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[But] it can be very offensive to some people, especially gay men of older generations.” This is a catchall usually used for trans people assigned female at birth who are men.Sometimes they have gone through -- or are planning to go through -- some medical interventions to enhance their comfort with their bodies.As things got better for LGBQ folks, the T just seemed louder by comparison.Our stories, eventually, cut through the noise and it leads us to where we are now.You should always ask before these acronyms to describe an individual. But if the topic comes up and you are struggling to find the right wording in your head, it’s OK to just ask: 'I’m sorry, this might be wrong, but do you prefer FTM or is there a better term?' Just use good judgment, be polite, and you'll be fine. " The above acronyms are used in reference to L) lesbian, G) gay, B) bisexual, T) transgender, Q) queer, and A) asexual or ally.Although ultimately impossible to measure precisely, a new study suggests that about 1.6 million Americans are transgender.
Monika is a trans woman, and she’s here to explain how you can make the world a better place by removing transphobia from your life.
Let’s broaden our discussion, to include all of our sex-positive brothers and sisters.
It is perfectly OK to not yet be familiar with these terms -- but as you seek to better understand the trans community, it helps to start by understanding some of the language. Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe a person who does not identify specifically with their assigned gender from birth.
"It’s a generalizing medical term to describe folks born with genetic, reproductive, and sexual anatomy differences that don’t fit the usual definitions of male and female.
Some intersex people are trans, and others aren’t, but they are separate things." Genderqueer is a sort of catchall umbrella term often used to describe gender non-conforming and trans folks who don’t feel like they fit into the male or female identity.
If you don’t know someone’s gender, it’s really easy to just use “their/they.” Try it! "People do it all the time in general," Monika says.