This page is meant to be a brief introduction to transgender identities. Consider attending a Safe Zone training to learn more about ways to support transgender people.
And check out our transgender-affirmative research page.
Center for Sex and Culture Library and Archive The collection is unique in its dedication to collecting and preserving information about sex as we have known it, do know it, and continue to learn about it, worldwide.
The Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives The Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives is located in the Indy Pride office in Indianapolis.
It has over 150,000 items, constituting the largest and most significant collection of material relating to LGBT Australians and the largest collection of LGBT material in Australia, and the most prominent research center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and intersex history in Australia.
For example, gender presentation (appearance, clothing, mannerisms, and behaviors) and gender roles (social roles, occupational choices) vary widely depending on the culture and era. Gender identity is the self-image that one has about one’s own gender as masculine, feminine, or otherwise.
Often, people assume that gender identity is congruent with biological sex; they believe that a female will identify as feminine, and a male will identify as masculine.
When discussing the term “transgender,” it is useful to begin by examining the concept of gender. Sex refers to biological and physical characteristics that are linked with being labeled male or female.
Sex is labeled at birth, usually on the basis of genitalia and/or chromosomes.