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passing

A term used to describe a transgender individual who manages to “pass” as their gender identity; that is, a trans woman who manages to “pass” as a cisgender woman, or a trans man who manages to “pass” as a cisgender man.

However, the use of the term is problematic; particularly as it suggests that a trans person’s worth is dependent on how other people perceive them, based solely on how they look or act.

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