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List of transgender-related topics

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List of transgender-related topics

The term transgender is multi-faceted and complex, especially where consensual and precise definitions have not yet been reached. While often the best way to find out how people identify themselves is to ask them, not all persons who might be thought of as falling under the transgender 'umbrella' identify as such.

Books and articles written about transgender people or culture are often outdated by the time they are published, if not already outdated at the time of composition, due to inappropriate and/or outdated questions or premises. Psychology, medicine, and social sciences research, aid, or otherwise interact with or study about transgender people. Each field starts from a different point of view, offers different perspectives, and uses different nomenclature. This difference is mirrored by the attitude of transgender people as regards transgender issues, which can be seen in the articles listed below.


  • People and behaviour 1
    • In non-Western cultures 1.1
  • Basic terms 2
    • Gender 2.1
    • Sex 2.2
    • Intersex 2.3
    • Sexual orientation and behaviour 2.4
    • Other 2.5
  • Topics related to transitioning 3
    • Social 3.1
    • Relating to medical treatment 3.2
    • Legal aspects 3.3
  • Medicine 4
  • Sexual diversity studies 5
    • Scholars 5.1
  • Media 6
    • Film and television 6.1
    • Art 6.2
    • Comics 6.3
    • Books 6.4
  • Transgender in sports 7
  • Miscellaneous 8
  • Gender-variant people or behaviour 9
    • Religion 9.1
    • References 9.2

People and behaviour

In non-Western cultures

Basic terms




Sexual orientation and behaviour

Sexual orientation and behaviour are independent from gender identity; since both are often mentioned together or even confused, some relevant topics are mentioned here. The first article elaborates on this question.


Topics related to transitioning


Relating to medical treatment

Legal aspects


Sexual diversity studies



Film and television


Transgender art and artists include:



Transgender in sports


Gender-variant people or behaviour

Many other terms describe gender-variant people or behaviour, without the people being described necessarily being transgender:



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