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Terms are always changing in the LGBTQ+ community. This list will be updated as
often as possible to keep up with the rapid proliferation of queer and trans language.
SummaryCisgender/cisTerm for someone who exclusively identifies as their sex assigned at birth. The term cisgender is not indicative of gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, or how one is perceived in daily life.
Transgender/TransEncompassing term of many gender identities of those who do not identify or exclusively identify with their sex assigned at birth. The term transgender is not indicative of gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, phy
sical anatomy, or how one is perceived in daily life. Also see: The Gender Unicorn.
QueerA term for people of marginalized gender identities and sexual orientations who are not cisgender and/or heterosexual. This term has a complicated history as a reclaimed slur.Basic Terminology
Cisgender/cisAdjective that means “identifies as their sex assigned at birth” derived from the Latin word meaning “on the same side.” A cisgender/cis person is not transgender. “Cisgender” does not indicate biology, gender expression, or sexuality/sexual orientation. In discussions regarding trans issues, one would differentiate between women who are trans and women who aren’t by saying trans women and cis women. Cis is not a “made up” word or slur. Note that cisgender does not have an “ed” at the end.Gender Expression/PresentationThe physical manifestation of one’s gender identity through clothing, hairstyle, voice, body shape, etc. (typically referred to as masculine or feminine). Many transgender people seek to make their gender expression (how they look) match their gender identity (who they are), rather than their sex assigned at birth. Someone with a gender nonconforming gender expression may or may not be transgender.Gender IdentityOne’s internal sense of being male, female, neither of these, both, o
r other gender(s). Everyone has a gender identity, including you. For transgender people, their sex assigned at birth and their gender identity are not necessarily the same.Sex Assigned At Birth
The assignment and classification of people as male, female, intersex, or another sex assigned at birth often based on physical anatomy at birth and/or karyotyping.
Sexual OrientationA person’s physical, romantic, emotional, aesthetic, and/or other form of attraction to others. In Western cultures, gender identi
ty and sexual orientation are not the same. Trans people can be straight, bisexual, lesbian, gay, asexual, pansexual, queer, etc. just like anyone else. For example, a trans woman who is exclusively attracted to other women would often identify as lesbian.
Transgender/Trans
An umbrella term for people whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. The term transgender is not indicative of gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, or how one is perceived in daily life. Note that transgender does not have an “ed” at the end. TransitionA person’s process of developing and assuming a gender expression to match their gender identity. Transition can include: coming out to one’s family, friends, and/or co-workers; changing one’s name and/or sex on legal documents; hormone therapy; and possibly (though not always) some form of surgery. It’s best not to assume how one transitions as it is different for everyone.TranssexualA deprecated term that is often
considered pejorative similar to transgender in that it indicates a difference between one’s gender identity and sex assigned at birth. Transsexual often – though not always – implicates hormonal/surgical transition from one binary gender (male or female) to the other. Unlike transgender/trans, transsexual is not an umbrella term, as many transgender people do not identify as transsexual. When speaking/writing about trans people, please avoid the word transsexual unless asked to use it by a transsexual person.
More TerminologyAgenderAn umbrella term encompassing many different genders of people who commonly do not have a gender and/or have a gender that they describe as neutral. Many agender people are trans. As a new and quickly-evolving term, it is best you ask how someone defines agender for themselves.
AFAB and AMABAcronyms meaning “assigned female/male at birth” (also designated female/male at birth or female/male assigned at birth). No one, whether cis or trans, gets to choose what sex they’re assigned at birth. This term is preferred to “biological male/female”, “male/female bodied”, “natal male/female”, and “born male/female” which are inaccurate.AllySomeone who advocates and supports a community other than their own. Allies are not part of the communities they help. A person should not self-identify as an ally but show that they are one through action.
AromanticThe lack of romantic attraction, and one identifying with this orientation. This may be used as an umbrella term for other emotional attractions such as demiromantic.AsexualThe lack of a sexual attraction, and one identifying with this orientation. This may be used as an umbrella term for other emotional attractions such as demisexual.BigenderRefers to those who identify as two genders. Can also identify as multigender (identifying as two or more genders). This ter should not be confused with Two-Spirit, which is specifically associated with Native American and First Nations culturesBinaryA system only encompassing two options. This term is also used as an adjective to describe the genders female/male or woman/man. Since the binary genders are the only ones recognized by society as being legitimate, they enjoy an unfairly privileged status.BisexualityAn umbrella term for people who experience sexual and/or emotional attraction to more than one gender. See also: pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, and queerBoi A term used within the queer communities of colo
