Lisa Kelly

Transgender/LGBT activist
AGE: 49

What does it mean?

Ze/Hir - Pronoun used by Non Binary people in place of he/she (also used are they,them,Mx)

Non Binary - someone who does not identify as male or female.

Transgender - Umbrella term used for anyone who does not conform to their assigned at birth, this can be occasional or permanent.

Transition - The process of permanently changing the gender that you were assigned at birth, this may or may not include  undergoing surgery to change the appearance of your body so that it more closely matches your chosen gender.

Gender Fluid - Someone who is equally happy presenting as male, female or non binary and will switch between the three dependent on how they feel, they will tend to stick to one name though and won't change their via a deed pol.

Asexual - A person who experiences little or no sexual attraction to anyone else, or has little or no interest in sexual activity (this does not stop an Asexual person from being in a loving relationship)

Cisgender - Often abreviated to Cis. This is a person who identifies with the gender that they were assigned at birth, so a CisFemale was assigned female at birth, a CisMale was assigned male at birth.

Bisexual - Someone who feels emotionally or sexually attracted to another person of the same gender as well as being emotionally or sexually attracted to someone of the opposite gender. They may have a monogamous relationship for many years but still identify as bisexual.

Gay/Lesbian - Gay generally means a man who is only emotionally or sexually attracted to other men, but can also be a broader term used to encompass all people who are emotionally or sexually attracted other people of the same gender. Lesbian is a female who is only emotionally or sexually attracted  to other females.

Androgyny - This is where a person's appearance is one of sexual ambiguity, neither clearly masculine, nor clearly feminine. Quite often this person may also identify as non binary, but not always and this should also never be assumed.

FtM - Refers to someone who was assigned female at birth, but now identifies as Male and is often only used in writing, a more common wording in script would be Transgender Male. MtF is the opposite, assigned male at birth but now identifies as female, Transgender Female.

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