Transphobia is defined as an intense antipathy toward people who do not conform to normative gender roles or, more commonly, a fear and disgust of trans people. It is a system of beliefs, values, and psychological motivations for anti-trans discriminatory behavior and attitudes. Confusingly, it is not really a phobia (not an irrational fear); rather, it is a portmanteau word derived from homophobia. Transphobia is often understood to be a part of homophobia, and they often co-occur, but the former applies to anti-trans prejudice (more commonly, transprejudice), and the latter refers to anti-LGBQ discrimination. Transphobia is sometimes equated with genderism or cisgenderism, but transphobia is a psychological bias, and genderism and cisgenderism are sociological and cultural biases—the systemic version of the more interpersonal transphobia. ...

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