When you want to make friends with people who are trans*

When you’re new to the LGBTQ community, it can be hard to find people who share your same values, beliefs, or ideals.

This article helps you make friends on a more personal level, so that you can find friends who share yours.

For the sake of my own sanity, I’m sharing this article for my own personal comfort and happiness, so please don’t hesitate to share your own experiences with the LGBTQ communities!

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Make Friends with Others with Gender Identity and Expression 1.2 What you need to know before you begin 2.

Understanding Gender Identity 1.3 Understanding Gender Expression If you are unsure about whether you are a trans* person, here are some things to keep in mind: 1.

Trans* people are not all the same, nor are they all cisgender.

There are many different types of trans* people, including intersex, genderqueer, genderfluid, and gender fluid.

1.4 Transgender people do not have the same medical needs as cisgender people.

For example, trans* children do not require surgery, so it is not uncommon for them to be referred to as “boys” and “girls” by their parents.

For this reason, parents should ask their children’s pediatrician about the medical needs of their children.

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Trans people can identify as male, female, or nonbinary.

For trans* individuals, gender identity is determined by your chromosomes, but for others, gender expression is determined solely by your sexual orientation and/or gender expression.

For more information on sexual orientation, please visit the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).

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Being trans* is not the same as being straight.

Transgender individuals have a greater chance of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans* than straight individuals.

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It is important to understand that gender is not static, and that there are many ways to be who you are and how you feel.

This can help you to identify with your friends and family members, and to build more strong connections with those who share the same beliefs and ideals.

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It can be challenging to find cisgender friends who are open to LGBTQ+ experiences.

This is especially true for trans* folks who identify as cis, as they tend to gravitate towards cis-identified people.

If you need help identifying friends who might be interested in LGBTQ+ topics, check out our LGBTQ+ friends guide.

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While many people may want to find friends with gender-fluid or genderqueed people, you will have to be aware that this will not necessarily be a safe and welcoming environment for them.

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While trans* and genderqueued people may feel comfortable talking to cisgender or cisgender-identified friends, you should also be aware of the stigma that trans* identities can create.

There is also the possibility that you may encounter other trans* folk on a regular basis.

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Some trans* communities are very welcoming and inclusive, while others are not.

This does not mean that you should never speak up about your experience or feel uncomfortable.

There’s a lot more to learning about the LGBTQ+ communities than just gender identity and sexual orientation.

If this article helps with your questions, please feel free to share it with us in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

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