The following outline offers an overview and guide to transgender topics.

The term "transgender" is multi-faceted and complex, especially where consensual and precise definitions have not yet been reached. While often the best way to find out how people identify themselves is to ask them, not all persons who might be thought of as falling under the transgender 'umbrella' identify as such.[1] Transgender can also be distinguished from intersex, a term for people born with physical sex characteristics "that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies".[2]

Books and articles written about transgender people or culture are often outdated by the time they are published, if not already outdated at the time of composition, due to inappropriate and/or outdated questions or premises.[3] Psychology, medicine, and social sciences research, aid, or otherwise interact with or study about transgender people. Each field starts from a different point of view, offers different perspectives, and uses different nomenclature. This difference is mirrored by the attitude of transgender people as regards transgender issues, which can be seen in the articles listed below.[4]

People and behaviour

In non-Western cultures

Basic terms

Sex

Sexual orientation and behaviour

Sexual orientation and behaviour are independent from gender identity; since both are often mentioned together or even confused, some relevant topics are mentioned here. The first article elaborates on this question.

Other

Transitioning

Social

Medical treatment

Law and rights

By country

Discrimination

Medicine

Classification and causes

Sexual diversity studies

Scholars

Society

Art

Transgender art and artists include:

Media

Film and television


Comics

Books

Sport

Religion

Military service

Gender-variant people or behaviour

Many other terms describe gender-variant people or behaviour, without the people being described necessarily being transgender:

Religion

Miscellaneous

References