WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE TRANSGENDER OR NON-BINARY?
The term transgender describes people whose gender identity is different than the identity assigned at birth.
The terms non-binary, agender, and fluid gender which all fall under the trans umbrella, refer to people who identify and live as either, neither or a combination of genders.
The term Trans woman or Trans man refer to persons assigned male or female at birth, but identify at or near the opposite end of the gender spectrum.
WHAT IS GENDER?
Gender is the social classification of people as masculine and/or feminine. Whereas sex is an externally assigned classification, gender is something that becomes evident in a social context. Gender is not necessarily linked with primary or secondary sex characteristics.
WHAT IS GENDER IDENTITY?
Gender identity is a person's deeply held internal sense of being male or female or some other gender, regardless of the sex they were assigned at birth. The ability to determine someone's gender identity rests with the individual.
WHAT IS GENDER EXPRESSION?
Gender expression is the way in which a person expresses their gender identity, typically through their appearance, dress and behavior.
A person's expression may not necessarily correlate with their gender identity.
SOS PRIDE SOCIETY
Is bringing communities together all across the LGBTQ2+ spectrum to provide support, awareness, education and social events as well as providing a safe space for gender non-conforming persons in our Trans Spectrum Community Support group on Facebook.
The group is for all trans identified people, those that use the trans label, or those that don't but may identify with other varying gender labels.
Please send us a private message via our Facebook page or by e-mail if you would like to join our vibrant community.
We also have similar groups for the significant others, friends, family, and allies of trans people who are seeking additional information or a place where they can ask Knowledgeable people questions.