This section contains basic information on gender identity, the gender binary, and trans identity. Becoming familiar with key terms is an important part of providing relevant and inclusive services to trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This section also includes resources on being an ally.
Answers to frequently asked questions about transgender people, including information on the transitioning process and costs, cross dressing, the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, and discrimination faced by people who are transgender.
This short film provides interviews with individuals self-identified as transgender or genderqueer. It also presents an overview of the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation.
This chart outlines eight traditional and gender neutral pronouns and provides conjugation and pronunciation information.
This glossary contains some working definitions and examples of frequently used (and misused) gender and sexuality terms as a starting point for dialogue and understanding.
This fact sheet discusses the terms paradox. Asking what terms a person uses and using those terms to refer to them conveys respect and openness, however terms provide very little information relevant to providing appropriate services.