Despite the fact that this issue is becoming increasingly topical, there is still so much confusion around the world of “Gender Dysphoria”. We often hear about transgenders, intersexual people, non-binary people, but we don’t really know what these terms mean and the difference between them. Therefore, clarity is necessary.
In the first place, Gender identity is a person’s interpretation and categorization of their own gender, finding a comfortable definition of oneself, expressed through interactions with other people.
Well, starting from this concept, Trans(gender) Person is someone whose gender identity is incongruous with the sex they were assigned at birth. On the contrary Cis(gender) Person is a person whose gender identity aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth.
Intersex is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with biological attributes that do not fit the specific definitions of female or male.
Then, Non-binary people or Genderqueer are those whose internal sense of gender falls outside the gender binary (feminine/masculine). Non-binary people are extremely different in terms of their identities and may be fluid or fixed in terms of their gender; so these may include different categories. “Bigender” is a person whose identity shifts between feminine and masculine depending on the context or situation. Genderfluid is a person whose gender identification shifts or changes. Androgynous is a person whose identity is neither feminine nor masculine, presenting a gender either mixed or neutral. Pangender is a person whose identity is made up of all gender identities. Finally, Genderless is a person who doesn’t identify with any gender.