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Partners of Trans People

In the context of relationships, partners of trans people refers to those who share an intimate, romantic, and/or sexual relationship with a trans person. Partners of trans people may be coresidential with their partners or not and may be connected to their partners legally through marriage or domestic partnership or not. Partners of trans people often report engaging in strategies that center and affirm accurate recognition of their trans partner’s gender as a reflection of their commitments to gender self-determination, to provide support, and to build intimacy in their partnerships. For example, an individual who is a partner of a transgender man who menstruates might purchase their trans partner’s menstrual supplies and refer to their menstrual cycle using language that is gender neutral or even ...

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