Facts About Being Gender Variant

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Last Update To This Page: February 01, 2019

Gender Variant Fact 1

Being gender variant has proven to not be a mental disorder, in fact, it is a common misconception... Read More!

Gender Variant Fact 2

Brain mapping technology has proven that Being transgender is 100% biologically factually naturally occurring... Read More!

Gender Variant Fact 3

Brain mapping technology has proven that Being gender non-binary is 100% biologically factually naturally occurring... Read More!

Gender Variant Fact 4

Neuroscience proves that gender exists on a spectrum (used to classify something, or suggest that it can be classified.... Read More!

Gender Variant Fact 5

Being intersex is proven to be genetically naturally occurring, and being intersex comes in many genetic variations... Read More!

Gender Variant Fact 6

Violence, prejudice, and disrespect of the gender variant community is the leading cause for the 41% attempted suicide rate.... Read More!

Gender Variant Fact 7

It is a common misconception that Gender Dysphoria is the diagnosis for being transgender - which is FALSE. Gender Dysphoria is...Read More!

Gender Variant Fact 1

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Being transgender has proven to not be a mental disorder, in fact, it is a common misconception that "gender dysphoria" is the diagnosis for being transgender, but that couldn't be furthest from the truth! Gender Dysphoria is the stress, anxiety and depression that is felt from living in a society that mostly rebuts, and disrespects your identity, and existence, and expects you to change in order to appease their unacceptable expectation for people who are transgender to conform.

Gender Variant Fact 2

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Brain mapping technology has proven that Being transgender is 100% biologically factually naturally occurring, which alone destroys the myth that being gender variant is a mental disorder, and this is something one might not learn if they rely on an incomplete high school education in biology, and genetics. A High School education alone in biology, and genetics paints an incomplete picture of how the world works, which is why it is important to finish your biology education by going to college.

Gender Variant Fact 3

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Brain mapping technology has proven that Being gender non-binary is 100% biologically factually naturally occurring, which alone destroys the myth that being gender variant is a mental disorder, and this is something one might not learn if they rely on an incomplete high school education in biology, and genetics. A High School education alone in biology, and genetics paints an incomplete picture of how the world works, which is why it is important to finish your biology education by going to college.

Gender Variant Fact 4

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Neuroscience proves that gender exists on a spectrum (used to classify something, or suggest that it can be classified, in terms of its position on a scale between two extreme or opposite points), meaning gender isn't as simple, or clear cut as people traditionally believed. This also proves that gender nonbinary folks are as well valid.

Gender Variant Fact 5

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Being intersex is proven to be genetically naturally occurring, and being intersex comes in many genetic variations. Gender and sex variant people, animals, as well as sex variant (intersex) plants have existed since the beginning of time, this is nothing new, people haven't been open about themselves, and being gender and sex variant until more recently, due to mass ridicule for simply being born a certain way. We do not ask to be born, our parents decide to have sex, and bring us here. We aren't here by choice, it isn't anyone's fault that we are the way we are, facts prove this, so there isn't any good reason to condemn us, except sheer ignorance.

Gender Variant Fact 6

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Violence, prejudice, and disrespect of the gender variant community is the leading cause for the 41% attempted suicide rate. Societies insistence that people who are gender variant conform in order to be accepted, is the cause of gender dysphoria, according to the testimonies of a great many transgender folks. The fact is, science proves that there is such a thing as a woman with a penis, and a man with a vagina, however due to centuries of mass misinformation being circulated, and also due to society mostly having an incomplete education in biology, and genetics, gender variant people get persecuted for for no good reason, and when pretty much every time you walk out the door, and you are stared at, pointed at, laughed at, harassed, and inflicted with violence, it is understandable how living in a world with people who do nothing but treat with you negatively, might make you feel like giving up.

Gender Variant Fact 7

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It is a common misconception that Gender Dysphoria is the diagnosis for being transgender - which is FALSE. Gender Dysphoria is NOT the diagnosis for being transgender, and also, not all transgender people suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender Dysphoria by definition is: A state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life, caused by unfounded mass societal prejudice, disrespect, and ridicule — therefore, gender dysphoria is literally caused by the fact that so many people do not understand transgender people, for a great number of reasons, ranging from misconceptions surrounding gender and sex, from receiving an incomplete education in biology and genetics (no folks, a High School education in biology and genetics is NOT a complete education in this subject matter, and yes, when you take college courses in this subject matter, genetic variations other than XX, and XY, as well as brain mapping technology, that has proven a biological basis for transgender males, transgender females, for those who are gender non-binary, and for those who are intersex) to the refusal to be educated about the misconceptions surrounding gender and sex, seeing transgender people as a novelty that is okay to be joked about or made light of, all the way to harboring a hostility against us, fearing sharing public restrooms with us, and fearing that we won't be honest about our being transgender in the first place, when it comes to dating, and sexual relationships, therefore people treat us as less than, typically making it a mind shattering calamity, trying to accomplish very basic life needs, to survive.

