Resources: LGBTQI-focused Organizations and Resources

PARC corresponds with and mails a directory of these resources to prisoners, their friends and family members. We are often the first point of contact for people to connect with prisoners' rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.

Download a PDF copy of the 2019 Resource Guide.

Resource Category
Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center’s Detention Project works to end the abuses transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people experience in institutional settings such as prisons and jails. Resources include state DOC and BOP policies on trans rights; guides for filing grievances and lawsuits; know-your-rights guides for trans and LGBT people; medical information about transition-related health care; reentry resources; and other information. Serves people nationwide, but more specific information for Californians.


LGBTQI-focused Organizations and Resources
Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project

The TGI Justice Project works primarily with transgender prisoners and formerly incarcerated transgender people in California, and sends out their “Stiletto Prison Newsletter” and their very informative 72-page “Still We Rise-Prison Resource Guide” to all TGI prisoners. TGI also supports TGI prisoners being released to the San Francisco Bay Area, and are part of a broader movement fighting for racial and social justice. Some services nationwide but more services for Californians. Expect delays in response to letters.


Nationwide Organizations and Resources, LGBTQI-focused Organizations and Resources
Tranzmission Prison Project

Tranzmission Prison Project is a queer- and trans-powered prison abolition organization that provides free literature and resources for incarcerated members of the LGBTQ community.  Also publishes a queer-friendly National Prison Resource List. Serves people nationwide.


Nationwide Organizations and Resources, LGBTQI-focused Organizations and Resources
Women's Prison Book Project

The Women’s Prison Book Project (WPBP) provides women and transgender persons in prison with free reading materials covering a wide range of topics from law and education (dictionaries, GED, etc.) to fiction, politics, history, and women’s health. WPBP also has a free resource guide for women and trans prisoners and a newsletter which publishes prisoner articles. Also runs the Midwest Trans Prisoner Penpal Project. Ofrecen materiales de lectura en Español. Only serves women and trans prisoners.


LGBTQI-focused Organizations and Resources, Women's Organizations and Resources, Educational Resources, Free Books Programs

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