Learn More About Experiences of Transgender
One of the best way to gather experiences that are not immediately available to you personally is to read. Here is an eclectic mix of writing on non-binary sex and gender experiences. Consider what these might mean for your workplace colleagues.
- On coming out with contribution from Denise Breen Irish Trans Woman Ireland AD 2022
- Elliot Page on Transitioning Trans Man Canada AD 2022
- Life Journey of A Boy in a Girl’s Body Ireland 2022
- Sara Kelly Keenan’s Intersex Birth Certificate USA AD 2017
- Transgender lives Syria AD 204
- Transgender and Intersex in Ancient Rome 27 B.C. to A.D. 476
- Ancient Stories on non-binary Gender Identity in Ancient Greece 700-480 B.C
- Sex – a biological construct, sex is designated at birth, e.g. female, male, intersex. (Typically only female and male are available to choose.) Intersex means born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not fit with definitions of male or female.
- AFAB, abbreviates, assigned female at birth
- AMAB, abbreviates, assigned male at birth
- Gender – a social construct of cultural expectations based on sex. Expectations differ across time and culture. Examples of gender include transgender, feminine, masculine, androgynous, and non-binary. Not everyone is ‘gender conforming’.
“I’ve always felt as masculine as I do feminine. I can’t really choose a gender. The world doesn’t know what gender I am.“Sara Kelly Keenan
- Gender Identity – innermost self-concept of gender, as male, female, a blend of both or neither. Gender identity cannot be seen.
- Gender Expression – external presentation of gender identity, including mannerisms and clothing.
- Androgynous – a person whose gender expression appear (to you!) of indeterminate, blended or ambiguous sex.
- Cisgender a human whose gender identity is the same as sex (assigned) at birth.
- Transgender a person whose gender identity differs from their sex (assigned) at birth. e.g. trans man (assigned female at birth).
- Trans man a person who was assigned female at birth and whose gender identity is male.
- Trans woman a person who was assigned male at birth whose gender identity is female.
Not Gender-related But Often Confused with Gender
- Sexual Orientation – inherent pattern of emotional, romantic and sexual attraction towards another person. For example homosexual, heterosexual, and bisexual.