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Queer, Intersections With Trans

This entry considers the intersection of LGBQIA+ and trans identities. This is initially discussed using the historical context of LGBQIA+ trans individuals and is followed by a more contemporary understanding of LGBQIA+ trans identities. The entry concludes with a discussion of potential directions needed for expanded research in the area of LGBQIA+ trans identities.

Basic Definitions

Trans individuals, like cisgender (cis) individuals, may have a myriad of sexual identities and orientations. The present entry focuses directly on trans individuals who do not identify as heterosexual. Explicitly, these individuals sit at the intersection of gender and sexual minority identities and are thus marginalized at this specific intersection. These individuals may find support as well as tension from both the trans and the LGBQIA+ communities. Furthermore, although these individuals ...

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