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Answers to Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, And Gender Expression

What does transgender mean?

“Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female, or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice, or body characteristics. “Trans” is sometimes used as shorthand for “transgender.” While transgender is generally a good term to use, not everyone whose appearance or behavior is gender-nonconforming will identify as a transgender person. The ways that transgender people are talked about in popular culture, academia, and science are constantly changing, particularly as individuals’ awareness, knowledge, and openness about transgender people and their experiences grow.” – From the American Psychological Association.

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For more information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender terminology, feel free to refer to this stylebook supplement compiled by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators, and students who work within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

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Transgender Terminology

ANNOUNCEMENT: Seeking Transgender Individuals to participate in a study examining experiences of gender affirmation


  • Do you identify as a trans man, trans woman, genderqueer, two-spirit, man or woman of transgender experience, or similar trans identity?
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 50?
  • Have you experienced another person recognizing your gender identity and saying or conveying so in a way that was positive for you in at least two contexts (for example, with friends, family, partners, service providers, at school, or at work)?
  • Are you available for an in-person interview in the San Francisco Bay Area?

 If so, you may be eligible to participate in a one-time interview for the Gender Affirmation Study. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Interviews will be conducted by a female-bodied gender variant graduate student. Eligible participants will be compensated with a $30 gift certificate to their choice of a selection of businesses owned and operated by trans individuals as thanks for participation.

If interested, please contact Anja Bircher at (415) 871-4752 or abircher@alliant.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBT & Aging Conference: Equality: Opportunities Now

What does Culturally Competent Care post DOMA look like? The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act has far reaching implications for the LGBT community, including federal taxes, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare. Also learn about best practices, HIV in older adults, local resources and more.

Keynote Speaker: Shane Snowden

Date: October 23, 2013

Location: Santa Clara

Registration Fees:

Early Bird = $99 — Register by September 30 and Save!
General = $119
Senior/Student = $50


Continuing Education Credits are an additional $15 for each group.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Being LGBT Friendly Training – 08/16/2013

The Being LGBT Friendly training is for everyone to learn and discuss how we can create a safe and welcoming space for LGBT clients. The Daly City Youth Health Center’s Director, Ilana Sherer, MD, will be the presenter.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.

Training is Friday, August 16, 10 AM to 12 PM at Our Second Home. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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Being LGBT Friendly