Transgender people may be straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or asexual, just as nontransgender people can be.Some recent research has shown that a change or a new exploration period in partner attraction may occur during the process of transition.People who wear clothing that is traditionally or stereotypically worn by another gender in their culture.They vary in how completely they cross-dress, from one article of clothing to fully cross-dressing.There is no single explanation for why some people are transgender.
Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice or body characteristics.
This process of transition through medical intervention is often referred to as sex or gender reassignment, but more recently is also referred to as gender affirmation.
People who were assigned female, but identify and live as male and alter or wish to alter their bodies through medical intervention to more closely resemble their gender identity are known as transsexual men or transmen (also known as female-to-male or FTM).
Gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same.
Sexual orientation refers to an individual’s enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person, whereas gender identity refers to one’s internal sense of being male, female, or something else.
In some cultures, one gender may be given more latitude than another for wearing clothing associated with a different gender.