Depending upon the person, his or her attraction may be stronger to women or to men, or they may be approximately equal. Gender-variant behavior is culturally specific. This SIG will focus on the professional development of its members as well as the use of CBS technologies in this area. Significant Other — Life partner, domestic partner, lover, boyfriend, or girlfriend. A transsexual may or may not have had sex reassignment surgery. There is no correct process or single way to come out, and some LGBT persons do not come out. It is important to note that some people who have sex with both men and women do not consider themselves bisexual.
Transsexual — Individual whose gender identity is that of the opposite sex.
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Several stages have been identified in the process: Transgenderist — a person who lives either full time, or most of the time, in the gender role opposite the role associated with their biological or chromosomal sex. Must be logged in as an ACBS member to join. Sexual Identity — What people call themselves with regard to their sexuality. A man whose primary sexual and romantic attraction is to other men. Depending upon the person, his or her attraction may be stronger to women or to men, or they may be approximately equal. He may have sex with men currently or may have had sex with men in the past.
Significant Other — Life partner, domestic partner, lover, boyfriend, or girlfriend. A smaller number of lesbians may never have had sex with another woman for a whole host of reasons age, societal pressures, lack of opportunity, fear of discriminationbut nonetheless realize that their sexual attraction is mainly to other women. For many people this gender assignment fits and feels comfortable and they never think about it further. Given the heterosexist and homophobic society in which we live, neither process is easy. It may be partially or fully covered by some employers, government programs, or insurance companies.