Updated: Oct 18, 2021
Transgender is a term used for people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from cultural expectations based on the sex they were assigned at birth.
Being transgender does not imply any specific sexual orientation, therefore, transgender people may identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc. (HRC, 2021).
I've provided a brochure describing the stages of identity development for the transgender community based on Bockting & Coleman’s 2007 model of transgender identity development.
Bilodeau, B.L., & Renn, K. A. (2005). Analysis of LGBT identity development models and implications for practice. New Directions for Student Services, 111, 25–39.
HRC (2021). Glossary of Terms. Human Rights Campaign. https://www.hrc.org/resources/glossary-of-terms
Simons, J. D., & Beck, M. J. (2020). Sexual and gender minority identity development: Recommendations for school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 18(19/20), 1–30.