Gender non-conformity is different than being transgendered (also referred to as gender dysphoria). As the World Professional Association for Transgendered Health writes, Gender nonconformity refers to the extent to which a person’s gender identity, role, or expression differs from the cultural norms prescribed for people of a particular sex (Institute of Medicine, 2011). Gender dysphoria refers to discomfort or distress that is caused by a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity and that person’s sex assigned at birth (and the associated gender role and/or primary and secondary sex characteristics) (Fisk, 1974; Knudson, DeCuypere, & Bockting, 2010b). Only some gender-nonconforming people experience gender dysphoria at some point in their lives. Treatment is available to assist people with such distress to explore their gender identity and find a gender role that is comfortable for them (Bockting & Goldberg, 2006).
This was the case for Janet. The discussion that follows the mock interview is enlightening and most interesting. Full article here: Activist Janet Mock Flips the Script, Asks Alicia Menendez to Prove Her Womanhood