Similar to the coming out process for gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, the coming out process for transgender individuals is unique and different for everyone and at USC we attempt to take a personal approach to assist with one's transition.
Coming Out as Trans@USC - If you have recently come out as transgender at USC and would like your new gender/name reflected in the class roster, student identification card and communicated with faculty members, please email the LGBT Resource Center Director Vincent Vigil to assist in advocacy to create a plan tailored to your needs.
Transgender Coming Out Resources
Human Rights Campaign's A Guide to Being You for transgender individuals
PFLAG's Transgender Network - PFLAG's Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends, Our Trans Children and Coming Out as Trans
I Think I Might Be Transgender - Advocates for Youth publication for questioning transgender youth
Gender Neutral Restrooms at USC
How to Manage Transition in the Workplace
Actions Tips for Allies of Trans People - Adopted from Trans@MIT
Brown Boi Project
Stages of Transition & Transgender Terms
Transgender Web Resources
Transgender-Friendly Medical Resource Guide in Los Angeles
USC's non-discrimination policy, which includes sexuality and gender identity/expression
While some transgender people disclose their transgender status to friends, family, and co-workers (or any combination thereof), some do not disclose that information. It should not be assumed that because a few people know of an individual's transgender status that the individual has shared this information with others. At the LGBT Resource Center, we recognize and respect that choices around disclosure are complex, and will be unique to each individual and their situation.