Being transgender is more about gender identity than sexual orientation. (Of course this isn’t applicable to all transgender people, but it’s a misconception that transgender people only become transgender because they are attracted to their same gender.)
"Language matters. Show respect for transgender people by using proper pronouns--their pronouns" [click on this image to find an insightful short clip featuring a number of trans activists answering the question, "How do you describe your gender identity?"] Artist: Sam M. (http://alphabonesoup.tumblr.com/post/47701756403)
NEVER FORGET 31% of trans* people commit suicide. 50% attempt it by the time we turn 20. It's not just gay teens you need to worry about. Trans* people are killed by bullies too. beurredepomme: Transgender Suicide PSA by ~RenegadeSaint #suicide #trans*
Excellent chart. I have made the mistake of using "biological male/female" in a report. As a clinician I am constantly learning and correcting myself. Sometimes clients themselves will use outdated or negative phrases when referring to gender identity and expression, so following their lead or adopting their language may not always be the most clinically appropriate approach.