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In doing research for my book, Sex in the Name of God, I happened across some interesting words and ways.
For bible tidbits regarding homosexuality, which got lumped into the chapter called Beasts and Buttholes, I frequently did synonym searches for homosexual and gay, as well as penis and balls. The results list was staggering and more than amusing.
Of course fag and faggot made the grade. Older folks might recall common usage of the word fag to be a cigarette (drag a fag), and faggot was a bundle of sticks.
The whole cis / trans thing has gotten way out of hand. This stems from chemistry where a molecule has the same components, but in a different arrangement, often making for different properties.
The same can be said of men and women: Different arrangements with different chemicals flowing through their bodies, and different roles which vary widely according to the culture they live in.
Yes, there are many different types of people and sexual persuasions. There are straight people, bisexuals, lesbians, gay men, transgender persons, and transsexual persons, including true hermaphrodites physically and genetically, and the list grows on. Nowadays you can select your life altering chemicals.
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Got to let it show
I’m coming out
–Diana Ross, Beloved singer of the GBT and maybe Q of the LBGTQ community.
Attention world, I am officially coming out. That’s right. I am a cisgender and I’m owning it, girl. It explains me to a T, or rather to a C.
In other words, I identify with the gender assigned to me at birth.
I first learned of the cis / trans situation when studying chemistry. Cis = same. Trans = opposite. How wonderful that this has translated to biology!