An irrational negative response to transgender and intersex people, as well
as other forms of gender-bending and gender non-conformity. Extreme cases may involve the belief
that people with the above
conditions are less than
carries that assumption that gender is a natural, rather than
learned, condition, and that biological sex is a discrete, immutable trait
a collection of characteristics. Related to homophobia.
A trans lady was attacked
by a dude with
an intense case
of transphobia, who claimed that
she was really
a man and should
have expected to be attacked
since 'he' was wearing a dress. The newspaper that
reported the attack was also
transphobic, as they described the lady using her birth name and male pronouns, even though her name and sex have both been legally changed.
The transphobia permeating
the media is a contributing factor to the 47% suicide rate
among transgender youth.