Understanding gender diversity article

Katie Hill and Arin Andrews by Bruce Weber for Barneys department store

Katie Hill and Arin Andrews by Bruce Weber for Barneys department store from here:
http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/18690/1/barneys-casts-17-transgender-models-for-ss14

Some insight and clarity around gender diversity language. “Pre/post-op”, “sex change”, “tranny” and “hermaphrodite” are considered out-dated and/or offensive. I like the words “genderqueer” and “genderfluid”. Also this is new to me, “Transsexual (adjective) is a medical definition, not a synonym for transgender, and should be avoided unless specifically discussing medical terminology and/or surgical treatment”…

http://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2014/feb/07/mind-your-language-transgender

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