Flags: genderqueer, non-binary, transgender
Transgender(≠cisgender) means that your assigned gender at birth isn’t the one you identify with(so, the gender you really are). There are two types of transidentity: binary(trans men and trans women) and non-binary. Non-binarity(and if I am right, genderqueer identities, which is a more politicized synonym of the term) is a spectrum which includes quite a few number of gender identities, outside of the boxes “man” and “woman”. You can be neither a man nor a woman, a mix between these genders...There is a lot of possibilities. For instance: non-binary, genderfluid, agender, polygender, bigender...
/!\ do not confuse non-binary people with intersex people, they are not the same.
It’s a feeling that you know(that you feel, if I dare) you aren’t in the binary boxes. There can be some dysphoria or not(like for binary trans people, not having it doesn’t make you unlegitimate). Not sticking with the gender stereotypes doesn’t necessarily make you a NB person. And if you are Nb and, for instance, wear very feminine or masculine clothes, it doesn’t make you less of a NB person. Tastes and looks don’t determine your gender.
A NB person can prefer a feminine(she/her), masculine(he/his) or neutral(they/them) pronoun. Some can also prefer that you alternate between two or more pronouns. I don’t know if it’s the case in English, but in French, you have some less-known pronouns than the ones I mentioned: “ael”, “im/em”, “ul/ol”, “ux/ox/ax” but a very few people use these neutral pronouns. Don’t misgender anybody, wether it’s a cis or trans person.
NB people exist, even if it’s a bit(or a lot) complicated for them and their gender identities, especially when it comes to identity papers(I have a counter-example, with Germany and it’s “third” gender on official papers, “divers”, which is a French word for “various”). They are oppressed in some countries, too. But I think this precision is unnecessary because you probably know that.
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