Boi

This term is used often by ​transgender​ people to express a relationship to ​masculinity​ or maleness but who may not have a completely male ​identity​, used predominantly by trans people who are ​AFAB​. It has a long history both in ​TQPOC​ communities and in BDSM/Leather communities, so it may be seen as appropriative in some contexts. Bois may or may not transition​ physically, legally, or socially. This is based on their understanding of their relationship with ​gender​ and their access to transitioning within their culture. Generally, bois are considered under the ​nonbinary​ and transgender umbrellas but may or may not identify as transgender or nonbinary specifically. ​e.g. Graham considered themself a masculine of center boi.

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Transmisogyny

Originally coined by the author Julia Serano, this term highlights the intersectionality of misogyny and ​transphobia​ and how they are often experienced as a dual form of oppression by ​trans women​ and other ​AMAB ​trans people. “Women born women only” spaces are transmisogynistic as they categorically exclude trans women. ​e.g. When a talk show had radical feminists on it claiming trans women weren’t women, Sonya had to explain to her friend how this was transmisogyny at its core.

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Aporagender

Aporagender people have a strong understanding of their own ​gender​ as being completely separate from the gender ​binary​ and ​spectrum​. Aporagender does not include men or women, nor people who ​identify​ with ​masculinity​ or ​femininity​ in any way, such as nonbinary people who are ​bigender​ or ​genderfluid​ between wo/man.

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Gendervague

*Someone who is gendervague cannot separate their​ ​gender​ ​identity from their neurodivergence​.​ It’s not that their gender is caused by their neurodivergence, but rather that it’s inextricably intertwined with their understanding of gender.

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