place to begin your journey than Dr. Anne Lawrence’s site.
Lynn Conway - Lynn was my personal inspiration to intermingle my life before transition into my new existence. Her site's the most helpful & informative personal page of any transsexual on the planet.

  speak_34jGrae Phillips - This highly comprehensive tips-site includes detailed mpeg files clearly illustrating how to accomplish many important transformation tasks. Also includes an opportunity to buy her CD's Great site - by a great Queen!
celets and fair prices. My favorite!
Specialty Make Up Sites
Dermablend Corrective Cosmetics - Wanna' cover that beard? Dermablend is retailed at your neighborhood Penny's department store. Thus, if you're in a hurry, this is an easy option for specialty beard-cover.
Joe Blasco - Pound for pound, inch for inch - Joe Blasco foundations offer the best coverage on the market.  
MAC Cosmetics  - MAC offers the most compelling, powerful, and broad selection of eye shadows & blushes on the market. Their paints are almost "pure" pigment. Thus, when you shade your eyes with this stuff? It colors in seconds and shades like magic. My favorite!