is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative gender role (woman or man) assigned at birth, as well as the role traditionally held by society
Transgendered people may identify as…
Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, or asexual
refers to the state of one's "gender identity" (self-identification as woman, man, or neither) not matching one's "assigned sex" (identification by others as male or female based on physical/genetic sex).
**Does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation
· Loosely defined as a person who has an apparent gender identification with one sex and has been birth-designated as belonging to one sex, but enjoys wearing the clothing of the opposite sex
• May not identify with or want to be the opposite gender, nor adopt the behaviors or practices of the opposite gender, and generally do not want to medically alter their bodies.
• The majority of cross-dressers identify as heterosexual
Describe the term:
• Used as a synonym for the term "cross-dresser", though the term "cross-dresser" is the preferred