Glossary of Brazilian Portuguese gender and sex terminology

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This page lists Brazilian Portuguese terms related to gender and sex. They are alphabetically ordered according to the words in Portuguese.

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  • demigênero: demigender
  • demigaroto: demiboy
    • may be found as: demiguri, demimenino, ...
  • demigarota: demigirl
    • may be found as: demiguria, demimenina, ...

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  • egogênero: egogender
  • estudos de gênero: gender studies

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  • homem trans binário: binary trans man
  • homem trans não-binário/binárie: nonbinary trans man

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  • travesti: In Brazil, being a travesti can vary from being a trans woman to a different concept of gender. For a long time people believed that a travesti was a "man" who felt like a woman but still felt pleasure with "his" member, which is untrue for a lot of cases. In some cases, it can be used to refer to drag queens. Mulher Pepita, a travesti, claims that she always knew she was a travesti and that it is different from being a trans woman. In general it falls under the binary trans woman umbrella.
  • teoria queer: queer theory
  • terceiro sexo: third sex
  • transgênero: transgender
  • transição - transition
  • trigênero: trigender
  • transmasculino/e: transmasculine
  • transfeminina/e: transfeminine
  • transneutre/o/a: transneutral

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