Gender Identity & Expression
Trans individuals are people whose gender identity and expression are not what is perceived or does not match the stereotypical gender norms associated with the assigned gender at birth. Gender identity is how we view ourselves. While gender identity is not visible, it is the internal sense of being woman, man, both, or neither, or any other genders.
However, gender expression is visible, meaning an individual can express their gender through clothing, hair, mannerisms and other methods of expression. Though gender expression is outward, it is not always an indication of an individual’s identity. The only way to be sure of a person’s gender is if they tell you.
Temple's campus have three distinct queer organizations registered through the Office of Student Activities that foster an intersectional approach for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
These organizations provide a wide range of student advocacy, programs, and dialogues to enhance the inclusiveness of gender and sexuality on the campus.