1. denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.
“gender dysphoria, or gender identity disorder (gid), is the distress a person experiences as a result of the s*x and gender they were assigned at birth.”
1. a state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life.
“body dysmorphic disorder (bdd) is a mental disorder characterized by the obsessive idea that some aspect of one's own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.”
here is the literal proof that you don’t need (body) dysphoria to be transgender. you only need gender dysphoria to be transgender. without it, you can’t be. but you don’t need to be uncomfortable with your body to be trans. you can have body dysmorphic disorder and not be trans. you can be uncomfortable with your gender but be completely fine with your body and be trans. you don’t need to be masculine, feminine, androgynous, have surgery, take hormones, etc. to be transgender. all you need is to be uncomfortable with your assigned gender/sex. in order to get my name changed (since i’m a minor) i needed to be diagnosed with gender dysphoria so they could make sure i was really trans (kinda f****d in a sense but it makes sense i guess ahaha). i’m tired of seeing trans people mock and degrade others because they’re not “masculine enough” or “feminine enough”. it’s not about your body or presentation, it’s about your mind.