One who feels no sexual attraction or desire towards any gender identity; free from or unaffected by sexuality.
Asexual is an adjective describing one’s sexuality.
Jordan: I’m asexual! There are a decent amount of ace (short for asexual) blogs on Tumblr.
Ace, grey-a, demisexual, sexual orientation,
One whose gender identity is different from the gender assigned at birth. Not all folks of transgender experience identify as transgender. Some folks of transgender experience see themselves as disabled in some ways. Especially in stealth places, you’ll see some folks describing their transitions as correcting a “birth defect” (scare quotes not for the feeling but for the potentially ableist notions of the term).
Transgender is an umbrella term that includes non-binary transgender folks. In some spaces, you’ll see transgender and genderqueer placed separately, and genderqueer is assumed to be its own umbrella term. Genderqueer is not always a non-binary identity (some folks perform their gender queerly), but when it is, it’s part of the trans* community as are other non-binary gender identities.
Transgender is an adjective describing a state of being. Some folks say transgendered, but that implies that it’s a verb and, say, you could transgender someone or be transgendered yourself if you don’t watch out. Some folks use it as a noun and say “my friend is a transgender.” Some folks take offense to that wording.
Jack: “HI, my name is Jack, and I am transgender.”
Sally: “What pronouns do you prefer? Are you out to everyone or would you prefer that I not use your preferred pronouns in certain spaces?”
Cisgender, trans*, LGBT, GSM, QUILTBAG
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Anonymous asked: Does it count as cisplaining if a cis person is explaining something about trans* people to another cis person?
No, absolutely not. What makes cissplaining problematic is that someone who does not experience cissexism and is explaining what it is like to to someone who does. Cisgender folks don’t experience cissexism and, therefore, cannot cissplain one another.
Bigender is used as an adjective generally.
non-binary, gender, genderfluid
GSM is an acronym for “Gender and/or Sexuality Minority.” This is the basic catch-all for people who are not cisgender and/or heterosexual. It is more encompassing than the traditional LGBT and other such acronyms while still including those who don’t identify as queer or who are offended by the term.
Considering that GSM is more inclusive, not all LGBT spaces are truly GSM spaces as many of them function on excluding those who are not cisgender, gay, white, rich men. Using the term GSM is not meant to excuse exclusivity but to inspire inclusivity.
GSM is used in a sentence in the same way you’d use LGBT, QUILTBAG, and other acronyms.
LGBT, LGBTQ, QUILTBAG, queer
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Anonymous asked: Is a FAAB a person who was born with all female genitalia? Like does it have to be a hermaphrodite then parents chose for them to be female? I guess I don't understand, even through the definition.
No. There is currently a debate about whether or not the term only applies to intersex persons in that they are assigned a sex and forced to fit the medical standards of what said sex is “supposed” to look like in terms of genitalia.
There is no such thing as a single set of “female genitalia” the terms female and male are terms that describe the bodies of those who are female and male. Therefore, anyone who identifies their body as either of these things, regardless of body parts, has female or male bodies.
Being gendered or assigned at birth has nothing to do with one’s body but has everything to do with the judgments made by those who work within the medical industry.
Basically, it boils down to what was originally written on your birth certificate: F, M, or U (unassigned).
Anonymous asked: Can you identify as genderqueer while also identifying as transgendered? Because I identify as male though I still acknowledge some female characteristics. I feel gender-fluid yet male, if that makes sense?
Absolutely! Not that it particularly makes a difference in whether or not you can, but a lot of folks identify similarly.
Is there anything specific people would like to see posted here?
Skoliosexual describes a potential sexual attraction to non-binary identified individuals. This does not generally describe an attraction to specific genitalia or birth assignments but rather is an inclusive term.