Yet a macro survey of transgender adults conducted in the US indicated that a large proportion of respondents knew at an early age what their true gender was – they just kept it under wraps because of social stigma in their childhood years. So we could say that gender-creative children can possibly know their gender – and do, at a very young age.
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Diane Ehrensaft, Director of Mental Health at the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at UCSF.

Read the full article: We trust children to know what gender they are – until they go against the norm

anonymous asked:

what's cis? can you explain me what genders are between male and female?

Being cisgender means your gender matches the sex you were assigned at birth.

There are lots of genders other than male and female, and it would be impossible to count, or explain every single one of them here, but thanks to the internet we have endless websites/resources that explain gender and gender identities.

Since I’m a fan of Ashley Mardell’s and her videos, I’ll link you to her series of the ABC’s of LGBT about gender identities: Part 1 and Part 2. These should be helpful.

If you want to know more about specific gender identities, Google and tumblr will be your friend! ;)

~Steph

Master Post of Gender Identities

Disclaimer: I pulled a lot of these definitions from the internet. If you see a definition that isn’t correct or should be clarified, please let me know and I will update this list.

  • Cisgender identifies with gender given at birth
  • Transgender does not identifiy with gender given at birth
  • Demigirl not fully a girl
  • Demiboy not fully a boy
  • Genderfluid gender changes
  • Agender identifies with no gender
  • Bigender has two genders
  • Crystagender when your gender randomly changes, often feel fractured between multiple genders
  • Cryptogender gender that can’t be described
  • Aporagender gender separate from male, female, and anything in between but still having a specific gendered feeling
  • Aliagender gender is apart from existing gender
  • Angenital feel uncomfortable (potentially dysphoric) with having any sort of genitalia (sex) at all but do not mind gendered pronouns or having a gender label. You have a desire to be sexless but not necessarily genderless.
  • Androgyne identifies at androgynous gender
  • Neutrois gender nuetral
  • Non binary gender outside the male/female binary
  • Demibinary not fully binary or non-binary
  • Genderflux intensity of gender varies. similar to a light switch, one day feeling genderless, the next feeling very gendered.
  • Genderless no gender
  • Gender neutral neutral gender
  • Genderqueer umbrella term for all genres not male/female
  • Graygender someone who identifies outside the gender binary but does not feel completely one gender (similar to graysexual/grayromantic)
  • Gyaragender/Gendervex - Having multiple genders, but understanding none of them.
  • Gyaragirl/Gyarafeminine - Having multiple genders that, none of which you understand that have feminine qualities.
  • Gyaraboy/Gyaramasculine - Having multiple genders, none of which you understand that have masculine qualities.
  • Intergender an in between gender related to one’s intersex status. dyadics cannot be intergender
  • Intersex a person born with reproductive or sexual anatamy that does not fit male or female binary
  • Multigender more than one gender
  • Nanogender small part of a gender (considered opposite of demigenders)
  • Nanogirl small part girl
  • Nanoboy small part boy 
  • Pangender/Omnigender non-binary gender experience which refers to a wide multiplicity of genders that can (or not) tend to the infinite (meaning that this experience can go beyond the current knowledge of genders)
  • Polygender more than one gender
  • Temporagender gender changes with seasons
  • Trigender has three genders
  • Voidgender no gender

See Sexual/Romantic Orientations here

But seriously though

Being cishet is a total trip

You’re basically saying

“Hey,I’m going to squeeze and crush myself to fit into this blue/pink box that societal expectations are trying to press me into. I’m also going to deny the existence of colors other than blue/pink,AND I’m only going to have sex with people who are squeezed in the same box,but the ‘opposite’ color.”

It's 2015 and...

Agender people are amazing

Bigender people are amazing

Cisgender people are amazing

Demigender people are amazing

Genderfluid people are amazing

Genderless people are amazing

Genderqueer people are amazing

Questioning people are amazing

Transgender people are amazing

Two-Spirit people are amazing

The only thing keeping anyone from being amazing is by not accepting others.