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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Anyone whose physical makeup, emotional, sexual and/or self-expression is in conflict with current cultural gender stereotypes.
1. A transgender transcends cultural gender norms.
2. A European woman who wore pants in 1910 was a transgender because she violated current cultural gender stereotypes of the day.
by Cristan Williams May 05, 2006
 
6.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, lists gender dysphoria as a mental illness. The condition is also sometimes known as: gender identity disorder, gender incongruence or transgenderism. Contrary to the transgendered people raging on here it's not something that's "normal" and these people need therapy rather than surgery.
Jimmy thought he had been born as the wrong gender so he had a sex change and is now Transgender.
by Skialian January 04, 2014
 
7.
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.
by Amy Too April 20, 2004