MYTHBUSTING – Common misconception about trans* identity: that it’s about sexual orientation. That’s the problem with trans* issues, identities and rights being lumped into the LGBTQIA+ acronym. In the LGBTQIA+, LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) and A (asexual) are to do with sexuality and/or sexual orientation. The T (transgender and trans*) and I (intersex*) have to do with gender identity (T and Q) and biological gender (I), NOT sexual orientation.
Transgender, trans*, gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderqueer + people’s gender identity is, as it is for hetero, homo and bi people, a separate issue to their sexual orientation, e.g. a transgender person can be hetero, homo, bi, asexual or anything else they identify with. Please don’t confuse gender and sexual orientation, and please ask questions. #mythbusting
Difference between trans and trans*? http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/…/what-does-the-asteri…/