Being perceived as the gender with which one identifies, regardless of sex assignment at birth. Can also refer to someone being assumed to be cisgender, or being assumed to be heterosexual. Many trans people object to the term “passing” because it suggests that someone is not genuinely what they are passing as.


Co- Founder of Psych n Sex, previous writer and campus educator for the Kinsey Institute & published psychology researcher. Manhattan girl obsessed with post ww2 abstract expressionism, beet juice, vintage clothing & Scandinavia.

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