QUEER QUERIES CLARIFIED
DO YOU KNOW WHAT Q STANDS FOR IN LGBTQ?
Is There a Difference Between Being Transgender and Transsexual?
How is sexual orientation different from gender identity?
Is there a need to set up Gender-neutral washrooms?
What is the role of parents when they find out that their child is different?
This post is here for you!!!!
Let us learn the basics of identities first because identities are VERY important! According to ok2bme.com: “People often use LGBTQ+ to mean all of the communities included in the “LGBTTTQQIAA”: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Transsexual 2/Two-Spirit Queer Questioning Intersex Asexual Ally + Pansexual + Agender + Gender Queer + Bigender + Gender Variant + Pangender This post is based on our conversation with Queer Sensitisation Catalyst Delshad Master on #TGV204.
She says all of us are equals, but not the same.
Sexual Orientation vs Gender identity vs Gender expressions
But first, let us cover some more basics:
Transgenders vs transsexuals
Sexual Orientation is whom you feel attracted to and Gender identity is whom you feel you are.
Gender expression is how you express your gender identity.
What about CIS and Trans?
All-trans people are not transsexual but all transsexuals are trans.
Only those people who undergo sex reassignment surgery are transsexual.
Why are pronouns important?
CIS means the person who identifies with the sex they were assigned at birth. Trans means people whose gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex
How to know your sexual orientation and Do you need to be sexually active to know your sexual orientation?
It is highly wrong to call someone by the pronoun that they don’t associate with themselves, so it becomes important for everyone to use the correct pronouns.
The answer is NO, just like a male or a female child, a special child also starts to know about his or her sexual orientation, when he/she reaches adolescence.
Tune into #TGV204 for more insights!
The Episode link is available in the first comment.
Thanks for reading!
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