The Holistic Trans Body Poster
Image description and full text transcript of the infographic poster:
Image description: A cartoon human is centered on a poster. The human has a blue cartoon brain in their head, red/yellow flames in their chest, a pink heart in their chest, a green star where their legs meet their torso, and an orange aura surrounding them. There is a thought bubble over the person’s head with a question mark inside. The blue brain points to a blue section titled “Gender Identity”. The green star points to a green section titled “Assigned Gender/Sex At Birth”. The orange aura points to an orange section titled “Gender Expression”. The red/yellow flames points to a yellow section titled “Sexual Orientation”. The pink heart points to a pink section titles “Romantic Orientation”. There is a light purple box with a dark border at the bottom with extra text and a QR Code. Each section title includes a small image of a cartoon human with exclamation points over their head, and the light purple box with extra text and a QR code has a larger version of the same cartoon human with exclamation points on top of the box. The rest of this description is a transcript of the text on the poster.
Gender Identity: A person’s sense of self in relation to gender
Transgender: Person is not the gender assigned at birth
Cisgender: Person is the gender assigned at birth
Metagender: person identifies as neither cisgender nor transgender
Non-Binary: Person is neither exclusively a man nor exclusively a woman. Non-binary people may or may not identify as transgender
Agender: Person does not experience a gender
Gender Fluid: Identity that varies over time (man, woman, or any other identity)
Assigned Gender/Sex At Birth: The gender/sex assigned at birth based on a person’s genitals.
Assigned Male At Birth (AMAB)/Assigned Female At Birth (AFAB): Generally this assignment is made based on a visual assessment of the baby’s genitalia
Intersex: A naturally occurring variation of sex characteristics, reproductive organs, and/or chromosomes that do not fit the typical definition of male or female (although many intersex people are assigned male or female at birth).
Note: Assigned gender/sex at birth is different than sex, which is based on many variable factors
Gender Expression: How a person presents themself (such as style, actions, demeanor, and more)
Feminine: Expresses qualities and characteristics typically associated with femininity
Masculine: Expresses qualities and characteristics typically associated with masculinity
Androgynous: Expresses both typically feminine and typically masculine qualities ambiguously, or expresses typically neither
Note: Gender expression may change over time or in different situations
Sexual Orientation: Who a person is sexually attracted to
Heterosexual: Sexual attraction to people of a different gender than your own
Homosexual: Sexual attraction to people of a similar gender to your own
Bisexual: Sexual attraction to people of more than one gender
Pansexual: Sexual attraction regardless of gender
Asexual: Experiences little to no sexual attraction
Demisexual: Experiences little to no sexual attraction until a close bond is formed
Romantic Orientation: Who a person is romantically attracted to
Heteroromantic: Romantic attraction to people of a different gender than your own
Homoromantic: Romantic attraction to people of a similar gender to your own
Biromantic: Romantic attraction to people of more than one gender
Panromantic: Romantic attraction regardless of gender
Aromantic: Experiences little to no romantic attraction
Demiromantic: Experiences little to no romantic attraction until a close bond is formed
Light Purple Box with dark border:
These definitions are commonly accepted but not absolute.
Some of these terms have some overlap. That’s okay! Just describe yourself with whatever terms you’re comfortable with, and respect the terms other people use for themselves.
There are so many more identities, orientations, expressions, and definitions that aren’t shown here. Ask your teacher for more resources or visit the link in the QR Code if you have questions!