Gender is a function of culture. For this reason, we understand that gender dynamics are geographical and change from place to place. That said, at Consult Catalina we know that due to colonialism and imperialism patriarchal structures have been exported to most corners of the world. In the process, we work within a gender spectrum that recognizes the gender diversity outside of the gender binaries within the western hemisphere. Hence, our gender analysis centers transgender and gender nonconforming populations as people that are most disproportionately affected by systemic barriers and more so when one's gender identity and expression intersect with race, ethnicity and class.