Dude looks like a lady.

Or vice versa. Transgendered people are an intricate part of our community and sometimes hidden. In order to clear up some confusion on what being transgendered means let me give you soxinsrc_40203052813370463170435me background. Feel free to add anything you would like to this post in comment form.

Transgender is the state of one’s gender identity not matching one’s assigned sex. Usually transgendered people are described (but not limited to) people who were assigned a sex, usually at birth and based on their genitals, but who feel that this is a false or incomplete description of themselves. Meaning, that although they were born as a female or male, they identify with the opposite of what their sexes show. Not to be confused with transsexual people, who actually feel that surgery is the only way to feel like their true selves.

Following the sexual revolution of the 1960s, transgender sexuality has often been accepted into the fold of the LGBT movement. The  degree of this acceptance has not been without controversy, however, and has drawn criticism from LGB and transgender people alike. Because transgendered people do not just consider themselves homosexual.

Mz. Pink

To read more about the transgender movement click here.

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