r to refer to sexual orientation, gender, and/or aesthetic among people usually assigned female at birth. Boi often designates queer women who present with masculinity (although, this depends on location and usage). This term originated in women of color communities in the 20th century.Bottom SurgeryGenital surgeries such as vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, or metoidioplasty.ButchAn identity or presentation related to masculinity. Butch can be an adjective (she’s a butch woman), a verb (he went home to “butch up”), or a noun (they identify as a butch). Although commonly associated with masculine queer/lesbian women, it’s used by many to describe a distinct gender identity and/or expression, and does not necessarily imply that one also identifies as a woman or not.Cross-dressing (also crossdressing)The act of dressing and presenting as a different gender. One who considers this an integral part of their identity may identify as a crossdresser. “Transvestite” is often considered a pejorative term with the same meaning. Drag performers are crossdressing performers who take on stylized, exaggerated gender presentations (although not all drag performers identify as crossdressers). Crossdressing and drag are forms of gender expression and are not necessarily tied to erotic activity, nor are they indicative of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This term should only be used by the consent of the person it describes.CissexismSystemic prejudice in the favor of cisgender people.DragExaggerated, theatrical, and/or performative presentation that usually plays with gender. Although most commonly used to refer to crossdressing performers (drag queens and drag kings), anyone of any gender can do any form of drag. Doing drag does not necessarily have anything to do with one’s sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or sexual orientation.DyadicNot intersex.FemmeAn identity or presentation that leans towards femininity. Femme can be an adjective (he’s a femme boy), a verb (she feels better when she “femmes up”), or a noun (they’re a femme). Although commonly associated with feminine lesbian/queer women, it’s used by many to describe a distinct gender identity and/or expression, and does not necessarily imply that one also identifies as a woman or not.Gender Affirming Surgery; Genital Reassignment/Reconstruction Surgery; Vaginoplasty; Phalloplasty; Metoidioplasty
Different surgeries related to genitalia. These are only one part of some trans people’s transition (see “Transition” below). Only the minority of transgender people choose to and can afford to have genital surgery. The following terms are inaccurate, offensive, or outdated: sex change operation, gender reassignment/realignment surgery (gender is not changed due to surgery), gender confirmation/confirming surgery (genitalia do not confirm gender), and sex reassignment/realignment surgery (as it insinuates a single surgery is required to transition along with sex being an ambiguous term).
The Gender BinaryA system of viewing gender as consisting solely of two, opposite categories, termed “male and female”, in which no other possibilities for gender or anatomy are believed to exist. This system is oppressive to anyone who defies their sex assigned at birth, but particularly those who are gender-variant or do not fit neatly into one of the two standard categories.Gender DysphoriaAnxiety and/or discomfort regarding one’s sex assigned at birth.Gender FluidA changing (“fluid”) gender identity and/or presentation.Gender Identity Disorder / GIDA controversial DSM-III and DSM-IV diagnosis given to transgender and other gender-nonconforming people. Because it labels people as “disordered,” Gender Identity Disorder is often considered offensive. The diagnosis is frequently given to children who don’t conform to expected gender norms in terms of dress, play or behavior. Such children are often subjected to intense psychotherapy, behavior modification and/or institutionalization. This term was replaced by the term “gender dysphoria” in the DSM-5.Genderqueer
An identity commonly used by people who do not identify or express their gender within the gender binary. Those who identify as genderqueer may identify as neither male nor female, may see themselves as outside of or in between the binary gender boxes, or may simply feel restricted by gender labels. Many genderqueer people are cisgender and identify with it as an aesthetic. Not everyone who identifies as genderqueer identifies as trans or nonbinary.
Heteronormative / HeteronormativityTerms referring to the assumption that heterosexuality is the norm, which plays out in interpersonal interactions and society and furthers the marginalization of queer people.Intersex
Describing a person with a less common combination of hormones, chromosomes, and anatomy that are used to assign sex at birth. There are many examples such as Klinefelter Syndrome, Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Parents and medical professionals usually coercively assign intersex infants a sex and have, in the past, been medically permitted to perform surgical operations to conform the infant’s genitalia to that assignment. This practice has become increasingly controversial as intersex adults speak out against the practice. The term intersex is not interchangeable with or a synonym for transgender (although some intersex people do identify as transgender).
