Transgender 101

Transgender 101 - TRANSGENDER 101 WHAT DOES TRANSGENDER...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
TRANSGENDER 101 UCSD LGBT Resource Center http://lgbt.ucsd.edu 858 822-3493 rainbow@ucsd.edu WHAT DOES TRANSGENDER MEAN? As the name implies, someone who is transgender is someone who transgresses gender boundaries. Transgender behavior encompasses everything from a boy wearing fingernail polish to someone having surgery to change their sex. Transsexuals are people whose gender identity is opposite of their anatomical sex. Many (but not all) transsexual people take hormones and/or undergo sex reassignment surgery. Female to male (FTM) people were born physically female but see themselves as partially to fully masculine. Male to female (MTF) people were born physically male, but see themselves as partially to fully feminine. The transgender community comprisies mnay people. The definitions below will help. HELPFUL TERMS TO KNOW Transgender A person who lives as a member of a gender other than that expected based on anatomical sex. Sexual orientation varies and is not dependent on gender identity. Transsexual
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
Ask a homework question - tutors are online