Problems for LGBTI-QAPC

We often see transgender people in the media nowadays, but in general it is only transsexuals who are portrayed there. They can’t live with the idea that they are biologically speaking male, while they feel they are women, and for that reason they want to somehow change to that sex. Or, of course, the reverse: women who feel and want to become fully man. In those cases we speak of transsexualism. Transsexual people can, in an often lengthy process of psychological research and medical interventions, move to the sex where they belong in their experience. There are also transgender people who are somewhere between the two extremes. For example, there are men who live as women, but do not want to or can’t undergo gender change.


The acceptance and emancipation of transgender people, albeit with difficulty, starts. Transgenders often still run into prejudice. As they are posers or eccentrics, or people who imagine something. For that reason, many transgender people carry their true self as a fearful secret, afraid that this will come true and will have disastrous consequences for their lives. It can be your neighbour, so to speak, without you even being aware of anything. That is why the number of transgender people can hardly be measured. It is however known that transsexuals form a minority within the total transgender group.

  • the self-confidence to come out as who you are. claim your right to exist
  • self acceptance
  • sexual identity and its development
  • how to deal with your less ‘open minded’ environment
  • where to start
  • femininity training


Lesbian: A woman who feels emotionally/physically attracted to women

Homosexual: A man who feels emotionally/physically attracted to men

Bisexual: A man or woman who feels both emotionally and physically attracted to men and women

Transgender: umbrella term for people who do not identify with the gender assigned at birth

Intersex condition: an umbrella term for congenital conditions in which sex differs from what doctors consider normal for male and female bodies. There are many different intersex conditions

Queer: People who prefer not to place their sexual preference in a box. Someone who is a queer does not want to identify himself as a lesbian, hetero, bisexual or panssexual

Asexual: People who do not feel sexually attracted to others

Pansexual: People who are attracted to all gender identities and biological sexes. They therefore do not fall on gender, but on the character or personality of the other

Cisgender: People in whom the birth gender corresponds to the perceived gender identity