This glossary covers a wide range of terms and abbreviations used by or when talking about folks in the Trans* community. Some of these words are outdated terms and others are very new. We are constantly creating new language to describe our life experiences and as such, there may be some terms missing from this glossary. If you would like to add a word to our glossary, please email

Glossary of Terms


Short for parent. Used by the kids of some non-binary people to describe their non-binary parent. A gender-neutral replacement for mom/my and dad/dy. Renny, Rara, and Renren are some possible derivatives. (Source: Trans Language Primer)