Sometimes shortened to Trans or TG are people whose psychological self (“gender identity”) differs from the social expectations for the physical sex they were born with. To understand this, one must understand the difference between biological sex, which is one’s body (genitals, chromosomes, etc.), and social gender, which refers to levels of masculinity and femininity. Often, society mixes sex and gender, viewing them as the same thing. But, gender and sex is not the same thing. For example, a female with a masculine gender identity or who identifies as a man.
Sometimes used as an umbrella to describe anyone whose identity or behavior falls outside of stereotypical gender norms. Being transgender does not imply any specific sexual orientation (attraction to people of a specific gender.) Therefore, transgender people may additionally identify as straight, gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
A multimedia guide that offers practical advice to families of young gender diverse people, same-sex attracted and bisexual people, and those who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.
Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. Has monthly call-in support for parents and online forum.
Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. Has online forum for teens to chat with other transgender teens.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
College students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students may have a harder time than others adjusting to their new environment. This guide was created to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive.