transgender terminology


Ryan Cassata teaches gay youtube stars Davey Wavey, ElloSteph, Marissa Farina, & Stevie Boebi some FTM (female to male) transgender slang terms through a fun slap-the-hand guessing game. What’s a penguin? What’s an STP? What’s stealth? Find out now!

anonymous asked:

Just to letcha know, the preferred terminology is 'transgender people', not 'transgenders'. And we don't really distinguish between 'transgender' and 'transsexual'. Some people may prefer to self-identify that way, but for the most part 'transsexual' is considered outdated and borderline offensive.

I don’t remember using transsexual recently (I may have typed it tho), but got it, i’ll be more attentive :)

In France, the term transsexual is still fairly used, but it somewhat implies that the person had the operation (while transgender doesn’t imply it but doesn’t outrule it, and anyway, both are “none of our fucking business”).

As for noun vs adjective, I’ll be more careful too, promise!!

I just rather use  “people” and be a super inclusive ass, tbh.. I don’t often talk about trans-stuff here, yet.
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The Telegraph published a poll last week, asking readers whether the singular they ― as in, “My friend ate a bagel. They beamed with perfect joy” ― is a correct use of grammar. The 1,000-plus voters were torn on the issue: 54 percent said “no,” and 46 percent ― myself included ― said “yes.”
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In April, the boundary between transgender and not-transgender was officially written into American English when the Merriam-Webster dictionary formally adopted the word cisgender

(n. ”Someone whose internal sense of gender corresponds with the sex the person was identified as having at birth.”) 

Like the word straight, cisgender expands what we can discuss about gender and sexuality by naming something that had previously been unmarked or simply considered “natural.” Simultaneously, by recognizing that everyone has an internal sense of gender—not just trans people—the word normalizes transgender experiences.

Yet it’s worth taking a moment, as we stand on this important linguistic threshold, to survey another possibility, a different way of dividing and describing our experiences of gender, which has existed (and still exists) parallel to the ideas of transgender/cisgender-hood. I’m talking about the femme queens and butch queens of the ballroom world, a community founded by black and Latino queer people.
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Cisgender... gender fluid... transmasculine -- your questions answered!

Keeping up with all of the different ways that people identify can feel overwhelming — especially since we know gender exists on a spectrum and identity can be fluid. This new video from Curious Jack attempts to demystify some of the confusion surrounding gender identity by providing definitions and context for a handful of ways of identifying.