LGB(T)Q+ - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, plus many more. Such as pansexual, asexual, and the list goes on.
FTM/FAAB - Someone who was born as female but is transitioning to male. Who identifies and lives as one.
MTF/MAAB- Someone who was born as a male but is transitioning to female. Who identifies and lives as one.
Bigender - Someone who identifies with the two female and male gender. They may feel strongly about one but they identify with both.
Two Spirited - A contemporary term that refers to the historical and current First Nations people whose individuals spirits were a blend of male and female spirits.
X - Someone who doesn't identify with any of societies labels. To compare to Malcolm X's rejection of slavery. Many trans POC claim X as their gender not to conform.
Transgender - An individual who is transitioning to the opposite or another gender other than the one assigned at birth.
Transman - Transgender man “FTM”.
Transwomen- Transgender woman “MTF”. PLEASE NOTE: Transwomen are not cross dressers nor drag queens.
Drag Queen - Mostly men, gay/bisexual/etc, that crossdress like "women" for pure entertainment. They do not identify as transwomen, although they may prefer she/her pronouns while in attire.
Cisgender - Refers to someone who identifies which the gender they were assigned at birth. They are NOT transgender, nor are they apart of the community. However they can be allies.
Queer - Is an umbrella term used to identify those not fitting cultural norms around sexuality and/or gender identity/expression.
Gender Identity - Someone's internal sense or discovery of what gender they are.
Gender Expression - How someone represents themselves. Through behavior , clothing, according to societies standards. Their gender expression may not match their identity
Genderqueer - A term used by some individuals who identify as neither entirely male nor entirely female.
Gender Non Conforming - Someone who's gender expression is different from societal expectations related to gender.
Intersex - Someone who was born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or chromosome pattern that does not seem to fit typical male and/or female. This does not mean they are transgender !
Transition - The process someone who identifies under the queer/trans spectrum goes through to start living as the gender they identify with, versus the one they were assigned at birth. This is done in many ways, through changing their name legally, by asking people they know to address them by their "preferred" pronouns, through the way they dress, and or by receiving hormone replacement therapy and or gender reassignment surgery. NOT every trans person physically transitions. Nor is it required to be considered transgender. Some trans folk are afraid to have surgery, or do not have access to such resources. Any way they choose to transition makes them transgender. There is nothing that keeps anyone from being "trans enough!"