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What does MOC mean?

MOC is an acronym that means masculine of center. It refers mostly to lesbians and trans men and women who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale.

For example

I wanted to build a bridge between MOC [masculine of center] women and trans men.

Genderqueer.tumbler, 2010

I’ve now encountered dozens of trans men/MOC who have experienced intimate partner violence.

Joe Ippilito, Advocate.com, July, 2015

When BUTCH Voices uses the term Masculine of Center (MoC) the intention is to quickly and succinctly summarize who we are at large.

butchvoices.com, 2011

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