Stealth

Stealth

(adjective)

A transgender person choosing to pass universally as a cisgender person of their gender without publicly acknowledging their transgender status or history. This often requires multiple forms of transition and is undertaken by binary people who are at risk of violence, or lack of job and/or home security. A stealth trans woman passes as a cisgender woman; a stealth trans man passes as a cisgender man. Another form of this is called birth stealth, where a person passes as their assigned gender at birth for similar reasons.

e.g. Elliot was stealth at work, so had to filter his coworkers out of certain Facebook posts.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

Being a stealth trans man when transphobia is on the rise | Archer Magazine


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