Introduction to the Transgender Community

Gender identity is our internal understanding of our own gender. We all have a gender identity. The term “transgender” is used to describe people whose gender identity does not correspond to their birth-assigned sex and/or the stereotypes associated with that sex. A transgender woman is a woman who was assigned male at birth and has a female gender identity. A transgender man is a man who was assigned female at birth and has a male gender identity. A gender non-binary person is someone who's gender identity does not fit within the binary of male and female.

Resources for Health Care and Mental Health Professionals




  • Transline – transgender medical consultation services from Project Health




  • Rad Remedy – dedicated to connecting trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care