Please note that not all gender non-conforming people identify as transgender; nor are all transgender people gender non-conforming.Many people have gender expressions that are not entirely conventional – that fact alone does not make them transgender.Gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same.Transgender people may be straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer.A person's internal, deeply held sense of their gender.For transgender people, their own internal gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association released the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) which replaced the outdated entry "Gender Identity Disorder" with , and changed the criteria for diagnosis.The necessity of a psychiatric diagnosis remains controversial, as both psychiatric and medical authorities recommend individualized medical treatment through hormones and/or surgeries to treat gender dysphoria.
Society identifies these cues as masculine and feminine, although what is considered masculine or feminine changes over time and varies by culture.
People under the transgender umbrella may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms - including . An older term that originated in the medical and psychological communities.
Still preferred by some people who have permanently changed - or seek to change - their bodies through medical interventions, including but not limited to hormones and/or surgeries.
A term used by some to describe people who are not transgender.
"Cis-" is a Latin prefix meaning "on the same side as," and is therefore an antonym of "trans-." A more widely understood way to describe people who are not transgender is simply to say A term used to describe some people whose gender expression is different from conventional expectations of masculinity and femininity.