Chaz Bono revealed his plan to transition in May 2009. broke the story via a prepared statement from Bono’s publicist that read, in part: “Yes, it’s true — Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision …

Punk band Against Me!’s lead singer made headlines in May with the announcement that she is transgender and will be now known as Laura Jane Grace. The musician, who shared her story in Rolling Stone, said “For me, the most …

Polygendered people are transgendered. Transgendered people are defined as individuals of any age or sex who manifest characteristics, behaviors or self-expression, which in their own or someone else’s perception, is typical of or commonly associated with persons of another gender. …

All these terms basically mean the same thing, i.e.people who do not define themselves by the ‘traditional’ gender identities of biological sex: Some genderqueer people see their identity as one of many possible genders other than man or woman, while …

another term for stealth


womyn-born-womyn, a term used by some to exclude transsexuals from the definition of femininity.


visibly gender-variant, a term used by some to describe anyone whose appearance or actions do not match their culture’s arbitrary expectations for people of their sex.

a plastic surgery procedure where a vagina is created. Sometimes called my loaded terms like sex change or sex reassignment surgery.

Describes someone who is accepted without question or suspicion in her chosen gender.

an outdated term for crossdresser.


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