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Transgender Terms and Definitions in an organized listing

Post by erica123 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:12 am

Definitions of being Transgender

Is an umbrella term that does not have a precise definition. It tends to include a very broad spectrum of gender-variances. Transgender does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation; TGs may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual or asexual.

A person who is MtF, born physically male but identifies as being/is female.

A person who is FtM, born physically female but identifies as being/is male.

Individuals that do not feel that they fit into either female or male.

The combination of masculine and feminine characteristics, look, identity and/or lifestyle.

Is a person who feels that their gender is fully male & fully female, generally by switching between the two. For some people, the switch is between two very distinct genders, which some consider to be separate "facets" or "personas". For others, the switch is much more fluid, with more of a grey area. Transitioning is a difficult idea for many bigenders because it is difficult for a bigender person to achieve a presentation or body that allows them to be comfortable in both genders.

Gender Fluid
Moving between genders. To relate to neither female or male but drift between the two, sometimes more to male and other times relating more to female but never fully one or the other.

Born with both sexes, often with partial and not complete organs. The old non-politically-correct term was "Hermaphrodite".

Someone who has transitioned and identifies with another gender/sex.

Someone who dresses as the opposite sex as they are, either in private or public. Often related to a sexual fetish.

Someone who dresses and acts as the opposite gender/sex for exhibitionism or show but not necessarily for personal reasons.

Drag Queen
A male identifying with female/feminine but for whom the female persona is often a show or public display.

Drag King
Female counterpart of a drag queen.

Butterfly Woman
English translation of the Native American term for a transgendered MtF.

Twin Spirit
Primarily Native American belief in both a male and female spirit inhabiting the same body.

Trans, Tranny, Shemale, Ladyboy
Slang terms for transgendered. Sometimes/some countries can be offensive or pornographic in
nature but not always.

Common terms used by Transgender people and medical professionals

Gender Dysphoria
A negative feeling toward one's current gender presentation.

Gender Identity Disorder. A diagnosis made by psychologists and physicians that indicates a patient is feeling significant gender dysphoria

Transitioning from one gender to another. This can, but doesn’t always, include surgeries.

M2F, MtF
A person who was born a male physically but transitions to a female.

F2M, FtM
A person who was born a female physically but transitions to a male.

Pre-Op, Non-Op, Pre-operation
Before any or no surgeries/SRS done.

Post Op, Post, "Post-Operation"
Has had SRS/surgery(s).

Sexual Reassignment Surgery. Genital re-constructive surgery.

Gender Reassignment Surgery.

Part Time
Living openly as a member of the opposite biological sex only part of one's life, the rest of the time living in hiding or secret (closeted).

Full Time/FT
Being, living as a Transgendered all the time, at work, at play, 24/7/365.

RLE/Real Life Experience
A process where transgendered people live full-time (usually 12-24 months) in their preferred gender identity for a period of time, often required before referrals for GRS/SRS.

Medication (usually pills or shots) prescribed by a doctor to change hormone levels in the body. This is usually estrogen in the case of MtFs or testosterone in the case of FtMs. Other hormones may also be prescribed to bring levels to a defined gender norm.

Acronym for Lesbian Gay Bisexual TransGender.

What you are if the body you were born with and your gender presentation (clothes, mannerisms, etc) are aligned.

The belief and treatment of transgender and/or transsexual people as inferior to cissexual (non-trans) people.

Terms and definitions of sexuality

Attraction to the opposite sex/gender.

Attraction to the same sex/gender.

Attractions to female and male.

Little or no sexual attractions and practices.

All kinds of sexuality, not limited to or inhibited by sexual choice, gender or practice.

A person who is attracted to more than one gender or sex but not the same as "Pansexual" (pan is all, poly is many).

A sexual response in biological males characterized by sexual arousal over the thought of being or becoming female.

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Re: Transgender Terms and Definitions in an organized listin

Post by Lindaj » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:51 am

Thank you for posting this, Hug
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