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A term referring to when one's gender and sex are not always or ever equivalent. Often used as a referrant to the person themself.

This is a broad term that includes transexual (pre/non or post-op), non-gender, bi (tri & multi) gender, androgynes, etc.

The state of being transgendered may or may not have any bearing on sexual preferences.
Jen was born a female, but as a person is a man.

Bob was born a male, but as a person is a woman.

Karen was born a female, but as a person has no gender.

John was born a male, but as a person switches gender.

and so on..
Rumpus가 작성 2004년 03월 08일 (월)
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A person (either male or female), who desires to become the person that they most identify with, psychologically & spiritually.
Transgendered individuals are not necessarily homosexual & we are definitely NOT child molesters.
If those ignorant morons, who spread these disgusting rumors about us got to know us, they would think quite differently.
There is a major difference between sex & gender:
1. Sex is between the legs.
2. Gender is between the ears.
Transgendered people are beautiful people.
Be proud of who you are.

Princess Michiru Kaiou가 작성 2009년 02월 26일 (목)
an adjective for someone whose gender does not correspond, or does not fully correspond, to their assigned sex.
Laverne Cox is transgender.
djentlequeer가 작성 2015년 03월 02일 (월)
a person who feels that the body into which they were born doesn't represent their true gender. this person may simply dress as their opposite gender and live their life as the opposite gender that way; or this person might get an operation to change their sex organs.
felicia wasn't born a woman but she lives as one. she's a transgender. (tranny)
bj가 작성 2003년 10월 12일 (일)
Someone like myself who feels I was born into the wrong body. My mind is like a woman. My body is like a man. Soon I will be getting my surgery done so I can be who I was meant to be. I am a transgender.
I feel like a woman. I'm a transgender.
SALVATORE VITALE IIIII가 작성 2008년 04월 16일 (수)
Someone who identifies as a gender other than what they were assigned at birth. Currently, if a baby is born with a vagina, they are assigned female at birth, or afab, and if they are born with a penis, they are assigned male at birth, or amab. Cisgender people identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, while transgender people don't.
Transgender is an umbrella term, containing men who are afab (trans men), women who are amab (trans women) and people assigned either sex that feel like both or neither genders (non-binary or genderqueer). Some trans people may take hormones or undergo surgery to make their body match their gender, and to treat dysphoria. Others are perfectly fine with their body, and only want minor or no changes. However, unless they feel comfortable discussing it with you, it is extremely rude and invasive to ask a trans person if they are on hormones or if they've had surgery yet.
Note that a trans person doesn't have to fit into any gender role. Much like cis men and women, a trans man can be feminine, while a trans woman can be masculine.
Jamie was assigned male at birth, but is female. She is a transgender woman, is taking estrogen, and has plans for bottom surgery in the future.
Max was assigned female at birth, but is male. He is a trans man, but has no plans for hormones or surgery.
Riley was assigned male at birth, but goes back and forth between feeling masculine, feminine, and somewhere in the middle. Xe is genderfluid, and has no dysphoria, except for on days when xe wants to female pass.
Yael, the author of this article, was assigned female at birth, but doesn't really feel like any gender. They are genderqueer, and want top surgery.
thatssostraightofyou가 작성 2014년 03월 22일 (토)
An umbrella term that includes transexuals, transvestites, intersexed people, and just about anybody else who doesn't conform to the traditional model of sex/gender. "Transgender" is the most general, inclusive term.
It used to be called the gay community. Now we say the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi, and transgendered) community.
Amy Too가 작성 2004년 04월 20일 (화)

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