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Can Transsexuals be Lesbians?


Question: Can Transsexuals be Lesbians?
Question: I am at the very early stages of being a transsexual, and I want to be a woman. I also love women. Could I consider myself a lesbian?
Answer: Yes, transsexuals can be homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual. Gender identity and sexual orientation are two different things. Gender identity is the sex you believe yourself to be, regardless of what body you were born into.

Sexual orientation describes the gender of the people you are attracted to. Your sexual orientation can be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight.

You will probably be happy to hear that although I don't think it's actually a sexual orientation, there are people who are specifically attracted to trans people. For example, I have met quite a few women who like to date women and trans men. Rather than limit themselves by using the term "lesbian," these women prefer the term "queer" because they find it more inclusive of who they are attracted to.

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