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Terms & Definitions


The term Transgender is often seen as an umbrella term used to describe many different gender identities. 

This guide is to help you understand the many terms and definitions that exist but by no means is the list finite. As time goes on new terms and definitions are created while others fall way to the side.

When in doubt, it is typically best to use the term the person uses to describe themselves. Even if you do not understand it.

It is wise to remember that one person’s identity may not be the same for another person.

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