How to Speak Transgender

I’m really compiling this to clarify things in my head.  What’s okay? What’s not okay?  I’m trolling the huge book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves; A Resource for the Transgender Community,  edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth, as well as any other informative publication I can find in my self-educational journey (which I’m willing to share with you but given my experience with blog avoiders of unpleasantness I’m not, as they say, holding my breath.)

Genderqueer

Genderbender

boi

Gender expression

Gender presentation

gender dissonance

transgender

gender nonconforming

gender identity

gender roles

trans guy

trans-masculine

sex

gender

bio-female/male

female/male-bodied

gender binary

female assigned at birth

trans identity

gender dissonance

gender incongruence

affirmed gender

assigned sex

TGNC –  trans and gender noncnforming

MTF

trans men

female-to-male FTM/F2M)

AFAB -assigned female at birthAMAB

intesex

disorder of sex development

LBGTQI

transition

top surgery

bottom surgery

transgendered

transgender

transexual  (TS)

sex reassignment surgery (SRS)

gender-affirming surgery (GAS)

pass

stealth

trans experience

affirmed male

affirmed female

sexual orientation

LGBTQIA – lesbian, gay, bi=sexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allies.

cisgender –  (gender identity matches their bology

the transgender continuum

 

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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