I was asked earlier what’s the difference between transgender and homosexual. This is a good question.
Transgender is a term used for individuals who don’t identify with their assigned gender.
Sexuality is who an individual is attracted to.
It’s a fact that just because you are transgender doesn’t mean you are gay or straight. Myself being a transgender female attracted to women makes me a lesbian, not straight. Individuals do not transition to attract someone of the opposite sex, they transition because they feel that they associate closer with that gender, we’re not out to trick men/women into being attracted to us.
Example: A transwoman doesn’t “become” trans to attract a male, they are trans because they associate closer with females. It’s their sexual orientation that makes them straight or a lesbian, it’s vice versa for transmen as well.