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Community Building

Community building at its core is about people forming connections through practices, programs, and spaces aimed at enhancing the communal bonds of the people united under a commonality. The proliferation of ways to form community—both in person and virtually—have allowed networks of trans people across the world to form and build community through a variety of ways. This entry considers the complex history of community building within this group, along with highlights of community spaces, means to build community, and why community building is necessary for trans people.

A Brief History

Trans people have existed long before there were terms to describe the experience of gender. The term transgender can mean different things to different people, as not everyone who transgresses gender identifies as transgender. The term ...

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