Glossary

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 Anxiety

a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

 Archaic

very old or old-fashioned.

 Attempted Suicide

Attempted Suicide is an attempt where a person tries to terminate their own life, but does not succeed.

 Bigotry

a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to their own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a non-ideology based group with hatred and intolerance.

 Binary

relating to, composed of, or involving two things.

 Biology

the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution.

 Brain Mapping

Brain mapping is a set of neuroscience techniques predicated on the mapping of (biological) quantities or properties onto spatial representations of the (human or non-human) brain resulting in maps.

 Cisgender

A term used 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-."

 Community

a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

 Condemn

To express complete disapproval.

 Conform

To behave, and appear according to socially acceptable conventions or standards.

 Depression

Feelings of severe despondency and dejection.

 Diagnosis

the identification of the root of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms.

 Fact

Something that actually exists; reality; truth.

 Factually Sound

The quality of being logical or valid; soundness or cogency.

 Gender

The state of being gender nonbinary, male, and or female, or some do not subscribe to any gender at all!

 Gender Dysphoria

A state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life, caused by wide spread misconceptions, about gender, and sex, that lead to unfounded mass societal prejudice, disrespect, and ridicule of those who are gender variant.

 Gender Identity Disorder (G.I.D.)

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association replaced the outdated entry "Gender Identity Disorder" with Gender Dysphoria, and changed the criteria for diagnosis. "G.I.D." is no longer a recognized diagnosis for being transgender, or gender variant in any way.

 Gender Nonbinary

Nonbinary gender (see also genderqueer) describes any gender identity which does not fit the male and female binary.

 Gender Nonconforming

denoting or relating to a person whose behavior or appearance does not conform to prevailing cultural and social expectations about what is appropriate to their gender.

 Gender Variant

People who exhibit gender variance may be called gender variant, gender non-conforming, gender diverse, or genderqueer, and may be transgender or otherwise variant in their gender identity. In the case of transgender people, they may be perceived, or perceive themselves as, gender nonconforming before transitioning, but might not be perceived as such after transitioning. Some intersex people may also exhibit gender variance.

 Genderqueer

Genderqueer is an umbrella term with a similar meaning to non-binary. It can be used to describe any gender identities other than man and woman, thus outside of the gender binary.

 Genetics

The study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.

 Homophobia

The feeling of discomfort, inability to share spaces with peacefully, and the nonacceptance and prejudice against homosexual, and bisexual people.

 Ignorance

Lack of knowledge or information.

 Intersex

Intersex is a term that refers to someone who has chromosome variations other than XX or XY, and or someone who's physical sex does not align with the stereotypical notion of chromosome and physical characteristics, and or has both a penis and vagina, or a sexual part, between the legs, that is not characterized as a penis, or vagina.

 Mental Disorder

Any of a broad range of medical conditions (such as major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, or panic disorder) that are marked primarily by sufficient disorganization of personality, mind, or emotions to impair normal psychological functioning and cause marked distress or disability and that are typically associated with a disruption in normal thinking, feeling, mood, behavior, interpersonal interactions, or daily functioning.

 Natural

Having or constituting a classification based on features existing in nature.

 Naturally Occurring

Existing by nature and without artificial aid.

 Neuroscience

A branch (as neurophysiology) of the life sciences that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially with their relation to behavior and learning.

 Prejudice

An adverse opinion and or bias, formed without just grounds, or a tangible evidence based standpoint.

 Ridicule

The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior.

 Science

The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

 Sex

A person's sex is a combination of bodily characteristics including: chromosomes, brain anatomy, hormones, internal and external reproductive organs, and secondary sex characteristics.

 Society

The situation of being in the company of other people.

 Spectrum

A continuous sequence or range.

 Stress

a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

 Suicide

The act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally.

 Trans

Used as shorthand to mean transgender or transsexual - or sometimes to be inclusive of a wide variety of identities under the transgender umbrella.

 Transgender

denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender.

 Transmisogyny

Transmisogyny is the intersection of transphobia and misogyny. It was coined by Julia Serano in her 2007 book Whipping Girl and used to describe the unique discrimination faced by trans women because of "the assumption that femaleness and femininity are inferior to, and exist primarily for the benefit of, maleness and masculinity",and the way that transphobia intensifies the misogyny faced by trans women (and vice versa).

 Transphobia

Nonacceptance, prejudice, discomfort, and inability to peacefully share spaces with people who are transgender, and sometimes other branches of the gender variant community.

 Transsexual

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). Unlike transgender, transsexual is not an umbrella term.

 Variant

Varying from what is perceived to be the standard form.

 Variations

Something (as an individual or group) that exhibits variation.

 Violence

The use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy.