"Transmasculine" is an umbrella term describing individuals who were assigned female at birth but identify on the male side of the gender spectrum.[1][2] A transmasculine individual may identify with many aspects of masculinity but not wish to describe themselves as "a man",[3] and so may choose to behave in ways that are typically associated with women.[1] This includes:

  • Trans men
  • Demiguys.
  • Multigender people who's strongest gender identity is a masculine one
  • Gender fluid people who are masculine most often
  • Any other non-binary gender who views themselves as significantly masculine

Transmasculine can also be used as a gender identity in its own right. Although they have masculine gender identities, transmasculine people may prefer not to conform to stereotypical masculine gender expression or gender roles.

The feminine equivalent of transmasculine is transfeminine.


  1. 1.0 1.1 MacDonald, Trevor; Noel-Weiss, Joy; West, Diana; Walks, Michelle; Biener, MaryLynne; Kibbe, Alanna; Myler, Elizabeth (16 May 2016). "Transmasculine individuals’ experiences with lactation, chestfeeding, and gender identity: a qualitative study". BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 16 (1): 1–17. 
  2. the definition of transmasculine.
  3. Steinmetz, Katy. "A Comprehensive Guide to Facebook’s New Options for Gender Identity". 

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