Taken from Tumblr, it's actually a cess poll that I avoid but man if there a time where I could target something or make a propaganda campaign it would be tumblr user base. It's just awful.
- AFAB - Assigned female at birth.
- Agender, Agendered - A non-binary identity, meaning without a gender or gender identity.
- Alia, Aliagender - “A gender experience which is “other”, or stands apart from existing gender constructs” (from )
- AMAB - Assigned male at birth.
- Ambigender - 1. Available or common to more than one gender. 2. A non-binary identity related to androgyne, bigender, and/or genderfluid.
- Androgens - Hormones such as testosterone, sometimes called
“male sex hormones,” although people of any gender can have high
androgen levels, and not all men have high androgen levels.
- Androgyne - A non-binary identity, meaning a combination,
blending, or in-between point between two genders (usually between male
and female). Androgynes may or may not present androgynously, and may or
may not experience multiple genders..
- Androgynous, Androgyny - 1. Related to an androgyne gender
identity. 2. A gender presentation that is ambiguous between male and
female, or which blends them, or lies in the middle between them.
- Androgynous of Center - Any of several gender identities that lean closer to “androgyne” than to male or female.
- Androsexual - Sexually attracted to masculinity or to men. Warning: this word is sometimes used in transphobic ways.
- Anti-Androgens - Drugs that negate the effects of
testosterone, usually given during adolescence to trans youth who do not
wish to develop conventionally “masculine” features. A type of hormone
- Anti-Estrogens - Drugs that negate the effects of estradiol
and other estrogens, usually given during adolescence to trans youth who
do not wish to develop conventionally “feminine features.” A type of
- ASAB - Assigned sex at birth.
- Assigned Sex (At Birth) - The gender identity imposed on
someone by their family and by society. This gender is usually decided
at birth or in utero, and is usually based on genitalia. Almost all
people are assigned male or female at birth, even if they are intersex.
- Autoandrophilia - Pleasure, sexual or otherwise, derived from
imagining oneself as a man. The much rarer counterpart to
autogynephilia, and also not recommended.
- Autogynephilia - Pleasure, sexual or otherwise, derived from
imagining oneself as a woman. Historically, diagnosis of autogynephilia
was/is commonly used to restrict trans women’s access to transitioning,
and to pathologize them as mentally ill. Not recommended for general
- Being Read - An alternative phrase to “passing” that shifts
responsibility of correct gendering onto onlookers, instead of on the
person who is read. A trans person who is read correctly is recognized
as their correct gender.
- Bigender - A non-binary identity in which a person has two or
more genders. Any combination of genders is possible, not just
male/female. These genders may be present simultaneously, they may
fluctuate, or both.
- Binarism - The belief, prejudice or social force that claims
only two genders exist, male and female, and that all non-binary and
genderqueer gender identities are invalid. Binarism is inextricably tied
to colonialism and racism, and is a way that Western European cultures
attack the gender expression of other cultures and ethnic groups.
- Binary Gender - A gender that is either strictly male or
strictly female. This is not affected by whether a person is cis or
trans: a trans man or trans woman has a binary gender, unless he or she
also identifies as non-binary.
- Binder - In trans discussions, a garment used to minimize or alter the appearance of breasts.
- Binding - The practice of hiding or reshaping breasts, usually to achieve a more masculine or androgynous appearance.
- Biological Essentialism - In trans discussions, the belief
that a person’s gender can only be defined by their genes and/or
genitalia at birth. Biological essentialism usually ignores the
existence of intersex people and is a major component of transphobia.
- Biological Sex - A social construct that categorizes human
bodies as male or female based on chromosomes or genitalia. Contrary to
popular belief, there are not two biological sexes, because people can
be born with a wide variety of sexual characteristics, and many
different combinations of sexual characteristics. Many trans and/or
intersex people find the phrase or concept offensive, and prefer the
phrase “assigned sex,” or “designated sex.”
- Body Dysphoria - A feeling of stress or unhappiness related
to one’s body. In trans discussions, it is a type of gender dysphoria
caused by the body’s appearance clashing with one’s internal gender
- Bottom Surgery - A colloquial term for surgery that corrects one’s genitalia to better match one’s preferred gender presentation.
- Brain Sex - A controversial idea that posits that a person’s gender identity may be reflected by the structure of their brain.
- Butch - More reminiscent of what is traditionally considered
boyish or masculine than feminine. May refer to a gender identity,
gender presentation, or a style of dress. Often associated with lesbian
- CAFAB - Coercively assigned female at birth.
- CAMAB - Coercively assigned male at birth.
- CASAB - Coercively assigned sex at birth. See assigned sex at birth.
- Cis - Short for cisgender or cissexual.
- Cis Privilege - Short for cisgender privilege.
- Cisgender - Consistently experiencing your gender in a way that matches the gender assigned to you at birth. Not trans.
- Cisgender Privilege - The benefits, opportunities and
everyday courtesies that cisgender people are able to take for granted,
and which trans and non-binary people may not be able to count on.
