We who love linguistics know one thing: when a word is added to the Oxford English Dictionary, it’s officially a recognized part of the English language.
Oxford Dictionary just added a lot of important trans and nonbinary terminology to its online dictionary, OxfordDictionaries.com. The following terms are now officially defined in US English:
Other issues noted by LifeOutsideTheBinary:
Life Outside The Binary does not necessarily endorse the particular definitions nor the wording therein. Many of these definitions may be overly simplistic or use outdated terminology. It is certainly more important to understand each individual’s understanding and relationship to a given term, and to understand their history and social context, rather than to differ to a broad general definition. There are also many other important words (such as transmisogyny, binarism and other identities such as neutrois and androgyne) that definitely deserve inclusion in dictionaries.
As noted by another Tumblr user, “now people can stop saying these aren’t real words.”