Digital Transitioning


Masterpost for Transitioning Online

Lee says:

  1. Be clear about what you’re coming out as.
  2. Provide an informational link about being trans.
  3. Add an informational link about your specific identity if it isn’t a well-known one.
  4. State that you are changing names if you are doing so, and you’d like everyone to call you by your new name.
  5. State that you are changing pronouns if you are doing so, and you’d like everyone to call you by your new pronoun set.
  6. Add an informational link on your pronoun set if it isn’t he/him or she/her
  7. Give example sentences of how to use your pronouns (especially if they’re neopronouns)
  8. Make it clear who you are now out to; if you are trying to remain closeted in a specific area of your life, tell that. Like if you aren’t coming out at work, say so or people might out you accidentally. If you are now out to everyone, say so, and say you’d like people to correct others if they accidentally misgender you because they didn’t know if you’d like that.





Examples of Facebook Gender Options

Facebook’s gender options include:

  • Agender
  • Androgynous
  • Bigender
  • Cis
  • Cis Woman
  • Cis Man
  • Non-binary
  • Gender Fluid
  • Gender Questioning
  • Trans
  • Trans Woman
  • Trans Man
  • Transgender Person
  • Two-Spirit

Gender and sex differ, but they are often conflated. While “male” and “female” were originally Facebook’s only “gender” options, these words indicate sex and allude to sexual characteristics someone may have. Gender is a socially and culturally constructed phenomenon that is not linked to any particular sexual characteristics.