- Cishet - A person who is cisgender, hetero-romantic and heterosexual.
- Cissexism - The unjust social institution that validates
cisgender identities more than trans identities, and which grants
privileges to cis people while oppressing trans people.
- Cissexual - Usually a synonym for cisgender, though some people make a distinction, similar to the transgender/transsexual distinction.
- Chaser - A person who seeks out trans people for dating or
sex. Chasers have a bad reputation for fetishizing, disrespecting and
mistreating trans people, especially trans women.
- Chromosomes - Gene sequences that determine how an organism’s
body develops and reproduces. The human sex chromosomes, X and Y,
usually determine whether a fetus develops typical egg-producing anatomy
or typical sperm-producing anatomy. However, other factors can affect a
person’s anatomical and psychological development, and the chromosomes
do not necessarily reflect a person’s true gender.
- Clocking - An event in which an observer notices or realizes a trans person’s assigned sex at birth, without the trans person’s consent.
- Colonialism - In trans discussions, colonialism is the
practice of imposing Western systems of gender onto non-Western
cultures, invalidating native people’s gender identities in the process.
Colonialism can involve either denying that a gender exists, or
reinterpreting the gender to fit a Western model, e.g. by claiming that a
hijra person must be transgender. Binarism is a form of colonialism.
- Coming Out - In trans discussions, the process of telling
someone that one is trans. This applies both to trans people who have
transitioned to live as their correct gender, as well as to those who
- Correct Pronouns - Alternate phrase for “preferred pronouns.
- Corrective Rape - Sexual assault done with the intent to
change someone’s sexual or romantic orientation, or gender identity.
Trans people, especially trans women and sex workers, are sometimes
victimized by corrective rape.
- Crossdresser - A person who chooses to wear clothing that
does not match their gender identity or usual gender presentation. A
controversial concept because clothing is not intrinsically gendered,
and the wearer may define it as appropriate to their own gender
regardless of social norms. This is a loaded term and should not be used
without the permission of the person being referred to.
- Crossdressing - The act of wearing clothing that does not
match one’s gender identity. A controversial concept because clothing is
not intrinsically gendered, and the wearer may define it as appropriate
to their own gender regardless of social norms. Trans people who wear
the clothing of their assigned sex may consider themselves as
crossdressing; when wearing clothing of their actual gender, they are not crossdressing, though they may appear that way to uninformed people.
- Crossplay - To dress up as a fictional or historical
character that is of a different gender than oneself. A controversial
concept because clothing is not intrinsically gendered, and the wearer
may define it as appropriate to their own gender regardless of social
- Deep Stealth - Living full-time as one’s correct gender, without any of the people one regularly interacts with knowing that one is trans.
- Degender - To ignore or invalidate someone’s gender. Similar
to misgendering, but does not necessarily impose a different, inaccurate
gender onto the target person while invalidating them.
- Dehumanization - A kind of stigma that lessens a person by
making them seem less than human; often likening them to an animal,
machine or monster. A common component of transphobia.
- Demiboy - See demiguy.
- Demienby - A gender that is partly one non-biinary gender, and partly another non-binary gender.
- Demigender - Umbrella term for demigirl, demiguy, demienby, demiboy, and similar genders.
- Demigirl - A gender that is partly female and partly non-binary. Can be AFAB or AMAB.
- Demiguy - A gender that is partly male and partly non-binary. Can be AMAB or AFAB.
- Detransition - To stop, pause, or reverse some or all of the effects of transitioning.
- DFAB - Designated female at birth. Alternative to AFAB.
- Desexualization - A stigma that denies a person’s sexuality or sexual agency. A common component of transphobia.
- Designated Sex (At Birth) - An alternative phrase for assigned sex at birth.
- DMAB - Designated male at birth. Alternative to AMAB.
- Drag - Crossdressing. Drag is done for a wide variety of
reasons and purposes. People in drag may attempt to plausibly appear as
their target gender, parody gender, exaggerate gender, or deconstruct
gender. Some people who wear drag are trans and some are not. See
"Crossdressing” for problematic elements of this concept.
- Drag King - A person who does not identify as male but dresses up to resemble one. Trans men are not
drag kings, because they are men. However, some people who appear to be
drag kings may later come to identify as trans men. See “Crossdressing”
for problematic elements of this concept.
- Drag Queen - A person who does not identify as female but dresses up to resemble one. Trans women are not
drag queens, because they are women. However, some people who appear to
be drag queens may later come to identify as trans women. See
“Crossdressing” for problematic elements of this concept.
- DSM - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders. The DSM-IV includes Gender Identity Disorder, which was
renamed Gender Dysphoria in the DSM-V. There is controversy over whether
these ideas should be included in the DSM or not.
- Dysphoria - In trans discussions, a feeling of displeasure, stress, anxiety or depression related to one’s gender. See gender dysphoria.
- Dyadic - Having a stereotypically male or female anatomy, as Western culture would define it; not intersex.