Transgender refers to a person whose gender identity does not match the gender assigned to them at birth. This is an inclusive term that aims to recognize individual diversity in gender identity. The term "transsexual" has been used in the past to diagnose what was once considered a psychiatric disorder. Even though some transgender people may identify with this term, it is considered stigmatizing and inappropriate for use by non-transgender people.
📄️ Trans language
How to speak about a trans or non-binary person? What words should be avoided?
📄️ Gendering a trans person
Why and how to use the correct pronoun(s) for a trans or non-binary person?
📄️ Gender transition
Understand the elements that can make up a gender transition.
Discrimination against trans individuals that can manifest in forms of everyday transphobia (ex: gendering bodies), or in the denial of social services and benefits, as well as verbal and/or physical violence.
- November 20 : TDoR (Trans Day of Remembrance), it's an opportunity to remember all of the trans people killed for being trans and to bring attention to transphobic violence all around the world.
- March 31 : TDoV (Trans Day of Visibility), the goal of this day is to highlight trans people but also the discriminations they may face.