The term "trans*" is used frequently throughout this resource as an umbrella term for transgender, transexual, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, gender questioning, and gender curious individuals. While we use this word to reference the shared experience of gender exploration, we encourage students to utilize this guide regardless of identity. We would also like to acknowledge that the process of transitioning varies widely by person. If, when, how, and why you decide to transition is completely up to you. Whatever your process looks like, your experience is valid and welcomed here at UCSB!