(noun | bois, plural)

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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Kyem Brown