About Transcending Identities


Transcending Identities is an organization founded by Dr. Eunice Avilés Faría, who specializes in gender identity and gender therapy. This organization was born from the pain, cruelty, disrespect, injustice, ignorance, and lack of attention directed toward transgender and gender non-binary individuals observed by Dr. Avilés over the past decade.


Through her work with transgender and gender non-binary individuals from Puerto Rico, United States, India, New Zealand and other countries, Dr. Avilés gained extensive knowledge about the psychological, social, medical, financial, and legal needs of this group of people. Her experience revealed how necessary mental health and medical services are not always accessible to these individuals.


 Throughout her career, Dr. Avilés has witnessed first-hand how transgender and gender non-binary individuals have been victims of violence and discrimination in various aspects of their lives. These experiences led her to develop Transcending Identities, which has a focus on serving the needs of these individuals by training and educating companies and organizations.


Vision: Transcending Identities vision is a world where transgender and gender non-binary individuals' psychological, medical, professional, economic, and social needs are met in a responsible and competent way free from discrimination.


Mission: Transcending Identities' mission is to eliminate discrimination and improve the lives of transgender and gender non-binary individuals through research, education, professional training, and by consulting with companies, organizations, corporations, and groups that employ and provide services to these individuals.


Our Mission reflects our values


Respect: We recognize and appreciate the richness of human diversity regardless of their biological sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, origin, culture, religion, and beliefs. We respect everyone's right to have an opinion.


Justice and Equality: We believe that all human beings deserve fair treatment, equal access to psychological, medical, and social services, as well as a safe working environment.


Education: Through research and interaction with transgender, gender non-binary individuals, and those involved in serving them, we learn about this community and use education as a powerful tool to promote social and organizational change.


Cultural sensitivity: We are sensitive to the cultural differences of all people. We promote the consideration of these differences while conducting research, serving transgender and gender non-binary individuals, and providing training and education.






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