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Transgender Organizations
Transsexual, Transgenderist, Cross-Dresser support and social groups, activist Organizations
San Francisco North Bay, (Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano Ca. USA


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Transgender is a general term applied to individuals, male and female, whose gender role or gender identity differs from their assigned gender or their assigned sex.

Intersexed and Transgendered individuals are often transsexuals in the process of getting corrective surgery, Individuals who live in the roles of their gender as opposed to their physical sex or even individuals who sometimes appear as one gender or the other. People who live cross-gender live always or mostly as the gender other than that assigned at birth. If they want to be or identify as their gender assigned at birth, then the term "crossdresser" may be used. If they want to be or identify as the gender they always or mostly live in, then the term "transsexual" may be used.
The term "transgender" or "transgenderist" has been applied to people who live cross-gender without sex reassignment surgery.
Transgender is the state of one's "gender identity" (self-identification as woman, man, or neither) not matching one's "assigned sex" (identification by others as male or female based on physical/genetic sex). "Transgender" does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation; transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, or asexual; some may consider conventional sexual orientation labels inadequate or inapplicable to them.

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 TGSF Transgender San Francisco    415 839-9448  Email
TransGender San Francisco is the largest transgender organization in the United States! TGSF is a group for all members of the Transgendered Community. Transgender is used as an umbrella term that includes female and male cross dressers, transvestites, drag queens or kings, female or male impersonators, intersexed individuals, pre-operative, post-operative or non-operative transsexuals, masculine females, feminine males, all persons whose perceived gender or anatomical sex may be incongruent with their gender expression, and all persons exhibiting gender characteristics and identities which are perceived to be androgynous.

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National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative (TEEI)
Matching dynamic people with sustainable jobs in safe workplaces TEEI is a unique collaborative program designed to help transgender individuals find stable jobs that provide a living wage, benefits, and opportunities for advancement in the San Francisco area.

Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center works with community members and allies to make California a state in which we can all fully and freely express our gender identities. On their site, you'll find one of the nation's most comprehensive collections of resources on transgender law, information about their innovative projects, and tons of other stuff.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Resources
LGBTIR reflects and advances the University of California's commitment to equity, diversity, and cultural competence in education, employment, research, and health care. You're warmly invited to contact them about LGBTIR's programs and services, which include Workshops, Information, Networking, Advocacy, Listservs, a Newsletter, and a Library.


Sacramento FTM Support Group
Lavendar Library located at 1414 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
First Tuedsay of every month
The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, supportive environment for individuals who were born female bodied and identify as male. Individuals could already be transitioned FTM's, transitioning FTM's, or individuals questioning their own identities as FTM's.

Sacramento Delta Girls
The Sacramento Chapter of Tri-Ess, P.O. Box 2231, Carmichael, CA 95609, (916) 359-2328
The Sacramento chapter of Tri-Ess represents cross-dressers, their spouses, or Significant Others, and their families. They meet once-a-month, for a time of socializing, sharing, and support. They welcome all to join them for an evening.

Sacramento Gender Association
SGA c/o The Center, 1927 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-4108
Want to talk to somebody? Our Phone number (voicemail) is
916  442-0185 x141

San Francisco California Transgender Civil Rights Advocates |
If you are a transgendered person who is facing discrimination or harassment in your place of work, you may have a cause for action. Don't put up with unlawful conduct; contact The Dolan Law Firm today  Monterey County and San Benito County, Solano County, and Orange County, CA, ...

Transgender Law Center
Neighborhood: Mission
160 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103  415  865-0135



Some recent findings have provided clues and possibly answers as to how or why some or most cases of transsexuality occur. In 1997, J.N. Zhou, M.A. Hofman, L.J. Gooren and D.F. Swaab conducted tests on the brains of transgender individuals. Their tests showed that the volume of the central subdivision of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BSTc), a brain area that is essential for sexual behaviour, is larger in men than in women. A female-sized BSTc was found in male-to-female transsexuals. The size of the BSTc was not influenced by sex hormones in adulthood and was independent of sexual orientation. Their study was the first to show a female brain structure in genetically male transsexuals and supports the hypothesis that gender identity develops as a result of an interaction between the developing brain and sex hormones. Perhaps confirming why this brain difference occurs, in 2008 at Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, biological studies were performed to attempt to find a link between genes and transsexuality. Their study shows male to female transsexuals are more likely than non-transsexual males to have a longer version of a receptor gene for the sex hormone androgen or testosterone. The research suggests reduced androgen and androgen signaling contributes to the female gender identity of male to female transsexuals. They say that it is possible that a decrease in testosterone levels in the brain during development might result in incomplete masculinization of the brain in male to female transsexuals, resulting in a more feminized brain and a female gender identity
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