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Additionally the cis/trans* binary also furthers centralization and colonialism, assimilating and categorizing all identities outside of itself. Like all forms of representation, the cis/trans* binary as an all encompassing set of categories is both flattening and inadequate. There are genders that are not cis, but do not place themselves under the trans* umbrella. Despite this anyone who isn’t cis is assumed to be trans* and vice versa. An LGBTQ avant garde of sorts, moves to assimilate all unusual genders and even the lack of gender into trans-ness. This leaves no room for anyone to fall outside of these categories. This often plays out in a colonial manner; rendering non-western genders legible to and manageable by western LGBTQ narratives of gender and sexuality.