The prefix trans- means "across, beyond, through, to change" and the -masculine suffix denotes what gender one is transitioning towards.
- Phonetic: tranz matskyulun
- IPA: ˈtrænz ˈmæskjələn
- Transmasculine people are people who were assigned female at birth (AFAB) but identify more with a masculine identity. - healthline
While it's difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of the term, one of the earliest known transmasculine-specific organizations is the DC Area Transmasculine Society (DCATS), a nonprofit organization founded in 2000. DCATS does not take credit for coining the word however.
The gender identity of historical trans men have been ignorantly or deliberately disregarded.
Worldwide estimates for transmasculine individuals are 1 in every 100,000. However, these numbers are likely underestimated because they only account for trans individuals diagnosed with gender dysphoria and/or receiving services at gender clinics.
- AMAB Transmascs
- Transmasc Tomboy
Alt transmasc flag by Pride-Flags
Alt transmasc flag by unknown Reddit user
Alt transmasc flag by queerautism
Alt transmasc flag by lavendroused
lavendroused's flag without symbol
A common alternate transmasculine flag was created by DeviantArt user Pride-Flags on June 14, 2016.
An alternate flag was created by an unknown Reddit user on December 28, 2019.
Another alternate flag was created by Tumblr user queerautism on July 18, 2020. The flag uses a sun to represent masculinity, warmth, hope and life.
Another alternate flag was created by Tumblr user lavendroused on April 27, 2020. Dark magenta represents solidarity and shared community with all trans individuals. Pink represents gender non-conforming femininity and reclamation. Orange represents masculinity and empowerment. White represents wholeness, self-love, self-acceptance, having inherent worth and sacredness. Green represents non-binary transmascs and expansiveness. Turquoise represents the community's complexity, diversity and authenticity, such as intersex transmascs, AMAB transmascs, transmascs lesbians, transmasc system members, and multigender transmascs. Blue represents trans men and healing. Lavender represents queerness and solidarity with all marginalized individuals. The rose represents centering transmascs of color and the lion represents strength, visibility and deserving better, while also referring to the existence of transmasc lions.