When we left off, we had covered the dictionary definition of gender and a few related concepts. We found that while gender and sex relate to each other, one does not dictate the other. Let's dig deeper...
I was recently completing forms for a doctors office. While these forms were tedious before I came out, as a trans person, they've become really tricky.
Every person’s experience is different; there isn’t a universal answer to this question. Further, there are different ways to interpret the question which can lead to vastly different answers.
My perspective is from having MtF hormones and vaginoplasty. There are many other treatments, and people who have had those will likely have very different (yet really neat) answers.
I've been coming up against this question a lot lately. I'm not claiming to be an expert now, but I've learned a lot more, and have developed thoughts and theories to explain some of the issues we face now.
I will fight for my rights until my dying breath (which, let's be honest, feels a lot closer now than it did before); I wish I didn't have to. But I need help. I am under attack, and I'm sounding the alarm.
In this post, I ask myself questions that get more into my personal relationship with God, especially as it relates to gender.
A person successfully and convincingly presenting themselves as a cisgender member of a gender they were not assigned at birth is called "passing". Passing is a complicated and controversial topic, partly because of the issues that it raises for both those who can and cannot pass. It's also a philosophical issue, a safety issue, and a social issue (and a variety of other categories).