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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer LGBTQ Resources and Studies

Selected Resources for LGBTQ Studies and Research

Transgender Basics

Transgender Symbol

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.

from American Psychological Association Website

Selected Books and eBooks from the MC Library

Selected Web Sites and Descriptions