LGBTQIAPP+A collection of identities short for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, pansexual, polysexual (sometimes abbreviated to LGBT or LGBTQ+). Sometimes this acronym is replaced with “queer.” Note that “ally” is not included in this acronym.
Monosexual / Multisexual / Non-monosexualUmbrella terms for orientations directed towards one gender (monosexual) or multiple genders (multisexual/non-monosexual).
Nonbinary (Also Non-Binary)Preferred umbrella term for all genders other than female/male or woman/man, used as an adjective (e.g. Jesse is a nonbinary person). Not all nonbinary people identify as trans and not all trans people identify as nonbinary. Sometimes (and increasingly), nonbinary can be used to describe the aesthetic/presentation/expression of a cisgender or transgender person.
PackingWearing a penile prosthesis.PansexualCapable of being attracted to many/any gender(s). Sometimes the term omnisexual is used in the same manner. “Pansexual” is used more frequently as more people acknowledge that gender is not binary. Sometimes, the identity fails to recognize that one cannot know individuals with every existing gender identity.Passing/blending/assimilating
Being perceived by others as a particular identity/gender or cisgender regardless how the individual in question identifies, e.g. passing as straight, passing as a cis woman, passing as a youth. This term has become controversial as “passing” can imply that one is not genuinely what they are passing as.
PolysexualCapable of being attracted to multiple gender(s).
QueerUmbrella term for gender and sexual minorities who are not cisgender and/or heterosexual. There is a lot of overlap between queer and trans identities, but not all queer people are trans and not all trans people are queer. The word queer is still sometimes used as a hateful slur, so although it has mostly been reclaimed, be careful with its use.StealthTo not be openly transgender in all or most social situations.
TShort for testosterone.Top SurgeryChest surgery such as double mastectomy, breast augmentation, or periareolar (keyhole) surgeries.TransPrefix or adjective used as an abbreviation of transgender, derived from the Latin word meaning “across from” or “on the other side of.”Trans*An outdated term popularized in the early 2010’s that was used to signify an array of identities under the trans umbrella. However, it became problematized online due to improper usage. See our page on the asterisk.
TransitionA person’s process of developing and assuming a gender expression to match their gender identity. Transition can include: coming out to one’s family, friends, and/or co-workers; changing one’s name and/or sex on legal documents; hormone therapy; and possibly (though not always) some form of surgery. It’s best not to assume how one transitions as it is different for everyone.TransmisogynyOriginally coined by the author Julia Serano, this term recognizes the intersections of transphobia and misogyny and how they are often experienced as a unique form of oppression against trans women.TransphobiaSystemic violence against trans people, associated with attitudes such as fear, discomfort, distrust, or disdain. This word is used similarly to homophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, etc.Trans Woman / Trans Man
Trans woman generally describes someone assigned male at birth who identifies as a woman. This individual may or may not actively identify as trans. It is grammatically and definitionally correct to include a space between trans and woman. The same concept applies to trans men. Often it is good just to use woman or man.
Sometimes trans women identify as male-to-female (also MTF, M2F, or trans feminine) and sometimes trans men identify as female-to-male (also FTM, F2M, or trans masculine). Please ask before identifying someone. Use the term and pronouns preferred by the individual.Two SpiritAn umbrella term referring to various indigenous gender identities in North America.
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Old 08-30-2021, 10:07 PM
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Because we told you we're trans, silly. We can say that openly these days. As a trans woman, I reported you for that ban because you would not refrain from repeatedly using slurs that, frankly, do not bother me one bit, but fuck you anyways. I'm so sorry you're still upset about it. I hope we can all use that as a reminder of how the world you grew up in is gone forever and is never, ever coming back. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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edit: on a non-trans related comment, you are a punk who runs to mods. You talk a fierce girl-power game though.
doesn't count when you're in the overwhelming majority of neonazi psychos flooding the board because September /pol/ exists, just being a disruptive gaylord parroting meanspirited shit and grandma chainmail contents, totally counter to the spirit of roleplaying gaming. Your childhood isn't roleplaying games, it's brutality on a schoolyard, and you have linked yourself in with late-year "gamer" culture by soldering hate memes onto your forehead. This is not in continuity with your idealized self, it is in continuity with the stupid ass hostile redneck that you are. And at that point banning becomes funny, just like how it was always used to good effect and comedy on Internet boards to squash endless dead memes. And your stupid ass being mad is the punchline, so you understand.

