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Transgender VS Transfeminine

Can't find a simple answer anywhere -- what's the difference between the two? Is there one or are they interchangeable?

Thanks :smile:) x
transgender can refer to anyone whose gender identity does not match birth assigned gender, whereas transfeminine is only for those whose trans identity is closely aligned with female/femininity AFAIK. Hope this helps :smile:
Original post by wkathryn17
transgender can refer to anyone whose gender identity does not match birth assigned gender, whereas transfeminine is only for those whose trans identity is closely aligned with female/femininity AFAIK. Hope this helps :smile:


Okay so just so I'm clear, if someone was born M but identified as F, both transgender and transfeminine are "correct", just the latter is more specific than the former? x
Original post by Crimson7777777
Can't find a simple answer anywhere -- what's the difference between the two? Is there one or are they interchangeable?

Thanks :smile:) x


transgender refers to anyone whose gender identity does not match the gender / sex assigned at birth

trans feminine refers to someone assigned male at birth who identifies as feminine whether their is none binary Femme identity or a more binary transgender women identity
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Original post by Crimson7777777
Okay so just so I'm clear, if someone was born M but identified as F, both transgender and transfeminine are "correct", just the latter is more specific than the former? x

Sure, although it ofc comes down to the label people feel is best for them personally!
Original post by wkathryn17
Sure, although it ofc comes down to the label people feel is best for them personally!

Thank you!!! Xx

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