Gender and Sexuality Are Separate One thing to establish at the outset: gender and sexual attraction are separate. Gender is who you are, whether you feel you are a man, a woman, something in between, or neither one. Sexual attraction refers to who you are attracted to. These exist on entirely separate axes and are completely independent from one another. You can be FTM (female to male) transgender, and be attracted to men, women, both, or neither. A butch-presenting cis woman may be a lesbian, or she may be gender noncomforming and hetero. There are no rules that dictate who someone should be attracted to. Changing Ideas about Relationships In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States recognized a right several states had already enshrined: the right to marry
Gender and sexual attraction are separate. Regardless of gender identity, there are no rules that dictate who someone should be attracted to.
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