Presenting the social characteristics of the sex opposite one's assigned sex at birth or presenting social characteristics of both sexes, sometimes with the support of hormonal therapy.
(a.k.a. TG): A person who experiences gender dysphoria. Their " gender identity is in conflict with their physical sex." Thus, their gender expression or physical characteristics may differ from their sex as assigned at birth. Some consider Transgendered to be an umbrella term which includes: Pre-operative and post-operative transsexuals. Transgenderists: persons living full-time in a gender other than their birth sex. Crossdressers: persons who occasionally present themselves as the opposite sex. (Transvestite is a synonym, but is regarded by many cross dressers as a pejorative term). The vast majority are heterosexual men."Mannish" women and "feminine" men whose gender expression is opposite to their sex. Intersexed persons. See above.
Transgendered was a term put into general usage by Virginia Price. It originally meant a pre- operative transsexual who has no desire to have the SRS. It later became a catchword for Transvestites, transsexuals, female and male impersonators, drag queens/kings, Intersexuals, gender dysphorics, and those that do not fit any gender label (or all people that cross the gender line).( lso)Transgenderists live as members of the other sex, but without the extreme need or desire to modify their bodies shown by transsexuals. Some live as members of the other sex, while others stake out 'third gender' status. Transgenderists may take hormones, but do not have genital sex reassignment surgery.
a person born of one sex who identifies socially as a member of the other sex. Transgendered people may be heterosexual, lesbian, or gay. The majority of transgendered individuals are male-to-female.
A modern word used for people who are between the male and female genders. Usually applied to hermaphrodites and people who feel they have been born with genitals which are inappropriate to their psychological gender. I believe that gay men and lesbians could also logically be considered transgendered, since we are also between male and female, properly speaking.
(TG)- A person not meeting 'normal' gender stereotypes. This term is used as a catch-all for both transvestites and transsexuals.
To have a cross-gender identity in one form or another. Lately, several people have been under the mistaken impression that the term Transgender(/ed/ist) was coined by Virginia Prince. This appears to be false, although it is quite possible that she contributed to the popularity of the term within the Community. The term appears to have originated in the early 1970's, appearing in the proceedings of two New England Conferences of Sex and Gender Identity in 1973 and 1974, and may have been in use earlier. None of Dr. Prince's writings of that era use the term.
Having feelings or characteristics that fit a gender other than the one assigned at birth.
Living as the opposite sex from which one is born, especially having undergone surgery and/or hormone treatments to make oneself appear like the opposite sex. Transsexual
exhibiting the appearance and behavioral characteristics of the opposite sex
Someone who identifies as both genders, or at some point on a continuum between genders, physically and/or psychologically.
A person whose biological gender is not the same as the gender they own as theirs. Some people have medication and surgery to alter their bodies so that they will fit their personal identity and sense of self.
Someone who feels that their gender identity conflicts with their sexual anatomy. For example, a girl who feels like she should have been a boy or vice versa.
Transgender (sometimes shortened to trans or TG) people are those whose psychological self ("gender identity") differs from the social expectations for the physical sex they were born with.