One of my tumblr followers who reblogged this infograph made a good point, one that I feel is worth making an edit to this post about. And that is the way that Trans* is not a fully functional catch-all term, even in written word.
Though Trans* when utilized in articles, essays, and other writings tends to work as an inclusive term for speaking broadly about a variety of gender identities that do not fall under the cis-gender category. However, when spoken language is being utilized, or when speaking about specific individuals, Trans* does not truly function as a catch-all term. All of the language variations used to explain an individual’s gender exist for a reason, they are the word that each individual feels most comfortable with, and that they prefer. And this should be respected.
One reason I like this infograph, and that I reposted it, is because it shows with nice imagery, the extremely diverse and detailed world of gender that exists.