Meeting other trans people ( binary/enby)Watch
Thought this would be a good way of meeting more trans people
I am demimale (male+agender), queer and polyamorous from the West Midlands.
Wait, There’s another one? (No offence). What’s demimale supposed to be exactly?
It can be used to describe someone who only partly identifies as male regardless of their sex. But at times, whether in public or private, the term "male" doesn't fit and there's this "otherness" that's neither male nor female (to be defined by the individual)
Why do people enjoy sub-sub-sub categorising themselves so much? Trans people are great. Can't we all just accept that human identity, consciousness and sexual preference are too complicated to be accurately defined? The logical conclusion of intersectionalism is the individual. Why do people need endless epithets to describe themselves? It seems to take all the fun out of communication.
Simultaneously, categorising oneself can help an individual to feel confident and valid in their identity, knowing someone else has felt exactly the same as them and coined a term to describe it. It may help to feel part of wider commuity, less isolated.
Furthermore, for some people labels can stimulate more respectful communication e.g. a demigirl may be comfortable with being called "sister" but prefer "they/them" pronouns.
But I agree that all of these terms to describe our identities only capture a part of who we all are and what we feel.
At the end of the day, it is the individual's choice to label their identity or not and in what way they do so and why. As long as their happy and not hurting anyone, is it really so problematic?
I'd advise going to a nearby LGBT youth group or joining the Mermaids forums. You're more likely to find people who get you there.
A woman that became a man or a man that became a woman?
This is really dumb I know but I always get confused