Cross-gender identification is as old as humanity itself — it has been expressed in a variety of ways across cultures and throughout history.
Gender variant individuals have been challenging stigmatization, oppression, and invisibility for decades. A larger international transgender rights movement emerged in the late 20th century.
Transgender people and their allies continue to challenge DSM systems of classification as pathologizing, dehumanizing, and non-responsive to the needs of Transgender communities.
We are building our own cultures of education, resilience, and health care services.