You might have to read this section more than once in order to understand it. As noted elsewhere in this section a transsexual is a person who experiences Gender Dysphoria: However, these terms were considered stigmatizing and are no longer in common use.
In most cases, a transsexual's birth assigned gender is opposite to their perceived gender. Some describe themselves as a woman trapped in a man's body, or vice versa.
Some describe themselves as having a female brain in a male body, or vice-versa. A minority of transgender persons perceive themselves to be of both genders, or neither gender, or as switching genders from time to time. We will deal only with the most common type here.
There is no real connection between transsexuality and homosexuality. There are two schools of thought about which transsexuals belong to each of the three sexual orientations.
Consider a person born male who becomes aware of their gender dysphoria as a child and later makes a male to female transition. Most consider themselves heterosexual, in that they regard themselves as female and are sexually attracted only to men.
A minority will see themselves as homosexual because they are attracted only to other women. A smaller minority will be view themselves as bisexual because they are attracted to both men and women. The same sequence holds in reverse, for those identified at birth as female
Relationship between gender identity and sexuality later transition to male.
Some transsexuals prefer to be called transsexed.