Transmasculine, sometimes abbreviated to transmasc, is an umbrella term that describes a transgender person (generally one who was assigned female at birth), and whose gender is masculine and/or who express themselves in a masculine way.  Transmasculine people feel a connection with masculinity, but do not always identify as male. Transmasculine people can include, but are not limited to: trans men, demiboys, multigender people, genderfluid people and nonbinary people, as long as they identify with masculinity. Transfeminine is the feminine equivalent of transmasculine.
History[edit | edit source]
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The DC Area Trasmasculine Society, or DCATS, is a trans-led nonprofit that was founded in 2000 as a monthly support group.
Notable people[edit | edit source]
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Notable people who consider their identity to be outside the Western gender binary, and who describe themselves as transmasculine include:
- American musician Anjimile, who identifies as a nonbinary transmasc queer boi.
- Chinese-American autistic disability rights activist Lydia X. Z. Brown (b. 1993) is genderqueer, nonbinary, gendervague and transmasculine.
- Actor Ellie Desautels describes themself as nonbinary, transmasculine, genderqueer, and agenderflux.
- Writer and activist Cyrus Grace Dunham, a transmasculine nonbinary lesbian.
- American comedian, writer, and nurse Kelli Dunham describes herself as a genderqueer woman/nonbinary transmasc butch.
- Writer, educator, and therapist Alex Iantaffi.
- English singer, songwriter, actor, and graphic novelist Ciarán Strange (b. 1989) describes himself/themself as enby, trans, and transmasc.
References[edit | edit source]
- Hardell, Ash. The ABC's of LGBT+. p.98.
- Laura Erickson-Schroth, ed. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. Oxford University Press, 2014. P. 620.
- "Facebook custom gender options: Here are all 56 custom options.", Slate. February 13th, 2014. Accessed April 10th, 2017.
- @anjimilemusic (Feb 25, 2019). "thank u thank u :) however I am not a girl, I'm a non-binary transmasc queer boi who uses they/them and he/him pronouns 🤘🏾" – via Twitter.
- Brown, Lydia X. Z. (22 June 2016). "Gendervague: At the Intersection of Autistic and Trans Experiences". The Asperger / Autism Network (AANE). Retrieved 9 June 2020.
- Lydia X. Z. Brown [@autistichoya] (10 June 2020). "I'm horrified+enraged that JK Rowling isn't just openly a TERF now, but using autistic people as pawns. I'm autistic. I'm openly nonbinary and transmasculine. I was not brainwashed or manipulated into being trans. That's just rank, disgusting ableism on top of anti-trans hate" – via Twitter.
- Barasch, Alex (12 March 2018). "Rise's Ellie Desautels Talks Playing a Transgender Teen on Network TV". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
- Instagram bio
- Brent Dundore (17 August 2018). "Ellie & Wren". They Them Project. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
- Masters, Jeffrey (15 October 2019). "Writer Cyrus Grace Dunham Shows How Messy Gender Can Be". advocate.com. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
- "THE STORY". kellidunham.com. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
- Wood, Erin (15 May 2017). "Q&A: Comedian Kelli Dunham on Storytelling as a Radical, Transformative Act". Ms. Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
- Guerrero, Desirée (21 April 2020). "Genderqueer Comic Kelli Dunham On Getting (Thee) Away From a Nunnery". The Advocate. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
- Jenkins, Andrea (2015). "Interview with Alex Iantaffi". Digital Transgender Archive. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
- Instagram bio, retrieved 17 May 2020
- @CiaranStrange (18 January 2020). "O HEY! :D how's it going? I'll do my best to be brief! [Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat] So I identify as both enby and trans*, not that one has to. Transgender is a sort of umbrella term that many choose to identify as, but not all. Transgender simply means you aren't [Hundred points symbol] the same as your birth certificate. >" – via Twitter.
- Instagram post, 12 June 2020