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1 Transgender

2 Gender Sex refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women. Gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women. To put it another way: "Male" and "female" are sex categories, while "masculine" and "feminine" are gender categories.

3 What is transgender? Transgender is an umbrella term this means it someone who gender does not match there sex that was assigned at birth.

4 Transsexuals Transsexuals are people who where either born male but identify as female or born female and identify as male. Transsexuals often feel both emotionally and psychologically that they belong to the opposite sex.

5 Gender queer Gender queer is a catch-all category for gender identities other than male and female. Gender queer people may identify as one or more of the following: Moving between genders both male and female e.g. some days they might feel more feminine so they dress in feminine clothing or some days they will feel more masculine so they dress in masculine clothing. Without a gender, nongendered, genderless, agender, neutrois etc. Having an overlap of or indefinite lines between gender identity. Some gender queer people have body modification or hormones to suit their preferred expression.

6 Intersex Intersex is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn't seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. There are varies types of intersex such as: Androgen insensitivity syndrome - female-looking genitals on genetic male Congenital adrenal hyperplashia - male-looking genitals on genetic female. Sex chromosome syndromes - certain chromosome conditions without the correct XX or XY pairs of sex chromosomes.

7 Transvestite A person, typically a man, who derives pleasure from dressing in clothes appropriate to the opposite sex. Transvestite should not be confused with transsexual person who lives as a member of a sex different from their birth sex. Transvestites generally have less or no desire to change their sex they simply enjoy being able to cross-dress from time to time

8 Drag queens/kings A drag queen/king is a person, traditionally male, who dresses in drag and often acts with exaggerated masculinity and femininity and in female and male gender roles. Often they will exaggerate certain characteristics such as make-up, eyelashes and eyebrows and facial hair for comic, dramatic or satirical effect

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