(narrowly, of a person) Having a gender identity (self-image) which is the opposite of one's physical sex: being physically male but identifying as female, or vice versa.
* 2010 , Jessica Green, "I'm sorry, I'm not lesbian", The Guardian , 3 Mar 2010:
* 2010 , Natasha Lennard, "City Room", New York Times , 7 Apr 2010:
- One head of a small gay charity visibly flinched when I mentioned my boyfriend and has been cold towards me ever since. I've even caught someone staring down my top to see if I'm transgender .
(broadly, of a person) Not identifying with culturally conventional gender roles and categories of male or female; having changed gender identity from male to female or female to male, or identifying with elements of both, or having some other gender identity.
* 1998 , John Cloud, "Trans across America", Time , 20 Feb 1998:
- But the inclusion of the word “trannie” — a pejorative, in some circles — in the title, and the film’s parodic representation of transgender women, has offended many people.
- Their first step was to reclaim the power to name themselves: transgender is now the term most widely used, and it encompasses everyone from cross-dressers (those who dress in clothes of the opposite sex) to transsexuals (those who surgically "correct" their genitals to match their "real" gender).
* TG (abbreviated form)
* third gender
* 2007 , Alison Stone, An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (ISBN 074563883X), page 41
A transgender person.
* 2005 , Walter Bockting & Eric Avery, Transgender Health and HIV Prevention , p. 116:
- Before we can answer this question, we need to consider two other phenomena – transsex and transgender – which also expose the muddle within conventional categories of sex.
* 2006 , Jayne Caudwell, Sport, Sexualities and Queer/theory , p. 122:
- In a patriarchal society in which machismo rules, MTF transgenders represent a challenge to traditional masculinity due to their renouncing of the male position of social power.
- Individual transgenders could compete in any division; however, transgender teams could not play against biological women's teams.
* See the usage note at transsexual regarding the use of this type of word as a noun.
* two-spirit, berdache
(lb) To change the gender of; (used loosely) to change the sex of.
* 2005 , Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, ?Jyl J. Josephson, Gender and American Politics (ISBN 0765631563), pages 15 and 205:
- and one that is still dominated by male nominees, women nominees might be seen as either contributing to the regendering, or the transgendering , of the Cabinet.
- This chapter examines women secretaries-designate in terms of their contributions to regendering or transgendering a cabinet office, to a gender desegregation or integration of the cabinet.
* transman, transperson, transwoman
* transfemale, transmale
* LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQIA
(LGBT, of a person) Having a gender identity which matches one's birth sex; for example, identifying as male and having (been born with) male genitalia.
* cisman, cisperson, ciswoman; cisfemale, cismale
* asexual, intersexual