A Glossary of Gender and Transgender Terms (PDF)

The purpose of this Glossary is to help explain gender and transgender terms that may be unfamiliar or confusing to clinicians who care for transgender clients. We acknowledge ​that there is a wide divergence of opinion with respect to the best terms to use when discussing transgender issues. Indeed, there is no universally-accepted definition of the word “transgender” because there is no agreement regarding what groups of people fall under the “transgender” umbrella. Moreover, some people find the word “transgender” itself a faulty descriptor of them​​selves.

Bathrooms Available on the Shasta College Redding Campus (PDF)

Bathrooms Available on the Shasta College Redding Campus A list of all available bathrooms on the Shasta College, Redding Campus. Bathrooms​ are identified as: 

  • ADA Accessible​
  • Male
  • Female
  • Single Stall\Family

CRLA LGBT Program (PDF)

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) is dedicated to increasing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in rural California by improving access to justice and expanding c​ivic engagement opportunities for LGBT communities.

​​​​First Day Ideas for Creating a Welcoming Environment​ (PDF)

The environment we create for our students is equally as important as the content we teach and the learning strategies we use. This applies to all teachers of all age groups from preschool to graduate school. The environment includes the atmosphere, the traditions we set, the furniture arrangement, the centers or special areas within the room, and the decorations. All of these things add up to create either a positive or negative environment for students.​ Here are some tips for creating a welcoming environment from the first day!​​

The Gender ​Unicorn​ (PDF)

The goal of the Gender Unicorn is to comprehensively illustrate​ and discuss the separation between sexuality, gender, and sex assigned at birth and to help create a healthy educational environment for trans people through facilitating understanding and suggesting small shifts from gendered rhetoric towards gender-neutral terminology.​​​

HIV and Transgender Communities (PDF)

HIV prevention for transgender people is a core priority of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. As part of its High-Impact Prevention approach, CDC is working with public health partners, other federal agencies, and community leaders to address key gaps in HIV prevention and care for transgender people nationwide.​

The LGBTQ+ Supportive Campus (PDF)

​For students who attend college, especially for those who go away to college, it is a chance to discover and reinvent themselves. Away from their parent(s), the community in which they grew up, and the people with whom they went to high school, students can explore their identities, and find others who share their interests and experiences. This guide will help you encourage students to develop their own identities and establish new peer groups.​​

Web Resources​

Addiction Counselor​
In order to successfully address this condition in LGBT patients of all ages, it’s important that counselors have a clear and thorough understanding of the issues individuals within this community often face, as well as the best methods of treatment. The information and resources provided herein are meant to offer assistance for substance abuse counselors working with clients from the LGBT community.​

Equity California​
Equity California​​ ​​​Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve.​

This site also includes Equity California's Political Endorsements for candidates running for local, state and federal offices who have a proven track record of supporting equal rights and legal protections for LGBTQ Californians and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.

GLADD LGBTQ Resource List​​​
​​GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Human Rights Campaign​​​
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.​​

​​Lambda Legal​​​
​Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we do not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. We depend on contributions from supporters around the country.

CDC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health​
Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. However, the health needs of LGBT Youth can differ from their heterosexual peers. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.​

​​​The Matthew Shepard Foundation
The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s longstanding mission is to erase hate by replacing it with understanding, compassion and acceptance. Through local, regional and national outreach, we empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within their schools, neighborhoods and homes.​

National Center for Transgender Equality​​
NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, DC. 

Today, NCTE is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people.

NCAA Inclusion Initiative Framework​
As a core value, the NCAA believes in and is committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators.  We seek to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds.  Diversity and inclusion improves the learning environment for all student-athletes, and enhances excellence within the Association.