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Trans Rights Are Human Rights

Glossary of Terms

Acquired gender: The gender role that a trans person achieves through the process of transition. It is the legal term in relation to the issuing of a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) which gives a trans person full legal rights in this gender. Androgyn: A person who does not fit cleanly into the typical masculine and feminine gender roles of their society. Attributed …

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A Dictionary of Words for Masculine Women

I have been diagnosed as a female to male transsexual. However, I am dissatisfied with the word ‘transsexual’. First, ‘transsexual’ is a medical term describing a pathological condition, and I do not agree that the right to determine my own destiny constitutes mental illness. Further, I object to the word itself, with its implication of ‘trans’ meaning ‘to pass through’, …

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