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Offline Gwen Rhydderch

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Definition of Gender Diverse
« on: July 22, 2016, 09:15:38 am »
I've noticed the term "Gender Diverse" used increasingly of late. Initially I assumed "Gender Diverse" to be synonymous with "Transgender". However, since reading a number of articles containing both terms, I sense there may be a semantic difference between them.

Can anyone point me to a formal definition for "Gender Diverse"?
I've searched both the forums and the wiki to no avail.

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Gwen

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Re: Definition of Gender Diverse
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 09:33:34 am »
Gender diversity is usually used in the context of equality. Gender variant is used more as a synonym or replacement for transgender. Here are a couple links that may be helpful.  :)

https://www.susans.org/wiki/Gender_variance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_variance

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Re: Definition of Gender Diverse
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 09:38:52 am »
Not withstanding the wiki.

The 'gender diverse' community is increasingly used as a synonym for the LGBTIQA community and a lot easier to say.

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Re: Definition of Gender Diverse
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 09:40:13 am »
Gender diversity is usually used in the context of equality. Gender variant is used more as a synonym or replacement for transgender. Here are a couple links that may be helpful.  :)

https://www.susans.org/wiki/Gender_variance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_variance

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Ah, so context is the key! That makes sense and yes, I did come across "Gender Variance" in the wiki.

Thank you,

Gwen

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Re: Definition of Gender Diverse
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2016, 09:41:39 am »
Not withstanding the wiki.

The 'gender diverse' community is increasingly used as a synonym for the LGBTIQA community and a lot easier to say.

Indeed it is! :) Good to know.

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Re: Definition of Gender Diverse
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2016, 09:43:46 am »
Not withstanding the wiki.

The 'gender diverse' community is increasingly used as a synonym for the LGBTIQA community and a lot easier to say.

Biggleteecue (BIGALTQ)...it's easy when you say it right!  :laugh:

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Re: Definition of Gender Diverse
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 11:35:24 am »
Revisiting the definition for "Gender Variant":

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In an attempt to reduce psychopathologisation of persons who identify or have gender expression which does not conform to atypical beliefs, WPATH has begun use of "gender variance" as an umbrella term.

The term is problematic. Whereas it makes sense to identify as a "transgender woman" as in a person who is transitioning to the gender of woman. How would one identify under an equivalent "gender variant" label?

One can't use "gender variant woman" since we are not claiming gender variance from women. If I follow the nomenclature correctly, one would have to identify as "gender variant man" (!) That would surely be most unpopular?!