As i promised to give you a slice on Transgender people. I’ve been doing some research and today I’m dishing you out all you need to know regarding this term – Trans-gender.
Firstly let’s get this clear, gender identity and transgender are different from sexual identity and lesbian, gay and bisexual. Sexuality identity is about who you are attracted to: gender identity is about how you are identify as male or female. With that said……
What Is Trans-gender?
Transgender, or Trans:- means someone whose gender differs from the one they were given when they were born. Transgender people may identify as male or female, or they may feel that neither label fits them.
Transition: in order to express their chosen gender, transgender people may transition, or change, from the gender they were given at birth. They may change names, pronoun or style of dress. Some transgender people also choose a medical transition, with the help of medical specialists, who will prescribe hormones and/or surgery.
Trans-sexual: a person who lives in a different gender to the one they were given when they were born. For an example, someone who was called a “boy” when they were born may feel strongly that they are really a girl. They would be called a trans women. If someone was labeled a “girl” at birth, and they later realize that they are male, they would be called a trans man.
Gender Identity: a person’s internal feelings, and the labels they use, such as male, female or transgender.
To simplify the above, basically people who identify as transgender or transsexual are usually people who are born with typical male or female anatomies but feel as they’ve been born into the “wrong body”, for example, a person who identifies as transgender or transsexual may have typical female anatomy but feel like a male and seek to become male by taking hormones or electing to have sex reassignment surgeries.
What Does Gender Mean To You?
Young people have lots of different experiences, perceptions of gender:
• For some being male or female is something they don’t think about it’s automatic.
• Other young people feel pressure to measure up to what’s expected of them as male or female.
• Lesbian, gay and bisexual young people are often told that the only way to be a “real man” or “real women” is to be heterosexual/straight.
• Some young people can feel like they want to change the gender they’ve been given in during their childhood.
For more information on Transgender people visit: http://www.genderdynamix.org.za Gender DynamiX is a non-profit organization addressing concerns on Transgender population.
Hope you will now have a clear understanding about transgender people, stay blessed and may you have a Gay week.