What does it mean to be trans?

Explaining the term and history

Image Caption: A visual representation of gender identity and how each identity interacts with others. The picture contains five shades with the colors blue, purple, grey, green, and pink from left to right. Each is labeled a with a gender identity umbrella. Lists of each gender identity are below.

The Context

If you have heard of the LGBTQ+ community, you most likely have heard of the word transgender, or “trans” for short. It is a word that has a lot of history, and a lot of confusion, behind it. In order to explain it better, I decided to write out a guide to the word transgender and the intricacies behind it.