How do you identify? Thank you for asking! :-) I identify as Lisa, as a human, as a parent and partner and sibling, as an American, as a writer, and as a trans woman. And as an activist, a musician, a UU, a word geek, a chess player, etc etc.
"Trans" means that I was born anatomically male, but felt a persistent and powerful sense of wrongness ("dysphoria") trying to inhabit a male body and enact maleness in the world. Between 2008 and 2015 I underwent legal, medical, and social transition, and now live as a woman. My dysphoria is not gone, but it is reduced to manageable levels, and for the first time in my life I feel fully alive and free.
A good trans 101 page from glaad.org.
For trans kids and those who love them.
For children of LGBTQ parents.