Trans* Asterisk Poster

What does the asterisk in "trans*" stand for?


"Trans* is an umbrella term that refers to all of the identities within the gender identity spectrum, other than cisgender man and cisgender woman." (from the original post)

This poster, created by Sam Killermann in 2012, with the second version updated in 2018) has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media, featured in television shows, and helped millions of people unpack a loaded idea within a loaded idea.

Read about "Trans*" being adopted in the dictionary in this New York Times article quoting Sam Killermann.

All Gender Restroom Signs

An inclusive gender neutral alternative in use on (at least) 4 continents