Well, the definition is usually unique to the individual who identifies that way ... but there are some generalities you can gather from these terms.
Trans-masculine is a term describing someone who is "trans" (whether that means they actually transition or not) and falls of the masculine side of the scale. It's no different than the way you'd label any regular guy on a scale from effeminate to extremely masculine. Transmen fall somewhere on that scale the way any guy would, based on their personality. It sounds more complicated than it is, to be honest.
And I know you said you had a rough understanding, so I thought I'd copy and paste the definition of "genderqueer" as written by Wiki, which I find to be accurate.
Genderqueer (GQ; alternatively non-binary) is a catch-all term for gender identities other than man and woman, thus outside of the gender binary and heteronormativity. People who identify as genderqueer may think of themselves as one or more of the following:
- both man and woman
- neither man nor woman (genderless, agender)
- moving between genders (gender fluid)
- third gendered or other-gendered; includes those who do not place a name to their gender
· 8 years ago