brotherboy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brother +‎ boy

Noun[edit]

brotherboy (plural brotherboys)

  1. (Australian Aboriginal) A member of a traditional gender role in Australian Aboriginal cultures, resembling trans men.
    • 2017, Stephen Kerry, Trans Dilemmas: Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities, unnumbered page:
      Senator McCarthy's plea to 'stay strong' resonates because all too often sistergirls and brotherboys suffer, not only from verbal harassment and ostracism, but also violence and sexual abuse.
    • 2019, Sonja J. Ellis, Damien W. Riggs, & Elizabeth Peel, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, and Queer Psychology: An Introduction, page 84:
      This, however, is changing in some communities, with some sistergirls and brotherboys being able to negotiate participation in men's business or women's business, allowing for greater connection to country.
    • 2020, Corrinne Sullivan, "Indigenous Australian Sexualities Explored Through The Lens Of Sex Work", in Routledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies (eds. Anindita Datta, Peter Hopkins, Lynda Johnston, Elizabeth Olson, & Joseli Maria Silva), unnumbered page:
      For example, Jeremy, who identifies as a brotherboy (trans) and is bisexual, reveals: []

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