Trans @ UWM

Transitioning at UWM or want to learn about what goes into the transition process here on campus? Check out our Guide to Transitioning at UWM, which includes:

  • Gender Therapists
  • Name Changes
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Inclusive Restrooms

We also have information about trans inclusive policies on campus, such as our non-discrimination policies, sexual harassment policies, and hate/bias response policies. We also have information on the Klotsche Center and involvement with sports on campus.

And information on how to get a legal name change if you’re a Wisconsin resident. If you’re an out-of-state student, you can check out this page to learn how to get a legal name change in your state of residence.

Resources

Community Resources

FORGE Forward is a nationally-known trans advocacy organization based in Milwaukee. See forge-forward.org for more details about their programs. They host a monthly social support and education program for trans people and SOFFAS (significant others, friends, family, and allies).

The Tool Shed at 2427 Murray Ave sells gender expression items such as binders. They also have an online storefront on their website.

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is a community organization that supports LGBTQ+ members of the Milwaukee community. They provide a drop-in youth space called Project Q as well as a drop in style Trans/GNCQ support group that meets weekly. Check out their website.

Mental Health Resources

You might already know that the transgender community has the highest suicide attempt rate of any population – often cited at 41%. It is a tough road sometimes, but it’s important to know that you’re not alone in traveling it.

The Norris Health Center has several therapists who are happy to counsel trans students. You can contact them at (414) 229-4716 to make an appointment.

The MKE LGBT Community Center has an extensive list of therapists who have experience with transgender clients.

24/7 Crisis Lines

LGBT+ specific resources have an asterisk (*)

Milwaukee County Crisis Line 414-257-7222

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255

Milwaukee County – Psychiatric Crisis Line A 24/7 hotline that provides immediate emergency counseling and referral information – if you’re feeling desperate, CALL. (414) 257-7222. If it’s a medical emergency, dial 911.

*TrevorLifeline a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service 1-866-488-7386

*TrevorText text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply.

*Trans Lifeline Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources. 877-565-8860

Non-crisis or peer-to-peer support lines

Warmline A non-crisis, supportive listening phone line for people, run by volunteer peers with various mental illnesses.  Call (414) 777-4729. Open 6:00 – 10:00 PM Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

Cope Hotline Emotional support line. All calls confidential. 24/7. 9:00PM – 9:00AM. English and Spanish. 262-377-COPE or 262-377-2673

Hopeline Counseling & Support Text Line. Text “HOPELINE” to 741741