There are often many misconceptions about transgender people. Being transgender is NOT a sexual orientation and trans people can identify as straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual/pansexual or any other orientation they want to identify with. Transgender people are not posing, disguising, deceiving, or pretending. They are not cross-dressers or drag queens. They are living out their true identity.
Here’s a list of things trans people would like you to understand!
(This list is a little outdated – re: no 13 The number now is closer to 1.4 million and re: no 14 You can now openly serve in the military as a transgender person.)