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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..
by Rumpus March 08, 2004
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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.

by Princess Michiru Kaiou February 26, 2009
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.
by SALVATORE VITALE IIIII April 16, 2008
an adjective for someone whose gender does not correspond, or does not fully correspond, to their assigned sex.
Laverne Cox is transgender.
by djentlequeer March 02, 2015
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)
by bj October 12, 2003
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.
by thatssostraightofyou March 22, 2014
A transgender is either a male with the body of a female (FtM), or, a female with the body of a male MtF). This means their gender is not determined by their genatalia. (Even though it's common to think that is the case, it never is.) A transgender has NOT undergone a gender change operation. Transgenders who do undergo a gender change operation will then become transsexuals. A transperson should always be referred to by their correct pronouns. In other words, do not call them by their biological gender, but rather what they identify as. A FtM should be called he/him/his, and a MtF should be called she/her/hers. Some transpeople have gender dysphoria. This means that they are extremely uncomfortable in their own skin. Some transpeople, on the other hand, are NOT gender dysphoric. This does not mean they are not transgender. Also, transpeople come to terms with their gender at different rates and in different ways. It doesn't make any difference whether a transperson decided they are transgendered at 4 years old or 60. Some may think they are just gay, or go as genderfluid / androgynous because they don't want to face the problems that come with being transgendered. Transgenders can be gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, or any other sexuality. Their sexuality is completely seperate from their gender.
Wyatt: I'm a MtF transgender.
Gage: Wow, really? My brother is FtM. We should all get together sometime.
by Sven Hideki February 15, 2015

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