Trans* Support Services and Information

Local Resources

LGBT Life Center

The LGBT Life Center is a trusted organization that has served Queer members of the Hampton Roads community since 1989. In line with its mission, the LGBT Life Center is dedicated to improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy. Gender-affirmative hormone therapy is just one of the many ways through which the center supports trans individuals. Learn More >


Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. It is the first and largest organization for queer people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. Click the logo below to find out more about the Hampton Roads chapter. Learn More >

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SouthEastern Trans Resource Center

With the mission of providing a comprehensive safe haven for members of the Trans Community, the SouthEastern Trans Resource Center strives to embolden trans leaders, listen to the local transgender community, and make sure that trans people are supporting and getting their needs met. They connect the Trans community to housing, provide PPE during cases of COVID-19, and provide school supplies to Trans families and youth. Learn More > 

Transgender Assistance Program

The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia (TAPVA) is a trans-led, non-profit organization created to end homelessness within the transgender community in Virginia. TAPVA provides educational opportunities detailing the intersectionality between homelessness, discrimination, socioeconomic status and racism within the trans community in Virginia. The goal of TAPVA is to offer safe emergency and temporary transitional housing to homeless transgender adults in Virginia, and to help them find the additional resources. Learn More>

Local LGBTQIA+ Police Liaisons

Norfolk Police Department:

Sergeant Craig Lovelace


Norfolk Sheriff's Office:

Lieutenant Meryah Breeden



Hampton Police Department:

Sergeant Nakia Peek



Chesapeake Police Department:

Officer Ellen Gonzales


Portsmouth Police Department:

Lieutenant Justin Velasco



Suffolk Police Department:

Detective Tiffany Whitten



Detective Sean Rowan


Virginia Beach Police Department:

Sergeant Michelle Meister



Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office:

Corporal Guy Saucier



Virginia Beach EMS:

Corey Overstreet


National Resources


Now known simply by its acronym, GLAAD (formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) was founded in 1985 in response to the defamatory and stigmatizing media coverage of HIV and AIDS. GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. Their website contains an extensive list of trans support services and resources. GLAAD Trans Resource Guide>

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is a leading national organization that has advocated for sexual and gender minority individuals here in the US as well as across the globe for over 40 years. The HRC works to educate the public about the transgender community and provides a range of resources for supporting transgender and gender non-conforming people. HRS Resources>

National Center for Transgender Equality

Founded in 2003, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation's capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. NCTE Homepage>

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project is a leading national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Their website contains a significant amount of helpful information as well as support services pertaining to the trans community. Trevor Project Trans Info>

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community. Trans Lifeline Website>

Trans Women of Color Collective

Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) exists to create revolutionary change by uplifting the narratives, leadership, and lived experiences of trans and gender non-conforming people of color. TWOCC aims to shift the narrative of surviving to thriving in these communities by building economic empowerment and global networks. The goal of TWOCC is to advocate for those "...who have had their voices stolen, usurped, commodified, silenced and exploited by cis gaze, colonization, anti-Blackness, imperialism and transphobia." TWOCC Website >