Cis* is not correct Trans*gender isn’t correct either. Same with trans*woman trans*man (because they’re specific identities).
I see cis allies fuck this up at least 3-4 times a day. Stop it, you’re making yourself look bad with the people you claim to care about (not questioning your ability to care or calling you a liar, but I am saying that the effort isn’t matching the words), and it confuses so many people that have never heard the terms before. The asterisk isn’t necessary every time you write the word trans. It’s only purpose is a shorthand to differentiate between trans, which usually is just short for transgender, and trans*, which is the umbrella term which contains specific identities like trans/bi/agender, transvestite, transsexual, gender queer, non-binary, all of that jazz. When you’re referring to a specific person or identity, don’t use it.
Seriously. Please. Stop. Using. The. Asterisk. For. Everything.
Love, a slightly annoyed trans woman ❤