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Gender vs. Sexual Identity by CursedFire Gender vs. Sexual Identity by CursedFire
As by request from :iconxallamax: Gender Identity vs. Sexual Identity.
They're NOT the same thing.

I mean, this is just basic gay/lesbian/straight identities, but the idea is the same for all identities.

Questions, Comments, Things you'd like added, PLEASE let me know so I can make this as helpful as possible.
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:iconthescorpionqueen:
TheScorpionQueen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*slaps stamp of approval on this thing*
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thank ya! :)
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:iconthescorpionqueen:
TheScorpionQueen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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:iconadb-fantasy:
ADB-Fantasy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Oh, it's really good this was clarified.
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:iconskye-rhyder:
Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
:nod:
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
:)
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:iconskye-rhyder:
Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Humans love their labels.
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
yuppp :/
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:iconskye-rhyder:
Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I'm gonna move to a new planet, wanna come?
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Would love to XD
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:iconskye-rhyder:
Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Right, where should we go?
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
hmm... how about somewhere that the stupid judgementals of the humans can't get to us?
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:iconlolitainvasion:
LolitaInvasion Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
What the hell is my relationship considered? I'm a boy and a girl dating a girl who's FtM.
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I just kinda went over the basics here *shrug* Whatever you two want to consider your relationship- that's what it is.
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
It really isn't that hard to understand, is it? Seriously.....

I say I'm a lesbian because of this.
Coincidentally, Bisexual people's identities don't change when they transition.
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Yeah. I'm pansexual, so I'm glad I won't have the complications of sexual identity along with gender identity when I begin transitioning. If only people understood better...
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Out of curiosity, how old are you?

Currently at age 18...I'm worried about putting off transitioning....
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I'm only 15, so it's not too much a big deal yet. It's just that I'm worried about looking too young when I'm like 17-18.
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I look young NOW, with all-natural growth. But thats just due to my own biology....my Dad was the same way.


.....My Dad is also very manly. :/
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
hmm... :/ It seems like there's always something for transpeople to make them anxious- my whole family is short and I've stopped growing at 5'1"
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
......

My grandfather doesn't love me.....
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
aww D: That's horrible!
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:iconlordsoulsicarious:
LordSoulSicarious Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
My problem with this is that you don't take some things into account.
For example, a girl might be FtM gay, and dating a cismale. The cismale could quite easily identify as straight.
Same the opposite way around.
People might say the physical isn't important, but physical attraction is a major differential between good friends and a couple.
The straight cismale dating the FtM gay might stop dating if the FtM decides to get gender alignment surgery, because he no longer feels attracted; it's harsh, but it's the way it would probably play out.

As a guy, I'd feel fine dating an FtM. It would probably actually be a bit more comfortable for me, due to increased understanding. However, a post-surgery FtM I wouldn't date, simply because the physical attraction wouldn't be there. The same applies to an MtF.

So here's the problem: sex, gender alignment, sexual attraction and gender attraction are seperate.
Using myself as the example again;
I am am sexually male.
I am male in gender alignment.
I am sexually straight.
I am pan in gender attraction.

I might write an essay or some such some day about this and make it my first and only DA post :P
And possibly try categorise everything. Although there'd be so many possible combinations.
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Well, I was just trying to keep it simple, but that's a very good point! It sucks for someone to not be attracted because of SRS, but it's very true. Thanks for mentioning it!
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LordSoulSicarious Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Yeah... and sorry for the text wall =P
The other issue I could see would be simply introducing people. Imagine I'm dating an FtM: "Hey guys, this is my... boyfriend?"
Seems like it would be weird. :(
I'd probably still go with it though if it made him happy =P
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
well, it's great you'll go with it since it makes him happy :) That means a lot to him, I bet.
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:iconlordsoulsicarious:
LordSoulSicarious Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I'd just like to point out that it's all speculative, the one transman I know I'm not attracted to (He's like, the manliest guy I know. =P ) None of that stuff actually happened, although it'd be cool if it did some day just so I could see if I'm right.
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demonsareoverrated Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Man, sexuality is complicated. XD
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Yeah XD
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:iconjameshiwatari:
jameshiwatari Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
What about the people who are neither male or female? =D



That's another questions that tends to blow people's mind. =D
(Though thankfully there are bisexuals and pansexuals out there to make our lives easier)


(Yeah, you forgot bisexuals, btw. ;D )
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Well, I just ran over the basics here.
I'll try to make something later :) Dunno how easy to understand it will be...
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:iconjameshiwatari:
jameshiwatari Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
You can make something that will blow people's minds just for the sake of it. And then do something else to explain the mind-blow. =D
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KochoKocho Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In the sexual identity part, you missed a 't' on one of the 'straight's.
Other than that, well done! Informative.
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I did....
oops.
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:iconkochokocho:
KochoKocho Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No biggie. C:
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:iconxallamax:
Xallamax Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Much <3 for uploading this hun! Sooooooooooo much.
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prettyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only call someone what they tell you to call them, some FtM still identify as lesbian and male. *shrugs*
gender and sexuality are odd things
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Well if they want to be called a lesbian, by all means, call them a lesbian! I've just never seen a transguy who liked it.
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This EXPLAINS EVERYTHING

(are there flags for butch lesbians or aromantics?)
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Sadly, I don't think there are :( Or at least google says not. You could always make yourself one? Just an idea...
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:icontorukun1:
ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I just wouldn't know what colors/design would be suitable...
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Well, for the asexual flag, the greys work well with the one color. I mean, you can just like choose colors that you think symbolize how you feel.
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:icontorukun1:
ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well the thing is, I'm neither a butch lesbian or an aromantic...so I guess I should just start ASKING some of them as to what colors would suit such flags! ^^;
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Yeah, I guess that makes sense
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:iconbloodxredxbattle:
BloodXRedXBattle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I'm just curious about the flags....What do they symbolise?
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:iconcursedfire:
CursedFire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Those are the flags for the different sexual orientations.
rainbow- any LGBT memeber
pink with lipstick- lipstick lesbian
blue, purple, pink- bisexual
black, grey, white, purple- asexual
blue, red, black- polyamory (Sp?)
pink, yellow, blue- pansexual
oranges and browns- bear pride
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BloodXRedXBattle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Thanks :D
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Here2Rock Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthisplz:
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