LOL @ the guy I was debating just being too stupid to understand that i know he has developed parallel constructions to justify his hatred of me after the fact, and so that doesn't constitute a comeback. I already addressed that stupid. But no point quoting to talk more with that mad turd.
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I mean, like fag is short for faggot so what is the big deal? I mean, come on!

You don't have to pretend at all. Gender is fluid my guy. *Rips bong*
So transsexual is out, got it. Homosexual and heterosexual, those still good?
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Old 08-30-2021, 10:21 PM
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Tranny is short for transsexual. So is trans okay? Or we’re just supposed to pretend a trans woman is actually a woman?
sounds like u just discovered "trans woman" is a pretty neutral descriptor and works well in the language. Nice job! My advice is not to think about it so much, seems you do fine when you forget to be an asshole correctly. F ag
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i just love hammering nails, what can i tell ya. sometimes you gotta pry that thing out of my hand or ill hammer all day
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So transsexual is out, got it. Homosexual and heterosexual, those still good?
Yes, that works perfectly well if you first apply the identified gender. So you could call two of the same gender homosexual but lets say a mtf and a cis male are together, that would not be homosexual.

*STUFFS A BUNCH OF PLASTIC INTO A BIG BONG AND RIPS IT*

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if their gender identity is legit confusing when u encounter them, yes they are probably aids human beings. i personally have tried and failed to stand people like this up-close and found the examples I met EXTREMELY stunted emotionally, and privileged economically. Try to start a moneymaking venture with one at your fucking peril because they literally don't care about money because they live on an allowance at 30. this is the FTM community though largely [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] and the confusion tends to come from the fact that you are looking at a hormonally female person likely wearing makeup, trying to look pretty, who pretends to claim a gender nonconformity or confusion. Most of this is spurious fashion nonsense, I'm sorry but we can all see it.

So it's not really relevant to the posters on this board.

We can see that silly shit too, we just don't feel obsessed with beating ppl up for doing their stupid thing. Some noncomforming type ppl it makes sense to me, others it's cringe. With trans women they tend to be pursuing a prettttty obvious goal. If they try to stay on male hormones or anything as...weird, and basically illegitimate, as that, it freaks me out. But there's not really many red flag examples I have actually met. Naturally I wouldn't say this in more polite company; I am explaining tolerance to you. I am tolerant with racial minorities too, even the ones who listen to that devil-rap.

It's all ad absurdum stuff anyway. They hate trans women, but use noncomforming (born female) people to discredit our identity. It's in bad faith, plainly. Mock halfwits, goblins and confused young lucky pretty girls all you want, brave lions. Rehash that same episode of Shapiro you've had on repeat. But it don't apply to me. Forged in fire, not vacuum.
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It’s amazing how much attention the trans community garners, for being statistically irrelevant.
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It’s amazing how much attention the trans community garners, for being statistically irrelevant.
How many actors are on stage vs the audience?
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literally only taln bout it 'cuz of your interest. We just got past this. You're correct though, it's my fault for even engaging with you and your agency is basically irrelevant in light of the uncontrollable obsession. It's talking to you that gets us stuck on the trans topic. I am re-explaining "from the dawn of time", yet again, because I love you and believe in redemption. If you want the honest troof of my complex here.

I am probably very very evil though in actuality, I mean I am one of the circus freaks but hotter than your wife and with the most unfiltered and accurate and uniquely brilliant scientific takes of any writer at any publication writing to lay people! The only person writing meaningful material on the board founded in expertise. I must be a witch! Somebody, turn me off!
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