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Trans is a term used to describe someone whose gender identity is not in line with their birth sex, whether partially or wholly, or someone whose identity is different from the definitions of a man or a woman. There are more than a couple of myths associated with being trans.

One such case is that all trans people have had surgery. This is not always the case for some individuals. Not all of them opt to affirm their gender through surgery or hormonal therapy. Another myth is that trans is an orientation.

The concept of gender identity and sexual orientation are quite different. Gender identity is internal and refers to one’s sense of being on the gender spectrum.

Sexual orientation denotes one’s desire to engage in sexual relations with someone. Nonetheless, trans folk also deserve to be respected and can be done by using their preferred pronouns.