Welcome to the TransFamily Support Services blog and our inaugural post! We look forward to sharing in this space important news and information about the transitioning journey, particularly in support of trans youth. We will also be sharing with you, dear reader, photos and stories from events we attend and work we are doing in the community.
We believe that trans visibility, awareness, and open conversation are essential parts of trans acceptance and the journey to trans equality. The aim of our blog is to promote these values in our community.
Since this is our first blog post, let’s begin with a few basics. What does transgender mean? It is a broad term that encompasses people whose internal gender identity is different from the external gender assigned to them at birth. Gender expression is usually an extension of our gender identity. However, not all transgender people express their internal identity. It is common to wonder whether a transgender individual who expresses has undergone hormone or gender reassignment surgery. It’s never okay to ask someone about their genitals, yet it happens to transgender individuals regularly.
Gender identity and gender expression are different from orientation. Orientation is a term that describes romantic or sexual attraction. A person of any gender may be attracted to persons of opposite, same, both, or no gender. For example, a transgender male may be attracted to other men romantically; hence, he would be a gay transgender man.
We hope that you find our blog informative and fun. Please feel free to use the contact section to reach out to us with questions or if you would like to know more about our services. We look forward to sharing this journey with you!
“The takeaway is that only you know who you were born to be, and you need to be free to be that person.” –Ruby Rose