Transgender and assigned sex

Question:  How many people in the ace community are transgender, and how many are a different gender from the one assigned at birth?

“Transgender” is sometimes defined as having a gender which is distinct from the sex assigned at birth (SAAB). However, this definition fails on a large scale, particularly among people who neither identify as women nor men (non-binary people).  We already know from previous surveys that the ace community is dominated by women and non-binary people.  What remains is an analysis of SAAB and trans identity.

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Sexuality of non-ace respondents

Previously, we showed some results on both the sexuality and sexual politics of ace respondents.  Here we compare ace respondents to non-ace respondents, keeping in mind that the non-ace respondents to our survey are not representative of the population in general. Continue reading