The Trans Language Primer

The Trans Language Primer


The Trans Language Primer

A guide to the language of gender, sexuality, accessibility, and acceptance.

Read the primer to view all the terms and definitions, or check out the index to see a list of terms.


Connect with us

Read updates or get in touch with us on Patreon, Discord, or Facebook.

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Please take a moment to check out our Patreon!

For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the project and move us towards future expansions like non-English translations and physical copies!

For $5 a month, you can get your name in the credits.

For $10 a month, you can get beta reader access to our updates, which will help us immensely in getting the Primer out there in the world.

For $15 a month, you can retain 30 minutes per month of consultation services from a member of the TLP staff, basically equivalent to a question or two about a relevant topic of your choice, redeemable via email or Discord. 

All Patrons get a special role and recognition in our Discord server.


Discord is a great place to give us immediate feedback. Found a typo? Need clarification on a certain term? Want to know what other keywords to search or if maybe we know of a good article around a certain term? Join us on Discord and ask!


While we abhor the way Facebook treats trans people (banning folks for using chosen names, not removing anti-trans hate speech, catering to bigots around trans pride), we do maintain a small presence there. We are less active and reachable on this platform, but we do make a point to check in and try to get some of our content floating in that sphere.



Check out the index of pride flags.
View them all at the flag gallery.


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Special Thanks

The TLP would not be where it is today without the help of the Trans Justice Funding Project. With their grant, we were able to get a new website and begin working towards our Spanish language translation. The TJFP provides almost-bureaucracy-free grants to trans community projects, even if we don't have 501c3 or a fiscal sponsor. Having run the TLP for two years out of my own pocket, I cannot speak highly enough of the work that they do in helping the rest of us get our own work done!

Greyson Simon
Editor-in-Chief and Project Manager
The Transgender Language Primer