What does that word mean?
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a short-term used for transgender and/or transsexual
General term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies to vary from culturally conventional gender roles. Transgender is the state of one’s “gender identity” (self-identification as woman, man, neither, both, etc.) not matching one’s “assigned sex”
TL:DR Transgender is a term for those who feel their gender is currently or has been transient
A term used to describe individuals whose gender identity is inconsistent or is not culturally associated with their assigned sex. Often the term transsexual implies a physical transition of said sex
TL:DR Transsexual is a term for those who feel their sex is currently or has been transient
Non-binary (nonbinary) and/or Genderqueer (GQ)
Non-binary is generally considered catch-all term for gender identities other than and/or a combining of man and woman, thus outside of the gender binary and often also outside of heteronormativity. Some people who identify as non-binary and/or genderqueer may also consider themselves transgender, transsexual, and/or may feel their gender is fluid and/or flexible and/or non-existent
Also not everyone views genderqueer and non-binary as the same thing. Nonbinary can be different or apart from Genderqueer, some consider these words to be umbrella terms, and to others they can be an identity. These identities can include but do not necessarily mean non-gendered, bi-gendered, tri-gendered, pan-gendered, agendered, neutrois, genderfucked, androgynous, androgyne, etc.
Genderqueer as a term has commonly become its own gender, while non-binary often means any gender not falling inside of the gender binary, including transgendered, transsexual and even crossdressers at times, as long as that is how they identify.
TL;DR Non-Binary is anyone outside or mishmashing within the ‘male-female’ binary. Genderqueer is a queerness of ones gender. They can be the same or very different.
The gender to which one identifies. This should be respected no matter how a person presents and/or expresses themselves. Example: If a person in a dress and make-up expresses that they prefer male pronouns and identify as male you should use male pronouns for them and consider them male
A short-term used for cissexual and/or cisgender
A person whose sex conforms/matches with the gender they were assigned at birth
A person whose gender conforms/matches with the gender they were assigned at birth
A person who identifies as a transsexual and/or transgender male
A person who identifies as a transsexual and/or transgender woman
A short-term used by some individuals, it stands for Female-To-Male transsexual and/or transgender
A short-term used by some individuals, it stands for Male-To-Female transsexual and/or transgender
A term to describe those assigned female at birth, the acronym stands for female-assigned-at-birth
A term to describe those assigned male at birth, the acronym stands for male-assigned-at-birth
A term to describe those coercively assigned female at birth, the acronym stands for coercively-assigned-female-at-birth
A term to describe those coercively assigned male at birth, the acronym stands for coercively-assigned-male-at-birth
A term used for those who identify as ‘in-between’, ‘fluid’, or (most commonly) neither and/or androgynous
Horemone Replacement Therapy
Please note that words like trans, transgender, transsexual and alike are adjectives, not nouns. They help describe a person, they are not ‘a person’. A person is not ‘a transgender’, they are a transgender(/ed) person.
”Why do you want to be a man/woman?”
Trans people don’t want to be the opposite gender and/or sex. They are the gender and/or sex they identify with.
“Why to transition if you’re going to be gay? / I would accept you as a gay, don’t worry!”
Trans people can identify as a heterosexual, gay, bi, pan, asexual, queer, or anything else, just like any cis man can. No matter what state a person is at in their transition (or non-transition, as the case may be) their sexual orientation is theirs alone to identify and should be respected.
“Why do you hate your body so much? There’s nothing wrong with it!”
Trans people don’t really hate their bodies (well, some of us do, just like some cis people hate their bodies). If a trans person chooses to modify their body it is to help bring them congruence and peace with their body, gender identity, and sex identity. This process may mean surgery and/or HRT, but it also doesn’t nessesarily mean that. Some trans people pack, bind, wear breasts, tuck, or many other things and those may be enough or they may not. Some trans people don’t do any of these things but they are no less trans than those who do.
NOTE #2 : This list is always growing, evolving, changing and reconstructing. Please leave a message in the ask box if you feel one of the definitions needs to be changed, updated, deleted and/or if you have a new word/definition you’d like to add
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