"I identify as pansexual because I’m attracted to men, women, and transgender people"
Pan friends, please look at this statement again. I have seen it over and over on tumblr, facebook, other social media sites, and even heard it in person. This statement is so cisgenderist!!! I realize that you’re trying to label yourself in a way that is inclusive to trans people, but by saying this, you are invalidating the gender identity of every binary person with trans experience. Trans men are men. Trans women are women. They do not need their own category.
Instead, maybe try a statement like "I identify as pansexual because I’m attracted to men, women, and non-binary people"
Side note: The label Bisexual is not inherently binarist. Many bisexuals use the label to denote attraction to those who are “the same” and “different from” themselves. The prefix “Bi” doesn’t always refer to gender. Bicycle.
End rant. Feel free to reblog.
*In case anyone cares, the op is a trans asexual. I do not claim either of these identities (bi or pan) but I see how misunderstandings of labels and cisgenderism hurt the trans community*